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January 10th, 2016

Mercy’s Mobile Mammography Van available in Solon Jan. 20

SOLON– The Mercy Women’s Center Mobile Mammography van will be in Solon on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The Van will be located at the Mercy Family Medicine of Solon Clinic. The clinic, formerly known as Solon Family Practice, is located at 510 W. Main St. The mobile mammography unit has been providing convenient access to breast screening services for Eastern Iowa women for nearly 20 years.

Swisher Legion Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Jan. 11

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Jan. 24, from 8:30-11 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Kids age 5 and under eat free. The public is invited to join the Auxiliary for breakfast at the Swisher American Legion.

Optimist Club basketball contests at middle school Jan. 24

SOLON– The Optimist Club of Solon will host its annual Basketball Contests Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Solon Middle School gymnasium. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the contests start at 1 p.m. Contests will include dribbling, passing and shooting for boys and girls ages 8 thru 13. First, second and third place awards will be given to each age group and boys and girls champion awards. Contestants will need to bring their own basketball.

Rep. Bobby Kaufmann town hall meeting Jan. 9 at Solon library

SOLON– Representative Bobby Kaufmann will hold a town hall meeting in Solon on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Solon Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. A special update on Lake Macbride will be provided regarding the hours of operation and proposed alcohol ban.

Solon mourns loss

Body of Solon senior recovered from Coralville Lake

SOLON– A senior at Solon High School has died as a result of an accidental drowning in the Coralville Reservoir.
The body of Tanner Wymer, 17, of rural Iowa City, was recovered at approximately 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, about 20 hours after the canoe he was riding in capsized while on open water.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Wymer and Michael Felton, 51, Solon, were in a canoe on the Coralville Reservoir near Twin View Heights Sunday, Jan. 3, when the canoe capsized.

Nightmare in Pasadena

Hawk Talk

I was only 4 years old the last time Iowa won a Rose Bowl.
The Hawkeyes beat the California Golden Bears, led by quarterback Joe Kapp, 38-12, on Jan. 1, 1959.
Bob Jeter was the MVP after running for 194 yards on only nine carries (21.5 yard average) including an 81-yard touchdown run.
Sophomore Willie Fleming scored twice. That was the fifth straight game that Willie would score two touchdowns.
The Hawkeyes were crowned National Champions by the Football Writers’ Association of America after finishing 8-1-1.

Leona Haub

Leona Haub, 89, of Solon, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. As per Leona’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling arrangements.
Leona Jeanette Nekvinda was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Olivia, Minn. Her family moved to Fort Dodge and later to Dayton where her family owned and operated a restaurant. Leona married Robert Haub of Dayton on Feb. 10, 1951. Leona worked for Grandview Care Center in Dayton for 20 years.

Swerving to the right

My first car was a very used Ford Falcon.
The year was 1968. Vietnam was in full swing; Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy had both been shot and killed; bras and college buildings were burning; and Apollo 8 orbited the moon. Rising in my near future was the dream of so many: my first set of wheels.

A lesson in mob psychology

Food For Thought

All the fuss about perhaps banning Muslims from entering the United States reminds me far too much of the prejudices against Germans, Japanese and Italians during WWII. As it turned out, it was the Japanese who suffered the most, being more or less ostracized and confined in detention camps. There were probably a number of reasons for this, including the fact most Americans blamed the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor for America getting involved in the war in the first place. After the Allies had pretty much settled things in Europe, the Japanese still persisted.

January 2nd

CR Washington Warriors snap Women of Troy’s winning streak

Cedar Rapids 60, Iowa City 51

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy’s perfect record ended at six wins Friday, Dec. 18, on the Cedar Rapids Washington Warrior’s basketball court as Wash took a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) varsity contest, 60-51. West held a one-point lead at the end of the first quarter but were down one point at halftime. West trailed 35-33 going into the final period where the Warriors unleashed a 25-point attack for the win.
Maddie Huinker led West with 11 points followed by Logan Cook with 10.
The loss dropped the Women of Troy to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in MVC play.