• The sixth and final item on the agenda under New Business at a recent Solon City Council meeting was a discussion and possible action on a temporary storage site requested by United Parcel Service’s Cedar Rapids office. City Administrator Cami Rasmussen reported she was contacted by UPS representatives who asked whether the city would allow deliveries by golf cart from a rented storage facility in town. On a clear, dry pavement with a city-licensed cart and licensed driver, Rasmussen said yes. A motion put forth by a city council member resulted in a decline to the UPS request. — Solon Economist


• On Nov. 15, the Sully churches, Sully Community, Sully Christian Reformed and First Reformed, gathered at the Sully Community Church to hold a food drive. The youth groups of the three churches all collected food over the past couple of weeks. Once the food, all 3,710 pounds of it, was organized, it was loaded onto a semi and transported to the Salvation Army in Newton. With the help of Sully Community youth group boys the food was unloaded. — Hometown Press


• On a 3-2 vote, the Montezuma Board of Education voted to change to the eight-man football game, for both high school and junior high, for the next two years. The vote came after a lengthy discussion which grew acrimonious at times. There was a public meeting Oct. 2, players, coaches and fans at that time expressed the desire to keep playing the 11-man game, but listened respectively. — The Record

Jasper County

• The Jasper County Republicans, in cooperation with the Jasper County Democrats, are hosting a chili cook-off “Souper Bowl” at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Salvation Army, 301 N. Second Ave. E, in Newton. Members of each party are providing their favorite chili and desserts which will be judged by local “celebrity” judges. The public is invited to attend, eat some chili and dessert with the free will offering for the food pantry and enjoy some bi-partisan fellowship. — Jasper County Tribune

Prairie City

• Glass installation on the new link addition between the Prairie City-Monroe Middle School and Prairie City Elementary was nearly complete Tuesday. This news comes the same night the school board approved the final plans for the high school renovation, slated to begin next year. The PCM High School remodel is the final phase of a three-year, $20 million district-wide facilities improvement project. — Prairie City News