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February 6th

Hawk Talk

No. 1 Penn State falls

Hawkeye Wrestling
The Hawkeye wrestlers took down the Nittany Lions, 22-16, last Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
What a great meet!
What a great crowd (15,000-plus)!
What a great win!
It’s been three years since the Hawkeyes won the Big Ten Championship and the NCAA title.
Iowa has one loss this year to Oklahoma State, but is the only unbeaten team left in the Big Ten.
Matt McDonough, Derek St. John and Mike Evans won one-point matches, Tony Ramos got a pin and Mark Ballweg got a major to lead the Hawkeyes.

Donald Donovan

Donald Donovan, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Windmill Manor following a brief illness. Funeral Services were held Jan. 28 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, with Father Thomas Doyle officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Don was born April 28, 1924, in Graham Township near Solon, the son of Raymond and Mary Lena Dewey Donovan. Don farmed with his father and brother on the family farm west of Iowa City. Following the death of his mother, Don lived at Chatham Oaks for 17 years, later moving to Windmill Manor. Don liked to fish, play bingo and do craftwork.

Leslie Pedersen

Leslie “Les” A. Pedersen, 92, of West Branch, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch.
Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Burial was at Honey Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the West Branch First Responders. Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.

Charles Steinbeck

Charles “Charlie” Lee Steinbeck, 80, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Solon Care Center.
A Memorial Service celebrating Charles’ life was held Jan. 30 at Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt, with the Rev. Rafferty officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Calamus.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Grace Lutheran Camp c/o Grace Lutheran Church or to Iowa City Hospice.
Charles was born March 26, 1932, in Calamus, the son of Herbert and Margaret Roseland Steinbeck. He attended school in Calamus. On Dec. 7, 1949, Charles married Janis Davisson in Davenport.

Marilyn Jean Swails

Marilyn Jean Swails, 85, longtime resident of Coralville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, under the compassionate care of Mercy Hospice. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial following at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Food For Thought

Language changes

I marvel, almost daily, at the complexity and simplicity of our language. It seems to be a sort of magic that all the books, newspapers, movie scripts, poems, love letters and grocery lists are simply various combinations of those twenty-six little symbols that make up our alphabet. Even with the abuses and misuses, they seem to manage to communicate our thoughts amazingly well.

January 29th

St. John Lutheran joins “One Billion Rising” Feb. 14

ELY– Ely joins the global campaign One Billion Rising to stop violence against women and girls. Feb. 14 is to be V-Day’s largest day of action ever.
On Feb. 14 at 5 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church and the wider community will join with activists around the world for One Billion Rising, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

Gateway Rotary to host soup supper Feb. 1

ELY– Gateway Rotary is holding their annual Soup Supper on Friday, Feb. 1, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Prairie High School cafeteria. Come and enjoy great chili or chicken noodle soup while listening to the Jasmine Band. There will also be a huge bake sale and free door prize drawings throughout the evening. Raffle tickets can be purchased before or during the event. Proceeds go to support projects like Prairie Edge K-12 and Alternative HS, PrairieWood Transition Center, Pages For Hope and area community projects. Tickets can be purchased in advance by going to www.gatewayrotary.org.

Big OT win for girls

Lady Spartans take down Mid-Prairie, 49-46

SOLON– That was a good win.
The Solon Lady Spartans upended the No. 8 team in Class 3A over the weekend, taking the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks to overtime for a 49-46 win Saturday in Wellman.
Solon used a second quarter surge to take an 8-point lead at half, 29-21, but was held to 15 second half points and the two teams were knotted at 44 after regulation.
The Lady Spartans outscored Mid-Prairie 5-2 in overtime to seal the victory.

Spartans clamp down

Boys complete six-game stretch with one loss

SOLON– The Spartans outscored their opponents 170-124 last week, picking up three more victories and avenging an earlier loss.
Solon’s boys defeated West Delaware, Central Clinton of DeWitt and Mid-Prairie to move their record to 13-3.
But it wasn’t all peaches and cream.
Against West Delaware on the road, the Spartans had a lead of 20 points but won by single digits, 58-49.
“They just wouldn’t go away,” head coach Brad Randall said. Buoyed by some crucial 3-pointers by senior Austin M. Miller, Solon’s boys fended off a late charge in the fourth during which they were outscored 19-13.