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Solon Old Gold Diner site manager receives funding

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates and the Old Gold Diner Site Council joined together to request funds to support a salary for a new site council manager and were rewarded Tuesday, May 9. The Beef Days Committee and the Solon Area Community Foundation each provided a check for $3,000, providing one half a year’s site manager salary. The City of Solon meets the other half of the yearly salary, plus provides reimbursement for the in-home meal delivery program. The Site Council is searching for a new site manager as Duane McAtee has announced his retirement.

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Solon FC summer camp July 17-21

SOLON– Solon FC is offering an experience like no other in the area, announcing the return of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire summer soccer camp from July 17-21. Hosted in Solon, campers ages 6-16 can choose to participate in a half-day camp, either 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m., or a full-day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. camp. Camp fees include five days of camp, as well as a shirt, ball and ticket to a Chicago Fire game in Bridgeview, Ill.
Cost for the half-day camp is $135 or save money by enrolling in the full-day camp for $225.

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Solon future business leaders can drive Wednesday, May 31

SOLON– Solon High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organization will be conducting a can drive on Wednesday, May 31, to raise funds to send four students to the National Leadership Conference in which they qualified to compete at in a business-oriented event. Each student going placed in the top four at the State Leadership Conference. Cans/bottles can be dropped off in front of the high school from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or from 3-8 p.m. Students will also be going around town to collect cans/bottles.

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Poppy Days in Solon, May 20-29

SOLON– The annual distribution of poppies in the Solon area will be held on Saturday, May 20, through Memorial Day. Cans will be available in various businesses where you can make a donation and receive a poppy. On Saturday, May 20, several Solon American Legion Auxiliary members will go door to door in some neighborhoods distributing poppies.

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Solon Boy Scout Troop 120 can drive Saturday, June 3

SOLON– Solon Boy Scout Troop 120 will collect cans and bottles on Saturday, June 3, from 1-5 p.m. Scouts and parents will collect throughout the community. Can donations can also be dropped off at the St. Mary Catholic Church parking lot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations will be used to provide camping opportunities and other Scouting activities.

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Solon American Legion Memorial Day services announced

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Family will hold a Memorial Day service at the Legion Park at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 29. Transportation will be available from the Legion to the Veterans Memorial. Attendees should plan to be at the Solon American Legion by 7:30 a.m. for a ride to memorial. Refreshments will follow at the Legion.
In addition to the traditional service, there will be a dedication at the Johnson County Freedom Rock.

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Men’s 2017 basketball wrap-up

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye men’s basketball team is coming off a 19-15 record, 10-8 in the Big Ten conference.
There is plenty of excitement around the Iowa program as the team included three freshman starters.
Also, only one starter graduated, but he was a great one in Peter Jok.
Pete became Iowa’s fifth Big Ten scoring champion, averaging 19.9 points per game. He also won the College 3-point Championship that took place at the Final Four festivities in Phoenix.
Pete was first team All-Big Ten, and as I have said before, I think he is the best pure shooter I have ever seen play for Iowa.

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Ralph “Bud” Leo Donovan

Bud Donovan, 88, died peacefully at his home in Solon on Sunday, May 14, 2017, following an extended illness.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. Burial with military honors will be at the Morse Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Bud was born Aug. 26, 1928, at Elmira, Graham Township, in rural Johnson County, son of Roain Elizabeth (Foraker) and Edward Leo Donovan.

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Captive of heritage

Walkin'

“Samples!” I said out loud, to no one in particular, as I rolled my cart through the grocery store.
Getting excited and going for a free sample is something I always do, and it’s one of those times I always think of Dad.
The old man could never pass up something offered at no charge, sometimes to the point of being weird. As a kid, for example, I remember purposely parking the car on the far side of the Woodfield Mall so we would walk through Marshall Fields on our way to Sears.

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A happy childhood

Food For Thought

One of my sisters married a Navy man and lived in California for the first several years of their marriage. Life in Redondo Beach was dramatically different from the life she’d known in Knoxville, where we grew up. For instance, if she wasn’t up early enough in the morning to collect the bottles of milk delivered to her front porch, she couldn’t count on it being there later. Her children couldn’t leave toys in the yard while they ate lunch and expect to find them there afterward. In fact, her children couldn’t play outdoors at all unless she was with them.

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