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Archive

May 16th, 2011

Jerry Haight

Jerry Keith Haight, 72, of Solon, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at his home on the lake, surrounded by his family. Services were held May 14 at Solon United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carol Kress presiding. Private family inurnment was in Oakland Cemetery, Solon.

Merrill Smalley

Merrill D. Smalley, 78, of Ankeny, formerly of North Liberty and Coralville, passed suddenly and unexpectedly on May 10, 2011, in Coralville. Memorial services were held May 15 at First United Methodist Church in North Liberty, with the Rev. Doug Williams officiating. Masonic memorial services were held May 14 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City.
A memorial fund has been established in his memory to the DeGowin Blood Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, c/o University of Iowa Foundation.

Agnes Irving

Agnes Marie Irving, 103, died peacefully Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Solon Nursing Care Center.
Funeral Mass was celebrated May 10 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Iowa City with Rev. Michael Phillips officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Wenceslaus Church, Iowa City Hospice or Solon Nursing Care Center. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service.

Fred Knight

Fred Garland Knight, 98, died May 7, 2011, in the Good Samaritan Home in West Union. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Name Catholic Church May 12. Burial services were at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Garland married Julia “Mary” Roach on Sept. 14, 1937, and enjoyed a blessed and happy marriage for over 66 years. Together they raised 10 children, including Janice Underdahl and Jerry (Mary) Knight of Solon, Garland and Mary had 36 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

This is the second part of the Hawkeye women’s basketball team wrap up.
I got a chance to talk to Jan Jensen, associate head coach for Iowa, last week and we talked about remodeling Carver, the season and the seniors.
This week we’ll look at the underclassmen, the five new freshmen and the trip overseas.

The junior class consists of Trisha Nesbitt, Morgan Johnson and Jaime Printy.
Trisha only played in 16 games last year and the Iowa bench, which was already short, suffered.
I really thought she took one for the team by not taking a medical redshirt.

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School board approves raise for district staff

SOLON– The Solon School board wrapped up another negotiation process with its faculty last Monday, May 9, unanimously approving a 3.96 percent pay raise next year for the district’s staff.
The raise was part of the master contract that must be approved every year after negotiations are conducted between the Solon Board of Education and the Solon Education Agency, which is the local organization that represents district staff in negotiations.

A reel expert who can tackle anything

SOLON– Cast your eyes upon these custom rods, and you just might land a real beauty.
Solon resident and avid angler Scott Kleppe has put his passion for fishing into the equipment, building top quality custom fishing rods for the best personal angling experience possible.
Kleppe, Solon’s Public Works Director, has fished all his life. After entering a few local bass fishing tournaments, Kleppe decided he would like to try his hand at the equipment associated with the sport of fishing.

Poppy Days in Solon May 21-30

SOLON– Each year the American Legion Auxiliary distributes poppies made by disabled or hospitalized veterans. All monies received are used for veterans’ programs and their families.
Containers will be in various businesses around town to receive your donations. Thank you for your generosity. Wear a poppy! Remember those who died in service to our country and all servicemen and women.

Card shower to honor retirees

SOLON– There will be a card shower honoring retiring High School Principal Bob Lesan and Special Education Instructor Kathy Brenneman. Anyone wishing to share stories or cards of appreciation for their years of service are encouraged to do so by June 1. Cards may be sent to: Bob Lesan, 1635 Apache Dr. NE, Solon, IA 52333; and Kathy Brenneman, 1115 Red Oak Ave., Riverside, IA 52327.