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February 27th

Schools set up Thirst Stations for student hydration

SOLON– Gretchen Swan knows that staying hydrated is staying healthy.
But when the stay-at-home Solon mom thought about the whole plastic-water-bottles-in-the-landfill situation, she knew there had to be a better way.
She said her family was toting armfuls of water bottles and it made her think about reducing the plastic water bottles and encouraging reuse of personal water containers.
So she did some research and found some places that made a water-cooler, well, cooler.

Old Gold Menu

Wed. Feb 29:
Baked chicken w/LS gravy, mashed potatoes w/sour cream, peas, diced peaches, chocolate pudding.

Thursday, March 1:
Meatloaf, baked half potato w/sour cream, lima beans, Mandarin oranges, fudge oatmeal bar. BINGO.

Friday, March 2:
Italian baked fish w/tartar sauce, baby red potatoes, stir fry vegetables, tropical fruit. Cards.

Monday, March 5:
Herb baked chicken, mashed potatoes w/LS gravy, diced beets, banana peach cup, Rice Crispy Bar.

Tuesday, March 6:

five straight wins

TIFFIN– They went right down to the wire.
The Solon Spartans remained alive in postseason basketball play last week, eliminating both Clear Creek Amana and Williamsburg in nail-biting fashion for a chance at a berth in the state tournament. Solon faced Davenport Assumption Monday night, Feb. 27, at Iowa City West High in a substate final.
“A lot of kids stepped up,” noted Solon Head Coach Brad Randall. “Ryan Kunkel came out of his shell a little bit this week.”

Swisher Legion blood drive Tuesday, March 6

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will host a blood drive Tuesday, March 6, from 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. To sign up, contact Tammy at 319-857-4741 or www.uihealthcare.org/bloodcenter.

Swisher Legion serving Lenten suppers

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will serve Lenten suppers Feb. 24 through March 30 from 5-8 p.m.
Fish, shrimp or chicken dinners. Dine-in served with one trip through the salad bar. Carry-outs served with coleslaw only.

Jorg Nissen benefit March 10 in Swisher

SWISHER– A benefit for Jorg Nissen and family will be held Saturday, March 10, from 5 until 11 p.m. at the Swisher American Legion, 68 Third Street SE, Swisher. Hosted by Larry and Sheilah Igou and family, the benefit will feature soup, sandwiches and cookies; a silent auction of items including autographed sports memorabilia and many items by area artists and crafters; and entertainment by Crazy Keys Dueling Pianos from Minneapolis. Come just to listen to, laugh at, participate and enjoy a fun time for all ages.

February 15th

Food For Thought

Remember that packet of assorted Valentine cards we used to buy at the dime store? We'd take them home and sort through them, hoping to find the perfect card to earmark for that special someone. You know who I mean, Charlie Brown's little red-headed girl, or Sally's Sweet Baboo. There was always at least one card obviously intended for the teacher (I used to wonder how many duplicates my teacher got each year, since there were usually only three or four different assortments available.)

SUMC Men's Group soup supper Feb. 17

The Solon United Methodist Men's group will host a soup supper Friday, Feb. 17, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church, 122 N. West St. in Solon.
The men and other church volunteers will serve homemade oyster stew, chicken noodle soup or chili, hot dogs, pie and beverages. Live entertainment will be provided by Shima's Country Sounds. Free will donations will be accepted to benefit the Habitat for Humanity project currently underway in Solon.
The entire community is invited to attend.

February 14th

Candidate Johnson to visit Solon Feb. 18

SOLON– David Johnson of West Branch, current candidate for Iowa State House District 73, will be visiting with constituents on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Solon Public Library at 1 p.m. The public is invited to meet Mr. Johnson, bring questions and share concerns and comments on all issues.

February 6th

Food For Thought

A good many years ago (I’ve truly forgotten just how many), this was a food column. I hesitate to call it a cooking column because it was more about the history and enjoyment of food than about specific recipes or cooking techniques. We called it “The Good Cook” for a long time, and I intended that to refer to the reader, the one in every family who makes the meals day after day, year in and year out.