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Archive - Aug 29, 2011

Date

Flag football and soccer registrations due Aug. 31

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for flag football and soccer for the upcoming fall.
Registration forms can be found online at www.solon-iowa.com and were delivered to grades kindergarten through sixth grade at the Solon Community School District during the first day of classes. Soccer will be offered to kids beginning at age 4 and including up to sixth grade, while flag football will be offered to kids beginning at age 5 and including up to sixth graders. Registration deadline is Aug. 31.

Spartan Fund Run: for Solon’s classrooms

SOLON– The Spartan Fund Run is Sept. 17. Both online registration and paper copy are available on the school’s registration website under “Spartan Fund Run,” the event website at www.spartanfundrun.com, as well as in each school office, and at various locations around town. This is the 10th anniversary and to celebrate, the race route has been changed and moisture wick shirts are available. For additional fun, runners can choose to participate as a team and their team name will be printed on each shirt.

SUMC serving up Hawkeye home cooking

SOLON– The Solon United Methodist Church will again be serving lunch before all Iowa Hawkeye home football games this season, beginning Saturday, Sept. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church invites the public to join in for food and fellowship. Eat-in and carry-out will be available and orders can be taken by phone.

Area family donates toward accessible pier

JOHNSON COUNTY– One long-time Solon-area family will memorialize its father and help many future park users for years to come.
The family of Leon Cooper has donated over $2,000 to aid in the construction of a handicapped-accessible fishing pier to be built on the 27-acre lake at F.W. Kent Park near Oxford.

The school board election is Sept. 13

Meet your school board candidates

SOLON– There will be three choices to fill two seats.
Voters in the Solon Solon Community School District (SCSD) will decide Tuesday, Sept. 13, on two members for the district’s board of education.
Incumbent Dean Martin will be seeking re-election, while Dan Coons and Jeremiah Sinnwell are also seeking seats. The candidates will be running to fill two at-large seats for the expiring terms of current board members Martin and Tim Brown.
All three candidates were presented with a set of three brief questions by the Economist and asked to respond.
Here are their replies:

Dan Coons

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Hawk Talk

This is the final preview of Hawkeye football 2011.
This week I’ll look at the middle linebackers, the secondary and the special teams.

When James Morris (6-2, 227) started practicing last fall as a true freshman, he knew he would have a shot at playing on special teams.
James, who will be a sophomore, did that the first couple of games until injuries took their toll at the linebacker position.

Marcella Sovers

Marcella A. Sovers, 89 of Solon, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Aug. 25, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Burial followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa City.

Bessie Konecny

Bessie B. Konecny, 92, of Ely, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. Service was held Aug. 24 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in Rogers Grove Cemetery, near Ely.
Bessie was born March 27, 1919, the daughter of Joe and Anna (Kubichek) Binko in Ely. She married Charles Frank Konecny on Dec. 16, 1953. Bessie and Charlie farmed in the Ely area all their lives. She enjoyed time spent farming, taking care of her flowers and garden as well as cooking.
Bessie is survived by her daughter, Patty Konecny of Cedar Rapids.