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May 10th, 2018

Anniversaries and Goldilocks

Walkin'

Mom and Dad recently celebrated their 71st anniversary without any fanfare. Actually, they were going to do nothing at all, but a late morning doctor appointment found them driving home, Mom sitting on her pillows so she could see over the steering wheel, past Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant on a Tuesday. They like the food, service and price at Pepe’s in general, and they specifically like Taco Tuesday, when they both can get a large lunch, chips and salsa included, for under $6 each.

Peanut butter and WHAT?

Food For Thought

I could hardly believe my ears. Right there on national television, on the 5:30 p.m. news, someone was ranting about a strange new sandwich that had become popular. A woman, who apparently just sampled it expressed disgust, saying it definitely was not for her. This purportedly latest addition to that convenient innovation was age-old news to me.

Robert Neustrom-Born to be a Hawkeye

Hawk Talk

Robert Neustrom’s story starts in the 1930s on the family farm in northwest Iowa, 10 miles southeast of Moville, when Bob Neustrom, Robert’s grandfather, would listen to Iowa football on WHO.
Bob’s favorite player was Ozzie Simmons, a break-away running back from Texas, who starred for the Hawkeyes from 1934-1936.
Flash-forward to 1962 when Bob, his two sons Tom and Bobby, plus Uncle Bob Thomas and son Barry would load up the 1956 Oldsmobile and drive to Iowa City Saturday morning to watch the Hawkeyes play.

New Farmers Market opens May 29

SOLON– The Solon Farmers Market will be located in the parking lot of Mushroom Park on Tuesdays, from 3-6 p.m., starting May 29. Other days the market will be open are Sunday, May 27 (Solon firefighters breakfast), and Saturday, June 2 (weekend of Solon garage sales). The hours those days are 8-11 a.m. For vendor information, go to the city website, www.solon-iowa.com and open the Solon Farmers Market page.

May 9th

Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Supper Saturday, May 12

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus (KCs) will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper on Saturday, May 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall. The cost is a free will donation. Doug Thompson’s famous sauce will be available for purchase at $5 a quart.

Be a Hunger Hero, May 12

4th Annual Be a Hunger Hero Fundraiser Saturday, May 12
SOLON– The 4th Annual Be a Hunger Hero Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area.
The 5K run will start at 8 a.m. and the 1 mile run/walk will start at 9 a.m. Registration can be done online at GetMeRegistered.com, or onsite starting at 7:15 a.m. Strollers and dogs are welcome.
Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite heroes.

May 3rd

Lady Spartans have two get away

Two road losses moves Solon girls to 3-6 for the season

MOUNT VERNON– The Lady Spartans soccer team suffered a week of setbacks with two road losses on grass fields away from home.
Nike had a marketing campaign bearing the quote, “The road to athletic greatness is not marked by perfection, but the ability to constantly overcome adversity and failure.”
Tuesday, April 24, the Lady Spartans girls’ soccer team boarded the bus and traveled to Epworth challenging the Western Dubuque Bobcats. The Bobcats took an early lead and kept applying the pressure, dealing the Lady Spartans an 8-0 loss.

Girls fifth at WaMaC golf meet

DeWITT– The Lady Spartan golfers took fifth place at the WaMaC Conference Divisional meet April 30 in DeWitt.
Anamosa took the divisional title with a cumulative score of 201, while the host Central DeWitt Sabers were a close runner-up with a 203 on their home course at the Springbrook Country Club.
Solon’s girls finished with a 223, ahead of Dyersville Beckman (227) and West Delaware (237), but behind Maquoketa (209) and Western Dubuque (215).

Solon rebounds to crush Mustangs

11-1 win

SOLON– Against Western Dubuque, the Spartans couldn’t find the back of the net no matter how hard they tried.
Three days later, it was a different story.
Solon’s varsity boys soccer team rebounded from a 2-0 April 24 loss to the Bobcats by pounding Mount Vernon’s Mustangs, 11-1, in a shortened match at home Friday, April 27.

Great Drake Relays for girls

Conference, state lie ahead for Lady Spartans

DES MOINES– It’s a time-worn axiom; Time keeps slipping away. Good news, if you are the Solon girls track team, looking for ways to chip away at their times, just ahead of conference, district and the state coed track meets later this month.
With nine events qualifying for the century-plus old Drake Relays, it was hard to pick your favorite. But it was a great way to see how the team stacks up against not only Class 3A competition they’ll see at state but the best across the board, in the one-class Relays. A total attendance of 40,000 was announced.