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October 28th

City doesn’t want to take lead on Gallery Acres West

City: DNR not helping with water issue

SOLON– The city can’t investigate providing rural water if it doesn’t know how many local subdivisions would be interested.
And the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is apparently not very interested in helping determine that number.
According to discussions at the Oct. 18 meeting of the Solon City Council, the DNR stepped back from its lead role in determining whether municipal water could help resolve arsenic issues in developments outside the city.
For the city’s elected officials, the news brought their interest in researching the problem to a screeching halt.

Another season on the brink

Hawk Talk

‘Cats beat Hawks in OT, 17-10

You start out with All-American linebacker Josey Jewell and Brandon Snyder not being able to play because of injury.
That would compare to the offense losing Akrum Wadley and maybe Noah Fant.
Then you have the Hawks controlling the ball in the first quarter for over 11 of the first 15 minutes, missing a field goal and coming away with no points.
Northwestern wasn’t much better and Iowa led 7-0 at half.
Nick Easley, one of Iowa’s best receivers, drops two passes in a row.

Roy A. Lewis

Roy A. Lewis, 78, from West Branch, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Henderson Barker Funeral Home, in West Branch, followed by a celebration of Roy’s life. The burial took place at the West Branch Cemetery.

Annual Prairie Seed Harvest at Kent Park Nov. 4

OXFORD– Play a role in expanding the native prairie areas throughout Johnson County. Each fall, Johnson County Conservation staff members collect prairie seed from county properties. The seed is then used to plant new county areas to prairie. Volunteers from the public are welcome to take part in this rewarding conservation process by attending the Annual Prairie Seed Harvest on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at F.W. Kent Park.

Terri Lynn Nicol

Terri Lynn Nicol, 61, of Solon, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Celebration of Life Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Solon United Methodist Church, with burial following in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon.

Gary Dean Cooling

Gary Dean Cooling, 63, of Le Grand, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at the Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, surrounded by his loving family.A memorial service was held at New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown Saturday, Oct. 14, with Pastor David Peterson officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Years ago

Walkin

My first column appeared in the Aug. 12, 1992, edition of the Solon Economist.
It was called “For What It’s Worth.”
I explained the origin of the name with the following:
The title is an old one. I first used it when I was a journalist in the Army. It stems from one of the truths I’ve tried to live my life by: “It’s not important to be right if right is done.”

Halloween party

Food For Thought

Agatha Christie wrote a murder mystery titled “Halloween Party” in which a young girl is drowned in a tub of water used for the game of bobbing for apples. The challenge is to catch an apple floating in water without using your hands. I found it nearly impossible to sink my teeth into a floating apple, as it requires a bit of pressure to bite into the apple’s skin, and the apple tends to skitter away unless you can manage to corral it against the side of the tub. The game tends to be a rather soggy affair for all participants and is death on crepe paper costumes and face-painting.

October 21st

Lightning compete in Dubuque V-ball invitational

DUBUQUE– The Liberty Lightning took the runner-up spot in the Silver Bracket of Dubuque Hempstead’s invitational volleyball tournament Saturday, Sept. 23.
The Lightning lost 2-0 to Cedar Rapids Xavier (21-15, 21-11) and 2-1 to Clinton (21-19, 16-21, 13-15) but defeated Davenport West 2-0 (21-16, 21-19) and Davenport Central 2-0 (24-22, 21-10) in pool play.
Liberty topped City High 2-0 (21-14, 21-13) in the semifinal match of the Silver Bracket before falling 2-0 to Clinton (21-11, 21-12) in the final.

Women of Troy triumph over Wahawks

West starts postseason campaign Tuesday, Oct. 24, at home

IC West V-ball wins, 3-0, over Waterloo West

North Liberty Leader
WATERLOO– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy swept the Waterloo West High Wahawks on the volleyball court Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Waterloo. Iowa City’s sophomores won, 3-0 (21-8, 21-10, 21-17), the junior varsity won, 2-0 (25-13, 25-18), and the varsity won, 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-8).
Colby Greene led the varsity Women of Troy with 13 kills, while Cailyn Morgan made 12 and Maddie Laffey had 10. Rylee Fay produced 20 assists, Morgan and Fay made three ace serves apiece, and Claire Overton had three solo blocks.