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April 24th, 2012

Women of Troy tennis team earns a 9-0 win on the road at Waterloo East

WATERLOO— Rich Redfern’s West High Women of Troy dominated on the tennis court Tuesday, April 17, as West took on Waterloo East at Byrnes Park in Waterloo and won the match 9-0.
Singles
Brittani Langland (West) def. Cheyenne Custer (East), 10-0.
Megan Jans (West) def. Brenna Goodrich (East), 10-1.
Jenny Clark (West) def. Anna Carrillo (East), 10-0.
Maria Burtch (West) def. Mariah Wilder (East), 10-0.
Erin Weathers (West) def. Aliyan Campbell (East ), 10-1.
Navya Mannengi (West) def. Amber Buls (East), 10-0.
Doubles
Langland and Jans (West) def. Custer and Goodrich (East), 10-1.

April 17th

Help keep Solon beautiful

SOLON– In honor of the state’s Keep Iowa Beautiful initiative, April 2012 is Keep Iowa Beautiful month. Members of the local Octagon Club, the Junior Optimists and the Solon Optimist Club will be working together on April 20, the day before Earth Day, to clean up areas in and around Solon by picking up trash, cutting and hauling brush, pulling weeds and doing other beautification projects.

Senior Advocates host events at the library April 20

SOLON– You will want to join them at the library, Friday, April 20, not only for the movie “Iron Lady” and the always delicious catered meal from Savvy Coffee and Wine Bar; but to be on hand for Louis Picek of Main Street Antiques & Art who will present a show and tell of Czech memorabilia.

Summer adult co-ed sand volleyball league to be held at Randall Park

SOLON– Registration is now open for the Adult Co-Ed Sand Volleyball League this summer. Games will be held on Thursday evenings from the middle of May through the end of July. There will be two divisions, (competitive and recreational). The number of teams is limited, so sign-up today to secure your team a spot. Registration forms can be found on the Parks and Recreation page at www.solon-iowa.com. For more information contact, Recreation Director Travis Young at travis.young@solon-iowa.com.

“Never chicken out” shirts on sale to support Italy trip

SOLON– A small group of Solon students will be traveling to Italy at the end of July. They have done various fund raising throughout the year including selling Solon chicken shirts and sweatshirts. The chicken was an art project by one of the students who will be going on the trip. There is an optional slogan for the back; “Solon Spartans We Never Chicken Out.”
The proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts and sweatshirts ($12-30 each, sizes vary) will be divided among the students going on the trip to either help pay for their trip cost or provide them with funding while they are in Italy.

Food For Thought

I have photos of three of my great grandmothers, two of whom made it to their late 70s, and of both my grandmothers; one of them lived to well past the age I became today. Since I’ve often mentioned that I was born in 1934, during the Great Depression and grew up during its aftermath, you shouldn’t have any problem figuring out that, today, I turned 78. In my head and heart, I’m still about 17. Funny, isn’t it, how our minds and our bodies grow old at different rates of speed?

Walkin'

“I’m looking for a bong,” I told the clerk, a woman in her early twenties with clear blue eyes.

Helen Chittick

Helen “Jean” Chittick, 87, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Solon Nursing Care Center in Solon. Visitation was held April 12, and family graveside services will be held at the South English Cemetery at a later date.

Ronald Durr

Ronald E. Durr, 96, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at West Ridge Care Center, Cedar Rapids. Private family services will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include his son, Steve (Linda) Durr, and grandsons, David (Salina) Durr and Eric (Julie) Durr, all of Solon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lottie Durr; his wife, Agnes; two brothers and two sisters.
Please sign the online guest book and share a memory about Ronald at www.stewartbaxter.com.

Julie Heskett

Julie Renee (Horn) Heskett, 54, of Solon, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Survivors include her four children, William Heskett and Brandon Heskett of Anamosa, Celeste (Galen) Alexander of Cedar Rapids and Cassondra Flecksing of Phoenix, Ariz.; mother, Beverly Horn of Drakesville; father, Wally (Phyllis) Horn of Cedar Rapids; brother, Greg (Catherine) Horn of Phoenix; and two nephews, Tristan and Tyler.