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SOLON- As the Solon community continues to grow, athletic programs continue to find success, bicycle and hiking trails are constructed, and the care center seeks to expand, businesses seek to take up residence in Spartan country to meet the expanding needs. Ability Physical Therapy is one of…

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SOLON- Michael Lipcamon remembers strolling the rows of his grandparents' garden at a young age. He'd pull peas from the vine, chew on rhubarb stalks and stain his hands with mulberries fresh off the tree.

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NORTH LIBERTY- It can happen to anyone- even the experts.

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SOLON- Susie Garton was driving through town when she noticed something that would turn out to be the final catalyst for an idea she'd had for a couple of years.

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IOWA CITY- You might call him the Johnny Appleseed of Johnson County.

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SOLON- There are many things to love about Italy: its wine, its warm people, its masterful historic artists, bold history and ancient architecture.

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SOLON- The landscape of Solon is changing. With new bars and restaurants popping up in Solon's downtown area, including Big Grove Brewery, Salt Fork Kitchen, Eastwood's and Red Vespa, more people are being drawn to visit. One new business, Buck Creek Hops, aims to help maintain Solon's growt…

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SHUEYVILLE- When Connie Semotan reopened her Shueyville barber shop in March, a lot of her clients were walk-ins, and many would tell her stories about a great gal that used to cut hair at that very same location years ago.

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ELY- St. John Lutheran Church in Ely has a lot to celebrate this spring.

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SOLON- Walking into his parents' hardware store, Tom Trump wasn't quite prepared for the display of pink step stools, toolboxes and tools that greeted him in the front window. It seemed out of place for a store that sold lawn mower parts, plumbing supplies and other home improvement tools.

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SOLON- One of Heather Snipes's favorite things to do is to get on her Harley Davidson motorcycle and just drive.

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SOLON- Twenty-five years ago, it would have taken Mark Divoky over an hour just to do a simple estimate on a car brought into the shop. Everything had to be done by hand, from figuring out prices to looking up the parts needed.

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Good Time Charlie's in Shueyville boasts an impressive menu, welcoming atmosphere

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NORTH LIBERTY- North Liberty business owner Peg Carr wants everyone to be allured by their home, wherever they live.

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SHUEYVILLE- Hippocrates is said to have coined the phrase, "Primum non nocerum (First do no harm)," as part of his famous and time-honored oath for physicians. Although he's not a medical doctor, Marck Dudrey, aka: the Motor Doctor, takes that philosophy to heart when it comes to his custome…

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"There's such a bountiful harvest of so many wonderful things right around us, and people still want to go to the store and buy something that comes from a spinach farm in California, or this or that when they could be buying locally." - Jay Schworn

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SOLON- John Ahlf believes Solon is hungry for something different.

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NORTH LIBERTY- In the United States of America, it's a basic fact of life: "Everybody needs a vehicle." So said Steve Sherman, owner of Sherm's Auto in North Liberty.