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March 5th, 2012

Robert Procok

Robert Procok, 93, of Cedar Rapids, died Feb. 29, 2012, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy following a short illness. Funeral services were held March 3 at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Hawk Talk

BIG WIN over Nebraska

The Hawkeyes, after losing to Nebraska in football and also the first time they played the Cornhuskers in basketball, knocked off Nebraska at Lincoln last Wednesday, 62-53.
What a difference in the two games.
Nebraska scored 79 points in its win in Iowa City, was 27-52 from the floor, 7-20 from three-point range, 18-24 from the free throw line and out-rebounded the Hawks, 34-27.

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LEGION FISH FRY

The Solon American Legion will hold Friday night fish fries from March 2 until April 6, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the Legion hall. Dinner includes Alaskan pike, coleslaw, potato, bread, dessert and beverage for $9 adults, $4 children 5-12. Children under five eat free. As a bonus, shrimp will be served along with your fish on March 16 and April 6. Carry-outs are available.

living last supper

The Solon United Methodist Church is holding a “Living Last Supper” performance on Sunday, April 1, at the Solon Middle School auditorium. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 7 p.m. There will be no admission fee, however a free will donation will be taken. Proceeds will go to the Solon Habitat for Humanity Project. You may also bring canned food donations that will go to the Solon Food Pantry. Thank you in advance for your contributions and support.

Griefshare will begin Saturday, March 17

SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon United Methodist Church and Our Lord’s Church of Solon are co-sponsoring a community support group called Griefshare that will begin Saturday, March 17, at 9 a.m. in the library at St. Mary.  Griefshare is a program to help individuals cope with the loss of a loved one.

New state law pushes gender equity on local boards

SOLON– The board of adjustments and the planning and zoning commission in Solon are 100 percent, totally ruled by men and the patriarchy must end, according to a new state law that seeks to balance the gender makeup of city and county boards and commissions.
The North Liberty and Solon library boards’ female slant must also be righted and the new law, which passed in 2009 and took effect Jan. 1. The new rule gives local governments three months to make a good faith effort.

Plans and perseverance

By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
LISBON– As the door opens, three cats– Charlie, Tater and Loca– enthusiastically and lovingly greet their human. While saying good morning to them, he turns on the light. Before his coat is removed, a phone call has to be made to a supplier. Then, a call comes in from a customer.
So begins another day for Solon’s Jason Owen, owner and president of Progressive Agricultural Services.

Sign up now for spring soccer

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its upcoming Spring Soccer season. The recreation department soccer league is open for all boys and girls age fourth through sixth grade. The season runs March 29 until May 3 with games being played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For more information and registration forms, visit the City of Solon’s website at www.solon-iowa.com and click on the parks and recreation tab on the right hand side.

Coaches needed for youth soccer

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department is in need of coaches for its upcoming spring soccer season. Without coaches and volunteers, these programs are not possible for area youth. Parents that have a son or daughter participating in soccer that are willing to help coach will be reimbursed for one child’s registration fee. If interested please contact Recreation Director Travis Young at travis.young@solon-iowa.com or the Solon City Office at 624-3755.