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May 19th, 2018

Dubuque Senior tops the Women of Troy, 3-1

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy dropped to 1-10 after suffering their fourth consecutive loss on Tuesday, May 8, at home, as the Dubuque Senior Rams took a 3-1 win.
Rachel Olson, a junior, scored West’s goal from an assist by Kennedy Hochstedler with 19:14 remaining in the second half. It was Olson’s second goal of the season, only the fourth team goal overall, after a 3-1 win on April 24 against Cedar Rapids Jefferson.
The Rams improved to 7-5.

Women of Troy clinch division title

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy varsity tennis team clinched the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division championship Tuesday, May 8, after defeating Dubuque Senior, 8-1, in the final conference match of the 2018 season. West High ended conference play with a 13-0 record and was 14-0 overall ahead of a Thursday, May 10, makeup match, rescheduled from April 7 due to weather, at home against non-conference foe Bettendorf.

Robert Neustrom born to be a Hawkeye

Hawk Talk

This is the second part of Robert Neustrom’s story of growing up a Hawkeye.
It started in the 1930s when his grandfather Bob listened to Hawkeye football on the radio.
Ozzie Simmons was the star running back out of Texas playing for Iowa from 1934-36 and one of Bob’s favorite players.
Ozzie is one of the reason Iowa plays Minnesota for the Floyd of Rosedale trophy.
The Gophers, a national football power at the time, had pounded the Hawks 48-12 in 1934 in Iowa City.
Tensions were high after that game and Ozzie was a target of the Minnesota players’ wrath and insults.

May 17th

Solarize Johnson County coming to Solon May 24

Solar panel installation incentive comes to six cities

JOHNSON COUNTY– Local residents 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.
Now, Johnson County, Johnson County Public Health, Johnson County Conservation and six municipalities are teaming up with a Wisconsin-based nonprofit organization to launch a similar program.

Supervisors get an earful at public hearing

Young farmers argue for changing agricultural exemption

By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
IOWA CITY– Young farmers in Johnson County raised their voices loud and clear to the board of supervisors: change or scrap the county’s agricultural exemption policy.
The young guns blazed away during a Thursday, May 10, public hearing on the proposed county comprehensive plan, citing the immense difficulties many budding farmers encounter in trying to purchase 40 acres (the minimum amount of land required to be considered a “farm” in Johnson County).

Help clean up Johnson County: volunteer for the Adopt-A-Roadway program

IOWA CITY– Johnson County’s Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program is seeking groups and individuals interested in volunteering to clean up county roadsides by participating in the Adopt-A-Roadway program.

Solon alum Sydney Lawson batting in the Big Ten

CORALVILLE– Former Solon Lady Spartan Sydney Lawson, daughter of Gene and Christine Lawson from Solon, is swinging the pine in the Big Ten this season.
The Wisconsin Badgers visited the University of Iowa Softball field in Coralville for three games in two days– a doubleheader held on Saturday, April 7, and the final game Sunday, April 8.
Although the Badgers did not fair well against the Hawkeyes, falling 3-0, 4-3 and 5-3 in the three games, attendees got an opportunity to see the Solon High School graduate play in her Big Ten debut on Sunday and get her first Big Ten hit.

Poppy Days in Solon, May 19-28

SOLON– Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary distributes poppies to commemorate the sacrifice of our servicemen and women who gave their lives in our country’s wars.
The tradition of the memorial flower honoring the war dead began after WWI when returning soldiers brought memories of the battlefield poppies which were immortalized in Canadian Colonel John McCrae’s poem “In Flander’s Fields” whose opening lines are familiar to millions around the world:
“In Flander’s fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses row on row...”

St. Bridget’s Annual Memorial Day Mass Monday, May 28

SOLON– The church doors open at 8 a.m. and Mass begins at 9 a.m. at St. Bridget’s Annual Memorial Day Event Monday, May 28.
Bring your lawn chair, family and friends to help celebrate Memorial Day with mass in St. Bridget’s cemetery. Services will be moved indoors if it rains.

Donate your old graduation robes

SOLON– Do you have an old graduation robe to donate? Solon High School is collecting black graduation robes for future student use. To donate one, drop it by the high school office during office hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. For those with questions, call 319-624-2381.