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June 14th

Solon school audit released

SOLON– Nolte, Cornman and Johnson P.C. today released an audit report on the Solon Community School District in Solon, Iowa.
The district’s revenues totaled $19,582,705 for the year ended June 30, 2016, a 6.66 percent increase from the prior year.

Johnson County Archers’ 3D shoot at Macbride Nature area June 17-18

NORTH LIBERTY– Join other archery enthusiasts at Johnson County Archers’ annual 40 Target 3D Shoot on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area (2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE).
The shooting is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday. There will be 20-plus targets set up on several courses and 40 arrows total. Door prizes, raffles, food, novelties and custom targets will be included. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for kids.

Senior Advocates bus trip to Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge June 22

SOLON– The Senior Advocates are scheduling a charter bus trip Thursday, June 22, to the Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge, in Prairie City, 20 miles east of Des Moines. The bus leaves the Solon Recreation and Nature Area at 9:30 a.m., lunch will be at Giorgio’s, in Colfax, with arrival at the refuge around 1 p.m. A 5-mile bus drive through the area will provide a view of the herd of 75 bison and 25 elk living within the refuge. The prairie is a natural habitat for a diversity of grassland birds, wildflowers and perhaps a monarch butterfly or two.

Shueyville High School Alumni Association in need of help

SWISHER– The Shueyville High School Alumni Association is looking for people who attended Jefferson and Monroe Townships’ grade schools to assist in maintaining the history of schools in the area. Each year an annual banquet is held.
If interested in attending the banquet or more information, contact Kathryn Birky at kmbirky@southslope.net, 321 Jefferson Ave. SW in Swisher or by calling 319-857-5305.

"Making Alzheimer's A Memory" Dinner and Dance

Wednesday, June 21, 4-8 p.m.
Palmer House Stable
Catering by Hy-Vee
Music by the Mill Creek Band
Tickets: $25 each, includes meal, entertainment and a commemorative T-shirt.
For information about the support group, questions regarding the event, or to purchase tickets to the Making Alzheimer’s a Memory Dinner and Dance, call Jacobi Feckers at 319-624-3492 (work) or 319-930-5484 (cell) or email
nursingadmin@solonretirementvillage.com.

Renovated St. Mary auditorium to feature two levels of residential

Added parking solves problems

Council informally approves revised Solon Lofts & Commons plan

SOLON– It’s all about the parking.
It was a decidedly different tone as members of the Solon City Council considered a revised plan to renovate the old St. Mary auditorium into a mix of residential and commercial uses.
In January, after a terse exchange between developer Bill Wittig and Mayor Steve Stange, the council voted down a site plan for Solon Lofts & Commons citing the lack of off-street parking provided.
At a June 7 meeting, the differences were apparently all ironed out.

Solon Retirement Village seeks support for palliative care unit

SOLON– The Solon Retirement Village (SRV) is in the process of applying for a certificate of need, from the state, to add a four-bed palliative care unit to the campus. As part of the application process, letters of support are being requested from the following groups/individuals with a hard deadline of Wednesday, June 21.
It is recommended applicants obtain as many support letters as possible, including letters from the following:
• Family members of individuals who had to leave the community in recent years for end-of-life care.
• Current residents of SRV or their family members.

Lauren Whitehead takes seat on Solon council

Solon Mayor Steve Stange administers the oath of office to Lauren Whitehead at the beginning of a June 7 Solon City Council meeting. Whitehead was the winner of a May 30 special election to fill the unexpired term for former council member Mark Krall. The term runs through December. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Joe Meder honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Rural Solon resident presented with recognition at World Taxidermy Championships®

PEORIA, Ill.– May 19 was a special day for Solon’s Joseph Meder. One of the most esteemed honors that can be bestowed on a taxidermist was awarded to Joe during the award ceremonies of the World Taxidermy Championships® recently held in Peoria, Ill. Since the award’s inception in 2007, the World Taxidermy Championships® Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded every two years. Meder is the fifth person to receive this special honor.

Big Ten champs for the first time

Hawk Talk

It kind of surprised me to find out that when Iowa won the Big Ten baseball championship on Sunday May 28, it was the first time the Hawkeyes were Big Ten champs.
The Hawks went 4-1 in the tournament beating Maryland and Nebraska, losing to Minnesota and then beating the Gophers in a second game before finally knocking out Northwestern in the championship, 13-4.
The Hawks automatically qualified to the NCAA regionals for the second time in three years.