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July 24th

Council approves city hall construction bid

Council sets to find enough money for metal roof

SOLON– The design is set for the new Solon City Hall.
Now the city just needs to find a way to pay for it.
At a July 2 meeting, the Solon City Council approved a bid from Garling Construction of Belle Plaine and Cedar Rapids for the building of the new city offices.
At last week’s July 17 session, the council members started gathering fund balances together to deal with about $120,000 in cost overruns for the fiscal year that ended June 30.
And to find about $17,000 for a metal roof.

Spartan trapshooting team aiming to win

SOLON– From Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2, members of the Solon Spartan trapshooting team were in Cedar Falls participating in annual state level competitions.

Lone senior Theairra Taylor prepares to lead

Hawk Talk

Theairra Taylor started all 34 games last season for the Hawkeye basketball team as a junior.
She also played in all 31 games in her sophomore season.
Not bad for a player who had missed 53 games in her first two years because of knee surgeries.
The Hawkeyes started strong, knocking off four top-20 teams last season early in the year. They lost five straight Big Ten games in a row but still finished with 21 wins and hosted the first round of the NCAA tournament.
They beat Miami in the first game, then lost to Notre Dame, who went to the Final Four, in the second game.

Daniel Joseph Schaapveld

Daniel Joseph Schaapveld, 59, of North Liberty, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his home in North Liberty after losing his battle with leukemia. Funeral services for Dan were Sunday, July, 21, 2013, at Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree with Pastor Alicia Williams officiating. Burial was in Letts Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Dan. Online condolences for the Schaapveld family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Robert Ohrt

Robert “Butch” James Ohrt, 68, of Tipton, died Thursday, June 11, 2013. Funeral services were held July 16, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Tipton where the Rev. Phil Leipold officiated. Burial was at Tipton Masonic Cemetery.
A general memorial fund has been established in memory of Robert.
Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhhome.com.

W. Lois Meyer

W. Lois Meyer, 85, beloved wife and mother and longtime Iowa City resident, left this life as gracefully as she lived her life on Saturday, July 13, 2013.
Funeral services were held July 17 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Iowa City, with burial following at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made in Lois’s memory to the Albert N. and Mary Meyer Scholarship Fund c/o Conception Abbey Development Office, P.O. Box 501, Conception, MO 64433-9988. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Floyd Meyer

Floyd Henry Meyer, 91, originally of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2013, at Sunshine Villa in Santa Cruz, Calif. Floyd was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Cedar Rapids to Emma and Harry Meyer.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Coe College with a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and then received his master’s degree in engineering from the University of Iowa. He served as a professor at the University of Iowa Engineering School for 30 years. He also taught at Kirkwood Community College.

Randy Heinle

Randy Heinle, 54, of North Liberty, formerly of Hills, died suddenly Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Randy’s life was celebrated with words, thoughts and memories by family and friends on July 22 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Coranel Frieden

Coranel (Rothlisberger) Frieden, 95, of Elgin, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Center in Waverly.
She was born Jan. 1, 1918, to Walter Simon and Jessie Nell (Probert) Rothlisberger in Illyria Township, Fayette County. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1934 and from Iowa State Teachers College in 1936.
Coranel was united in marriage with Floyd Joseph Frieden on Sept. 4, 1939, in the stone house in Illryria Township. Five children were born to this union. Coranel was a homemaker and a substitute teacher, and helped on the farm.

Calvin D. Freese

Calvin D. Freese, 68, of Solon, died Thursday, July 18, 2013. A time for friends and family to gather will be from 3-4 p.m., Saturday, July 27, at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Inurnment with military honors will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Memorials can be made to the Calvin Freese Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be sent to Calvin’s family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.