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Archive

May 1st, 2012

CCA girls top Pacha Relays at home

TIFFIN– Thursday, April 26, was a very good day for Jane Astor’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls’ track and field team as they won their home meet, the Pacha Relays.
The Clippers totaled 150 team points to dominate the eight-team field.

music from the heart, music 4 Life

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– “When you go for happiness, it takes you to a different stage.”
It’s a philosophy music instructor Marek Sznyrgala abides by.
In this case, it’s also literally true.
A band of his Music4Life students will play a small set at the annual Blues & BBQ event Saturday, May 26, a new twist for the sixth annual community festival. Student performers have not been part of the lineup before, noted planning committee member BJ Jaggers.

NewBo City Market anchor vendor applications due May 31

CEDAR RAPIDS– The area’s first regional year-round market is looking for unique vendors ready to make the NewBo City Market their year-round home. Those wishing to lease a permanent space in the market have until May 31 to apply.
Kurt Friese, director of healthy food and advocacy, is leading the search. “We are looking for local farmers and entrepreneurs who can supply produce year round, or run a small butcher shop, or serve prepared foods, coffee, cheese, baked goods, flowers, etc. At its heart, the market is an effort to bring the best of Iowa food to the public.”

Community Foundation of Johnson County golf outing

IOWA CITY– Online registration for the sixth annual “Tee Off for Philanthropy– Team Up for Community” golf outing has opened. Golfers may register on-line at http://communityfoundationofjohnsoncounty.org/pages/golf-outing-rsvp.php.
The annual golf outing is held on the Monday preceding the annual Memorial Day holiday weekend. This year’s event will be held May 21 at the Brown Deer Golf Course and Country Club in Coralville to benefit the Community Foundation of Johnson County.

Food Pantry announces grand opening May 27

SOLON– The Solon Community Food Pantry will host a grand opening ceremony on Sunday, May 27, from 9 a.m. until noon. The pantry opens for clients on Monday, June 4, and will be open weekly on Mondays from 3 until 6 p.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church, 122 N, West St., Solon.
Entry to the food pantry, located in the lower level, is through the back door of the church across from the Solon Fire Station.
Watch for weekly updates, volunteer opportunities, pantry news and needs in the Solon Economist.

April 24th

Food For Thought

My college education in Iowa City included a lot more than the things I experienced on campus. Living in Currier Hall, my friends and I had to supply our own Sunday night supper and, since most students didn’t have cars in those days, we often headed for Hamburg Inn, not too many blocks away. My mother’s hamburgers were thin patties of ground beef, fried well done and served unadorned. We made sandwiches with them on sliced white bread and garnished them with catsup, mustard, onion and pickle slices. I often wondered why she didn’t make them square to fit the bread.

Walkin'

I’ve been spending some time lately perusing Solon Snapshots, a visual reflection of the small town where I spent 20 years of my life as the owner and operator of the local newspaper. The book is a well thought out balance of photos, newspaper clippings and personal recollections documenting life in a small town from 1850 to 1950.
Especially fascinating to me is the cover photo.

Shearon Contreras

Shearon Contreras, 85, of Iowa City and North Liberty, died Sunday, April 15, at Iowa City Care Center.
Family services are planned at a later date.
Shearon was born April 27, 1929, in New York, N,Y. She married Nicholas Contreras in Chicago, where they resided for many years. Shearon moved to Iowa in 2004 to be near family.
Survivors include her three children, Cynthia, Angelo and Gregory; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Ganos of Lake Villa, Ill., Shaila Hickey of Davenport and Stacie Ganos of Coralville; seven great grandchildren, Hailey, Emma, Nicolas, Sariyah, Tavien, Kallen and Kenley.

James Eden

James Eden, 87, of Lone Tree, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A celebration of life was held April 20 at the Sorden-Lewis home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. Burial will be held at a later date.

Brett Jeffrey Smith

Brett Jeffrey Smith, 19 of Solon, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Celebration of Life Services were held Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Visitation was Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling arrangements.