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May 29th, 2012

‘Music on Main Street’ schedule begins June 6

SOLON– This summer, “Music on Main Street” will be in full swing with performances at the Main Street bandstand on Wednesdays, except as noted, at 7 p.m.
Schedule:
June 6: Mount Vernon Community Band (Instrumental, Americana).
June 13: Riverbottom Ramblers (Blue Grass).
June 20: Joel Foreman and Friends (variety vocal).
June 27: Flannel Scott Cochran (country music).
July 4: No performance scheduled due to the Independence Day celebrations.
July 11: Don and Friends (country, gospel).
July 18: Iowa Accordion Club (variety accordion).

Food For Thought

“What’s your middle initial?” my friend asked. Her voice, even on my cell phone had a definite note of excitement. Then she wanted to know if I’d ever lived in some town that I’d never even heard of, let alone ever lived there.

Peggy Marie Kafka

Peggy Marie Krafka, 54, of Solon, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at her home following a courageous battle against breast/brain cancer. Funeral Mass was May 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Solon.

Tyrone Bennett

Tyrone “Ty” Lee Bennett, 73, of Swisher, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Services were held May 21 at the Swisher American Legion, with the Rev. Glenn Hunt presiding. Burial, with full military rites, was conducted at Anderson Cemetery.

Caryl R. Procok

Caryl R. Procok, 95, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully to met her husband on May 18, 2012, at the Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Funeral services were held May 22 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Bob Dagit of Sharon United Methodist church officiated. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Local survivors include Kori Smith-Wesner and Amy Goldsberry, both of Ely.

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Iowa House Democrats prep for primary

By Lori Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– The Solon Public Library community room was nearly full last Wednesday as about 40 people came out to hear the two candidates vying to represent Democrats in the general election for Iowa House District 73.
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County hosted a forum between Dick Schwab of rural Solon and David Johnson of West Branch, asking questions submitted by audience members and from the League. Schwab and Johnson will run against each other in the June 5 primary election.

Nicol tabbed for Solon hoops coach

SOLON– The Solon Community School District made a contingent offer of employment to Tony Nicol as middle school counselor and head varsity girls’ basketball coach. The offer is pending school board approval.

Solon finds cheaper animal control services in Cedar Valley

SOLON– The city of Solon is doing what a number of other communities have already done– switch animal control providers.
At a May 2 meeting, city council members voted unanimously to approve a new contract for animal control services with the Cedar Valley Humane Society in Linn County.
Solon has been a client of the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center, but will terminate its current contract effective June 30.
The new agreement with the Cedar Valley Human Society goes into effect July 1, according to Solon City Administrator Cassandra Lippincott.

Solon city wide clean up day June 9

The Solon citywide clean up day is scheduled for Saturday June, 9, from 7:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the parking lot on the corner of Iowa and Main Streets. There is a nominal fee for appliances and large items. For more information, contact city hall at 319-624-3755.
The service is for city residents only. There will also be household hazardous waste collection (no latex paint).