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September 3rd

Three charged with indecent exposure at Hawkeye Wildlife Area

SWISHER– A year-long effort to curtail illegal activities at the Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area in Johnson County has resulted in multiple charges being filed over the weekend by law enforcement officers for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Three individuals were charged and arrested on Sunday for indecent exposure.

Bee-eee-eef Days?

Passing bee swarm finds home at Beef Days

SOLON- Another year means another successful Solon Beef Days, but preparation for this year’s festivities became abuzz when a swarm of bees was spotted near the kids’ corner on Dubuque Street. Ron Puettmann, a Lake Macbride State Park manager and local bee keeper, was one of the first ones to notice the swarm.
“We were setting up the kids’ corner and I happened to look up and see a whole bunch of bees in the air, so we had everyone back away,” Puettmann said.

School board candidates make their case

School election Tuesday, Sept. 8

SOLON– Two seats are up for grabs during the Sept. 8 election for the Solon Community School District Board of Directors.
All four candidates in the race have provided the Solon Economist with responses to three questions about their background, their views on the district and their hopes in serving the district should they be elected to the board. Their responses appear unedited in this week’s edition.

Hawkeye preview

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
This is the final part of Hawkeye football preview 2015.
This week, I’ll look at the linebackers, defensive backs and special teams.

Linebackers

Let’s be honest, the linebackers struggled a lot last year.
Iowa gave up 65 big plays last fall. Not all of them were the linebackers’ fault, but when you have two freshmen starting as linebackers, Bo Bower and Josey Jewell, you can expect some growing pains.
The Hawks gave up an average of 168.3 yards on rushing defense last fall, sixth best in the Big Ten.

Support your local authors

My life, for many years, seems to have been blessed with Marys. It all began in the Solon schools where, sometime in the 1970s, I met Mary Ferryman, a local artist who volunteered to help with the Picture Presenter program we started at Lakeview Elementary.
I had been writing this column for some time when Mary invited me to attend a meeting of a writing group she belonged to. I had just had two of my short stories published in the short-lived “Iowa City Magazine” and was anxious to meet other writers who knew more about the ins-and-outs of getting things published.