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September 5th

UMC football lunch Sept. 8 benefits Solon Habitat

SOLON– Solon United Methodist Church will host a football luncheon before the Iowa Hawkeye football game on Saturday, Sept. 8, beginning at 8 a.m. All are welcome.
Proceeds will be going to the Solon Habitat for Humanity project. Please come, enjoy the food, support the Habitat project.

Fund Run Sept. 15

SOLON– The next Spartan Fund Run is Saturday, Sept. 15, with start times at 8 a.m. for half mile and one mile; 8:30 a.m. start for 5K, 10K and teams.
Running rain or shine.
Registration available on the school website or getmeregistered.com. Registrations will also be taken the same day as the race. Food/drink and prizes/medals after the race. Prices vary, but are on the registration form.

Spartan stadium dedication Sept. 7

The Solon Community School District is planning a formal dedication of the Spartan Stadium at the home football game against Mount Pleasant on Friday, Sept. 7. The ceremony will include the formal dedication of the press box, named for former Solon coach Ed Hansen, as well as recognition of several businesses, organizations and individual contributors. The ceremony is expected to begin at approximately 7 p.m., prior to the start of the varsity contest.

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Hawk Talk

There were three things that I had to ask myself after Iowa’s opening game against Northern Illinois:
1. Did Iowa look good? I would have to say not really.
2. Can the Hawkeyes get better? Oh yeah…a lot better.
3. Did they win? Barely, 19-18 but a win is a win.
For 57 minutes and 35 seconds, Iowa seemed to be behind the eight ball. They trailed 17-12 but the Hawks’ final drive, aided by a great punt and great defense, finished off the Huskies with Damon Bullock’s 23-yard touchdown with 2:15 left in the game.

Bobby Lockeby

Bobby R. Lockeby, 77, of Iowa City, formerly of Solon, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A gathering and reception for family and friends was held Aug. 30 at the primitive camp ground in Lake Macbride State Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bobby Lockeby Memorial Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to his family via email to jwalls1@slu.edu.

Eleanor T. Donohue

Eleanor T. Donohue, 92, of Coralville, and formerly of Cosgrove, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Sept. 1 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice.
Eleanor was born Oct. 28, 1919, in Cosgrove, the daughter of Edward and Mary Ellen (Murphy) McCabe.

Patrick W. Buckley

Patrick W. Buckley, 55, of Solon died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon, with the Rev. James Vrba officiating. Burial was at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Solon.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the CTCA (Cancer Treatment Center of America c/o Midwestern Regional Medical Center, 2520 Elisha Avenue, Zion, Ill. 60099. Online condolences may be sent for Pat’s family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Walkin'

The one-legged chicken my cousin Mike and his spouse Darlene cooked on their grill sums up about how I feel about my relatives in Wisconsin and the dairy state in general.
As I detailed last week, my brother and I drove Mom and Dad to Wittenberg (population 1,177) recently for a quick family reunion over a couple of beers with aunts, uncles and later, a few cousins.
Mike and Dar have interesting stories.

Food For Thought

I’ve often thought that the new year should begin in September rather than the middle of the winter. As a child, September seemed to be the beginning of new things. School started. I think I looked forward to school more than I did to Christmas or my birthday. When school started, so many things about my life changed. There were new clothes, new shoes– stiff and brown and sure to cause blisters after a summer of sandals and bare feet.