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July 9th, 2012

Eleanore L. “Ellie” Horning

Eleanore L. “Ellie” Horning, 76, of Iowa City, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at her home after a short battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her family and her beloved pets.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with memorial services to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Ellie’s memory to Paws & More (Washington County Animal Shelter). Online condolences may be sent through www.gayandciha.com.

Janet White Malins

Janet White Malins, 71, of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Solon, passed away on June 25, 2012, following a sudden illness.
Janet Ann White was born on Dec. 26, 1940, in Cedar Rapids to Theodore and Lillian White. Janet was a 1958 graduate of Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids and received her bachelor of arts degree from Coe College in 1962.
Janet is survived by her husband, Lee, son, Tim (Nancy) Kubik, daughter, Rebecca (John) Worthington, grandchildren, Ken and Sophie Kubik and Catherine and Elizabeth Worthington.

Martha Meade

Martha Genevieve Meade, associate superintendent of education for Jefferson Union High School District, was killed in a car accident in Minnesota on June 25, 2012. Born April 3, 1957, in Mt. Pleasant, Martha touched many lives, both through her 22-year career in public education and because of her outgoing personality and the caring, attentive way that she lived.
Local survivors include brother Richard of North Liberty.

Mary Schloss

Mary “Pat” Schloss, 79, died of lung cancer Wednesday, June 27, 2012, surrounded by her family at her home in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Mass was held July 3 at St. Patrick’s Church, Cedar Rapids, by Father Ivan Nienhaus. Her body was cremated and was inurned at Linwood Cemetery Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include a son, Bradley (Suzanne) Schloss of North Liberty.

Jean Strahl

Jean Ann (Tindell) Strahl, 73, of Guttenberg, died Monday, July 2, 2012, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
She was born Sept. 10, 1938, in Bagley, Wis., the daughter of Russell E. and Lucille (Fabert) Tindell. Jean attended elementary school in Clayton, and graduated from the Garnavillo High School. She later received her nursing degree from NICC. On June 20, 1959, Jean was united in marriage with Francis “Abe” Strahl at Peace Lutheran Church in Clayton. This union blessed them with three children.
Local survivors include a sister, Cindy (Doug) Rowland of Ely.

Hawk Talk

Eric May has had an on-and-off career for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
When he is on, he can make a human highlight film of great dunks on breakaway baskets.
When he is off, mostly because of injury, he isn’t playing, or if he is it’s not with the same explosiveness he has shown throughout his career.
Eric is the only senior on this year’s team and will lead by example. He is the only one left from his freshman class when Brendon Cougill and Cully Payne were on board.

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BACK TO STATE

SOLON– That first game was a close one.
Solon’s Lady Spartans survived a scare from Mount Vernon in the regional quarterfinal, then ran over Northeast Goose Lake and Independence on the way to a berth in the Class 3A state softball tournament.
Solon defeated Independence 10-0 Monday night in five innings, closing it out with a bases-loaded, run-scoring single by pinch hitter Shelby Gunnells.
Mel Breza and Emma Rickels had both reached on Indee errors in the bottom of the fifth inning, and Casey Musgrave had drawn a walk in between.

City ready to close on candy store

SOLON– The City of Solon is ready to take possession of its new city hall.
But there were a couple of detours along the way.
The city made an offer to purchase 100 W. Main St. in May, and that offer was accepted. Subsequently, an environmental assessment of the site turned up significant amounts of asbestos, prompting the city to revise its offer in June.

Solon Habitat home represents “prayers answered” for Shover family

SOLON- The Athenian poet, politician and lawmaker Solon (who lived in sixth-century B.C.), was one of the earliest reformers of debt, instituting a debt repudiation called Seisachtheia, which means to shake off the burden of debt.
Today, in Solon that tradition continues in the form of a community-built home that includes a donated roof (Metal Monsters), donated labor from friends, family and others in the community, and a zero-percent mortgage from Habitat for Humanity.
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity will service the mortgage loan to Kurt and Vicki Shover.