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July 30th

Mary Jo Wilford

Mary Jo Wilford of Cranford, N.J., formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 14, 2012.
Mary was born Oct. 29, 1938, to Herman and Agnes Gutmann of Lisbon.
Mary was an active member of the community she loved and resided in, Cranford, N.J.
She will be remembered as a loyal friend, activist, arts patron, mother, and Nana.
Local survivors include a daughter, Laura (Alan) Fisher of Solon and a son, Joe (Kristen) Wilford of Swisher.

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
I think it’s about time to talk some football.
After one of the hottest summers I can remember, I’m really looking forward to the cool October Saturday afternoons at Kinnick.
Media day is Monday, Aug. 6, so the next five weeks I’ll break down the schedule, talk about the offense, defense and special teams.
First off, the schedule, and Iowa has a good one.
The first game is away but the next four are at home and then comes a bye.
If the young Hawkeyes can grow up fast it could be a fun year.

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Free ice cream at brass band concert Thursday

SOLON– The City of Solon and the Solon Economic Development Group will be serving free ice cream at the Thursday, Aug. 2, performance of the Eastern Iowa Brass Band.
The performance is part of the Music on Main summer concert series, and will be held at the Solon United Methodist Church parking lot at 7 p.m.
The free ice cream will be provided as a thank you to residents for continuing to support Solon businesses during the city’s Main Street and Highway 1 construction projects.

Solon blood drive Aug. 18 at Methodist church

DAVENPORT– Solon United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive from 7:30 until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Solon United Methodist Church Family Life Center located at 122 N. West St., Solon.
To donate, please contact Chris Ciasto at 563-349-1608 for an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Solon Community Pantry has food for distribution

SOLON– The Solon Community Pantry has bread, eggs, meat, milk, fresh produce and many canned and packaged items available for families. Pantry hours are Mondays, 3-7 p.m. Individual appointments can be made by calling 319-333-6474 anytime to schedule an appointment between 1-3 p.m. on Mondays.
The many items available in the pantry can considerably reduce families’ food budgets and with school starting soon, many families will need to purchase school supplies.

Benefit to support the Mertka family Aug. 16

SOLON– A benefit for the Abby, Jeff, Brittany and Lily Mertka family will be held at the Celebration Farm, Double Round Barn 4696 Robin Woods Ln. NE, Iowa City, Thursday, Aug. 16, from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Activities include a dinner, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, kids activities, bake sale, photo booth, and more. If you are unable to attend, monetary donations can be made to the Abby Mertka Care Fund at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union.
For more information, contact Jackie and Steve McQuinn at 319-331-8707.

Trio from rural Solon rides in the rodeo

RURAL SOLON– Western hat? Check. Spurs? Check. Boots? Check. Belt buckle large enough to eat a meal off of? Check. Trophy as tall as the recipient? Check.
For three young ladies, these are but a few of the items associated with their passion: rodeo.
Brittany Brown, sister Brooke and friend Ashley Johnson recently completed their first season of competition in the Iowa High School Rodeo Association and Iowa Junior High Rodeo Association.
And they’re getting ready for the 2012-2013 season, which starts in August.

Cougars, bobcats make comeback<br>........ Can bats?

SUGAR BOTTOM– White nose syndrome is the scourge of bat colonies worldwide. The disease was first tracked out of a cave in Europe, where larger bat species have been able to resist its effects and survive winters.
In Iowa and the US, micro-bats swarm the night air, vacuuming up and devouring their weight in insects each night.
But with a lower body weight, micro-bats have a harder time fighting off the fungal infections from white nose syndrome.

Complaint against coach dismissed after investigation

SOLON– Allegations of verbal abuse by the Solon High School varsity volleyball coach were deemed unfounded after an investigation into a complaint by a former player.
At the July 9 school board meeting, Lori McKinnie said her daughter received undue and inappropriate comments from Coach Kurt Trout during her two seasons playing for Solon in ninth and 10th grade.
The student, now graduated, chose not to go out for volleyball her last two years at Solon High.
The family filed a written formal complaint to superintendent Sam Miller and the school board.