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January 16th

Eunice Goodrich

Eunice Alberta Long Goodrich, 88, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Manor Care Health Services, Cedar Rapids. The service in honor of Eunice was held Jan. 11 at Morgan Funeral Choices, Mount Vernon. Burial was at Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

Elizabeth Buckley

Elizabeth “Betty” Weaver Buckley, 93, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
A gathering time for family and friends was held Jan. 9, at Keystone Place located in Cedar Rapids to remember and share Betty’s life. Her wishes of cremation were honored.

Geraldine Broulik

Geraldine Emma Broulik, 84, of Mount Vernon, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at her home. Funeral Mass was held Jan. 10 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. Burial followed at St. John’s Cemetery, Lisbon.
Geraldine was born in rural Solon, the daughter of Joseph and Sophia (Konecny) Hajek. She married Leonard Broulik on Jan. 3, 1953, in Ely. She and Leonard lived and raised their family on the farm south of Mount Vernon. She was a member of the Jolly Workers Ladies Club and St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church.

Pugsley, one killer bike

bikin'

I’ve been riding my new Pugsley bicycle during this recent cold wave.
Maybe you’ve seen the distinctive bike: it’s the one with the super fat, four-inch tires. Made by Surly, it’s the all-terrain, monster truck assassin assault vehicle of the pedal set. I got mine at my favorite local shop, Sugar Bottom Bikes.

Cold winter memories

Food for Thought

Last month’s unusually cold weather reminded me of a winter in the early 1940s when I was in first or second grade. We lived only about five or six blocks from school and we always walked there and back, twice a day, as we went home for lunch. Our school system didn’t have a hot lunch program then, though a few kids brought sack lunches, especially in the winter time. At our house, the noon meal was the main meal of the day and Mother wanted to make sure we got a good, hot meal, so we always ate at home.

PERFECTION

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

The women’s and men’s basketball team had two wins last week, plus the wrestlers dominated both of their matches.
The women started it out with a home win against Minnesota last Wednesday.
I don’t know if Iowa’s 78-71 victory against the Gophers was a must-win, but it was pretty close.
The Hawks started the season 0-2 including a loss at home against 15th-ranked Penn State, so to start 0-3 with two home losses would be tough to overcome.

Hawks take down Cowboys

Halk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

The Hawkeye wrestlers picked up a big 24-6 win over fifth-ranked Oklahoma State Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa had eight wins, a couple of upsets and some exciting matches.
Tony Ramos (133) started the year ranked No. 1 but has lost two matches so far this season. He only had two losses all of last year.
Tony came into the meet ranked fourth and his opponent, Jon Morrison, was ranked first.
Tony has the energy and talent to excite the Hawkeye crowd, and boy did he deliver against the Cowboys.

Solon public library

Top children’s picture books

In November the editors of School Library Journal picked their top children’s picture books of 2013. Below is the list of titles, for 2013, that we have available at the Solon Public Library.
• “Steam Train, Dream Train” by Sherri Duskey Rinker. In this book with rhyming text, the dream train pulls into the station and all the different cars are loaded by the animal workers, each with the appropriate cargo.

Celebration of Solon Athletics Feb. 28 at Macbride course

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club has organized a “Celebration of Solon Athletics” event to be held at Lake Macbride Golf Course on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. Head coaches from each of the 14 varsity sports will speak about the state of their programs, dinner will be served, and there will be a cash bar for refreshments. The cost of the event is $25 per person and all proceeds will be used by the Solon Athletic Booster Club to benefit Solon High School and Middle School athletics. Please save the date, and more information will be forthcoming.

Start date, end date an issue again

SOLON– Remember last year when the Solon school board was split over the start date for school?
Are you ready for round two?
At Monday night’s school board meeting, the start and end dates for the 2014-15 school year were discussed, but this time, an informal poll showed board members leaning the other way.
Last year, board president Dave Asprey broke a 2-2 tie, going against the recommendation of the district’s calendar committee and siding with board members in favor of a later start date for school.