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Archive - 2014

May 22nd

Solon district to host Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast May 23

SOLON– The Solon Community School District will host its 2013-14 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Friday, May 23, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Lakeview Elementary Media Center.
If you have volunteered for the school district during the past school year, please feel free to attend as a token of the district’s gratitude.

Friends of St. Bridget’s Memorial Day Mass Monday, May 26

SOLON– The Friends of St. Bridget’s Foundation announces that a Memorial Day Mass for Veterans and deceased loved ones will be offered at St. Bridget’s Cemetery on Monday May 26, at 9 a.m. The church and cemetery are located at 2136 St Bridget’s Road NE, Solon (take Highway 1 to Morse Road.) All are welcome. Please bring your lawn chairs. In case of rain, Mass will be held in the church.

51st Solon volunteer firefighters breakfast Sunday, May 25

SOLON– The Solon Fire Department will host its 51st Annual Solon Firefighter’s Breakfast from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, at the Solon Fire Station, 131 N. Iowa St.
The breakfast is all-you-can-eat and the menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, patty sausage, sliced ham, milk and coffee. Cost is free for preschool children, $4 for children 12 and younger and $6 for adults. For more information, call 319-624-2386.

Mehaffey Bridge work underway

Expect delays through the summer

JOHNSON COUNTY– Mehaffey Bridge Road is getting a facelift, and road officials want the public to be prepared.
North Liberty and Johnson County staff members and project engineers hosted an open house at South Slope in North Liberty on Tuesday, May 13, to answer questions about the upcoming roadwork.

Give your parents a hug

Dalton Ferguson gives his mother Diane a hug as his father Mike waits his turn during the commencement ceremony for Solon High School’s Class of 2014, held Sunday in the high school gymnasium. It was the largest graduating class in the school’s history. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Hawkeye Women

Hawk Talk

Part ii

Last week, I talked to first-year assistant coach Lacey Goldwire about the regular season for the Iowa Hawkeye women’s basketball team.
This week, we’ll look at the Big Ten Tournament, the NCAA Tournament, returning players and new recruits.
The Hawks finished 27-9, 11-5 in the Big Ten, which tied Purdue for fourth place.

Lavera Nielsen

LaVera “Vera” Wilhelmina Nielsen, 86, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Celebration of Life services were held May 12 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids with burial following in Lisbon Cemetery.
Vera was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Bert T. and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Augusta (Lerch) Ward. Vera was united in marriage to Donald Lown in 1945, they were later divorced. She married Jim Paul in 1958 until his death in 1964. Vera was then united in marriage to Jim Nielsen in 1972 until his death in 1986.

Harold Moffit

Harold Elroy Moffit, 78, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Manor Care in Cedar Rapids. A Celebration of Life Service was held May 16, at the Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North English. Elder Alan Trumpold officiated. Burial was in the Piersol Cemetery, rural North English. A general memorial fund has been established.

Robert Lary

Robert “Bob” George Lary, 80, of Muscatine, died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Lutheran Homes. Celebration of Life Service was held May 17 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Graveside Services were held on May 19 at the Oakhill Cemetery in Central City. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Bob’s favorite charities were the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Disabled American Veterans.

Margie Knoedel

Margie Ann Knoedel, 63, of Bloomington, died peacefully on Friday, May 9, 2014. Margie was born July 24, 1950, to Joseph and Marguerite Knoedel of Iowa City. Margie attended City High and went on to earn her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Iowa. Most of her library career was spent at the Hennepin County Library System. She held many positions and retired as principal librarian. Margie will be remembered for her kindness, her infectious laughter, her thoughtfulness, and the joy and love she brought to others.