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September 17th

Legion Auxiliary to host spaghetti supper fundraiser Sept. 24

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Auxiliary will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper on Wednesday, Sept. 24, serving from 4:30 until 7 p.m., at the Legion hall.
The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children, and children under 5 eat free.
The all-you-can-eat meal includes spaghetti, homemade sauce, garlic bread, green tossed salad, assorted dressings, homemade desserts, milk and lemonade.
Proceeds are for merit awards for Solon 2015 graduating seniors.

Sts. Peter & Paul to host annual Fall Fun Auction Sunday, Sept. 21

SOLON– The Sts. Peter & Paul Historical Foundation will host its annual Fall Fun Auction Sunday, Sept. 21, beginning at 11 a.m. at the church hall and chapel, 1165 Taft Ave. NE, rural Solon.
A grilled pork sandwich luncheon, kolache sale and the silent auction will begin at 11 a.m., with a live auction starting at 1 p.m. Raffle drawings will be held after the live auction, including the quilt raffle, which this year will feature a 73” by 64” daisy chain created and sewn by Kylie Holubar.

City to borrow against future TIF funds for Main Street property

Villas of Jordan Creek site plan approved

SOLON– The City Council is going to borrow from itself to buy the property at 120 W. Main St., and then tear it down.
At its regular business meeting on Sept. 3, council members and Mayor Steve Stange explained why.
The price of the property could go up, and the site is ideally located to make parking for a potential expansion of the fire station. Council members moved to purchase it now.
Council members also gave contingent approval to a site plan for Villas of Jordan Creek Part 2.
The action began with a public hearing on the Main Street property adjacent to Solon City Hall.

Voters say yes to Bond Issue

71% support for $25.5 million bond issue for middle school, auditorium

SOLON– In September 2000, 71 percent of district voters approved a $7.6 million school bond issue to build a new high school.
In September 2014, 71 percent of district voters approved a $25.5 million school bond issue to build a new middle school and performing arts center.
Seventy-one percent approval.
Both times.

Patricia Weller

Patricia Ann Weller, 77, of Coralville died peacefully Sept. 5, 2014, following a long illness. Funeral Services to celebrate Patty’s life were Sept. 9 at the North Liberty Methodist Church with the Rev. Alecia Williams officiating. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. Memorials may be directed to Mercy Hospice of Cedar Rapids.

Rose Vondracek

Rose Ann (Koppes) Vondracek, 70, of Fairfax, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in her home surrounded by her family. Celebration of Life Services were held Sept. 10 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Glenn Hunt presiding. A private family inurnment was at Anderson Cemetery in Swisher.

Barbara Lee

Kimberly “Kim” Jean Edler, 53, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Services were Sept. 11 at First Church of the Open Bible, by the Rev. Dan Sanford. Burial was in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport.
Kim is survived by her brother, Jim (Linda) Edler of Pensacola, Florida; her sister-in-law, Linda Edler of North Liberty; her nieces and nephews; her great-nephews; her cousins; and Marsha, who was like a sister to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister; and a brother, Richard.

Gladys Hanna

Gladys Leone Hanna, 92, a resident of the Promise House of Hiawatha, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at the care center. Funeral Service was held Sept. 15 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Marion. Burial was at Springville Cemetery.
Survivors include her sons, Dean (Mary) Hanna of Marion, and Dale (Jackie) Hanna of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Todd (Michelle) Hanna of Ely, Krista (Vance) Swisher of Stewartville, Minnesota, and Lauren (Nathan) Vondra of East Dubuque; great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Wayne Griffioen

Wayne A. Griffioen, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Services were held on Sept. 13 at the Oakland Church of Nazarene, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. David King. Burial was at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Patricia; his children, Mark (Lyn) Griffioen of Swisher, Danny (Dawn Siemering) Griffioen and Sherri (Bonn) Hawkins, all of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; and sister, Arlene Drees of Hammond, Indiana.

Iowa, no fly over state

Shut out by a trail closure toward Winterset, our bicycle trip turned north to an overnight in Johnston and then to Ames, where we stayed two nights.
We used the off day to visit the Reiman Gardens for Sabra and a brewpub for me.