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July 2nd

Solon Booster’s bash golf outing on Aug. 17

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club will be sponsoring the 13th annual Booster Bash Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Lake Macbride Golf Course. The event is open to anyone interested in supporting the student athletes of the Solon Community School District. Don Ellis, 12-year event organizer, has turned the reigns over to a new committee whose primary goal continues to be raising funds to support Solon athletics. This year’s fundraising proceeds will be used to purchase a new set of weight racks for the weight room.

Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Macbride

SOLON– Celebrate Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Macbride at dark.
The Fourth of July boat parade will start at the Lake Macbride causeway at 4 p.m. Please come and decorate your boat. Rain date is Saturday, July 6.
Donations toward the fireworks are welcome and can be sent to: Mark Ramsey, 1598 Spartan Cir. NE, Solon, IA 52333.

Solon’s Dinosaur Man

SOLON– He is a father of four and the father of a U.S. patented invention. A veteran Navy officer, he has flown in Dr. Tom Dooley’s helicopter and was on the last American ship to leave Vietnam after evacuating refugees from north to south as the Korean conflict wound down. He has schooled many on the mastery of industrial arts, from high school and college students to convicted prisoners. The product of his woodworking artistry can be seen in everything from funeral homes and library buildings to iconic rural barns and decorous churches.

Prime Time in NL

Hawk Talk

Prime Time is back in North Liberty for its 27th year. It is the longest running summer league in the U.S. and the main reason is Randy Larson, who not only runs the league, but coaches as well.
I remember watching him as a player-coach when the league started.
Randy and I are the same age, so I’ve always been impressed with his energy and passion for Hawkeye basketball.
I went to some of those games at City High when the league first started. There were two gyms and they both were hot.
I saw Chris Street, Jess Settles and even former Hawkeye football player Willie Guy play.

Tony Yerkes

Tony Yerkes, 56, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from natural causes. Funeral services were held June 29 at First Christian Church in Vinton with the Rev. Connie Wacht officiating. Private burial will be at a later date in the Brandon Cemetery.
Tony was born Nov. 20, 1956, in Vinton, to Richard and Judy Walker Kearns and was adopted at a young age by Gale Yerkes. He graduated from Washington High School in Vinton in 1975 and worked for many years at DC Taylor Co. In recent years, he worked at PMX Industries.

Fay Wiethorn

Fay Joann Wiethorn, 68, Monona, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at her home in Monona, following a long, courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Ione Audrey Sostak

Ione Audrey Sostak, 76, of Laurie, Mo., passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Laurie Care Center.
She was born March 2, 1937, in Sandstone, Minn., a daughter of the late Hubert and Florence Anderson Christopherson. On June 2, 1956, in Askov, Minn., she was united in marriage to Gerald R. “Jerry” Sostak, who preceded her in death on June 5, 2013.
Ione retired from Kmart as an office manager and bookkeeper after many years of employment.
She was a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie where she served as past president of the Lady Elks.

Maynard Hebl

Maynard George Hebl, 78, of Iowa City, passed away on Sunday, June 23 near his home after a farm accident.
Mass of Christian Burial was June 29 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, followed by graveside military rites at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Johnson County 4-H and Iowa City West High Booster Club.

Delbert J. Havel

Delbert J. Havel, 84, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Grinnell Christian Church. Cremation followed the service at the Smith Cremation Center in Grinnell.
Memorials may be directed to Grinnell Regional Hospice or to St. Francis Manor in Grinnell and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, IA 50112.

Douglas Foster

Douglas Craig Foster, 62, of North Liberty, passed away at his home Monday, June 24, 2013, surrounded by family. As were his wishes, he was cremated. A celebration of life was held at the family farm on June 27.