SOLON– City council and school board members had a lot to talk about.

SOLON– The American Legion Hawkeye Boys State will be held at Camp Dodge, in Johnston, on June 13-18. Representing the Solon American Legion Post No. 460 is Alex Kingery, son of Dennis Kingery and Melissa Wagner, both from Ely. Alex attends Prairie High School and is involved in the National…

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 460 announced this year’s Girls State selections. Participants from Solon are Madison Craig, daughter of Ray Craig and Beth Barton-Craig. Madison is involved in cheerleading for football, wrestling, and basketball, archery, color guard, Bes…

IOWA CITY– The 54th annual Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes, presented by Hills Bank and Urban Acres Real Estate and put on by The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA), is June 12-20 at scattered sites in four different cities and virtually. The event, spotlighting 21 hom…

SOLON– Johnson County Refuse will have several garbage trucks at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area (SRNA) from 7 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 12. This is an opportunity for residents within the Solon city limits (meaning you pay city garbage/recycle rates) to throw away some of those hard …

SOLON– After a year’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Solon’s Music on Main Street concert series kicks off its 2021 schedule Wednesday, June 9, at the downtown bandstand featuring “Hart and Barker.”

SOLON– Measures to correct the depth of a water main extending to the Gallery Acres West (GAW) rural subdivision will begin soon, according to Public Works Director Scott Kleppe.

IOWA CITY– Table to Table (T2T), a Johnson County nonprofit organization rescuing over two-million pounds of food each year and feeding 22,000 people, is hosting a classic summertime event to raise awareness and funds to fight food waste and food insecurity: A night at the drive-in movies. T…

Solon American Legion member Brad Storck stands at attention after laying a wreath on the Prisoners Of War/Missing In Action marker during a Memorial Day service Monday, May 31, at the Solon Veterans Memorial.

SOLON– It was a quick switch.

Board members of the Solon Area Community Foundation (SACF) presented two donations at the conclusion of a Wednesday, May 12, meeting. The SACF presented the Solon Firefighter’s Association with the final $10,000 of a $30,000 commitment to the construction of the new Solon firehouse. Picture…

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Juneteenth Committee seeks vendors for this year’s Education and Resource Fair. This year’s fair will be held virtually from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16. This event brings together many members of our community and provides an opportunity to learn somet…

IOWA CITY– The annual Farm to Street Dinner returns for a fifth summer in-person Thursday, Aug. 19, from 5-8 p.m. in the Northside neighborhood on North Linn Street in Iowa City. Tickets for the event, hosted in partnership by the City of Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, and Johnson C…

Brad Wymer walks through the serving line at the Solon Fire Station Sunday, May 30, as the Solon Firefighters Association hosted the return of its annual pancake breakfast. All the pancakes were served to-go, with picnic tables and outdoor eating areas available nearby.

CORALVILLE– The organizers of FRYfest formally announced, after a COVID hiatus in 2020, FRYfest will take place this year. The 12th annual Celebration of All That is Hawkeye takes place on FRYday, Sept. 3, the day before the Iowa Hawkeyes open the season versus the Indiana Hoosiers.

AMANA– The Amana Colonies announced Rhubarbfest for Saturday, June 5. Foods and drinks in the Colonies features rhubarb all day long with unique recipes and delicious favorites. Some features are in limited supply, don't miss out.

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SOLON– It was a major thrill to see the credits roll on the big screen.

JOHNSON COUNTY– Three candidates are on the ballot for a special election on Tuesday, June 8, to fill a vacant seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.

JOHNSON COUNTY– Three candidates are on the ballot for a special election on Tuesday, June 8, to fill a vacant seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.

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SOLON– Kris Brown is going to take being Senior of the Year as a challenge.

SOLON– People cruising Main Street on Saturday, May 8, witnessed a menagerie of motorcycles and vehicles lining the street as a bright orange restored 1976 Pontiac Firebird sat, with the Pontiac logo on the grill replaced by No. 78, with the hood up in front of the Solon American Legion Stin…

IOWA CITY– Johnson County Master Gardeners (JCMG) wrap up their virtual continuing education programs Sunday, May 23, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. with Steve Hendrix presenting “When Wild Bees Come to Town: Why We Need Them and What to Do to Help.”

JOHNSON COUNTY– The ballot for the Tuesday, June 8, special election to fill the Johnson County Board of Supervisors seat vacated by Janelle Rettig has been set.

He’d stand at the corner of the street and draw the pouch from his travel pack, sprinkling birdseed for the doves. He was their commander: the birds came when he called, when his violin cried out for them, and they’d coo in his ear while rustling their feathers against his skin.

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SOLON– One Saturday morning last summer, Brian Brandt hopped on his bike at 9 a.m. and headed from Solon to Ely on the Hoover Nature Trail.

Thursday, May 13: Cheese pizza, seasoned twisted fries, peas, diced pears, Gripz cookies.

SOLON– The annual distribution of poppies in the Solon area occurs on Saturday, May 15, through Memorial Day. Cans are available in various businesses where individuals can make a donation and receive a poppy. On Saturday, May 22, several Legion Auxiliary members will go door to door in some…

SOLON– The annual distribution of poppies in the Solon area continues through Memorial Day. Cans are available in various businesses where individuals can make a donation and receive a poppy. On Saturday, May 22, several Legion Auxiliary members will go door to door in some neighborhoods dis…

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