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August 30th

Robotics room Open house Aug. 31

SOLON– Fifth through 12th grade students can check out the new robotics rooms in the lower level of the old middle school, below the Central Office, on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5-6:30 p.m., Sept. 1 from 3:15-6 p.m., and Sept. 2 from 8-10:30 a.m.
Solon Robotics competes in FIRST Robotics First Tech Challenge (FTC) and VEX Robotics around the state. Competition challenges change each season so the game is always something new. Stop in the Solon Public Library to see the display. Questions can be sent to coach Bill Mattaliano at solonrobotics367@gmail.com.

Don’t think about old

Jeanne Erhart is a Solon Senior of the Year

SOLON– “There are a lot of people that do so much,” Jeanne Erhart said of being named one of two Senior of the Year award recipients. Phyllis Fiala was also recognized this year.
“Somebody must’ve picked Phyllis and I,” Jeanne said when asked if she knew who made the nominations.
Jeanne and husband of 63 years Wilbur have been Solonites since the early 1960s.
“All of our kids (five) went to school here and our grandkids (two) went to school here,” she explained. The Erharts have three great-grandkids, including one born in California back in July.

First day at new middle school

Ribbon cutting, flag presentation mark opening day

SOLON– Students don’t always look forward to the start of a new school year.
But the atmosphere for the beginning of classes at the Solon Community School District’s new middle school on Wednesday, Aug. 23 brimmed with excitement.

Linebackers, defensive backs and special teams

Hawk Talk

This is the third part of Iowa football preview. This week, I’ll start out with the Hawkeye linebackers, the core of the defense.

Linebackers

Josey Jewell (6-2, 236) is a prototypical Hawkeye player.
Jewell was lightly recruited with Upper Iowa and UNI the only two schools to recruit him and offer a scholarship.
Iowa came in late and the rest is history.

Joyce Schager

Joyce Schager, 72, of Iowa Falls, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls with Bob by her side. Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Alden United Methodist Church with a private family interment. Visitation was Tuesday at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls.
Memorials can be directed to Ellsworth College Foundation or Alden United Methodist Church.

Dennis V. Rehnke

Dennis Vern Rehnke, 74, of Solon, passed away Aug. 18, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Dennis’ Celebration of Life will be held at the Solon Timber Dome Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 1-4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial’s in his honor may be sent to the Dennis Rehnke Family, 121 Oreole Dr. NE, Solon, IA 52333.
Online condolences may be left at www.iowacremation.com under “obituaries.”

Thomas Q. Korn

Thomas Quinn Korn, 92, of Denver, N.C. died on Aug. 21, 2017.
He was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Peoria, Ill., to the late John and Mollie Quinn Korn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
Thomas Korn served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-1946, including 15 months in the Pacific. He graduated from St. Ambrose College in Davenport with a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration. He married Margaret Joan Breza on July 1, 1950, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church near Solon.

Mary Jean (Davis) Fabritz

Mary Jean (Davis) Fabritz, Solon, passed into eternity Saturday Aug. 26, 2017, at Solon Nursing Care Center after a courageous battle with cholangiocarcinoma.

A matter of relativity

I’m not talking about Einstein’s theory here, but the third, or maybe the fourth definition, depending on which dictionary you’re using, “Relativity; dependence on a factor that varies according to context.”

Solon rolls 3-1 in the Lightning Bolts’ debut

NORTH LIBERTY– The pep band introduced the official fight song as cheerleaders rallied the Bolt Nation Tuesday, Aug. 22, when the Liberty High Lightning took to the volleyball court for the first time in their brand new school. The Lightning Bolts are fielding sophomore and varsity squads this year after dressing a freshman team last year at Iowa City West High.
The Solon Lady Spartans took on the Bolts to open the season in a non-conference match-up. Liberty is unaffiliated this year, joining the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) in 2018.