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Archive

Iowa City woman killed at Lake Macbride campground during storm

SOLON– An Iowa City woman died after being struck by a falling tree early Sunday, May 29, at Lake Macbride State Park near Solon. Jennifer Marie Lewis, 31, was alone in her tent on Macbride’s south side campground during a thunderstorm with heavy rain and wind just after 9 a.m., according to information from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Spartan Outdoor Events Center fundraising event June 9

SOLON– The committee raising funds for the Solon Outdoor Events Center will kick-off a renewed effort Thursday, June 9, at Jo’s Roadhouse at 7 p.m. A short fundraising program presentation for the public will take place at 7:30 p.m. Giveaways and a silent auction of one item (a complete Solon Spartan football uniform with helmet, jersey and pants) will also be held. Former Solon and current Iowa football standout James Morris will speak, along with Solon Superintendent Sam Miller. Miller and project fundraiser Steve Duncan will speak about the importance of the project.

Hoover Nature Trail grand opening June 3 in Ely

ELY– Linn County, the City of Ely and the Linn County Trails Association will celebrate the grand opening of the Hoover Nature Trail on Friday, June 3, at 2 p.m. in Ely City Park with a public trail connecting ceremony. The event will kick off National Trails Day on June 4. Local elected officials will speak prior to the symbolic trail connecting ceremony.

Summer Reading Kick-off and week 1

The Summer Reading Program (SRP), One World, Many Stories, will begin with the kick-off party from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, officially launching the 2011 Summer Reading Program. Everything you need including reading logs, T-shirt sheets and the calendar of events will be available. Refreshments will be provided by Hills Bank of Mt. Vernon.

City Wide Garage Sale June 4

City Wide Garage Sales will be held on Saturday, June 4. Garage sale maps will be available at the library beginning Thursday, June 2, and sale listings will be on the website, www.solon.lib.ia.us. Maps may also be picked up on Saturday morning at the library.

Library adds language program

The Solon Public Library is excited to announce that TELL ME MORE language learning software, beginner through advanced, is now available free to patrons. It is accessible online at anytime via any Internet connection.
Languages now offered include: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, and German.
With English, German, Italian, Spanish and French interface languages available, you don’t have to know the language being studied before using the program.

Summer hours

Beginning Wednesday, June 1, the library will change to summer hours. Summer hours for the library are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday and holidays.

Movie Clips

• “Waste Land” (2010, NR): An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. He collaborates with the pickers of recyclable materials who live and work in the garbage to make works of art and change lives.

Quilt on display

Stop by the library for a look at the quilt to be raffled off by the Solon Beef Days Committee. The quilt, made by Marianne Klouda, is made from past Beef Days T-shirts. It’s fun to look at and will take you down memory lane with a bit of Beef Days history.

Solon Book Club June meeting

Old Gold Menu

Wed, June 1: Roast pork, baked potato half w/sour cream, whipped winter squash, creamy cole slaw, vanilla pudding.
Thu, June 2: Beefy mac casserole, Oregon bean medley, garlic breadstick, carrot pineapple gelatin salad, gingerbread cookie. BINGO
Fri, June 3: Battered fish fillet, French fries, creamy cole slaw, banana, chocolate pudding. Cards.
Mon, June 6: Beef taco salad w/refried beans, corn salad, orange apricot salad, ranger cookie. Dietician.
Tue, June 7: Chef salad w/turkey & dressings, potato salad, orange slices, rice crispy bar. BINGO.