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July 26th

Farewell from Youth Services Librarian Lori Lindner

Youth Services Librarian Lori Lindner took a teaching position in the College Community School District, and wishes to bid a fond farewell to all the wonderful patrons, teens, young children and their families who made her time at the library so enjoyable. She offers this message to all: “I will really miss seeing everyone’s friendly, smiling faces each week. It has been great getting to know so many Solon-area families, and I hope to see each of you whenever I come back to visit the library. Keep using the library, and I hope you will continue to support this fabulous community asset.”

Looking for ideas

District open to all options for middle school use

SOLON– What are you going to do with the vacated middle school?
It’s not a question the Solon Community School District is in a hurry to answer, but it’s been posed and was discussed at a joint meeting of the city council and school board July 10.
“We’ve been wrestling with that and discussing it as a board ever since a decision was made that we were going to build new,” Superintendent Davis Eidahl told city council members. “Right now we’ve just been ears open and gathering suggestions for use of the facility we’re vacating portions of.”

New school facilites on track for 2018

Open house for new middle school Sept. 3

SOLON– It’s been a constant rumble of construction for the Solon Community School District.
But the end is just over a year away, if all goes according to plan.
The school system is in the midst of a substantial facilities upgrade which includes two new buildings and two additions to the high school. School officials provided an update on progress at a joint meeting of the city council and school board July 10.
It’s an annual get-together for the two local elected bodies to discuss current projects, anticipated growth and possible areas of cooperation.

Advocates to tour Villages of Van Buren County Thursday, Aug. 17

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates have scheduled a trip Thursday, Aug. 17, to tour the Villages of Van Buren County. The trip leaves from the Solon Recreation and Nature Area at 7 a.m., stops for the step-on guide to arrive at Morris Park. The tour begins with a view of an 1800 barn and a feast on homemade cinnamon rolls. Next a visit to Millard’s turtle farm, then on to Bentonsport Indian Artifact Museum and the National Historic District.

Spartan Trapshooting Team can drive Saturday, July 29

SOLON– The Solon Spartan Trapshooting Team will host a can drive to raise funds to support its 2017-2018 season.
The can drive will be Saturday, July 29, at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. Donations may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and noon. Team members will also be driving around town collecting donations during those time. Pickups can be scheduled by calling Kelly at 319-331-7962.

Prime Time wrap 2017

The Prime Time championship was last Sunday at the North Liberty Recreation Center.
The champion was Vinton Merchants, led by league MVP Jack Nunge, who scored 42 points with 14 rebounds, and Brady Ellingson, who had 20 points and 10 boards.

I went to every game helping with the stats and saw the new Hawks plus the veterans play and will break down my observations of the players.
I’ll start with the two new big guys.
Jack Nunge and Luka Garza both either met or exceeded expectations.

County awarded conservation funds for historic poor farm

IOWA CITY— The Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District (JCSWCD) and Johnson County Board of Supervisors received a $50,000 Urban Agriculture Conservation Program award from the National Association of Conservation Districts. It is the first time a district in Iowa was awarded this grant. The grant will benefit the historic Johnson County Poor Farm.

Katie J. (Carmody) Yanacheak

Katie J. (Carmody) Yanacheak, 37, of Coralville, passed away peacefully at her parent’s home on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, following a sudden, intense battle with cancer.
A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, July 15, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon with Father Tim Sheedy officiating. Visitation was held one hour prior to the Mass and host a Celebration of Life visitation was hosted at the family’s home in Solon, 101 S. Chabal Street. Burial followed Saturday afternoon at Avon Cemetery in Des Moines.

In lieu of flowers and plants, the family kindly requests memorials be directed to

Linda Lee Landuyt

Linda Lee Landuyt, 71, of Ely, died unexpectedly Friday, July 21, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Celebration of Life services were held Wednesday, July 26, at Brosh Chapel and the Avacentre in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed at Rogers Grove Cemetery near Ely. Friends visited with the family Tuesday, July 25, at Brosh Chapel.

When dishwashers were sisters

Food For Thought

The automatic dishwasher, which started appearing in most homes during the 1950s, did more than leave the plate, glasses and silverware sparkling and sanitized. It changed some long-lived practices and altered dynamics between certain family members. Prior to that time, dishes were scraped, rinsed, washed, dried and put away by hand, and it was more often than not a cooperative effort between sisters or mothers and daughters. Families without daughters were known to actually teach boys to deal with the used cutlery, soiled plates and greasy pots and pans.