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Lakeview PTO’s second annual Spartan Dash fundraiser set for Saturday, April 27

SOLON– The Lakeview PTO will be hosting its second annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 27, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that will serve as Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a family team. Family teams will walk, skip, or run through obstacles set up along the one-mile trail in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to have you laughing.

Learn more about Mehaffey Bridge replacement project at meeting Monday, April 15

NORTH LIBERTY– The Johnson County Secondary Roads Department will be holding a public information meeting for the Mehaffey Bridge Replacement Project Monday, April 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the South Slope Community Center located at 980 N. Front St. in North Liberty.

Solon legion pancake breakfast April 14

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Veterans’ Memorial All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, April 14, at the legion hall from 7 until 11:30 a.m. For $7 adults and $4 children 6-12 (children 5 and under eat free) you will be served pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee and milk.
All proceeds go to the maintenance costs at the Veterans’ Memorial Monument.

A pig & a poke

Newport Road residents to contrast rural/urban living after Dooley decision

IOWA CITY– By a 4-1 vote, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved the third and final reading of a controversial rezoning request on Thursday, March 28. The vote cleared the way for 90.89 acres of agricultural land owned by Sharon Dooley at 2915 Newport Road to be rezoned to the county’s new RC, or Residential Cluster, designation. The move allows Iowa City realtor Bill Young to move forward with plans for a 70-unit housing development.

Good for the sole

Solon High School students collect shoes for those in need

SOLON– When it comes to community service, a handful of Solon High School students have created some mighty big shoes to fill.
When sophomores Kaytee Berstler, Sydney Gerdts, Kaitlin Hatcher, Taylor Nearad, Lake Reyhons and Jake Singkofer found themselves with time on their hands during the school day, they set about looking for a cause to support. Principal’s secretary Kim Blankenheim suggested they research an organization she had heard about called Soles4Souls, a charity that recycles shoes to be donated to those in need in the United States and more than 125 other countries.

Hawk Talk

Final Four

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
By the time you read this, Iowa will have played Maryland in the NIT semifinals in New York.
Wasn’t it great to see how good Iowa can be when they shoot like they did against a very good Virginia team that they beat 75-64 last week at Virginia?
Virginia had a 19-game winning streak at home and beat Duke, North Carolina and Maryland during that time.
The Hawks hit 52 percent of their shots in the second half and 49 percent for the game against the Cavaliers .

Johnson County Conservation

Spring events calendar

March 26
Basics of Birding I:
7 p.m., CEC.

Raymond Buchmayer

Raymond “Booky” Buchmayer, 85, of Solon, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Mercy Iowa City. Funeral services were held March 29 at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Solon American Legion, Stinocher Post #460. Raymond was the first born of Otto and Agnes (Kriel) Buchmayer on Sept. 4, 1927, in Solon. He graduated from Solon High School and attended Cornell College for three years. He then attended and graduated from bricklayer trade school. He married Elaine Schindler on Jan. 17, 1953. She died Dec. 31, 1996.

Gladys Chalupka

Gladys Elizabeth Chalupka, 79, of Solon, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Mercy Iowa City. Funeral services were held March 25 at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.

Elizabeth Ham

Elizabeth “Betty” A. Ham, 89, of Coralville, died peacefully Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Solon Care Center. Funeral services were held March 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon, with Father James Vrba officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Betty Ham Memorial Fund.