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November 7th, 2011

Hawk Talk

What a difference a week makes.
Last week, you would have thought the sky was falling and dogs and cats were living together… why? Because the Hawkeyes lost to Minnesota 22-21 when they were favored by 15.
Former Iowa quaerterback Jim Hartlieb once said that losing hurts more than winning feels good… unless you beat Michigan 24-16 on a last-second, goal line stand.
The Hawkeyes first played Michigan in 1900, winning 28-5. They have played the Wolverines 57 times and have never beaten them three years in a row… until last Saturday.

A long drive on Golf View

NORTH LIBERTY– A new east-west thoroughfare has recently opened in North Liberty.
Golf View Drive now extends from Highway 965 all the way through to Front Street, one more project checked off the list of long-range improvements to Highway 965. Across the highway, Golf View now lines up nicely with Fairview Lane, allowing easy travel westward all the way to Kansas Avenue.

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<b>Outdoor Events Center forum Thursday, Nov. 10</b>

The Solon Community School District Board of Education will host a public forum on the Solon Outdoor Event Center (OEC) during a special board meeting Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Solon High School media center. The public is invited to attend and provide input to board members and school

Solon Methodist Church hosting Fall Bazaar Nov. 12

SOLON– The Solon United Methodist Church will be hosting a Fall Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church, coinciding with a Hawkeye Home Game Dinner. The bazaar will feature crafts, baked goods and a silent auction. The silent auction will run through Sunday, Nov. 13, and remaining sale items will be available after church services. The winning auction bids will be tallied Nov. 13 and winners will be contacted by phone.

Veterans Day Program Nov. 11 at middle school

SOLON– The annual Veterans Day Program will be held at the Solon Middle School Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 11, starting at 1 p.m. All veterans and their families and friends are invited. Community members are also welcome. The program will include several speakers and the eighth grade band. Refreshments will be served. Please join the community in recognizing veterans on this important holiday.

Legion Veterans Day Memorial Soup Supper Nov. 11

SOLON– The Solon Veterans Memorial Committee will be hosting a Veterans Day Soup Supper Friday, Nov. 11, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Legion. The menu will include all-you-can-eat chili, chicken noodle soup, crackers, bread, butter, dessert, lemonade and coffee. Adults, $6, children, $4. All veterans eat free courtesy of the American Legion Riders. Proceeds go toward the Veterans Memorial.

Arch caps off veterans memorial

SOLON– Phil Michel thinks it speaks volumes about how the community of Solon honors its veterans.
Michel and his crew assembled at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Solon Veterans Memorial to lower a 10,000-pound granite arch by crane onto two pedestals, essentially completing a project started three years ago.

Fisher to plan SCSD’s “big picture”

SOLON– Exploration, collaboration and cohesion are formative goals for the Solon Community School District as it begins to develop a strategic plan for improving student achievement and school leadership.
The plan, administered by Clear Lake education consultant Dr. Troyce Fisher, will likely be “less deviation from current practice than it will be an enhancement of it,” she said.
In October, the Solon school board voted to pay Fisher up to $10,293 for her facilitation of a strategic plan, the first of its kind for the district.

Lakeview Elementary grows into its new space

By B. Adam Burke
Solon Economist
SOLON– Lakeview Elementary Principal Jodi Rickels is on a first-name basis with her construction team.
During a recent tour of the school’s expansion and renovation, she called out, “Hey Mike!” or “Hi Kevin!” in the hallways in the same voice she used when greeting a second-grader by name in the media center.
She’s getting pretty used to the workers, dust, the noise and punch lists, but looks forward to the day when all the changes will make her building into a school again.