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January 11th

Spectacular 2018

Solon annual dance team show Saturday, Jan. 27, at high school

SOLON– Solon’s dance team will present “Spectacular 2018” on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Solon High School gym. Several dance teams and studios, including Solon’s very own award winning Solon Dance Teams, will create a show highlighting the dance season. Admission is $5 or use your district activity pass. Concessions and shirt sales will be open during the evening. Snow date will be Friday, Feb. 9, at the same time.

“Famous” Kettle-Fried Chicken Dinner

Sons of the American Legion host annual Chicken Dinner Saturday, Feb. 3

SOLON– The Solon Sons of the American Legion will host their annual “Famous” Kettle-Fried Chicken Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Solon Legion. The menu includes all-you-can-eat, delicious kettle-fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, oven-baked beans, bread, dessert and drinks. The meal will be served from 5-7:30 p.m., with take-out available. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children under 6 eat free. Proceeds benefit Solon community and veterans projects.

Downtown Vision

A deeper look at Solon’s downtown

SOLON– A pedestrian mall and a bed and breakfast district could be part of the future for downtown Solon.
Both were presented conceptually Dec. 20 as Solon City Council members mulled the findings of a downtown visioning project recently completed by MSA Professional Services, the same consulting firm which assisted with the city’s comprehensive plan update in 2015.
Council members did not extensively discuss the results, but were expected to prepare comments prior to accepting the document at a future meeting.

City prepares for community center

Council looks to budget for Iowa Street facility staff

SOLON– It’s the next step for Solon.
The city and the school district have worked for months to develop a partnership to operate the former middle school on Iowa Street as a community center.
At a Jan. 3 meeting, Solon City Council members and City Administrator Cami Rasmussen discussed how to staff it in the upcoming fiscal year.
“This is I think a transition plan to get us from where we are to where we need to go to get this building functioning for the community,” Rasmussen told council members.

Indivisible 37/73 to host meeting Jan. 13, in Tipton

TIPTON– Indivisible 37/73 (our Iowa Senate and House Districts) is a non-partisan political action group whose purpose is defined in its mission statement, “Being the voice of democracy, inclusion, respect and fairness through information and effective action.” Anyone interested in supporting this mission is welcome to join.

Hunting and fishing licenses expire Jan. 10

Hunting and fishing licenses start to expire Jan. 10

DES MOINES– Hunters and anglers are encouraged to purchase their 2018 license before their 2017 license expires. Annual Iowa hunting and fishing licenses expire on Jan. 10. License holders who purchased the three-year option should check the date range printed on their license for expiration.
Iowa’s 2017 hunting seasons began closing in January (see list).
Small Game– Pheasant: Jan. 10; Quail, gray partridge, ruffed grouse and squirrel: Jan. 31; and Cottontail rabbit: Feb. 28.

Men play three

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye men’s basketball team had three games last week; two at home and one on the road.
They started the week getting knocked off by Michigan, 75-68.
The Wolverines, who came into the game shooting 39 percent from 3-point range, shot 53 percent in the first half, 44 percent for the game.
They made 11 threes, Iowa made six.
Iowa, which has a deep bench, was outscored 37-17 on bench points, lost the turnover battle, 18-9 and was behind 10-2 on fast break points.
Not getting back on defense and leaving open shooters had the Hawks’ five-game winning streak stopped.

Hawkeyes women

Hawk Talk

The Iowa women had two games last week.
They started out with a road trip to 13th-ranked Maryland and lost, 80-64.
You start with the balance Maryland has. They came into the game with seven players averaging double figures.
Iowa only has seven players in the rotation.
The Hawks tied Maryland with points in the paint at 30 apiece, but the Terrapins had a 29-7 advantage on points off turnovers as Iowa turned the ball over 23 times.

Wrestlers take down Spartans

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye wrestlers took down Michigan State last Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 49-6, which included six pins, but the big news was the debut of super freshman, Spencer Lee.
Spencer was rated the top recruit in the nation last year and the Hawks did a great job of recruiting him.
The only problem was… Spencer got a pin in 46 seconds.
The crowd still exploded for the freshman from Pennsylvania.

Randall P. Martin

Randall P. Martin, 65, of North Liberty, died from injuries received in a car accident on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Johnson County.
Services celebrating Randy’s life were held Sunday, Jan. 7, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where visitation was held prior to services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his memory. To share a memory, thought or condolence, please go to the funeral home website at gayandciha.com.