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May 25th, 2016

Solon firefighters annual breakfast Sunday, May 29, at fire station

SOLON– The Solon volunteer firefighters would like to invite the public to their annual breakfast.
The firefighters will be serving breakfast at the fire station Sunday, May 29, from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adult admission is $6 and children are $4. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, fried and scrambled eggs, milk and coffee. This is one of two annual fundraisers for the firefighters’ association.

Teaching a love of language

 SOLON– Most of Solon knows Lori Lindner as a reporter and photographer for the Solon Economist and North Liberty Leader newspapers. For the past 10 years, Lindner helped record the towns’ news and photographed its events.
But these days, she’s writing more lesson plans than news stories. This spring, she transitioned into a new role in Solon: the youth services librarian for the Solon Public Library.

Presenting the Class of 2016

Angela Erusha, daughter of Neil and Patty Erusha, accepts her diploma and a handshake from Solon High School Principal Nathan Wear Sunday, May 22, during commencement ceremonies held in the high school gymnasium. The Economist’s salute to seniors will be included in next week’s edition. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Solon Poppy Days May 21-May 30

SOLON– Memorial poppies, made by hospitalized and disabled veterans, will be available in various businesses in Solon from May 21 through Memorial Day.
The red poppy has been the symbol for honoring and remembering the men and women who served and died in services to our country since 1921.
The poppy was immortalized by Canadian Colonel John McCrae in his poem “In Flanders Fields” after WWI and also is used in Canada, Great Britain and other countries to honor the war dead.

Solon car thefts prompt reminder to lock vehicles

SOLON– The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents of Solon to lock their vehicles at night after a series of overnight thefts May 12-13 on the south side of town.
According to Sgt. Kevin Elliott, four unlocked vehicles in the Wood Lily Road/Willow Lane/Bergamot Lane area, on Solon’s south side, were targeted between 10 p.m. Thursday, May 12, and 5:45 a.m. Friday, May 13. Items were removed from three of the four vehicles.

Keokuk principal will be Solon’s full-time AD

Zach Wigle to succeed Keith McSweeney in 2016-17 school year

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– The School Administrators of Iowa (SAI) Secondary Principal of the Year will be Solon’s new activities director (AD).
Solon Community School District (SCSD) Superintendent Dr. Davis Eidahl announced May 13 that Zach Wigle will succeed Keith McSweeney and become the school’s first full-time AD, pending school board approval.
Wigle (pronounced WHY-gull) is currently the principal for Keokuk High School, and was in Des Moines on the day of the announcement to be recognized by the SAI as principal of the year.

1982 Flashback part two

Hawk Talk

This is the second part of a look back to the year 1982.
Hayden Fry was in his fourth year as the Iowa Hawkeye head football coach.

In 1982, “E.T.” was one of the top movies, “Don’t You Want Me” by the Human League was one of the top songs and “Magnum P.I.” was one of the top TV shows.
In sports, the San Francisco 49ers won the Super Bowl, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series and the Philadelphia 76ers won the NBA championship.

Aunts

Food For Thought

Agnes came every summer on the train from Milwaukee, wearing silk blouses, costume jewelry and too much perfume. Married twice with no children of her own, she doted on her four nieces. Agnes brought us glamour; evening sweaters, cobwebby nylon stockings, after-bath lotion– things too sophisticated for young teenagers. I often thought her gifts odd, but looking back, I think she knew exactly what she was doing by nourishing our adolescent daydreams. Agnes was small-boned and dark-haired with beautiful violet eyes.

May 18th

2016 CCA softball preview

Quintet of seniors to lead Clippers on the diamond

North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– Five seniors will lead the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ varsity girls softball team this season. Skylar Hop, Jacquelyn Fairholm, Courtney James, Megan Beckler and Brooke Henze are the quintet of veterans coach Barb Lynn will rely on heavily.
Lynn, in her third year with the Creek Girls, led the squad to a 22-17 record overall last season. CCA was 14-8 in WaMaC conference play and 12-6 in West Division action.

CCA girls earn second WaMaC championship in a tough week

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– It was a rough week to be a Creek Girl despite a major triumph. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers won three out of six matches for a 12-4 record heading into the end of the regular season.