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Archive - Aug 2011

Date

August 1st

Solon Public Library anniversary celebration offers special events

SOLON– The Solon Public Library will be hosting a series of special events the week of Aug. 14-21 in honor of the library building’s 10th anniversary.
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Annie Wilcox, a speaker from Barnes & Noble, will discuss “What’s New?” in the literary world. Topics will cover new releases, books you might be interested in that are not on the “Best Seller List”, books from Iowa authors and just fun reads.

Solon Retirement Village seeks TIF assistance from city

SOLON– The city is willing to sign away five years of revenue, but not 10.
At least that was the impression given after the Solon Retirement Village made application for 10 years of property tax reimbursement for the new Alzheimer’s and skilled nursing additions which are currently under construction.
At a July 19 city council meeting, Solon Retirement Village made formal application for Tax Increment Finance (TIF) assistance, seeking to have property taxes generated by the $2.9 million project reimbursed on a gradual scale over 10 years.

Solon council: Main Street site too costly

SOLON– It took only a week for the members of the Solon City Council to decide against pursuing a recently-available Main Street location.
After independently visiting the location, 100 W. Main St., and having the city engineer and building inspector do the same, council members determined renovation costs and other concerns have ruled out the building known as the “Candy Store” as a possible city hall site.
After learning that estimated renovation costs could be as high as a half-million dollars, council members decided during a special session last week they would pass on the property.

Solon Library to celebrate building’s

The Solon Public Library will be hosting a series of special events the week of Aug. 14-21 in honor of the library building’s 10th anniversary.

James Welsh

James Vincent Welsh, 84, of Williamsburg, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011, surrounded by his children, from kidney failure at Marengo Memorial Hospital. He had been ill for several months. Funeral mass was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg July 28, with burial following at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Holbrook.

Kathleen “Kathy” Rios

Kathleen “Kathy” Rios, 62, of Solon, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at UIHC following a brief illness.
Funeral Services were Monday, Aug. 1, at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin with Rev. Bev. Marshall-Goodell officiating. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tiffin. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
Kathy was born Dec. 31, 1948, in Iowa City, the daughter of Edmund “Ned” and Ada (Bowman) Langenberg. She was a 1967 graduate of Clear Creek High School. On April 6, 1974, Kathy married Henry Rios Jr. in Iowa City.

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HELP WANTED

Technician for set up of new tractors and mowers. Also light mechanical work and warehousing. Full time, uniforms, Health, IRA. City Tractor Co. North Liberty. 319-665-6500. 8/3

Walkin'

This time of year Buzz, my 12-year-old hound, likes to spend the last few minutes of the night in the backyard barking at nothing in particular.

Food For Thought

My dad’s father had died quite young of tuberculosis, soon after my dad graduated from high school. An immigrant from Norway, as a young man it seems he had been a bit of a dreamer; poetic, musical, a man who made violins as a hobby, and was the only photographer in the small Wisconsin town where my father grew up. He and my grandmother ran a grocery store with the help of their children. A large photo portrait of a handsome but sober-faced man was all I knew of my Grandpa Hanson.

School supply fundraiser in progress through August

JOHNSON COUNTY– Imagine starting school without a pencil or a package of markers like all of the other kids have. For some children in Johnson County, the first day of school is yet another reminder that they don’t have all the tools they need to succeed.
Forever Green Garden Center, 125 Forevergreen Rd., Coralville, will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of plants from Aug. 1-15 to ToGather Together to purchase school supplies for students in need in Johnson County.