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Community

Clear Creek girls fall to Independence

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers became another casualty of the Independence Mustangs on Tuesday, Sept. 12, as Indee swept the Clippers, 3-0, in Tiffin. The Mustangs improved to 13-1 and were the eighth-ranked team in Class 4A according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s (IGHSAU) Sept. 7 rankings. The Clippers fell to 6-9 in the wake of the Mustangs’ visit.
Indee took the first set, 25-10, and won the second set, 25-14.

Fox Ridge developments approved by city

Council approves site plan for new vet clinic, conditional use for self-storage units

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist

SOLON– Things are heating up on the south side of town.
To be specific, in the Fox Ridge subdivision.
At a regular meeting Sept. 6, Solon City Council members took action on three separate developments in the subdivision, all within a few blocks of each other.
Site plans for a new veterinary clinic, three lots of additional townhomes, as well as a conditional use for a self-storage facility, were approved unanimously by the council.

Solon Sts. Peter and Paul Fall Fun Auction Sunday, Sept. 17

SOLON– The Sts. Peter and Paul Historical Foundation and Chapel will host its annual Fall Fun Auction Sunday, Sept. 17, beginning at 11 a.m. at the church hall and chapel, 1165 Taft Ave. NE.
A luncheon, kolache sale and silent auction begin at 11 a.m., with a live auction starting at 1 p.m. Raffle drawings will be held after the live auction, including a quilt raffle.

Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing Sept. 30 (time change!)

SOLON– The annual Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing is Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Lake MacBride Golf Course. The event is a three-person best shot contest. The entry fee is $60 per golfer and includes greens fee, lunch, a door prize and a drink ticket. This year the outing is limited to one session at 8:30 a.m. (PLEASE NOTE change in time). Lunch will be served after golf. Those interested in participating need to call the Lake MacBride Golf Course at 319-624-2500 or contact Adam Stahle at 319-270-7463 to sign up.

VNA, Old Gold Diner to host flu clinic Thursday, Sept. 28

SOLON– The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will provide a flu shot clinic at the Old Gold Diner Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This clinic will offer flu shots QIV and High Dose Flu (for ages 65 and older). Also available upon prior request will be pneumonia vaccines PPSV23 and PCV13. Call the VNA at 319-337-9686 ext. 1155 to reserve the pneumonia vaccine dose.
The Old Gold Diner is located at the Solon United Methodist Church, 122 N. West St.

St. Mary Catholic Church hosts Harvest Festival Oct. 1

SOLON­– St. Mary Catholic Church will be holding its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1.
The community is invited to enjoy a chicken and wood-fired smoked pork dinner with homemade salads, desserts and more from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will also be a bidding barn with guided hunt, live auction, country store and children’s events as well as a festival raffle. This year the top prize will be season tickets for two people for the Hawkeye men’s basketball games along with parking passes.

Blue Ribbon

Jean Stinocher’s baked goods win again at state fair

SOLON– Around Solon, her kolaches are legendary, as are her famous vinegar burgers served annually at Beef Days. Folks have been known to angle for a slice of her pie or carrot cake when sighted among desserts offered with fish fry at the Stinocher Post 460 American Legion on Fridays during Lent.
In the past couple of years, Jean Stinocher’s baked goods have made judges at the Iowa State Fair smack their lips in appreciation as well.

70th Annual Lord’s Acre Sale

Shueyville Methodist offers lunch, auction, sales Sept. 16

By Nora Heaton
Solon Economist
SHUEYVILLE– Kitchens and craft rooms are humming with activity across the Shueyville United Methodist Church community, as members and friends of the church’s congregation prepare for the church’s 70th Annual Lord’s Acre Sale.
The sale is to be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church, which is located at 1195 Steeple Ln. NE in Swisher.
The sale will feature a market, a chicken noodle soup lunch, a live auction, kids’ activities and fellowship, said Brenda Swanson, who has coordinated the past four sales.

Ely News by Lenna See

The 39th Annual Luther Family Reunion was held on Monday, Labor Day, at the home of Lenna See. A potluck dinner was enjoyed. Members attending were Joe and Marilyn Cermak, of Iowa City; Doran and Beverly Welch, and Bob and Kris Thomas, of Cedar Rapids; Trula Ahrendsen, of Olin, Hanna Grant, of Amber; Ronna Beitz, of Hopkinton; and Marvin and Verna Livermore.

Pedestrian tunnel revisited

Developments decrease cost, speed up the timeline

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– There’s a light at the end of the tunnel after all, and it could mean a significant decrease in cost for a long-awaited piece of infrastructure in Tiffin.
“This would be a game-changer for sure,” City Administrator Doug Boldt said about developments regarding the Highway 6 tunnel and pedestrian sidewalk project nearly a decade in the making.

Lightning Wrestling Club parent meeting Sept. 18

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty Lightning Wrestling Club will host its first annual parent meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the Liberty High School Wrestling Room. The club is open to athletes in grades pre-k to eighth. Parents should come and learn more about the upcoming season and about getting their kids involved in the opportunity. Questions may be directed to Joe Williams at 815-978-7636 or joe@williamstrainingacademy.com.

Clear Creek Amana Hall of Fame Nominations due

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana Foundation Board is seeking nominations for the 2017 Hall of Fame award. Application letters are due by Sept. 15 and should include, at the minimum, the following information: a) Name of nominee; b) Address of nominee; c) Year (if known) and school graduated from; d) Whether person is deceased; e) Why should the person be considered for the honor- provide as many details as possible (years of service, what was the service, offices held, etc.); f) Letter signed by nominator with address and phone number, if questions.