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May 24th, 2018

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.

Three injured in pickup truck accident

IOWA CITY– A 29-year-old Iowa City man has been charged after a single-vehicle accident Wednesday, May 16, on Prairie Du Chein Road in rural Iowa City.

St. Bridget’s 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.

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...”

Legion Memorial Day services

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Family will be hosting Memorial Day Services at Legion Park at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 28. Transportation will be available from the Legion to the Legion Memorial. Plan on being at the Legion by 7:30 a.m. for a ride to the Legion Memorial. Refreshments at the Legion will follow the ceremony.
There will be no ceremony at the East Overlook Park by the Coralville Dam this year.
Evening service will be at the Sutliff Bridge at 9 p.m. This service is to honor those that were lost at sea.

Solon firemen's breakfast, May 27

SOLON– The Solon firefighters will host the 55th Annual Solon Firefighter’s Breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Solon Fire Station, 131 N. Iowa St.
The breakfast is all you can eat and the menu includes: pancakes, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, patty sausage, sliced ham, milk and coffee. Cost is $4 for children 12 and younger and $7 for adults.

The shift in make-shift

Food For Thought

A recent luncheon with some of my old school friends, several of whom I first met in kindergarten, brought to mind the toys and activities we enjoyed during the late 1930s and early ‘40s. Looking back, I suppose I had more toys than the average child from a family of comparable means, because of my dad’s belief a child’s business was playing, and the tools for that business were toys.

Hawkeye women: Up and down season

The Iowa women’s basketball team finished 24-8, 11-5 in the Big Ten last season.
The Hawks started strong, going 14-1, 2-0 in the Big Ten.
Tania Davis went down for the season with a knee injury after the 12th game and Makenzie Meyer broke a bone in her non-shooting hand one game later.
The Hawks were sitting at 16-6, 4-5 in the Big Ten when they got hot, won their final eight games, including a win over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament.
Minnesota knocked the Hawks out of the Big Ten Tournament and Creighton beat Iowa in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

May 19th

Family & Sport Chiropractic hosts Make-A-Wish fundraiser Friday, June 1

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the festivities as Family Sport & Chiropractic hosts its first open house fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Iowa on Friday, June 1, from 5-9 p.m.

Good Neighbor Meetings for property east of Ranshaw Way

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty may soon consider a pair of rezonings, and the public is invited to an open house-style meeting being held to explain the proposals. The properties are east of Ranshaw Way (Highway 965), one south of Lions Drive and the other south of Hawkeye Drive. The proposals are for mixed use development buildings with ground floor commercial space and upper floors residential, and the zoning being requested is C-2-B. A location map is shown on the right. This memo is being sent to property owners within 200 feet of the proposed development.