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September 19th

Wilma Elaine Gill

Wilma Elaine Gill, 87, of Austin, Minn., died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. Funeral Services were held Monday, Sept. 12, at First United Methodist Church in Austin, Minn. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mabel F. Long

Mabel F. Long, 88, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Ely, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Memorial services were held Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Del Bear.
Born Aug. 12, 1923, in Cedar Rapids, Mabel was the daughter of Raymond and Inez (VanDee) Neal.

David Packard

David George Packard, 66, of Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids.
Arrangements are with Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 29, at Linwood Cemetery.
Please sign the online guest book for David at www.murdochfuneralhome.com.
David was a member of Calvin-Sinclair Presbyterian Church.
David was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Mary Packard and Diane Zukow, his partner, Van Stewart; and many friends and relatives.

Hawk Talk

You start out with the Hawkeyes making stupid penalties on both sides of the ball, the offense getting sacked and not finding a running game, the defense missing tackles and blowing coverage and special teams missing two field goals and kicking off out of bounds again.
What does that add up to?
THE GREATEST COMEBACK IN THE HISTORY OF IOWA FOOTBALL, 31-27, OVER PITTSBURGH!
Since I didn’t make it to the first game, this felt like the home opener for me.

Turbines from Solon to Morse may be spinning by late 2012

JOHNSON COUNTY– On Aug. 4, Johnson County supervisors gave the green light to a new ordinance that allows commercial wind farms.
PNE Wind, which consulted on the ordinance with the county planning and zoning department, is currently negotiating leases with property owners between Solon and Morse. The proposed 30-megawatt farm will have about 20 turbines stretching across 3,000 acres.

St. Mary of Solon Harvest Festival Sept. 25

SOLON– St. Mary of Solon Harvest Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A pork and chicken dinner will be served. Adult advance tickets are $9, or $10 at the door, and children advance tickets are $5, or $6 at the door. The fest will feature a country store, silent auction, baked goods, children’s games and a raffle. Raffle prizes will be drawn at 2 p.m.: first prize $1,000, second prize $750, third prize $250, fourth prize Fat Tire bike.

Can drive for Solon Middle School show choir Oct. 8

SOLON– The Solon Middle School show choir will be hosting a can drive to raise funds for its program. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cans can be dropped off at Ruzicka’s Meat Processing or you may call 319-310-7031 if cans need to be picked up.

Keeping farm families alive and well

IOWA CITY– According to the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), agriculture is one of the nation’s most hazardous occupations. On average, 550 farmers die in agriculture related incidents every year. One-hundred kids, on average, are also killed on the farm. In Iowa, approximately 30 deaths per year occur, with three to four of those being children.
Obvious dangers include machinery, livestock and chemical exposure. However, death also comes from chronic conditions built up over time.
Roger Stutsman of Hills knows the dangers all too well.

Lady Spartans move to 16-1

SOLON– The Lady Spartans have become an efficient volleyball machine.
Solon ranks high in Class 3A in kills, kill efficiency, serving success and serving efficiency.
Last week was a light one for the Solon varsity volleyball squad, but the rest of September has been busy.
The Lady Spartans dusted off Western Dubuque last Tuesday, 25-7, 25-18, 25-15 to move to 16-1 on the season, their sole loss coming at the hands of No. 10 4A Dubuque Hempstead at the Linn-Mar tournament Sept. 10.

Both sides clicking now

TIFFIN– It took a little time to get rolling.
After a shaky end to Solon’s first drive, the Spartans put up four touchdowns in the first half to spoil Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Homecoming Friday night, 38-9.
Solon had marched all the way to the CCA 1-yard line in its opening possession, but a holding penalty negated a touchdown, a snap sailed over the head of Solon quarterback J. J. Hanus, and he was subsequently sacked for a 7-yard loss.
Josh Proehl, however, was up to the task, and a 41-yard field goal put the Spartans on the scoreboard with a 3-0 lead.