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February 1st, 2017

Sons of the American Legion Kettle-Fried Chicken Dinner Feb. 4

SOLON– The Solon Sons of the American Legion will hosting its annual Famous Kettle-Fried Chicken Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Solon Legion. The menu includes all-you-can-eat delicious kettle-fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, oven-baked beans, bread, dessert and drinks. The Legion will serve from 5-7:30 p.m., with take-out available. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children 6-12; and children under 6 eat free. Proceeds benefit Solon community and veteran’s projects.

Lions hunt members

Scott Kleppe elected charter president of new service club

SOLON– Solon will soon be appointing a new lion tamer.
With the motto “We serve,” Lions Club International is poised to help over 30 local charter members create the Solon Centennial Lions Club.
Lions Club organizers visited Solon in mid-January to gauge interest in a new service organization, and on Friday, Jan. 20, the group’s first formal meeting was held at Solon City Hall.
“The response in this community has been fantastic,” said District Governor Paul Hain of Lone Tree, a 43-year member of the Lions. “None of you knew we were coming. We have been welcomed very warmly.”

Cost of recycling to increase for Solon residents

Johnson County Refuse asks for help with transportation costs

SOLON– Council members are in it for the longer haul.
The members of the Solon City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance increasing the monthly recycling fee from $5.50 to $6.35 at a special meeting Jan. 25.
Sixty cents of the jump in price is due to the trucking of recyclables from Johnson County to Scott County, according to Johnson County Refuse owner Steve Smith.
Smith told council members at a Jan. 11 special meeting his local market for recyclables had changed dramatically in the last 18 months.

No. 4 Iowa defeats No. 3 Ohio State, 21-13

The Hawks needed this win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena last Friday.
Iowa’s wrestlers won six of 10 matches, had a technical fall and a major decision, and they did it without Cory Clark wrestling.
It’s always good to open with Thomas Gilman getting things started at 125 pounds with a 23-8 technical fall which gave the Hawkeyes a 5-0 lead.
I was looking forward to watching Cory Clark, ranked second, go up against top-ranked Nathan Tomasello at 133.
Gilman and Tomasello faced off last year at 125 with Thomas winning two of three matches.

Taxes Plus

Excellent service, reasonable price

CORALVILLE— All five enrolled agents on the staff at Taxes Plus have returned for another tax season.
Enrolled agents (EAs) are currently the only tax professionals tested by the IRS before being admitted to practice. They have unlimited rights to represent clients before the IRS, must adhere to a code of ethics and must take continuing professional education.
The newest EA, M. Jon Brown, joined the firm last year and works full-time year-round. He was admitted to practice as an EA in 2015 and has 12 years of tax preparation experience.

Clayton Duane Patterson

Clayton Duane Patterson, 90 of Swisher, formerly of Solon, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Mercy Hospice Unit at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Celebration of life services were Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Shueyville United Methodist Church with Reverend Craig Peters presiding. Full military rites were conducted by the Solon American Legion Post 460. Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids. A private family inurnment will be at a later date in Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre is caring for Clayton and his family.

Eugene Ware Dunn

Eugene Ware Dunn, 92, of Solon, formerly of Marion, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at his home. Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion and one hour prior to the service at the church. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Faith Lutheran Church in Marion by Pastor John Albertson. Private family burial will be at a later date at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.

A day in Trumpland

Walkin'

It’s Tuesday night and the national news is on television.
In the past 24 hours, President Donald Trump has:
• Pulled the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). While not everyone agrees that the trade agreement helps the U.S. economically, almost everyone agrees the TPP includes the most robust enforceable environment commitments of any trade agreement in history. It also prohibits exploitative child labor and forced labor.

The perfect vacation

Food For Thought

About this time every year, several of my friends start deserting me and take off for places with kindlier climates. Florida and Arizona seem to be the more popular destinations, with California the choice for some who’ve either lived there in the past or who have relatives there now. Apparently it takes stronger ties to lure people that far from home. Being the unenthusiastic traveler I am, I stay home and wait for them to come back.

January 30th

Hope Evangelical offering parking for Fire and Ice Family Friday

NORTH LIBERTY– Need to park and warm up before taking the family to Fire and Ice Family Friday, Feb. 3?
Hope Evangelical Church, 420 N. Front St., offers any space available in its lot for the convenience of those making their way to nearby Penn Meadows Park for the scheduled events there. Enjoy free hot cider and cookies on the way to and from the park from 4-6 p.m.