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September 7th

Ely Fall Fest Sept. 16-18

The weekend festival begins Friday night with a Moonlight 5K and 1-mile run at 7:45 p.m., followed with a community celebration. Saturday is an all-day festival featuring over 20 activities and events, including kids’ inflatables and games, an adult co-ed softball tournament, a cornhole tournament, pet parade, youth punt/pass/kick competition, magic show, wiener dog race and live music throughout the day. The day is capped with a fireworks display at dusk. Sunday is devoted to the Classic Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

St. Mary Catholic Church hosts Harvest Festival Sept. 11

SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church, in Solon, will host its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy a chicken dinner, children and family activities, silent auction and more. This year, the top prize of the Harvest Festival Raffle will be season tickets for two to Hawkeye men’s basketball games. Tickets for the raffle are for sale at the church.

Getting ready for the show

“It’s going to rival any professional theatre that I’ve ever worked in, or seen.” – Jessica Frerich

SOLON– It’s going to be worth the wait.
The Solon Performing Arts Center (PAC) is scheduled for completion at the beginning of December, with a grand opening for three performances of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” set for January.
The new 809-seat auditorium, an addition to the high school, was approved by Solon Community School District voters as part of a $25.5 million bond issue in September 2014, which also included the construction of a new fifth through eighth grade middle school.

A decent start

Hawk Talk

Iowa’s 45-21 win over Miami of Ohio had some good points and a few bad.
That’s why I’m all for scheduling a team like the RedHawks instead of maybe LSU or Alabama.
I know Wisconsin beat LSU Saturday at Lambeau field, but the Hawkeyes have to play Iowa State every year and the ‘Clones usually play way above their heads, plus there are nine Big Ten games now and the conference is a grind and pound-out season.

Carolyn V. Stahmer

Carolyn Verlee Stahmer, 73, loving wife and mother, passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Iowa City Mercy Hospice. Carolyn was born on April 18, 1943, in Iowa City to Harry and Gertrude (Westlake) Swanson of Lone Tree. Carolyn married Harlan Stahmer on Sept. 8, 1962.

Harriett J. Grantham Dean

Harriett J. Grantham Dean, 94, of Coralville, passed away in her home, surrounded by her family Sept. 3, 2016.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wesley House or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.gayandciha.com.

The old FSL stink eye

Walkin'

I got especially nervous after we joined the church across thover added an exponential component and she cleaned for two solid weeks.
“Poor Pearl is stuck in her kennel for 10 days,” Sabra said into the phone as I walked into the kitchen.

The new best friend

Food For Thought

It seems with my own children, as well as for those of my generation, the first five or six years of school involve the discovery and cultivation of a new best friend nearly every school year. By junior high and high school, friendships tend to be deeper and longer lasting, but it is a rare thing when those first early relationships survive for another year. The reasons for this may be as simple as the seating arrangement in the new classroom when school starts each fall, or as subtle as a crooked smile, a purple backpack, or a bandaged knee.

August 31st

Women of Troy dump V-ball Hawks

IC West wins 3-1 over Cedar Rapids Prairie

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy opened the 2016 season with a 3-1 win over Cedar Rapids Prairie High School Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Hawks’ nest.
West took the first set, 25-23, dropped the second set, 19-25, but rallied back to win the third and fourth sets, 25-23 and 25-18, respectively.
Colby Greene led West with 11 kills, backed up by 10 from Emma Norris. Tina Fay and Aubrey Sowers led in assists with 19 and 11 respectively, while Norris made 20 digs, Gabi Delsing came up with 18 and Spice Ford made 13. Greene also had four ace serves in the contest.

Creek girls run in Prairie XC invitational

Freshman Barker leads CCA with 32nd-place showing

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls cross country squad opened the 2016 season by competing in the 32nd (Cedar Rapids) Prairie Invitational Meet Saturday, Aug. 27, at Prairie High School. The Creek Girls were 19th overall in team points and 10th in the Orange Division.
Kaylie Barker, a freshman, led CCA with a 32nd-place finish overall and eighth-place showing in the Orange Division in 21:35.