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Archive - 2013

November 21st

Alfred Carter

Alfred James “Bud” Carter Jr., 84, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his home in West Liberty. A memorial service was held Nov. 15 at the First Church United in West Liberty. Burial followed in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty.
A memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Bud was born June 3, 1929, in West Liberty, the son of Alfred and Gladys (Watkins) Carter. He was a graduate of West Liberty High School. On June 22, 1962, he was united in marriage to Mary Patterson Hudson.

Household update

Sabra, now that she is mostly retired from her job at the veterinary clinic, has become even more fastidious. Yesterday, for example, I found her on the top step of a small ladder dusting the hooks that the pots and pans hang from in the kitchen.
“How can you tell they’re dusty if they’re over your head?” I asked. You’d think after 14 years of marriage I’d know better than to ask such a question but then some things never change. “Well, I can see them while I’m on the ladder,” she replied, not amused at being slowed down with silly questions.

Kids and pancakes

It might have been columnist Peg Bracken, or perhaps Erma Bombeck, who wrote that kids should be like pancakes; that we should be allowed to throw away the first one after we’d messed up and ended up with a burned flapjack (i.e. spoiled brat).

Solon Firefighter Dance Nov. 30

SOLON– The Solon firefighters will host their 21st annual Firefighters Dance on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Lake MacBride Golf Club.
The featured band is “Eight Seconds” and raffle prizes will be given away throughout the night. The grand prize is an overnight stay at Riverside Hotel and Casino. A University of Iowa No. 44 football helmet will also be given away.

November 15th

Heartbreaker at UNI-Dome

Spartans fall to Demons, 14-9 in semifinal

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.

VALIANT

Lady Spartans fall in 4A volleyball final

SOLON– A disappointing end, but a valiant effort.
Solon's Lady Spartans fell to Harlan 3-1 in the Class 4A volleyball championship match Friday, Nov. 15, at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.
An even first set that got away from Solon gave way to a breakdown in the second, and Solon found itself down 0-2 against Harlan and its heavy hitter, Jess Schaben.
Schaben finished the game with 31 kills.

Solon food drive begins Nov. 18

SOLON– The Octagon Club of Solon will be holding a food drive starting Monday, Nov. 18, and concluding the following Monday, Nov. 25. Non-perishable items may be dropped off by community members in the main office at the high school. If you have students attending Solon High School, you may send the items with them to be left at one of several drop sites around the high school. The goal of the food drive is get 1,000 pounds of non-perishable foods that will be given to the Solon Food Pantry.

November 13th

BACK TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Solon girls face Harlan in Friday 4A final

CEDAR RAPIDS– It’s back to the championship game for the Solon Lady Spartans.
Solon swept Davenport Assumption in a 4A state volleyball semifinal in Cedar Rapids Thursday afternoon and will face Harlan in the championship game at noon Friday, Nov. 15, at the US Cellular Center.
Ten kills each from Jordans Runge and Smith paced Solon. After falling behind in set two, Jordan Smith hit a clutch kill and then later delivered an ace and near-ace to spark a rally.

Solon Octagon Club collecting for food pantry thru Nov. 25

drop contributions at high school

SOLON– The Octagon Club of Solon will be holding a food drive starting Monday, Nov. 18, and concluding the following Monday, Nov. 25. Non-perishable items may be dropped off by community members in the main office at the high school. If you have students attending Solon High School, you may send the items with them to be left at one of several drop sites around the high school. The goal of the food drive is get 1,000 pounds of non-perishable foods that will be given to the Solon Food Pantry.

November 12th

Women of Troy take seventh at state swimming and diving meet

Thomas, Zhu earn second-place finishes

North Liberty Leader
MARSHALLTOWN– The fastest high school swimmers in the state met Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA pool for the 2013 girls state swimming and diving meet.
Ames High School won the meet with 302 team points while the Iowa City West High Women of Troy placed seventh with 111. City High placed 21st with 28 points.