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Fishing gear master builder at Old Gold July 23

SOLON– Scott Kleppe will discuss his work building exceptional quality fishing rods at Solon Senior Dining on Tuesday, July 23, at the Solon United Methodist Church. Reserve a meal and join the seniors for lunch at 11:30 a.m., and enjoy Scott’s presentation.

Fackler’s Grove Cemetery meeting July 23 in Ely

ELY– On Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m., the Ely Community History Society (ECHS) will hold an informational meeting about its Fackler’s Grove Cemetery restoration project. The ECHS will give a presentation on the history of the cemetery and families buried there, progress on the restoration effort, and future plans. All who are interested are invited to attend. It will be held in the lower level of the Ely Community Center, 1570 Rowley St. in Ely. For information, contact Clary Illian (319-848-4963) or Barb Horak (319-848-4074), or email HistoricEly@yahoo.com.

St. Mary selling raffle tickets during Beef Days

SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church of Solon will be selling raffle tickets during this year’s Beef Days on July 19 and 20. First prize is a Kinnick Stadium suite for the Iowa-Northwestern football game on Oct. 26. The package includes 18 tickets, three parking passes, food and drink. Second prize will be $500 cash and third prize will be $250 cash. Drawing for the prizes will be held during St. Mary annual Harvest Festival on Sept. 22. Tickets will be sold for $5 per ticket or five for $20. Winners do not need to be present to win and all proceeds will go to the St. Mary’s building fund.

Solon Food Pantry needs donations of cash, food

SOLON– The Solon Community Food Pantry needs your help. The shelves are becoming bare over the summer.
If people working the Beef Days luncheon, eating there, or attending church next weekend could bring a food item to the Solon United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, it would be very much appreciated. Starred items below are especially needed along with other listed items:

School pledges assistance for drainage

City asks for use of soccer fields during joint session

SOLON– Everyone appreciated the update.
The Solon City Council and the Solon school board met in joint session last week, discussing the long-term potential for shared services and facilities as well as more immediate concerns like raging surface water running through a residential subdivision.

Board accepts internal report on SBG

Board and administration continue to plug away on best implementation

SOLON– Lianne Westcot, Dick Schwab and Matt Townsley left smiling after the latest Solon school board meeting on July 8. The school board unanimously approved the group’s report on Standards Based Grading (SBG).
The trio had spent hours in meetings over the last weeks synthesizing recent public comments (including the June 3 public hearing), as well as information from throughout the school year. Board member Dan Coons shared his appreciation during the short, 35-minute meeting, held at the central office conference room, 301 S. Iowa St.

DIGGING IT

Michael Sharp and Owen Einwalter look on as youth services librarian Carey Major shows them how to make a fossil using materials like macaroni and feathers. It was all part of Afternoon Adventures, an elementary-aged hour of fun that’s part of the Solon Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Turn to page 24 for more photos. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Hawkeyes Devyn and Zach

hawk talk

This is the second part of a two-part story on Devyn Marble and Zach McCabe.
These are the last two recruits that Todd Lickliter signed before he was fired in the spring of 2010. Last week I talked about Devyn and how he came in as a role player and now is a full time starter.
In Devyn and Zach’s first yearm the Hawks were 11-20, 4-14 in the Big Ten. Devyn played in all 31 games, with six starts and averaged 5.7 points per game. Zach played in 31 games, had six starts and averaged 5.8 points.

43rd annual Beef Days celebration

SOLON– This year On Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, Solon Beef Days will hold its 43rd celebration. This two-day event, traditionally starting the third Friday in July, has collected and donated over $385,000 back into the community and surrounding area since its inception in 1971.

Kenneth Reichardt

Kenneth R. “Ken” Reichardt, 59, of Holiday Lodge in North Liberty, died unexpectedly at his home July 4, 2013. His family will be planning a memorial celebration.
Further information and condolences for the family may be directed to www.lensingfuneral.com.
Survivors include his father, George of Marion; brother, Steve (Mary) Reichardt, and sister, Julie Reichardt, both of Iowa City; nephews, Joshua M. Reichardt and David S. Huffman; and nieces, Kristen M. Huffman and Meghan R. Huffman Gatlin.