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April 24th, 2012

Brett Jeffrey Smith

Brett Jeffrey Smith, 19 of Solon, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Celebration of Life Services were held Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Visitation was Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling arrangements.

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye women won 19 games, ended the regular season with eight straight wins and finished tied for second in the Big Ten.
They lost their first game in the Big Ten Tournament and first game in the NCAA Tournament, so it wasn’t a great finish.
I sat down with assistant coach Shannon Gage last week in her new office in Carver which has a great view, unlike her old office.
Shannon was Director of Basketball Operations for the Iowa women’s basketball team from 2003-05. She was assistant coach at Michigan from 2005-07 and has been with the Hawkeyes ever since.

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Special events ordinance stymies county board

IOWA CITY– A new ordinance written to regulate special events held in the county has thus far not smoothed the way for applicants.
Last week, it brought one more stumbling block for rural Solon resident Dick Schwab, as members of the Johnson County Board of Adjustment argued over the proper application of its language.

Solon council approves Windmill Estates preliminary plat

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– Yellow light, green light.
At an April 4 meeting, members of the Solon City Council had concerns about approving a preliminary plat for the fourth phase of the Windmill Estates development.
By the April 18 meeting, those issues had been informally resolved.
Council members last week approved a preliminary plat for just over eight acres of land in Windmill Estates Part 4, as well as a zoning change from R-3 to R-4.

Solon Legion Riders poker run May 12

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Riders have scheduled their annual poker run for May 12. The route travels to Marshalltown, Newton, Knoxville, Oskaloosa and Riverside and returns to Solon for the drawing of cards and food, which will be available for a free-will donation. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with last bike out by 9:30 a.m. Last bike in by 6 p.m. for the poker draw. Cost is $10 per bike and $5 per passenger. Proceeds help fund a $500 scholarship for a graduating Solon senior and other rider projects.

Community pantry meeting May 1

SOLON– Everyone is invited to the Solon Community Pantry meeting Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Solon Public Library. Basic information and procedures will be discussed and volunteer opportunities offered to those interested. The Solon Community Food Pantry is a collaborative effort of three Solon churches, Our Lord’s Church, Solon United Methodist Church and St Mary Catholic Church along with the Solon Senior Advocates and local organizations, groups and residents.

Women’s Club May Day breakfast May 5

SOLON– GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club will sponsor a May Day Breakfast on Saturday, May 5, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church serving egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children five to 12 at the door. Children under five eat free. Books of adult tickets may be purchased ahead of time at five tickets for $25, with books of children’s tickets at five tickets for $12. (Discount tickets are not available at the door).

Anna McAtee named Senior of the Year

SOLON– Anna McAtee was chosen by the Solon Senior Advocates as 2012 Solon Senior of the Year for her outstanding contributions to the community. Mayor Cami Rasmussen will present Anna with her certificate of achievement at the city council meeting Wednesday, May 2. An open house in her honor will be held at the Solon Nursing Care Center Wednesday, May 9, from 2 until 4 p.m. Please join the Senior Advocates to share Anna’s special recognition with friends.

Solon council sets May 2 public hearing for streetscape project

SOLON– Formal plans for Solon’s streetscape project will be unveiled during a public hearing May 2.
The downtown renovation project would include the resurfacing of Main Street from Highway 1 to Iowa Street, as well as the installation of curb and gutter, new sidewalks and ornate lighting.
At last week’s April 18 meeting, city council members set the May 2 date for the public hearing and received a project update from city engineer Dave Schechinger.