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January 28th

Solon Parks & Rec

Sign-Up for Little Tykes Basketball 3 on 3 Pickup Games: First and Second grade boys and girls are invited to apply the fundamentals they learned in camp to game situations. The Saturday morning games will be held at the Lakeview Elementary gym on Feb. 17, 24, and March 3. Each morning, the attendees will do a fundamental drill or two to warm up and then be divided into teams of three to scrimmage. Starting Jan. 5, register online at https://solon-iowa.cogran.com. Each registrant will receive a reversible jersey.

Small towns need transit

Corridor public transportation systems need connectivity

NORTH LIBERTY– Residents of North Liberty and rural Johnson County inhabit areas that transportation planners sometimes refer to as “transit deserts,” locales where substantial numbers of people without cars rely on public transit services that stop short of providing access to the outermost pick-up and drop-off points of larger metropolitan bus and passenger rail systems. It’s an issue that has caught the attention of state-level representatives of Corridor communities.

Dance “Spectacular 2018”

SOLON– Solon’s dance team will present “Spectacular 2018” on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Solon High School gym. Several dance teams and studios, including Solon’s very own award winning Solon Dance Teams, will create a show highlighting the dance season. Admission is $5 or use your district activity pass. Concessions and shirt sales will be open during the evening. Snow date will be Friday, Feb. 9, at the same time.

KC free throw contest Jan. 28

SOLON– Sunday, Jan. 28, the Knights of Columbus (KC) Council 12129 in Solon will hold a basketball free throw contest for competitors ages 8-14. The competition will be held at the old Solon Middle School gym on South Iowa Street. Again, it will be in conjunction with the Optimist Club of Solon Tristar Basketball Contests. Free signup and warm ups start at 12:30 p.m., with competition from 1-2 p.m. Each of the winners, 9-14, may earn the opportunity to compete in district, regional and state levels. KC District competition is at 2 p.m. Parents and friends are welcome to watch.

Optimist basketball contests Jan. 28

SOLON– The Optimist Club of Solon will host its annual Basketball Contests Sunday, Jan. 28, at the former Solon Middle School (Iowa Street) gymnasium. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the contests start at 1 p.m. Contests will include dribbling, passing and shooting for boys and girls ages 8 through 13. First, second and third place awards will be given to each age group and to overall boys’ and girls’ champion. Contestants will need to bring their own basketball.

City, SCSD, fire dept. to share fuel depot

3,000 gallon diesel tank installed at public works

SOLON– It should be a win-win all the way around.
The Solon Community School District (SCSD), the City of Solon and the Solon Tri-Township Fire Department have entered into an agreement for the joint operation of a diesel fuel depot outside the city’s public works facility.
The 3,000-gallon tank was installed and is expected to be operational in February.
The idea originated with the school district last year.

Wrestlers lose to 2nd-ranked Ohio State

Hawk Talk

I didn’t think Iowa had much of a chance against the Buckeyes until Spencer Lee got the Hawks going with a big upset at 125 pounds.
Nathan Tomasello was ranked first in the nation coming into the meet, but Spencer did a great job of riding Nathan out the whole second period, getting an escape in the third and with riding time won, 3-2.
What a huge win.
What a fun wrestler to watch.
Iowa won only three more matches as the Buckeyes won the meet, 22-12.

Two more losses

Hawk Talk

The men’s basketball season continues to spiral downward with two losses last week.
The Hawks lost a road game to Rutgers, 80-64, and then lost at home to Purdue.
In the Rutgers game, Iowa got beat in almost every category.
Points in the paint: Rutgers 34, Iowa 22.
Points off turnovers: Rutgers, 24-6.
Second-chance points: 14-13.
Fast break points: 16-2.
Bench points: 15-10.
I’ve been saying all season how the Hawkeyes have so much depth in the front court but I don’t think I’ve ever seen them miss more point-blank shots.

Road trips for women

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye women had two road games last week, losing at Nebraska 74-65 and Minnesota, 77-72
For the second game in a row, the Hawks only had two players in double figures, couldn’t hit the outside shot and lost to the Cornhuskers last week at Lincoln.
Megan Gustafson did her best to keep Iowa in the game with 29 points, 18 rebounds, one assist, two blocked shots and a steal.
It wasn’t enough and the Hawkeyes lost their second straight.
The biggest stat was Nebraska going 9-25 from the 3-point line, Iowa 0-7.

Snow removal in Johnson County

Johnson County Secondary Roads

When it’s time for snow or ice to be removed from Johnson County roads, the Secondary Roads Department follows its Snow Removal Policy. (You can find the full policy on the Secondary Roads web page at www.johnson-county.com.)