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Marching band can drive, Sept. 3

SOLON– The Solon Marching Spartans will be holding a can drive (can and bottle recycling) on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Solon High School band room. Please save your cans and drop them off on Saturday. The Marching Spartans will also have trucks driving through neighborhoods to collect. Thank you for your support.

A family affair at the Johnson County Fair

Solon's five Düsters participate in Johnson County Fair

SOLON– Seven ribbons and five days later, the Düster family came to the conclusion of yet another Johnson County Fair.
It’s a busy week for many families in the county. But the Düsters are unique in that they have five children in 4-H– at the same time.
All five kids started 4-H in fifth grade and are still going strong– although the oldest, who just graduated from Solon High School, participated in his last fair this year.

Sidewalk cafes can serve May to November

City lowers fees for outdoor eateries

SOLON– The Solon City Council significantly reduced the price of hosting outdoor service for Main Street restaurants.
In response to feedback from two downtown eateries, council members voted, at an Aug. 17 meeting, to slash the cost of renting public sidewalk and street space and eliminated a per-day fee. The city also extended the outdoor service season from May 1 to Nov. 1.
The ordinance and its accompanying policy have been in place since June, but none of the qualifying Main Street establishments have taken advantage.

Part Three: Iowa Defense and Special Teams

Hawk Talk


This is the final piece of a three-part series on the Iowa Hawkeye football team. This week, I’ll look at the Hawkeye linebackers, defensive backs and special teams.
Next week…football!

Hawkeye
linebackers

The Hawks have talent and depth at linebacker and it starts in the middle, with one of the leaders on the defense, Josey Jewell (6-2, 235).
Jewell, a junior, was second team All-Big Ten last year, leading Iowa with 126 tackles. He also had four interceptions, second behind Desmond King, and 7.5 tackles for loss.

Benjamin “Duff” Charles Huber

ssed away at the Solon Care Center on Aug. 25, 2016.
There will be a military service at Solon Legion Park at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 1, followed by a celebration of life at the Solon American Legion. Online condolences may be shared with Ben’s family through the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.
Huber was a sergeant in Company B 1st Airborne, Battle Group 506th Infantry, 3rd US Army from Aug. 23, 1960, to July 19, 1966. Ben enjoyed catching and cooking turtles, playing baseball, stock car racing, mushroom hunting, deer hunting and fishing.

Would I kid you?

Walkin'

From the outside, I think we look normal enough in our white, two-story house along the highway. We keep the yard mowed, buy Girl Scout cookies, wave to neighbors, walk to church and live a fairly quiet life. I like to run around naked in the yard when there’s a full moon, but I only do that in the early morning hours when everyone else is safely tucked asleep. The low profile worked to my advantage while I raked in the dough from my marijuana growing operation and stacked the hundred dollar bills in the closet.

The back-to-school-sale

Food For Thought

As I look at all the things advertised as necessary for the coming school year, I remember the simple list of supplies needed for school during the 1940s when I was in elementary school. Up until third grade, about all that was required could be bought for under a dollar. A box of at least 16 crayons, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and a tablet of lined paper.

August 25th

Victor Michel Krob

Victor Michel Krob, 39, of Iowa City, formerly of Solon, passed away suddenly from a brief illness on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Celebration of life services were held Monday, Aug. 22, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon, with Reverend Earling Shultz presiding. Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 21, at Brosh Chapel. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Minding the gun business

Walkin'

Before telling you about my $7 million weapon-buying spree, I’d like to tell you about my relationship with guns.
As kids, my brothers and I got BB guns about the time we turned 12. Dad set up a shooting range in the garage using a thick moving pad as a backstop, and a two inch piece of pipe hanging from a string as the target. After a little practice, hitting the pipe on the first shot was simple; the challenge was hitting it again while it was swinging. Thanks to this head start, I fared well on the rifle range in the Army.

Pommes de terre

Food For Thought

“One potato, two potato, three potato, four, five potato, six potato, seven potato more. One, two, three means out goes HE.” I haven’t heard kids chanting that counting-out verse for years, but it popped into my mind after my friend Madeline suggested that I write about potato salad. And that started me thinking about some of the things we know about and do with potatoes– as well as all the different ways we enjoy eating them.