DES MOINES — The holiday season is known for being merry and bright, but it is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to impaired driving. Iowa Law Enforcement across the state will partner with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administ…

TIFFIN — “Officer Santa” will be parking his sleigh for the final time later this month. Officer Santa, otherwise known as Juan Santiago, has kicked off his 25th and final Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) Annual Christmas Drive seeking toys and other gifts for children and teens…

Visit the Solon Public Library to view the contributions to the Holiday Decorating Contest courtesy of talented, artistic community members. The trees and wreaths for sale are imaginative, creative and colorful with lights and ornaments, consider bidding and purchasing one of the items for y…

NORTH LIBERTY — The City of North Liberty recently updated snowmobile rules and routes ahead of the winter season. The update limits snowmobile use to the designated route, generally in the city right-of-way along Ranshaw Way (Highway 965) from northern city limits to Dubuque Street, Scales …

Virtual Trivia Night: Oct. 28 @ 7 p.m. We’re back with another virtual trivia night! Play from the comfort of your own home, live through Zoom! Test your knowledge and have a great time, while you play as individuals or teams. No limit to the number of team members. Teams must organize team …

We’re hosting a contest for the best decorated pumpkin, just in time for Halloween. Decorate (don’t carve!) a pumpkin no larger than 8 inches in diameter. Get creative with paint, glue, or any medium you can think of. Bring your decorated pumpkin to the Library during regular hours by Oct. 2…

The American Legion Color Guard led Solon’s homecoming parade.

The Solon American Legion Color Guard led the homecoming parade Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Tatum Holtkamp, Callie Levin, Gracie Federspiel, Peyton Pentico and Mia Stahle encourage Solon fans to “Fry the Falcons” on the sophomore homecoming float.

Drum majors Lauren Roskopf, Lauran Schwake and Kayla Young lead the Solon High School marching band.

Solon marching band color guard had a prominent place in the parade.

Solon High School’s football team and cheerleaders concluded the homecoming parade, which was Wednesday, Sept. 22, on W. Sovers Street.

The Solon High School Homecoming Court reacts after Tino Longo was announced as homecoming king.

Tino Longo (right) is crowned 2021 homecoming king by last year’s king Nash Altman.

Homecoming king Tino Longo is celebrated by his football teammates on the track Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The 129th Shueyville High School Banquet was held Friday, Aug. 13, at the Shueyville Methodist church. The year 2020 was canceled due to the virus.

There is a display at 938 Meyers Drive in Lisbon to pay homage to the 13 soldiers that lost their lives at the Kabul airport Aug. 26. The display went up Sept. 11 and commemorates the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01 and will be up through the end of September. The hope, …

Solon Old Gold Diner is delivering meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Serving meals in house on Wednesdays.

The Senior Advocates have cancelled all August trips due to the increased COVID Delta variance. Cancelled trips include: Wednesday, September 8, Circa 21; Thursday, August 5 and 19 to Baxa’s Sutliff Tavern; and Sing-a-Long Restaurant, respectively. Pending are the bus trip to the Celebration…

MONTICELLO— The 42nd Annual Pineapple Gala is Friday, August 20, at the downtown Cedar Rapids DoubleTree Convention Center beginning at 6 p.m.

We hope everyone in the community takes time to visit the Moving Wall on the Legion field over the weekend. Stop by the Library to check out materials telling the stories of the Vietnam War and all those impacted.

Solon Old Gold Diner is delivering meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Serving meals in house on Wednesdays.

Solon Old Gold Diner is delivering meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Serving meals in house on Wednesdays.

WEST BRANCH– Fourteen high school seniors from across Iowa will each earn a $1,500 cash award for work on a special project this summer. On Saturday, Oct. 23, they’ll present their work before a panel of judges and four earn an additional $10,000 scholarship to the college or university of t…

The Solon Nursing Care Center was recently acknowledged for being one of nine facilities in the corridor meeting the standard of at least 75 percent of staff vaccinated for COVID-19.

SOLON– Randy Cole, of Solon, and Lenna See and Shirley Worley, of Ely, received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held virtually on July 14.

Solon Old Gold Diner is delivering meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Serving meals in house on Wednesdays.

SOLON– Solon Centennial Lions Club conducts free eye-screening for children aged six months through elementary school age, on Monday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Solon Public Library meeting rooms.

Solon Old Gold Diner delivers meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Serving meals in house on Wednesdays.

SOLON– Larry Meister was chosen as this year’s Solon Beef Days Cornerstone Grand Marshal of the 2021 celebration. The recognition is awarded based upon involvement in community activities making a positive impact on the Solon community and surrounding area.

SOLON– The following students were recipients of Beef Days Scholarship awards: The Bob Stinocher Scholarship was awarded to Ashley Stinocher; The Larry Meyers Scholarship was presented to Joe McAtee; The Kris Brown Scholarship recipient was Selma Kleinsmith; and the Beef Days Scholarship was…