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show case

Solon’s instrumental and vocal music programs take the stage in a group concert

Solon’s instrumental and vocal music programs take the stage in a group concert

For the love of it

Ellis honored for 20 years as “The Voice of the Spartans”

SOLON– Don Ellis loves sports. He loves Solon. He especially loves Solon Spartans sports. For 20 years, he’s been the guy sitting next to the official scorekeeper and the scoreboard operator with a microphone in his hand doing the announcing at Solon High School sporting events.

Tiny twirlies

The Tiny Kix class from Just For Kix dance studio in North Liberty finishes a routine at the Solon Dance Spectacular 2013 on Feb. 15. The 4- and 5-year-olds pictured are Olivia Fuller, Addison Wagner, Rachel Mundt, Kynzly Farr and Ella Keune. (photo by Lori Lindner)

Hawk Talk

Hawk men split

The Hawkeye men took on both Indiana teams last week, hosting Purdue last Wednesday and traveling to Indiana on Saturday.
The Boilermaker game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, which Iowa won 58-48, was one of those grind-it-out games that wasn’t a lot of fun to watch… unless you were an Iowa fan.
It didn’t help that Mike Gesell was out with a stress fracture. He has averaged the most minutes since the Big Ten season started and might be back for the Big Ten Tournament.
Devyn Marble looked good taking over the point. He had 18 points, four assists and only three turnovers in 29 minutes.

Marilyn Brown

Marilyn Brown of Iowa City passed peacefully from this earth Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at her home. Memorial services were held March 2 at First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, with the Rev. Sam Massey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church or Iowa City Hospice.

Karen Lowman

Karen E. Lowman, 68, of North Liberty, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.
A service celebrating Karen’s life was held March 2 at the First United Church of North Liberty. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Karen’s name can be made to the NICU Gift Fund, UI Foundation, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52240, to continue to support the many children she shared her love with. Online condolences can be sent to their family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Glenn Swenka

Glenn A. Swenka, 52, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 25, 2013, at UIHC from complications following a courageous battle with a long-term illness. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Following a March 2 visitation in Solon, there was a celebration of life in memory of Glenn at the Dawg House in Oxford.
Glenn was born Aug. 24, 1960, the son of Edward and Mary B. (Klima) Swenka. He was raised on the family farm in Oxford, and graduated from Clear Creek Community High School in 1978.

Dorothy Vesely

Dorothy M. Vesely, 76, of Iowa City, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at her home.

Walkin'

Barney and his gun

Barney almost shot me by accident, twice.
The year was 1970, and I was working the night shift on the loading dock of the Marshall Fields Department Store in the Woodfield Mall outside of Chicago. I unloaded semi trailers as they arrived and then sorted the packages into two-dozen piles, one each for the drivers who delivered them the next day.

Food For Thought

Bored to death

One of my good neighbors and I were chatting on the phone. You know how that goes– one topic leads to another and, before you know it, you’ve covered everything from recipes to politics, gardening to retirement, the flu epidemic to wind farms. I wish I could record such conversations because they often leave many things unfinished and, if I could follow them through to their conclusions, I’d probably get a month’s worth of columns out of one conversation.