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Friese nudges out Heiden for third spot in Nov. election

Incumbents maintain place on supervisors’ ballot

IOWA CITY– And then there were three.
Incumbents Rod Sullivan and Lisa Green-Douglass, along with newcomer Kurt Friese, survived the Democratic primary election for the position of Johnson County Supervisor June 7.
Sullivan came away the big winner, pulling 62 percent of the vote countywide, while Green-Douglass (53 percent) and Friese (49 percent) polled just ahead of Patricia Heiden (45 percent).
Jason T. Lewis (27 percent) and Mike Hull (14 percent) were a distant fifth and sixth place.

July 4 Ely Firefighter’s Breakfast

ELY– The Annual Ely Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter’s Breakfast is Monday, July 4. Proceeds from this yearly event support the department’s operational expenses. Tickets can be purchased from any Ely firefighter or local merchants. Adult tickets are $6 in advance, $6.50 at the door, $3 for children 12 and under, and children 5 and under eat free. All-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, milk, coffee and water will be served. Serving, rain or shine, from 6:30 a.m. to noon at the Ely Fire Department, 1300 Main St. in Ely.

Solon Optimist Club Summer Bike Rodeo

Saturday, June 18

SOLON– The Optimist Club of Solon will host its annual Summer Bike Rodeo on Saturday, June 18, on the play area behind the Solon Middle School. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the contest will begin at 9 a.m. Kids in five age brackets (4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-11 and training wheels) will compete in five contests focusing on balance, steering and paper toss. There will be a boy and girl division for each age bracket. Each age bracket will have first, second and third place trophies and two overall championship trophies. Come practice your bicycle skill and be sure to wear your helmet.

Big Grove, Newport and Cedar townships, Solon sign service agency charter

Fire station and equipment to be deeded over

SOLON– On the surface, it will appear as if the Solon volunteer fire department is operating as usual.
Behind the scenes, however, there will have been some major changes.
At the conclusion of a special city council meeting June 6, representatives of the City of Solon and of Big Grove, Newport and Cedar townships signed a charter agreement to create a new fire service agency.
The Solon Tri-Township Emergency Response Agency will in turn establish, by resolution, the Solon Tri-Township Fire Department and oversee its operation beginning July 1.

“The Greatest” is gone

Muhammad Ali passed away last week and it brought back a lot of memories of growing up in the ‘60s, how I got started following sports and some of my heroes that have come and gone.
First I have to give credit to my dad, who was a fan of all sports, played football and ran track in high school.
Dad and my two brothers watched sports together and I remember him coming to watch us compete in baseball, football and wrestling.

Sister Jean Thuerauf

Sister Jean Thuerauf, 85, of Minneapolis, died Friday, June 10, 2016, at Catholic Elder Care, Minneapolis. Visitation was Wednesday, June 15, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Minneapolis. Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Grace, Edina, Minn., on Thursday, June 16 at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to mass. Burial will take place on Saturday, June 18, at 11:30 a.m. at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Visitation at 10:30 a.m. prior to burial.

Susan Kay Kopecky

Susan Kay Kopecky, 71, of Solon, died Thursday, June 9, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital following a short illness. A Celebration of Life service was held Tuesday, June 14, at Brosh Chapel and the Avacentre in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Monday, June 13, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon.

Mary “Sunday” Antrim

Mary “Sunday” Antrim, 74, of Solon, beloved wife of Richard Antrim and mother of Susan Velani and Alicia Highlander, died peacefully from a brief cardiac event on June 10, 2016. A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, June 14, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon.

Coming home again

Food For Thought

Feet are for dancing, for prowling ferny valleys, splashing shoeless in the rain, for scaling daunting heights, for traveling alien roads... and coming home again.

CCA band marches in Washington, D.C.

The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School Marching Band marched in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., on May 30. The group has been raising funds since it received the invitation from Congressman Dave Loebsack a year ago. The band members traveled by bus on a five-day whirlwind trip which included seeing the sights of Washington, D.C. Four CCA students had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The group is under the direction of John C. Smith. “This past week, a lifetime of memories were created.