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August 7th

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.

Free meal at Old Gold Diner reset for Aug. 15

SOLON– The Senior Advocate sponsored meal at Old Gold Senior Dining has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 15. This is because the Advocate newsletter is a week late and will appear in the Economist, Wednesday, Aug. 8, consequently seniors will not have time to reserve a meal.
Be sure and call 624-2251 for reservations for the sponsored meal before noon Tuesday, Aug. 14. Doug Lindner from the Solon Economist and North Liberty Leader will be our speaker. Birthday cake and ice cream are always treats on sponsored meal days, cakes courtesy of Jeanne Erhart and Betty Buchmayer.

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.
Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds.

Solon queen wows Johnson County judges

SOLON- Despite a stifling heat wave, Rebecca Haugland remained calm, cool and collected as she captured the crown on the outdoor fairgrounds stage last week in Iowa City. Rebecca showed poise, leadership qualities and communication skills that were judged to be a cut above the rest.
Haugland was crowned Johnson County Fair Queen for 2012 and will take the stage in Des Moines for a chance at the state title. She’ll be representing her hometown 4-H club, Macbride’s Pride in Solon, at the state fair contest beginning Aug. 9, where she’ll introduce herself to the rest of the state.

City considers support for microbrewery

SOLON– It’s not a done deal.
But the City of Solon is considering a package of financial incentives which could result in the demolition of a downtown business to make way for a new microbrewery.
At last Wednesday’s Solon City Council meeting, Solon Mayor Cami Rasmussen confirmed tentative plans to work with the owners of Red’s Alehouse in North Liberty regarding a proposal to tear down the current location of Joensy’s Restaurant and replace it with a new structure.

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Hawk Talk

This is the second part of a look at the Iowa Hawkeyes’ football schedule.
Last week, I looked at the first six games and thought Iowa would be favored in five (Northern Illinois, Iowa State, UNI, Central Michigan and Minnesota). I believe Iowa won’t be favored at Michigan State.
This week, I’ll look at the rest of the schedule which includes home games against Penn State, Purdue and Nebraska with road trips to Northwestern, Indiana and Michigan.

Oct. 20 against the Penn State Nittany Lions

Don L. Howard

Don L. “Donnie” Howard, Jr., 61, of Letts, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 2, with the Rev. John Brown officiating. Burial was at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to be donated to Fruitland Baptist Church and the Ronald McDonald House. Sympathy notes may be left at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Arlene Young-Casner

Arlene A. Young-Casner, 91, of Swisher, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Northbrook Manor, Cedar Rapids. Services were held July 30 at Hope Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids by Pastor Dan Clark-Bridges. Burial was at Dunkard Cemetery, Toddville.
Survivors include her children, Karen (Harlan) Bean of Ringwood, Ill., Bruce (Joyce) Young Jr. of Swisher and Sue Ann (Pat) Frasher of Worthington. Also surviving are Dennis (Patricia) Casner of Hiawatha; sister, Alma Freeman; sisters-in-law, Lois Starry and Betty Brimer; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Gary Kile

Gary G. Kile, 76, of Marion, died July 30, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 2, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Marion. The Rev. Greg Williamson officiated. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Local survivors include his son, Craig A. (Stacey) Kile of Solon, and his grandchildren, Haley and Jessica Birch, both of Solon.