• warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.

Archive

November 18th, 2017

25th annual firefighters dance Nov. 18

SOLON– The Solon firefighters host their 25th annual Firefighters Dance on Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Solon American Legion.
This year’s featured band is the “Adam Keith Band” and raffle prizes will be given away throughout the night. The grand prize is an overnight stay at Riverside Hotel and Casino.
All proceeds from this year’s dance go to the Solon Firefighters Association. The association funds allow the department to purchase items not budgeted through taxation and to supplement projects, such as the department’s training facility.

Solon community center progressing

Middle School may soon be open for public use.

SOLON– Within a few months, portions of the former Solon Middle School may be open for public use.
Solon city and school officials have been working behind the scenes to investigate a collaboration which may eventually offer residents something they haven’t had before– a community center.
“The public is extremely eager to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Solon City Council member Lauren Whitehead.
The Solon Community School District (SCSD) has committed to maintaining ownership of the building, and will continue to utilize the oldest portion for administrative offices.

Strong Hawkeye defense

Hawk Talk

The Iowa women started the weekend off Friday night with a victory that gave head coach Lisa Bluder her 700th win.
The Hawkeyes beat Quinnipiac, 83-67, scoring 28 points in the fourth quarter to break open a close game.
The Bobcats made it to the Sweet 16 last year and had four starters back.
The Hawks had four players in double figures, led by Megan Gustafson with 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Kathleen Doyle and Tania Davis combined for 30 points, four assists and only three turnovers.

Big win over Alabama State

Hawk Talk

Iowa opened the season Friday night with a 96-62 win over Chicago State.
Six players in double figures, 23 assists, seven blocked shots and only seven turnovers.
The Hawks shot 54.5 percent from 3-point range and had five more rebounds.
Jordan Bohannon had six assists, no turnovers and 12 points.
The twin towers (Luka Garza and Jack Nunge) combined for 26 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots.
Luka played 18 minutes, Jack 19. Luka was named Big Ten Freshman of the week.
Everyone played, so Fran McCaffery got to see a lot of different combinations.

UNDERWHELMING

Hawk Talk

H2>Wisconsin stifles
Iowa, 38-14

As good as the Hawkeyes looked against Ohio State last week, they looked that bad against Wisconsin Saturday.
Sixty-six total yards (the lowest under Kirk Ferentz) and 0-13 on third down conversions will not win any games.
Was it the Badger defense being that great or the Hawkeye offense being that bad?
I’d lean towards the Badger D is pretty good.
Wisconsin’s 3-4 defense frustrated Iowa all afternoon.

Lottie Volesky

Lottie Volesky, 93, of Shueyville, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids. Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW, Cedar Rapids. Burial will take place at Shueyville Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Brosh Chapel. 
Lottie was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Frank Edward and Frances Mary (Oska) Zaspal. She married Roman Joseph Volesky on June 21, 1944, at Czech Reformed Church in Cedar Rapids.

Melody K. Fawl

Melody K. Fawl, 69, of Olathe, Kansas, died of cancer Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ely, with luncheon to follow.
Melody is survived by her nieces, Tina (Dave) Kearns from Shellsburg, and Jenn (Roy) Rambo from Vinton; nephew, Chris Worley from Ely; sister-in-law, Shirley Worley from Ely; stepsons, Brad and Jim Fawl; step-granddaughter; Erin Fawl; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Morgan, Dalton, Paige, Jordan, Mason and Eliza.

Developing film

walkin'

Attentive readers will note last week it was my byline on the photos taken at the Iowa/Ohio State football game. Don Lund normally takes them, but he’s sidelined after a hip replacement operation.
So they got me out of retirement, and you may have noticed the orange hat on the sidelines during the game. It was the first sporting event I’ve photographed since selling the newspapers in 2000.

Just how traditional are you?

Food For Thought

I can’t help laughing when I see and hear restaurants and grocery stores promoting their “traditional” Thanksgiving dinners and the ingredients thereof. Unless you were around, helping out in the kitchen before the 1950s, you might have the impression the ready-to-cook, pre-basted, Butterball frozen turkey has been around long enough to be called “traditional.” Let me tell you some of the truths about Thanksgiving turkeys before that time.

Methodist football dinner coming to an end Nov. 18

SOLON– A fixture in the community– Solon United Methodist Church “Football Dinners” on every home Saturday of the Hawkeyes’ regular football season– is coming to an end.
The Saturday, Nov. 18, home football Saturday for the Hawkeyes hosting Purdue will be the last, according to Tawnia Kakacek, co-chair of the program.
The church will be serving from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Take out orders are welcome. Call 624-2251.