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Archive - 2014

July 2nd

Our Lord’s Church marks 10th anniversary

Happy Birthday, Our Lord’s Church!

SOLON– In 2004, a small group of residents gathered at the Solon Public Library for the first service of a new church community.
Two years later, the new church had its own building and had established a record of community service that it continues today.
Our Lord’s Church will mark the first decade of its existence Sunday, July 13, with a public celebration at its 131 N. Market St. location, serving brats, burgers and hot dogs after its weekly service. Potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and cake will also be served.

$25.5 million decision

Middle school, performing arts center go to ballot - Sept. 9

SOLON– It’s official.
As expected, the Solon school board has decided to place a $25.5 million bond referendum for a new middle school and performing arts center before district voters.
At a June 26 meeting, school board members accepted a 220-signature petition signed by residents of the district, and passed a resolution calling for a Tuesday, Sept. 9, special election.
It was an action the district had been working toward for months.

Prime Time

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
Prime Time basketball is back for its 28th year with the added bonus of University of Northern Iowa (UNI) players on each team.
Former West High Trojans Jeremy Morgan, who played and started for the Panthers last year, and Wyatt Lohaus, who helped lead West High to a state championship last season, play on separate teams this summer.
Jeremy played in all 31 games last year for UNI with 10 starts.
Jeremy was named to the MVC All-Freshman Team after averaging 6 points per game last year.

Steven Douglas Landuyt

Steven Douglas Landuyt, 67, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away on June 25, 2014, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Military honors were held June 28 at Bienhoff Funeral Home, Perry, Missouri. Private family interment services will be held at a later date.
Steve was born June 22, 1947, in Grinnell, the son of René Frank and Marge (Lyman) Landuyt. He was married to Marcia Sass and she preceded him in death. He then married Lori Barney on April 25, 2008, in Columbia, Missouri and she survives.

Jerry Allen Klingaman

Jerry Allen Klingaman, 64, formerly of Solon, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2014, in New Richmond, Wisconsin. A celebration of his life was held at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home on June 27.

Lori Ann Hilmer

Lori A. Hilmer, 48, of North Liberty died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids surrounded by her family, following a passionate fight against cancer.
Funeral services were held June 25 at First United Methodist Church in North Liberty, with burial at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Lori’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Delores A. Becicka

Delores A. Becicka, 76, of Cedar Rapids, died June 22, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A celebration of life gathering was held June 26 at The Avacentre at Brosh Chapel in Solon.
Delores was born Aug. 12, 1937, in Des Moines, the daughter of Kenneth L. and Doris (Slaymaker) Robertson. She married Frank Becicka, her high school sweetheart, on Aug. 18, 1956. They were married 56 years. Delores was employed at IPC of Iowa and along with her husband Buzz owned and operated motels in Kingman, Arizona, El Campo, Texas and also in Marion. She retired in 2012.

Some beach, somewhere

Food for Thought

Besides the cast of interesting characters running the Bender’s Fishing Camp, I arrived with two of my favorite Chicago fishing pals: brother Bob and his friend Rob, aka Gonzo.

No gifts, please

Food for Thought

By the time you reach age 75 or 80, you probably have enough fancy guest soaps, golf balls, pretty stationery, fishing lures, or useless what-nots to last for another decade at least. So, you’d really like to have that birthday party your kids and grandkids are planning for you, but the idea of receiving, acknowledging, and making use of so much additional stuff is discouraging, to say the least.

City crews to pick up storm debris

NORTH LIBERTY– City crews will collect fallen branches from Monday's storm through noon on Thursday, July 3. The branches should be no longer than five feet and placed along the curb.