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Swisher junior shooters aiming for excellence

Swisher American Legion program promotes responsible firearms for developing minds

By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
SWISHER– In an era of tense controversy over the use and possession of firearms, one group in this northwest Johnson County town is learning to respect guns, rather than fear them.
And they’re learning life lessons while learning to shoot.
For two years, the American Legion Post 671 in Swisher has sponsored a Junior Shooting Sports Program, one of the legion’s many family and youth programs. Participants from ages 12 to 18 use an air-powered rifle shooting a .177 caliber pellet as they learn gun safety and marksmanship.

Good Ole Days

Pioneer cuisine and craft taught during SMS Pioneer Days

Lily Feaker wore her best bonnet especially for Solon Middle School’s Pioneer Day on May 2. She was hard at work at the quilting table with Michelle Steggall. Students also learned about woodcarving, ice cream making, and hunting with bows and arrows and other old-fashioned fun and games.

Connecting people to purpose

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

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RUNNER UP!

Solon’s girls swarm the runner-up trophy as the Class 3A state track meet concludes Saturday evening in Des Moines at Drake Stadium. Turn to page 10 for full coverage. (photo by Joel Miller)

Limbo, akimbo

Penn Elementary student Brady Dauber laughs as he goes to the floor during a limbo session on roller skates. Penn P.E. teacher Tiffany Fishman introduces a roller skating unit in her classes each year as part of the physical education curriculum. For more photos, see page 20. (photo by Lori Lindner)

Blues, any way you like it

NORTH LIBERTY– Funky and soulful, jazzy and upbeat, or down-home and root-bound; however you take your music, North Liberty Blues & BBQ will be serving it up for you this weekend.