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July 20th

A habit of volunteerism

SOLON– For Marcy and Larry Olson community service is just the right thing to do – whether it takes the form of Marcy’s food deliveries to seniors in Solon or Larry’s route transporting children with special needs to and from school.
If you ask them why they do it, they’ll reply: just because.
“I don’t really think about it, I guess,” Larry said. “It’s just something I do.”

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SCSD board considers tighter open enrollment

With more housing options, directors want parents to invest in Solon

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– Two years ago, the Solon school board voted to further restrict the number of students entering the district through open enrollment.
Now, board members are thinking about closing the door.
Ceasing all open enrollment was one of the possible scenarios discussed by board members at a July 11 regular meeting, and although no decisions were made, at least one board member said he was leaning in that direction.

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Game Time

Hawk Talk

NORTH LIBERTY– The Game Time League started July 6 and all of Iowa’s freshmen basketball players are not only playing, but looking good.
The Hawkeyes’ incoming class, ranked seventh in the nation, possesses a combination of size, shooters and ball handlers.
Start with Makenzie Meyer, a 5-10 guard from Mason City who was named 2016 Iowa Miss Basketball.
Meyer helped Mason City to their first-ever state championship in girls basketball in 2016.
She was a four-time all-conference pick and a three-time all-state selection.

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Madeline L. Mitchell

Madeline Louise Mitchell passed away peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2016, while at the Hospice Unit at Mercy Iowa City. She was 97 years old, but still young at heart and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life Gathering was held Sunday, July 17, at Brosh Chapel and the Avacentre, in Solon.

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When I grow up, I want to be a...

Food For Thought

One of the television stations I watch is having another one of their summer essay contests for kids. This one is about their dreams and ambitions for the future. They are to write about what they want to be when they grow up. I’m sure there will be the predictable themes of fireman, nurse, policeman and doctor– people they have learned, early in life, to admire, as well as some of the glamorous occupations– movie actor, astronaut, cowboy, athlete, rock star.

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Up north with Elle King

Walkin'

This week’s column is written in the Dancing Bear Community room of The Lodge of the Whispering Pines on the edge of the Boundary Waters near Ely, Minn.
I have heard some murmurs in the trees, but mostly it’s been the rain that has managed to work its way into camp conversation four of the five days here.

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July 14th

Someone needs a hug

Food For Thought

I’ve nearly resolved to stop watching the newscasts lately because a person can absorb only so much bad news without suffering from depression. No, I’m not referring to the political circus going on– that’s probably a good thing. It provides some much-needed comic relief from the increasing pile of tragedies beleaguering the American public these days. I’m talking about all the tragic losses and unpleasantries being thrown at us lately.

The journey continues

Walkin'

I’ve always considered myself a Christian.
Mom made sure we attended Sunday School, church and confirmation class at Trinity Lutheran Church of Rolling Meadows, Ill. While I didn’t have anything against religion in my earliest years, I resisted with vigor giving up my Sunday mornings for something I saw as inconvenient at best and torture at worst. Flash Gordon and Sky King were on television at the same time, and Ming the Merciless and Penny were more interesting than hymns and sermons. I especially disliked getting dressed up. Neckties made me choke and wool pants made me itch.

July 13th

Solon Parks & Rec Department

FALL FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION has begun and lasts through the first week in August. All pre-K thru fifth grade Solon students should have brought home a registration form. Pre-k through fourth graders may register online at https://solon-iowa.cogran.com/. More registration forms are available at the Solon Parks and Recreation website or may be picked up at City Hall. Games will be on Monday nights for Pre-k through fourth grade and Tuesday nights for fifth-sixth grade. The coaches meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Solon City Hall.

Spartans tackle CR Kennedy after doubleheader sweep at Maquoketa

SOLON– The Solon varsity baseball team bounced back from a sweep at the hands of Western Dubuque to take two games from the Maquoketa Cardinals July 8 in Maquoketa.
The Spartans won 5-2 and 10-3 to move to 17-16 on the season.
The Cardinals built a 2-0 lead that held up through six innings, but Solon erupted for five runs in the top of the seventh to take control in the first game.