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May 20th

Solon American Legion Memorial Day services announced

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Family will hold a Memorial Day service at the Legion Park at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 29. Transportation will be available from the Legion to the Veterans Memorial. Attendees should plan to be at the Solon American Legion by 7:30 a.m. for a ride to memorial. Refreshments will follow at the Legion.
In addition to the traditional service, there will be a dedication at the Johnson County Freedom Rock.

Men’s 2017 basketball wrap-up

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye men’s basketball team is coming off a 19-15 record, 10-8 in the Big Ten conference.
There is plenty of excitement around the Iowa program as the team included three freshman starters.
Also, only one starter graduated, but he was a great one in Peter Jok.
Pete became Iowa’s fifth Big Ten scoring champion, averaging 19.9 points per game. He also won the College 3-point Championship that took place at the Final Four festivities in Phoenix.
Pete was first team All-Big Ten, and as I have said before, I think he is the best pure shooter I have ever seen play for Iowa.

Ralph “Bud” Leo Donovan

Bud Donovan, 88, died peacefully at his home in Solon on Sunday, May 14, 2017, following an extended illness.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. Burial with military honors will be at the Morse Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Bud was born Aug. 26, 1928, at Elmira, Graham Township, in rural Johnson County, son of Roain Elizabeth (Foraker) and Edward Leo Donovan.

Captive of heritage

Walkin'

“Samples!” I said out loud, to no one in particular, as I rolled my cart through the grocery store.
Getting excited and going for a free sample is something I always do, and it’s one of those times I always think of Dad.
The old man could never pass up something offered at no charge, sometimes to the point of being weird. As a kid, for example, I remember purposely parking the car on the far side of the Woodfield Mall so we would walk through Marshall Fields on our way to Sears.

A happy childhood

Food For Thought

One of my sisters married a Navy man and lived in California for the first several years of their marriage. Life in Redondo Beach was dramatically different from the life she’d known in Knoxville, where we grew up. For instance, if she wasn’t up early enough in the morning to collect the bottles of milk delivered to her front porch, she couldn’t count on it being there later. Her children couldn’t leave toys in the yard while they ate lunch and expect to find them there afterward. In fact, her children couldn’t play outdoors at all unless she was with them.

May 18th

Catch "Another Episode" May 18 in North Liberty

Outdoor binge-watching event to feature jumbotron

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NORTH LIBERTY– Everyone’s doing it: binge watching.
And this summer, the City of North Liberty invites area residents to watch their favorite TV shows together– outdoors– in front of a giant screen.
“It’s about taking people away from their couches and bringing the community together for an otherwise isolating activity,” said Jillian Miller, the city’s community engagement coordinator.

May 13th

Women of Troy sixth at MVC golf super meet

Amelon medals with 79

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Jordan Amelon led the Iowa City West High Women of Troy to a sixth-place finish in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Super Meet Tuesday, May 2, at the St. Andrews Golf Course in Cedar Rapids. Amelon, a senior, shot a 79 to lead West and earn medalist honors.

Clipper boys sixth at Cole Collinge Relays

Two Nicks post top individual finishes for CCA

CEDAR FALLS– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boy’s track and field team had a challenging evening Thursday, April 20, at the Cole Collinge Relays, in Cedar Falls. The varsity Creek Boys finished sixth in a nine-team field led by the host Tigers with 177 team points. Cedar Rapids Prairie (157), Waterloo West (82), Waverly-Shell Rock (73), Dike-New Hartford (66), the Clippers (53), Charles City (39), Mason City (38) and Waterloo East (37) rounded out the field.

Clipper girls fourth at Washington Meet

Stratton, Barker and the Rollers come home in runner-up spots

(CCA) girls track and field team placed fourth Thursday, April 20, at Washington’s 43rd annual girls meet. Benton Community won the meet with 139 team points, followed by Mount Pleasant (122), the host Demons (101), the Creek Girls (88), Fort Madison (69) and Albia (60).

Women of Troy 10-0 with win over Prairie Hawks

IC West bests CR Prairie, 3-1

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy won their 10th game of the season and remained undefeated with a 3-1 win over Cedar Rapids Prairie at Prairie High School Monday, May 1.
Regan Steigleder scored on what Coach David Rosenthal described as, “a beautifully-placed header over the out-charging Prairie Hawk keeper in the 30th minute,” with an assist by Rachel Olson. Emma Cooper scored twice for West with assists from Leah Rhodes and Jen Kuehn.