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Archive - 2012

October 30th

Movie Clips

Recently added to the DVD collection:

“Secret of the Wings” (2012, G, Family Animated) Tinker Bell meets Periwinkle and ventures into the winter woods with her and Tinker Bell’s other friends to find the secret of fairy wings.
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (2012, R, Action/Fantasy/Horror) Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. Based on the 2010 novel by Seth Grahame-Smith.

Solon Community Pantry needs items

The Solon Community Pantry is seeking these items for donation: canned fruit and meats, and toilet paper. Check out the Turkey to Table article (front page) for additional requested items.

Solon American Legion Boys’ State Project nearing completion

SOLON– The Solon American Legion is searching for boys sponsored by the legion who attended Boys’ State at Camp Dodge during their junior year of high school. A board in the shape of Iowa has been donated by Jack Neuzil to the legion for the purpose of recognizing the Stinocher Post’s Boys’ Staters. Names of Boys’ Staters and the year they attended will be added to the board and it will be displayed at the Solon Legion.

Black Angel: fusing history with mystery

IOWA CITY– She reigns silently over a set of graves in the midst of an Iowa City cemetery. She is both alluring and formidable, dreaded and loved, world-renowned and yet forever shrouded in dark mystery.
The Black Angel of Iowa City’s Oakland Cemetery is now the subject of an artistic collaboration between past Solon High School graduates Travis Drahozal and Jordan Kessler.
Like Iowa City’s notable urban legend, the pair’s “Black Angel Movie” is also a study in contrasts. Part documentary and part horror movie, Drahozal said the Black Angel was a perfect subject for this latest venture.

Solon Legion turkey dinner Nov. 4

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will be hosting a turkey dinner on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The dinner will include favorites like turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, cranberry sauce, rye bread, homemade dessert and coffee and milk. Adult tickets are $9 and children six through 12 are $5. Children under five are free.

Turkey to Table for Solon families

SOLON– The Solon Community Pantry is organizing a “Turkey to Table,” ready-to-cook Thanksgiving dinner to be delivered to area families who might not otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal.
Families who are unable to attend Our Lord’s Church free Thanksgiving meal may call 319-430-8655 or 319-333-5037 to arrange for a meal that will contain a frozen 8-10 pound turkey or larger plus all the fixings for a holiday meal. The meals will be delivered to homes Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Solon’s first Habitat house becomes a home

SOLON– “You know, think what this lot looked like, even six months ago,” said Pastor Carol Kress of the Solon United Methodist Church. “Pretty darn amazing.”
Kress, Pastor Dennis Arnold of Our Lord’s Church and Father Jim Vrba of St. Mary Catholic Church led the blessing of the new Solon Habitat for Humanity house. The Dubuque Street house was dedicated Tuesday, Oct. 23, and the keys were ceremoniously presented to the new owners, Kurt and Vicki Shover, and their son Chanse.

With 120th Street done, what’s next?

SHUEYVILLE– “It’s nearly complete,” said Dave Schechinger of Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. about the 120th Street reconstruction project through Shueyville. Schechinger’s comments came during the Tuesday, Oct. 9, city council meeting, a joint meeting held with the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.
Supervisors Pat Harney, Rod Sullivan, Sally Stutsman, Janelle Rettig and Terrance Neuzil met with the council to learn first hand what issues are prevalent in the community.

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Junk appliances, including air conditioners, furnaces, steel and batteries. Will pick up for free. 331-8122. 12/26

Hawk Talk

I’m not into moral victories and I’m not sure that Iowa’s loss, 28-17, Saturday would even seem like a moral victory.
At least Iowa still had a chance in the middle of the fourth quarter, down 28-17 with the ball at midfield and over four minutes left in the game.
Almost all of the preseason magazines, the Big Ten media and the ESPN football guys picked Iowa to finish in the bottom half of the Legends division.
The scary part of all that is sometimes those guys are right.
Before the season I thought the Iowa State and Northwestern games were tossups and Iowa lost both.