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Archive

March 23rd, 2017

Solon Spotlight Spaghetti Dinner and Musical Showcase March 23

SOLON– Mark the calendar on Thursday, March 23, for the annual Solon Spotlight Spaghetti Dinner and Musical Showcase. The dinner will be held in the Solon High School commons. The menu includes spaghetti and sauce, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for children age 10 and younger, as well as student performers. Serving times are from 4:45 until 7 p.m.

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Solon Spotlight can drive March 25

SOLON– Solon Spotlight will collect cans and bottles on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Solon students and parents will collect throughout the community. Can donations can be also dropped off at the Solon High School band room that same morning. Donations will be used to support arts, drama, music and speech programs at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.

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Mark Krall steps down effective March 8

Council to appoint replacement

SOLON– Veteran city council member Mark Krall has called it quits nine months shy of completing his term.
The vacancy created by Krall’s resignation will be filled by appointment, and at least one member of the public is interested.
Lauren Whitehead, a resident of 4th Street, volunteered for the position during the March 15 council meeting where Krall’s successor was discussed.

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“Storage Wars”

Wears to auction off storage contents on nine episodes

Solon’s Emily Wears to appear on “Storage Wars”

SOLON– Local viewers of A&E’s “Storage Wars” will see a familiar face next month as Solon’s own Emily Wears guest stars. “Storage Wars” follows a group of treasure- and wealth-seeking buyers who bid on the contents of abandoned storage units. Wears appears in nine episodes, starting Wednesday, April 12, conducting the auctions.

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NIT for Hawkeye men and women

It was bittersweet to see the Iowa men and women play in the NIT and WNIT last week at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Both had a shot at the NCAA tournament.
The men were listed in the first four out by the selection committee.
If they could have beaten Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten tourney, they might have gone to the Big Dance.
The women were also on the bubble and a first-round loss to Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament might have cost them a chance to go dancing.
The good news was each had another chance to play in Carver.

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Jean A. Thorson

Jean A. Thorson died Monday, March 13, 2017. Services were held Monday, March 20 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Entombment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Martin (Rita), and Jonathan (Connie); two daughters, Valeri (Terry) Thomas, and Robin (Steve) Keep of Solon. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, and two brothers, William and Charles.

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Dennis Joseph (Joe) Rosauer

Dennis Joseph (Joe) Rosauer, 72, of Solon, passed away from congestive heart failure at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on Nov. 26, 2016. Born Feb. 20, 1944, he was the son of Laverne (Bus) and Mabel Rosauer. He was raised in Hampton and graduated from Hampton High School in 1961.

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Daryl P. Grecian

Daryl P. Grecian, 67, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his residence of pancreatic cancer. Visitation was held at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre on Saturday, March 18, and before the service Sunday, March 19, at Solon United Methodist Church. A celebration of life gathering followed in the Fellowship Hall.

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The dental diet

Walkin'

One of my biggest dreads is going to the dentist and it’s for good reason.

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The worst thing about March

Food For Thought

My mother used to remind us, if we couldn’t say something nice about someone or about a situation, then we shouldn’t say anything at all. That little warning had a dual effect. We usually searched our minds for some relatively benign trait we could point out without too much guilt, and it kept us from tattling or otherwise airing our silly childhood squabbles in public. It also had the side-benefit of giving Mother the reputation of having raised four “nice” daughters.

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