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May 14th

Lynn Smith

Lynn Marie Smith, 44, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, May 3, 2012. Funeral Mass was held May 7 at St. Matthew Catholic Church by the Rev. David Beckman. Inurnment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include Marianne (John) Barnes of Swisher.
Lynn was born Nov. 11, 1967, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Richard and Fran (Walker) Smith. She was an inspector with Whirlpool Refrigeration in Amana.
Memorials may be made to Camp Courageous.

Hawk Talk


men's basketball

This is the second part of a two part story about the Hawkeye men’s basketball season with Sherman Dillard, assistant coach. Last week, we looked at the regular season and talked about how good an all around player Matt Gatens was. This week we’ll look at the Big Ten Tournament, the NIT, returning players and the new recruits.


Iowa picked up a really good win in the Big Ten Tournament, knocking off Illinois, 64-61.

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City’s offer accepted pending contingencies

SOLON– The city is making another trip to the candy store.
Solon’s city council and city staff are working on the purchase of 100 W. Main St. to serve as the future site of a new city hall.
According to city administrator Cassandra Lippincott, the city has made an offer on the property which has been accepted pending contingencies, including financing.

Food Pantry announces grand opening May 27

SOLON– The Solon Community Food Pantry will host a grand opening ceremony on Sunday, May 27, from 9 a.m. until noon. The pantry opens for clients on Monday, June 4, and will be open weekly on Mondays from 3 until 6 p.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church, 122 N, West St., Solon.
Entry to the food pantry, located in the lower level, is through the back door of the church across from the Solon Fire Station.
Watch for weekly updates, volunteer opportunities, pantry news and needs in the Solon Economist.

Lady Spartan food drive at May 23 home opener

The Solon softball team requests that people who come to their May 23 game bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Solon Food Pantry. It will be their first home game against Davenport Assumption. The junior varsity game is scheduled for 6 p.m., with varsity to follow at 7:30 p.m.
There will also be a “Strike Out Cancer” night on June 4. They will again be selling “Strike Out Cancer” T-shirts. Place a T-shirt order by calling 319-530-3262. Game time is 6 p.m.

Calendar conundrum

SOLON– For one Solon family, the committee responsible for setting Solon’s academic schedule has graced them with a difficult decision.
Though Lisa and Jeff Kaefring were forced to pick between attending the May 20 graduations of their son Adam– honors student and speaker for Mount Mercy University’s 2012 commencement exercises– and their daughter Hillary, who will walk across the stage in Solon the same day, Lisa says she still feels blessed.
“I am very proud of all my children, and how hard they have worked and what they’ve accomplished,” she said. “It’s a good kind of problem to have.”

Stone Academy to host open house events

SOLON– The Stone Academy, a country school located on Highway 1 just north of Solon, will host open house events as follows:
• Memorial Day weekend: May 27 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
• Fourth of July from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
• Beef Days weekend: July 21 from noon until 2 p.m.
The country school was built in 1842 and served Solon students for 111 years before closing in 1953. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and remains the property of the Solon Community School District.

Last early out activity tomorrow

The final early out activity for this school year will be a balloon rocket craft on Thursday, May 17, from 1 until 2 p.m. for all Solon students. No registration is required. Elementary age students participating need to be picked up by their parent or caregiver at 2 p.m.

Senior meal and a movie Friday

Movie Clips

“The Vow” (2012, PG13, Drama/Romance) A car accident puts Paige (Rachel McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) works to win her heart again.
“Little Manhattan” (2005, PG, Family/Romance/Comedy) Two 11-year-olds find love in New York City. One of the kids is played by Josh Hutcherson (a.k.a. Peeta Mellark from “The Hunger Games”).