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December 8th

Just in time

The City of Solon is pleased to announce the completion of its first traffic signal installation at the intersection of Main Street and Market Street (Highway 1). This signal became active Tuesday morning, Dec. 6. 

Clara Irene Herman

Clara Irene Herman, 93, died Dec. 2, 2016, at the Solon Nursing Care Center in Solon. She was born May 12, 1923, near Harper, Iowa, to Walter Frank and Marguerite Agnes (Ollinger) Smith. She graduated from Sigourney High School in 1941. She taught at Stoney Point and Garibaldi #14 which were one room country schools in Keokuk County. On Aug. 28, 1945, she married John Omer Herman at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sigourney. Together they lived and farmed near Harper and Sigourney. Clara loved to cook and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Potpourri

Walkin'

Pearl, our 9-year-old Labradoodle, got stair privileges recently and is very much the happy camper as she can once again sleep at the foot of our bed. She’s recovering from knee surgery, and the last liberty– running off leash– is still a month away.
The chickens survived another week of the great scaly leg mite infestation. Officials from S.E.T.I. (Search for Extra Terrestrial Life) read about Sabra’s extraordinary measures to contain and eradicate the microscopic critters. If aliens ever land here, she’s now on the short list of cleaners to call.

A special Christmas gift

Food For Thought

For years, I tried to convince my family and friends I was done with the commercial rat-race that had taken over the Christmas season. Everything from Christmas cards and tree decorations, through the piles of purchased and gaily wrapped gifts, right down to the peanuts and oranges that went into the toes of the stockings was due for a drastic makeover. For too many years, I tried really hard to make sure those presents met my expectations and made at least some of the wishes come true.