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September 5th

New owners bring love of the game to the Lake MacBride Golf Club

Couple takes a shot at the golf industry

SOLON- Rich Currie recounts the best round of golf he’d ever played.
Almost.
After going out for a friendly game with a friend, Rich decided to call it quits at the 16th hole. The game had become too drawn out, too time consuming for him to continue; so with two holes left, the two threw in the towel. Afterward, Rich’s friend tallied up their scores, then looked at him in astonishment.
“He said ‘Dude, if you had finished, you probably would have broke 80!’” Rich said. “I could not believe it. I couldn’t believe I didn’t stay.”

Vote on $25.5 million bond Sept. 9

District emphasizes long term plan for four buildings;

SOLON– Let’s try to explain the vision for addressing growth in the Solon Community School District in less than 100 words:

Speed limit to 20 mph on Main St.

Solon slowing down

Council holds joint session with county

SOLON– Progress is slowing at city hall, and it’s not just the reduction of the speed limit from 25 to 20 miles per hour on Main Street approved by the city council at its Wednesday, Aug. 20, meeting.
The public hearing on the fire station addition was delayed due to emerging requirements for publication of the notice, and a resolution outlining payment terms for a temporary lift station for Windmill Estates Part 6 was passed without buy-in from the developer, extending the discussion.

A Win is a win

Hawk Talk

I’m sure plenty of Hawkeye fans out there are somewhat disappointed with Iowa’s 31-23 victory over the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) last Saturday.
Why was it so close?
Why didn’t we blow them out?
The simple answer is the UNI Panthers are pretty good.
They beat Iowa State last year.
Two years ago, they opened with Wisconsin and lost, 26-21.
UNI returned most of its defense, including three pretty good defensive backs.

Paul Steuri

Paul G. Steuri, 84, of Earlville died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family.
Funeral Services were Aug. 26 at Peace United Church of Christ in Monticello with Mike Cleeton officiating. Burial was at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque with military honors accorded.

Dorothy Luedtke

Dorothy Ann Luedtke, 87, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Linn Manor Center.
Service was held Sept. 12 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with Grant Hagen officiating. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Angelina Arnold

Angeline Ann Arnold, 77, passed away Aug. 21, 2014, at her residence in Mayhill, New Mexico, surrounded by her family.
She was born Aug. 26, 1936, in Walford, to Charles and Adeline Kadera.

Water over the dam

Walkin'

Free, men’s Oskgosh overalls, size 56, never worn, call…
I read this ad in the Keota Eagle shortly before pushing off for Oskaloosa on a dreary misty morning.
I always make it a point to read the local newspapers while on the road and have found some gems over the years. My favorite was one that read, “found $300 in the bank depository without a deposit slip call to tell us who you are.”
The ads exemplify one of the things I love about our bicycling trips; the people. Not only is it interesting to talk to someone new but we’ve received so much kindness from strangers it’s amazing.

The high cost of prosperity

Every year I try to make at least one pilgrimage to my husband’s hometown in northwest Iowa. There are friends and family there, and a little brick house that has been in the family for many generations since they arrived in Graettinger from Oklahoma in the ’20s. Not far from the Minnesota border, there are several lovely glacial lakes within a few minutes’ drive from the town. The soil is black and rich– some of the best farm land in the world– fields of corn and beans stretch, lush and healthy, for miles.

August 28th

Johnson County response agencies band together for armored vehicle

Another tool in the Toolbox

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
JOHNSON COUNTY– It’s just another tool in the toolbox for law enforcement personnel, or so said Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek about the MRAP (Mine-Resistant, Ambush Protected) truck his department and five other law enforcement agencies across the county jointly obtained.