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November 29th

All Hands on Deck!

Bonnie (Erika Bailey) gets a lift from some sailors during “Heaven Hop,” one of the many musical numbers during Solon High School’s production of “Anything Goes,” presented Nov. 15-17 at the Solon Middle School Auditorium. Turn to page B6 for more photos from the Cole Porter musical.

It was a great weekend to be a Hawkeye fan

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

It was a pretty good weekend for Hawkeye fans.

Wrestling

On Friday, the Iowa wrestlers had three wins and went 29-1 in individual matches including 24 pins. That’s the first time in program history Iowa scored 50-plus points in three consecutive duals.
“It all starts with Clark and Ramos and goes through the rest of the lineup,” said head coach Tom Brands.
Cory Clark is a 125-pound redshirt freshman and he is fun to watch.
Tony Ramos is the top-rated wrestler at 133 pounds. Both had three pins.

COMEBACK CITY

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

I sometimes have to choose from a couple of headlines to start the story.
For Saturday’s 24-21 win over Michigan, I thought either “OH MY-MY” or “COMEBACK CITY.”
I asked one of my homeboys, Tad, who is from Sioux City and was at his first Hawkeye game, to pick one and he went with the “COMEBACK CITY.”
Good call, Tad.
I’m not sure why, but when the score was 21-7 at half Saturday at frigid Kinnick Stadium, I had a flashback to 1997, when Tim Dwight and Tavian Banks were seniors for the Hawks.

Gary Shields

Gary Lee Shields, 69, of Marion, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He was in palliative care at Unity Point (St. Luke’s) and UIHC. Memorial service was held on Nov. 18 at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Emory Gillespie and the Rev. Ed Shields officiated. Inurnment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mark Postl

Mark S. Postl, 62, of Swisher, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at his home, with his family and care bear puppy beside him.
Mark chose to be cremated. His family greeted friends Monday, Nov. 25, at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. Memorials donations may be directed to The Mark Postl Memorial Fund.

Patrick Guard

Patrick (Pat) Joseph Guard, 65, of North Liberty, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, into the hands of our loving Lord. A Funeral Mass was held on Nov. 21 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, with the Rev. James Vrba officiating. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Solon. As a member of the founding board of directors, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Community Foundation of Johnson County. Patrick was born on April 15, 1948, the son of Louis H. and Cleta Guard, in Geneva, N.Y. He was united in marriage to Deborah Lynn Seymour on March 2, 1985.

White sport coats

Walkin'

By chance I heard the song “A White Sport Coat” the other day and it got me to thinking and doing a little Wikipedia research about the politics, cars, celebrities and jokes of the era.

Worth repeating

Food for Thought

During the coming month, we can expect to be enticed, cajoled, implored, dared and practically ordered to spend as much money on as many things as our bank accounts and credit cards will tolerate. There are stores staying open past midnight, sales beginning at four in the morning, and early-bird discounts for those willing to stand in line in the wee hours waiting for the doors to be unlocked. Some stores even offer to give you a wake-up call so you can be there on time.

November 24th

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service Nov. 24

The Solon United Methodist Church will host an ecumenical thanksgiving soup supper and prayer service on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Solon United Methodist Church. Join members of Our Lord’s Church, United Methodist Church, and St. Mary Catholic Church at 5 p.m. for soup; and 6 p.m. for prayer. All three Solon pastors will participate. Pastor Scott Kober, of the Methodist Church, will offer the message. Members of the churches are participating with a combined choir. Please join them as they give thanks to God for our many blessings this Thanksgiving.

Demon call haunts Solon in semifinal

Spartans can’t find end zone, but held lead into fourth quarter

CEDAR FALLS– The Solon Spartans bowed out of the state football tournament Thursday night, Nov. 14, after a 14-9 loss to Washington (Iowa) in the Class 3A semifinal.
It was a hard-fought game from the get-go and it lasted the entire four quarters, with lead changes throughout.
The Spartans fought off Washington until the final quarter, when a fake punt and a questionable call breathed new life into the Demons.