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November 28th, 2011

Robert Wheeler

Robert “Bob” Wheeler, 86, of Solon, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
A family and friends gathering was held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Graveside services with Military Honors were held at the Morse Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to his family at www.gayandciha.com.

Hawk Talk

Since Thanksgiving was last week, I have a lot of things I’m thankful for.
One is by the time this story is out, I will have come back from Miles City, Mont., with my cousin Robin after we celebrated my mom’s 90th birthday Sunday, Nov. 25.
I’m also thankful the Iowa Hawkeyes get to play in a bowl game so hopefully they can get rid of the sick feeling that came out of Lincoln Friday as Nebraska shut down Iowa, 20-7.

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Come see the trees

The Solon Community Habitat for Humanity is encouraging the public to vote for a favorite decorated tree until Dec. 5. A silent auction will be going on for the decorated trees until noon on Saturday, Dec. 10. This event is at the Solon Public Library during regular business hours.

Our Lord’s Church candy and gift sale Dec. 2-3

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will be holding its annual candy sale Friday, Dec. 2, from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Featured are a large variety of homemade candies as well as gifts and homemade items. Santa Claus will greet children at the sale from 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 3. Enjoy a cup of coffee and work your way around the room and select your items.

St. Mary annual cookie walk Sunday, Dec. 4

SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church will hold its annual cookie walk on Sunday, Dec. 4, in St. Mary’s Church Hall, from 8 a.m. until noon. An assortment of homemade cookies and holiday favorites will be sold for $5 per pound. A craft table will be available for children to make their own Rudolph reindeer ornaments.

Friends of the Library Holiday Sale Dec. 2-3

Friends of the Solon Library will be hosting the annual Holiday Sale on Friday, Dec. 2, from 2:30 until 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. Items offered will be the preordered jar mixes, with a few extra for cash and carry. The old favorites will be featured in this year’s jar mixes, including mocha coffee, three soups, three bar mixes and a new peanut butter chocolate chip loaf. Poinsettias that were preordered will be available for pickup as well as a few cash and carries for late shoppers. Joyce’s Greenhouse in North Liberty is supplying the poinsettias this year.

City of Solon announces holiday lighting contest

SOLON– The City of Solon will be sponsoring a Christmas lighting contest for residences and businesses located within the Solon city limits. Get in the holiday spirit by lighting up your home or business for the 2011 Christmas season.
Drop off your $5 registration at the Solon City Office before Dec. 7 to enter the contest. Voting will be from Dec. 19 until 23.
A list of the participants in the contest will be available at the Solon City office or online at the Solon Parks and Recreation page at www.solon-iowa.com, for those who want to drive past the entries over the holidays.

Parks and Rec. youth boys basketball registration

SOLON– Registration for the Solon Parks and Recreation youth boys basketball league is now open. The program will be offered to third through sixth graders and will run Jan. 14, until Feb. 18. Games will be played on Saturday mornings in Solon, Mt. Vernon or Lisbon. Registration forms can be found at the City of Solon website at www.solon-iowa.com, or at the Solon city office. Registration continues through Dec. 9.

Sutliff bids lower than anticipated

SUTLIFF– A drop in the price of steel means a smaller price tag for rebuilding the historic Sutliff Bridge.
Tim McDermott with VJ Engineering presented the six bids his firm had received for the project at a Tuesday, Nov. 22, informal meeting of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.
The high bid came from Taylor Construction at $2,332,327, which was close to the original estimate. The low bid, which will be formally approved at the next board meeting, came from Iowa Bridge and Culvert for $1,582,097.95.