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June 18th

“Night Owl” display swoops into Solon Public Library

“If there are things you would find out, just use your eyes and look about.”
–“Little Joe Otter” by Thornton W Burgess, 1925.

SOLON– The Solon Pubic Library has a new display to expand the summer reading program theme “Dream Big.” Set in the woods near a small marsh, the exhibit, “Night Owl,” is a diorama/fantasy, and dedicated to the Macbride Raptor Project.

Shooters take second

CEDAR FALLS– The Cinderella story of the Solon Spartans Trap Shooting Team continues.
In just its second year as an independent team, Solon’s squad participated in a two-day state championship meet in Cedar Falls June 1 and 2, and fell just five points short of a state title.
The Spartan shooters, consisting of middle school and high school students, placed second in the overall Iowa Cup, which combines points from league scoring and two statewide tournaments.
Maquoketa scored 2,112 and Solon scored 2,107 out of 2,250 possible points for the cup.

Solon Senior of Year<br>Anna McAtee

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– Two decades of volunteering would sound like a lot of work to some people.
For Anna McAtee, it’s all been fun.
Over the last 20 years, McAtee has been playing dominos, calling bingo and helping with church projects in the Solon community, and last month her work was recognized when Solon Senior Advocates named her the 2012 Solon Senior of the Year.

Solon businesses invited to Main Street construction preview

SOLON– Business and property owners impacted by the city’s Main Street streetscape project are being invited to learn more about it at a meeting later this month.
The City of Solon will be providing an overview of the summer construction project Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m., in the Solon Public Library meeting room.

Garbage pickup not affected by Fourth of July holiday

of Solon will remain the same for the week of the Independence Day holiday. Curbside collection will be Friday, July 6.

Optimist club bike rodeo June 23

The Solon Optimist Club summer bike rodeo will be held Saturday, June 23, at the middle school play area at 9 a.m. (8:30 a.m. sign-up). There are five age brackets: training wheels, four to five year olds, six and seven year olds, eight and nine year olds, and 10 and 11 year olds. There will be five contests, including balance, steering and paper toss. There will be a boy and girl division for each age bracket. Each age bracket will have first, second and third place trophies; also two overall championship trophies. Come practice your bicycle skills. Be sure to wear your helmet.

Fireworks over Lake Macbride on July 4

SOLON– Fireworks will start about dark on Independence Day at Lake Macbride.
There will be a boat parade that is open to everyone. Decorate your boat and meet at the causeway at 4 p.m. Donations may be sent to Mark Ramsey, 1598 Spartan Cir. Solon, IA 52333. Rain date is Saturday, July 7. Call 319-624-3026 for more information.

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Hawk Talk

Last week, a handful of Hawkeye football players met with some of the media to talk football, summer workouts and bear hunting…
James Vandenberg was the focus of attention as he went to Canada a few weeks ago and came back with a bear as big as the defensive line. The most amazing thing is that he took it down with a bow and arrow.
I got a chance to talk to Kevonte Martin-Manley, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Christian Kirksey and Micah Hyde. There were no bear stories…

Wanda Wagner

Wanda L. Wagner, 86, of Blairstown, died June 10, 2012, at her home. Her body was cremated. Per her wishes, there will be no services.
Local survivors include her daughter, Dana Wagner of North Liberty and a special family friend, Linda Roth of North Liberty.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.