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December 5th

One more winter

SHUEYVILLE– Commuters and residents will have to wait a few months more for the reconstruction of 120th St. from this northwest Johnson County community west toward I-380.
Plans for the project have been reviewed, according to Mayor Bryan Bredman, and are currently being finalized.
“All necessary permits have been acquired and we anticipate a January-February time frame for bid letting, with construction then beginning in the spring of 2012,” Bredman said.

December 2nd

Solon food pantry organizational meeting Dec. 14

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates invite the community to attend its members-at-large meeting Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Solon Public Library.

Senior Advocates meal and a movie date changed to Monday, Dec. 19

SOLON– The December meal and a movie date has been changed to Monday, Dec. 19. The Solon Senior Advocates are showing the movie “The Help” which is set in the 1960s in Jackson, Miss., based on the book that has been on the bestseller’s list and a favorite for book clubs. Savvy Coffee & Wine Bar will cater the 11:30 a.m. meal. Please sign up at Old Gold Dining or call 319-624-2710.

Eastern Iowa Brass Band presents Christmas concert Dec.17

MOUNT VERNON– The Eastern Iowa Brass Band will present its annual Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mount Vernon district auditorium.

November 28th

Food For Thought

I have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving leftovers. My first inclination is to reach for two slices of soft, white bread, mayonnaise, and crisp lettuce leaves and construct that turkey sandwich that sends me, almost as stuffed as was the turkey, off to bed and some wild dreams brought on by too much whipped cream on all three kinds of pie.

Walkin'

Recently I detailed how I came across a skeleton in the dank basement I worked in as part of my duties of publishing the town’s newspaper. Much was fact, but not all; the reader is left to tease out the truth from the fiction. I also related how there was a dearth of suspects in my murder mystery. Heading east on Main Street, the manager of the Legion was ruled out as being too honest. Passes were also given to the owner of the hardware store and her long-time clerk for being too guileless.
Working west, however, Bob of Bob’s Garage could be the culprit.

Leta L. Miller

Leta L. Miller, 87, of Wellman, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at home. Funeral services were held at Saturday, Nov. 27, at Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church in rural Wellman. Pastor Elmer Miller officiated. Burial was held in Upper Deer Creek Cemetery.

David O. Smith

David O. Smith, 58, of Swisher, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at home after a four-year battle with a metastatic kidney cancer. A visitation was held on Friday, Nov. 25, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life was held Nov 26 at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home by Deb Black. Inurnment was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Prairieburg.

Edwin Dale Wisnousky, Jr.

Edwin Dale Wisnousky, Jr., 74, of Swisher, passed away Nov. 22, 2011, at the Solon Nursing Care Center of congestive heart failure. Funeral Services were held Saturday, Nov. 26, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed at Dupont Cemetery in rural Swisher.
Edwin was born on June 8, 1937, in Rock Island, Ill. to Edwin Sr. and Leona (Kuderna) Wisnousky. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1955 and Coe College in 1959.
Ed loved statistics, gardening, the Johnson County Fair and 4-H Club activities.

Maurice E. Pickering

Maurice E. Pickering, 98, of Keystone, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospice in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Salem United Methodist Church in Van Horne, with Pastor Norm Bennett officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Belle Plaine.