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Archive - Jan 24, 2012

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Student parking problems addressed in new policy

By B. Adam Burke
Solon Economist
SOLON– Safety concerns are the top reason the Solon High School will now require student vehicles to be registered to use the high school parking lot.
Principal Nathan Wear said the change in policy comes in response to some accidents caused by students driving the wrong way.
According to the parking regulations for the school, unsafe student drivers will have their parking privileges revoked.

Swisher Legion to sponsor ‘Chili Cook-off’ Feb. 5

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will hold a “Chili Cook-off” on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5. The entry fee is $5, which includes participants’ all-you-can-eat chili. Entries must arrive at the Swisher American Legion by 2 p.m. One entry per person; one crock-pot per entry. Call Ron for more information at 319-857-4315.

Optimists to hold basketball contests Jan. 29

SOLON– The Optimist Club of Solon will hold basketball contests, including dribbling, passing and shooting, on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 12:30 p.m., at the Solon Middle School gym.
The categories are ages eight through 13, boys and girls divisions, first, second and third place awards to each age group, along with boys and girls champion awards.

KC free throw championship

SOLON– All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2012 Knights of Columbus (KC) free throw championship. The local KC Council 12129 competition will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at Solon Middle School.
The KC free throw championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and state competitions. All boys and girls 10 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions.

Pantry organizers seeking storage for non-perishables


City not ready to commit

SOLON– The organizers of a proposed Solon-area food pantry would like to temporarily store non-perishables in the basement of the Solon Public Library.
The members of the Solon City Council did not leap to embrace the idea.
Citing concerns about possible infestation, burdens placed on library staff and the city’s lack of available storage space, the city deferred on a decision until a Feb. 1 meeting.

Making futures bright

SOLON– For 19 years, Solon Dollars for Scholars has played a big part in many futures for Solon’s graduating seniors.
But many students don’t know of the organization’s financial support beyond high school graduation.
This fall, Solon Dollars for Scholars distributed $25,900 in Continuing Education Scholarships to former Solon students currently attending college.

Yogic locals pack new parks and rec. program

SOLON– Many people think yoga is twisting one’s self into pretzel shapes and then trying to untwist back. Flexibility is important to long-term health, but for Ally Thompson and Sandy Kessler, yoga practice goes beyond stretching and twisting.
“Yoga is more than trying to be like Gumby, it’s an awareness of mind and body,” said Thompson, a yoga instructor who has studied around the globe.

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Hawkeye women Win

Iowa hosted Wisconsin last Thursday at Carver and besides getting a big victory, 69-57, it’s what I saw before the opening tip-off that got my attention.
Five Hawkeye players were dressed in street clothes standing under the basket as their teammates warmed up.
Hannah Draxton and Megan Considine had injuries that ended their Hawkeye careers.
Hannah’s chronic back injuries turned her into a undergrad coach for her senior year and Megan had a foot problem that also kept her from playing in her last season.
Megan was elected co-captain before she was hurt.

Hawkeye Men fall short against the boilermakers

When you go on the road in the Big Ten there are certain things you have to do to get a win.
1. You have to play defense;
2. Rebound;
3. Hit your free throws.
Those are also good things to do at home, but usually teams shoot better at their own baskets.
The Hawkeyes did one of the three– play defense– in the first half as they lost to Purdue 75-68 last week.
The Hawks held the Boilermakers to 31 points and 36% free throw shooting in the first half.