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Solon dancers join Bullwinkle on Broadway

Solon dance team members perform in the Macy’s parade

SOLON– Last November, three young Solon women had a chance to taste a slice of life in the Big Apple.
And it was sweet.
It wasn’t just the average school trip or family vacation, either. These ladies were invited to participate in one of the nation’s time-honored holiday traditions, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Easter brunch

Eight-month-old Tannor Ostrander of Solon samples a plastic egg while taking a leisurely crawl through the toddler field of the Solon Optimist Club’s Easter Egg Hunt Sunday. The event was rescheduled to April 7 after inclement weather wiped out the original date, and as a result the turnout was a little light.

Council moving ahead with city hall design

SOLON– A Cedar Rapids engineering firm has been selected to design Solon’s new city hall.
At a March 20 meeting, city council members approved $3,050 in architectural services for Design Dynamics, Inc. for a design concept, and a full presentation was tentatively scheduled for special council meeting Monday, March 15.

Hawk Talk

No NIT champ

Iowa basketball season came to an end last week at Madison Square Garden with a 74-54 loss to the Baylor Bears.
The Hawks picked a bad time to go cold in their shooting as they hit only 26 percent for the game and missed at least 12 point-blank baskets.
That’s their lowest shooting percentage this season.
I’ve been doing an informal pool asking my friends if they would rather have Iowa make a deep run in the NIT or lose in the first or second round of the NCAA tournament.
Most of them agree with me that it’s fun to see the Hawks win and keep playing, like they did in New York.

Jennie Grimm

Jennie Crawford Herdliska Grimm, 94, died peacefully Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. Funeral services were held April 3 at North English Christian Church with interment at North English Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established for the North English Christian Church, the English Valley Care Center, and Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.

Douglas Hahn

Douglas E. Hahn, 68, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center. A celebration of Doug’s life was April 6 at the Avacentre at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Doug was born April 1, 1945, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Robert and Dorothy (Check) Hahn. Doug was born with autism and at the age of 12 moved to Woodward State Hospital. In 1987, he moved back to Cedar Rapids in a Discovery Living Inc. group home, making this his permanent home. He was one of the inspirations for the Association of Retarded Children (Arc).

Joyce Jasper

Joyce Elaine Jasper, 77, of High Amana, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. A memorial service will be held at a later time.

Pauline Novotny

Pauline Hazel Novotny, 84, of rural Swisher, died peacefully at home on Monday, April 1, 2013, surrounded by her family. She lived a vibrant and happy life, full of laughter and simple joys. Funeral Mass was held April 5 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial was in Blain Cemetery, rural Swisher. Pauline was born to Jerry and Hazel Stepanek on Aug. 15, 1928, on a farm about a half-mile from where she passed on. She had graduated from Shueyville High School when a handsome young man caught her eye.

Lois Walkner

Lois L. Walkner, 81, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Mercy Medical Center. There will be no service or viewing according to her wishes. Lois was cremated.

Kenneth Zangerle

Kenneth Zangerle, 76, of Hopkinton, died at his home on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Funeral services were held April 4 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Hopkinton, with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery. Father John Kremer officiated.