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Archive - 2013

February 6th

Marilyn Jean Swails

Marilyn Jean Swails, 85, longtime resident of Coralville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, under the compassionate care of Mercy Hospice. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial following at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Food For Thought

Language changes

I marvel, almost daily, at the complexity and simplicity of our language. It seems to be a sort of magic that all the books, newspapers, movie scripts, poems, love letters and grocery lists are simply various combinations of those twenty-six little symbols that make up our alphabet. Even with the abuses and misuses, they seem to manage to communicate our thoughts amazingly well.

January 29th

St. John Lutheran joins “One Billion Rising” Feb. 14

ELY– Ely joins the global campaign One Billion Rising to stop violence against women and girls. Feb. 14 is to be V-Day’s largest day of action ever.
On Feb. 14 at 5 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church and the wider community will join with activists around the world for One Billion Rising, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

Gateway Rotary to host soup supper Feb. 1

ELY– Gateway Rotary is holding their annual Soup Supper on Friday, Feb. 1, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Prairie High School cafeteria. Come and enjoy great chili or chicken noodle soup while listening to the Jasmine Band. There will also be a huge bake sale and free door prize drawings throughout the evening. Raffle tickets can be purchased before or during the event. Proceeds go to support projects like Prairie Edge K-12 and Alternative HS, PrairieWood Transition Center, Pages For Hope and area community projects. Tickets can be purchased in advance by going to www.gatewayrotary.org.

Big OT win for girls

Lady Spartans take down Mid-Prairie, 49-46

SOLON– That was a good win.
The Solon Lady Spartans upended the No. 8 team in Class 3A over the weekend, taking the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks to overtime for a 49-46 win Saturday in Wellman.
Solon used a second quarter surge to take an 8-point lead at half, 29-21, but was held to 15 second half points and the two teams were knotted at 44 after regulation.
The Lady Spartans outscored Mid-Prairie 5-2 in overtime to seal the victory.

Spartans clamp down

Boys complete six-game stretch with one loss

SOLON– The Spartans outscored their opponents 170-124 last week, picking up three more victories and avenging an earlier loss.
Solon’s boys defeated West Delaware, Central Clinton of DeWitt and Mid-Prairie to move their record to 13-3.
But it wasn’t all peaches and cream.
Against West Delaware on the road, the Spartans had a lead of 20 points but won by single digits, 58-49.
“They just wouldn’t go away,” head coach Brad Randall said. Buoyed by some crucial 3-pointers by senior Austin M. Miller, Solon’s boys fended off a late charge in the fourth during which they were outscored 19-13.

Old Gold Menu

Wed Jan 30:
LS turkey tetrazzini, mixed green salad w/assorted dressings, tropical fruit, ice cream cup.

Thu Jan 31:
LS roast pork, oven brown potatoes, broccoli, fruited yogurt, poke cake. BINGO.

Fri., Feb. 1:
Swiss steak, baked potato half with sour cream, fruited gelatin, pineapple upside-down cake. Cards.

Mon., Feb. 4:
Potato crusted fish, Rice Florentine, Nantucket blend vegetables, Mandarin oranges, frosted banana bar.

Tue., Feb. 5:
Pork cutlet, garlic mashed potatoes, spinach au gratin, tropical fruit, pudding.

Wed., Feb. 6:

Solon Community School District audit released for 2011-12

SOLON– Nolte, Cornman & Johnson P.C. today released an audit report on the Solon Community School District (SCSD).
The district’s revenues totaled $16,439,050 for the year ended June 30, 2012, a 2.13 percent increase from the prior year. Revenues included unrestricted state grants of $5,013,376, local tax of $7,144,344, operating grants, contributions, and restricted interest of $2,080,417, charges for service of $1,886,367, nonspecific program federal grants of $237,307, unrestricted interest of $21,595 and other general revenues of $55,644.

Solon Public Library

Friends of the library used book sale Feb. 2

SAL Kettle fried chicken dinner Saturday, Feb. 9

SOLON– The Solon Sons of the American Legion will hold their famous kettle-fried chicken dinner on Saturday, Feb. 9, serving from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Take-out is available. For $8 adults, $4 kids (6-12) the menu includes delicious kettle-fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, oven baked beans, bread and butter, dessert, and coffee, milk or lemonade. Children five and under eat free.