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June 5th

Solon food pantry seeks frozen pizza, meats and produce

SOLON– A wish list for the Solon Community Pantry includes frozen pizza, frozen meat items and fresh produce. Donated items may be brought to pantry located to the rear of the Solon United Methodist Church on the lower level, Mondays 9 a.m. until noon.

May 29th

Dance Team juniors host garage sale June 2 for the Macy’s parade

SOLON– The Juniors from the Solon Dance Team are having a garage sale on Saturday, June 2, during city wide sales. It will be held at 1802 Mehaffey Bridge Rd., Solon.
While doing your spring cleaning, if you find anything you will like to donate, they would appreciate your donation.
They will be happy to get items early and will store them until the sale. Just call Sandy at 319-624-2896 to arrange a pick up. The team would appreciate any help with this fundraiser.

‘Music on Main Street’ schedule begins June 6

SOLON– This summer, “Music on Main Street” will be in full swing with performances at the Main Street bandstand on Wednesdays, except as noted, at 7 p.m.
Schedule:
June 6: Mount Vernon Community Band (Instrumental, Americana).
June 13: Riverbottom Ramblers (Blue Grass).
June 20: Joel Foreman and Friends (variety vocal).
June 27: Flannel Scott Cochran (country music).
July 4: No performance scheduled due to the Independence Day celebrations.
July 11: Don and Friends (country, gospel).
July 18: Iowa Accordion Club (variety accordion).

Food For Thought

“What’s your middle initial?” my friend asked. Her voice, even on my cell phone had a definite note of excitement. Then she wanted to know if I’d ever lived in some town that I’d never even heard of, let alone ever lived there.

Peggy Marie Kafka

Peggy Marie Krafka, 54, of Solon, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at her home following a courageous battle against breast/brain cancer. Funeral Mass was May 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Solon.

Tyrone Bennett

Tyrone “Ty” Lee Bennett, 73, of Swisher, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Services were held May 21 at the Swisher American Legion, with the Rev. Glenn Hunt presiding. Burial, with full military rites, was conducted at Anderson Cemetery.

Caryl R. Procok

Caryl R. Procok, 95, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully to met her husband on May 18, 2012, at the Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Funeral services were held May 22 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Bob Dagit of Sharon United Methodist church officiated. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Local survivors include Kori Smith-Wesner and Amy Goldsberry, both of Ely.

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Iowa House Democrats prep for primary

By Lori Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– The Solon Public Library community room was nearly full last Wednesday as about 40 people came out to hear the two candidates vying to represent Democrats in the general election for Iowa House District 73.
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County hosted a forum between Dick Schwab of rural Solon and David Johnson of West Branch, asking questions submitted by audience members and from the League. Schwab and Johnson will run against each other in the June 5 primary election.

Nicol tabbed for Solon hoops coach

SOLON– The Solon Community School District made a contingent offer of employment to Tony Nicol as middle school counselor and head varsity girls’ basketball coach. The offer is pending school board approval.