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Lewis Vinson

Lewis “Vince” Clayton Vinson, 75, of Hiawatha, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at his home following a year long courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services were held May 22 at Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids by Chaplain Joseph Kane. Inurnment will be at Palo Cemetery, Palo, at a later date.
Vince is survived locally by his sister-in-law, Jean Bjornson of North Liberty.

Hawk Talk

The last two years Iowa’s assistant basketball coach Kirk Speraw lived in Iowa City, the Hawkeyes were Big Ten co-champions (1978-79) and went to the Final Four (1979-80).
Kirk was a senior on the Big Ten championship team that went 20-8, 13-5 in the Big Ten. He was voted the most inspirational player on that squad.
Kirk was a graduate assistant on the Final Four team that was led by Ronnie Lester. The Hawks finished 23-8, 10-8 (fourth place) in the Big Ten.
Kirk is back as an assistant coach now after being head coach at Central Florida for the last 17 years.

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HELP WANTED

City of West Branch seeking Police Chief www.westbranchiowa.org 6/29

Part-time home companion needed for elderly woman in rural Solon area. Light housework, some overnights. Call 521-9192 for more information or to set up an interview. 6/1

FOR SALE

Story and Clarke upright piano for sale. Walnut satin finish. $900.00 excellent condition. 319-622-5142. 6/1

Sutliff vision taking shape

FW KENT PARK— The area once known as McClellan’s Landing could be the site of multiple trailheads and year-round activities within the next 20-30 years, according to University of Iowa students Emily House, Eric Isaacs, Alicia Rosman and Erik Sampson. The foursome, master’s degree candidates in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, have been working closely with the Sutliff Bridge Authority (SBA) and the Johnson County Conservation Board in an effort to develop a sustainable, practical plan for the Sutliff Bridge and its surrounding area.

Solon Retirement Village to break ground on additions June 5

SOLON– Solon Retirement Village will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the public Sunday, June 5, at 12:30 p.m. for the new memory care and skilled therapy additions.

How quickly will this garden grow?

SOLON– Last fall, Chris Humrichouse got the seed of an idea stuck in her head.
She had read a newspaper article about several schools in Iowa City that had implemented garden projects in an effort to help provide fresh produce for their lunch programs and for others.
“I read this, and I thought, wouldn’t it be great to start a community garden?” she said.
During preparation for an evening meal at the Solon United Methodist Church (SUMC), where Humrichouse serves as Associate Pastor, she learned she wasn’t the only one who thought a community garden project would be great.

Iowa City woman killed at Lake Macbride campground during storm

SOLON– An Iowa City woman died after being struck by a falling tree early Sunday, May 29, at Lake Macbride State Park near Solon. Jennifer Marie Lewis, 31, was alone in her tent on Macbride’s south side campground during a thunderstorm with heavy rain and wind just after 9 a.m., according to information from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Spartan Outdoor Events Center fundraising event June 9

SOLON– The committee raising funds for the Solon Outdoor Events Center will kick-off a renewed effort Thursday, June 9, at Jo’s Roadhouse at 7 p.m. A short fundraising program presentation for the public will take place at 7:30 p.m. Giveaways and a silent auction of one item (a complete Solon Spartan football uniform with helmet, jersey and pants) will also be held. Former Solon and current Iowa football standout James Morris will speak, along with Solon Superintendent Sam Miller. Miller and project fundraiser Steve Duncan will speak about the importance of the project.

Hoover Nature Trail grand opening June 3 in Ely

ELY– Linn County, the City of Ely and the Linn County Trails Association will celebrate the grand opening of the Hoover Nature Trail on Friday, June 3, at 2 p.m. in Ely City Park with a public trail connecting ceremony. The event will kick off National Trails Day on June 4. Local elected officials will speak prior to the symbolic trail connecting ceremony.

Summer Reading Kick-off and week 1

The Summer Reading Program (SRP), One World, Many Stories, will begin with the kick-off party from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, officially launching the 2011 Summer Reading Program. Everything you need including reading logs, T-shirt sheets and the calendar of events will be available. Refreshments will be provided by Hills Bank of Mt. Vernon.