State Roundup


• Both Lynnville-Sully gyms were full of adrenaline and activity as the Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation invited all K-fifth grade boys in the community and their moms or female chaperones to enjoy an evening of high-octane fun and games on April 7, for the annual Gym Jam event. Nearly 80 boys and their moms or grandmas took part in the evening. Each session featured a wide variety of games with laser tag and mom versus son dodgeball being two of the favorites. — Hometown Press


• Officials at Montezuma Specialty Care want their residents to be transported more easily, so they’re working toward getting a 12-passenger, wheelchair-accessible van. The van will help the facility’s residents go on outings and appointments. On June 2, on the facility’s grounds at 316 Meadow Lane Drive, Montezuma, there will be a tractor, motorcycle and car who from 12-3 p.m. Registration for cars starts at 11 a.m. Administrator Kelsey Schenk says the goal is $10,000, which if realized would be matched by the Care Initiative home office. — The Record

Johnson County

• Residents of Johnson County have an opportunity to learn more about solar energy and invest in affordable solar through the new Solarize Johnson County program. The initiative builds on the success of Solarize Cedar Rapids and Linn County, where more than 500 individuals attended free solar education sessions and nearly 100 property owners added solar to their properties in 2017. Cities hosting Solar Power Hours include: Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Oxford, Solon, Shueyville, Swisher and West Branch. — North Liberty Leader


• Pekin’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the State FCCLA March 25-27 Conference in Des Moines coming away with one gold and five silver finishes. Maci Gambell received a gold for her “Wreaths Across America” STAR project; Kylie Noel earned silver with her “Leadership-Funding for Local Animal Shelters” project; Kelly Myers, silver, “Mittens for Munchkins-for all elementary students at Pekin;” Katie Jones, silver, “Bone Marrow Drive and Awareness;’ Faith Goudy and Delaney Harbison, silver, “Be the First-Anti-Tobacco Campaign” and Kylie Davis and Emilee Linder, silver, “Pediatric Cancer 5K and Fundraiser.” — The Clarion-Plainsman