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Archive

March 30th, 2017

Comfort crafted with love

Solon WWII veteran presented with Valor Quilt by auxiliary

SOLON– Dean Moel, a veteran of World War II, was the recipient of a Valor Quilt Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Solon American Legion Stinocher Post. Valor Quilts are patriotic-themed quilts presented to selected veterans in honor of their service and sacrifice.
Solon Legion Auxiliary member Jean Stinocher, who assembled the blocks comprising the quilt before sending it out for final assembly, said, “He was very happy and proud to receive it.” And added, “We were happy to give it to him.”

SHS Art Club hosts 8th Empty Bowls Luncheon Saturday, April 8

SOLON– On Saturday, April 8, the Solon High School Art Club hosts the Eighth Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon to End Hunger in the Solon High School commons.

Ely American Legion Annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday, April 2

ELY– The first Sunday in April is almost here and that means it is time for the Ely American Legion Annual Pancake breakfast. Make plans for American Legion Post 555 (1545 Main St.) to serve you breakfast Sunday, April 2, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door or from any Ely Legion member and cost $8 for adults and $4 for children. Kids 5 and under eat free. As always, the traditional menu will be served: eggs, pancakes, potatoes, sausage, ham, coffee, juice and milk.

Solon Center for the Arts to host three performances

SOLON– Ariel (Ellen Cross) wants to be part of your world as the Solon High School production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” debuts Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Solon Center for the Arts.
Additional performances will be Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m.
Pre-sales are over, but what tickets remain will be on sale an hour before each performance.

Another week... another two wins

The Iowa men played two games last week, going to Wisconsin and knocking off the Badgers, 59-57, and closing out the regular season in Carver-Hawkeye Arena Sunday beating Penn State, 90-79.
Nine hours after the Iowa women got knocked out of the Big Ten Tournament by Northwestern, the Hawkeye men, with Jordan Bohannon knocking down a 3-pointer with nine seconds left, upset the 21st-ranked Badgers.
The only other team to hold Wisconsin to fewer than 57 points was Purdue, the Big Ten Champion.
Wisconsin had won six straight against Iowa.
What a year Jordan has had.

Alice M. Webb

Alice Mae Webb, 95, of Olin, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Windmill Manor in Coralville.
Her funeral service was held Saturday, March 25, at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin. A visitation was held before the service. Burial was at Olin Cemetery.

Carla S. Lyon

Carla Sue Lyon, 73, of Coralville, passed away on March 19, 2017, at the Lantern Park Care Center following an extended illness.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March 25, at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with an hour of visitation prior to the services. Burial followed at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Carla’s memory to the Coralville United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the funeral home website.

The dental diet

Walkin'

One of my biggest dreads is going to the dentist and it’s for good reason.

The worst thing about March

Food For Thought

My mother used to remind us, if we couldn’t say something nice about someone or about a situation, then we shouldn’t say anything at all. That little warning had a dual effect. We usually searched our minds for some relatively benign trait we could point out without too much guilt, and it kept us from tattling or otherwise airing our silly childhood squabbles in public. It also had the side-benefit of giving Mother the reputation of having raised four “nice” daughters.

March 23rd

Creek Boys get track time at ISU’s Classic Indoor Meet

Gerard posts best individual finish for CCA

North Liberty Leader
AMES– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boys track and field team shared the Lied Recreation Center on the Iowa State University campus with athletes from across the state Tuesday, March 14, in the Iowa State High School Classic Indoor Meet hosted by Iowa State University.
Nick Gerard posted the best individual finish for the Clippers with a 23rd-place finish in the long jump with a 18-5 3/4 leap. CCA’s 4x800-meter relay team had the Clippers’ best finish with a 17th-place showing in 8:51.87. The Creek Boys competed in five events at the meet.