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Archive - Jul 2012

Date

July 16th

Movie Clips

Please note that the library will be closing at 2 pm on Friday, July 20, and will be closed all day on Saturday, July 21, for Beef Days. So, if you want some movies for the weekend, plan accordingly.

“Where the Wild Things Are” (2009, PG, Family/Adventure/Drama) An adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world– a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler.

New sign in library’s future

Preliminary work has begun near the driveway entrance of the library in preparation for installation of an LED message sign. To date, work crews have moved a parking lot light and buried the electrical service. The sign made of brick and sporting the library name and logo will make a substantial statement. The LED message will be used to announce library activities and events including holiday parties, book sales, Summer Reading Program events and pertinent city information as well.

Outdoor Events Center now “Spartan Stadium”

By B. Adam Burke
Solon Economist
SOLON– School board members and administrators didn’t have to look far for the official name of the structure that’s now formerly known as the Outdoor Events Center.
By unanimous vote, the throwback title “Spartan Stadium” will be used to denote Solon’s multi-million dollar field. The construction is still on schedule for the Spartan football team’s home opener, set for Friday, Aug. 24, versus Mount Vernon.

Table to Table to the rescue

IOWA CITY– The reach of an Iowa City-based food recovery organization now extends to Solon with the opening of the Solon Food Pantry on June 4.
Table to Table (T2T), a non-profit organization that rescues food from Hy-Vee, New Pioneer Co-op, farmers’ markets, the Iowa Memorial Union, and two dozen other restaurants and markets, last year diverted 500 tons of foodstuffs from the landfill to empty stomachs in Johnson and Cedar County.
The group runs routes daily, receiving spot reports about extra food from donors with always-changing shelf stock.

Towncrest Pharmacy announces plan for Solon store

SOLON– It didn’t take long to fill the void.
Just over a month after the June 2 closing of Solon Drug, a new pharmacy has announced plans to open up shop in Solon.
Randy McDonough and Mike Deninger, co-owners of Towncrest Pharmacy in Iowa City, confirmed Monday they have entered into a lease for 1,500 square feet of space in Jordan Creek Plaza off Highway 1 on Solon’s south side.
Solon Towncrest Pharmacy is scheduled to open Nov. 1 at the latest, McDonough said.

Too dry to burn

JOHNSON COUNTY– Johnson County is currently under a ban against open burning.
The State Fire Marshal’s office issued a proclamation on Thursday, July 12, stating that open burning is now prohibited in Johnson County until further notice, when local fire departments determine that conditions dangerous to life or property no longer exists.
In laymen’s turns, that would be when the parched and crisp foliage finally gets a good drink of rain.

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Hawk Talk

Trisha Nesbitt and Jaime Printy first met when they played AAU basketball in the summer of their junior year.
“I knew Jaime before we were teammates on AAU but I didn’t get to really know her until we played on the same team,” said Trisha. “Then we became really close, and then the next year was when we played against each other in the semifinals at state.”
Trisha’s team, Ames High School, knocked of Linn-Mar and Jaime in overtime.
They became teammates in the fall of 2009.

Diana Sokol

Diana S. Sokol, 67, formerly of Coralville, died peacefully on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at her home in Marion. Graveside Services were held July 11 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Diana was born April 10, 1945, in Iowa City, the daughter of Wayne and Mildred (Abbott) Rowe. She attended City High School. On Feb. 14, 1970, Diana married Victor Sokol; they later divorced. Victor died in 2002. Diana was employed for 34 years at Sheller Globe, retiring in 2002. She volunteered at the Iowa City Animal Shelter.

Amy Neustrom

Amy Neustrom, 52, of Coralville, chose to be with her Lord on Friday, July 6, 2012. A celebration of Amy’s Life was held July 11 at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City.
Instead of flowers, her family requests that memorials be directed to the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation.
Amy was born July 7, 1959, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Michael Richard and Doris “Jackie” (Jackson) Finn. Amy married Kirk Neustrom on Oct. 10, 1987, in Iowa City.
Local survivors include her daughter, Sarah (Josh) Poggenpohl of North Liberty.