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July 26th, 2011

August 5th & 6th Swisher Fun Days 2011

PARADE – Saturday 11 a.m.
“PAST MASTERS” – Friday 8 pm to midnight
“LONESOME ROAD” – Saturday 8 pm to midnight

Schedule@
http://www.swisheria.org/Fun%20Days%20Poster.doc

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Food For Thought

I was about 14 or 15 when my Aunt Opal decided it was time I learned to drive a car. The car was my Grandpa’s hump-backed, brown 1939 Chevy with scratchy mohair upholstery and a floor-mounted stick shift. It took more tries than I can count before I got the feel of having found the right gear, letting out the clutch at just the right time, and giving it just enough gas at exactly the right moment to avoid killing the engine.

Walkin'

I’ve been worried this past week, as I’ve learned that federal agents are investigating alleged crimes I committed while publisher of the Solon Economist and North Liberty Leader. The G-men think I tapped phones to get the scoop on stories over our one and only competitor, the Iowa City Press-Citizen (PC).
Of course this is all complete nonsense.

Melanie Taylor

Melanie Jean Taylor died peacefully Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Centennial Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
Melanie was preceded in death by her mother, Jean McGinnis Taylor.
She is locally survived by her paternal uncle, Robert H. Taylor (Mary Susan) of Solon.
Melanie was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on May 5, 1949, and attended Shorewood High School in Milwaukee, Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y., the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Culinary Institute, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Private graveside services will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, at a time to be determined by the family.

Loless Walters

Loless “Walt” Walters, 80, of Madison, Ind., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday morning, July 20, 2011, in Madison at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Funeral services were held July 25 at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. He was laid to rest at Clemons Cemetery in Clemons.

Hawk Talk

Kelly Krei and Matt Gatens have a lot of things in common.
They both grew up in Iowa City and were Hawkeye fans at a young age.
They went to junior high and high school together. They excelled in two sports and they helped lead City High to state championships in basketball… in the same year.
“It is kind of weird that we both happened to win our senior year,” said Kelly. “It was a great thing for City High and we had some great teammates helping us a lot.”
While Matt was competing in basketball and golf, Kelly was running track and playing basketball.

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Eastern Iowa Brass Band celebrates anniversary with free concert Aug. 7

SOLON– The Eastern Iowa Brass Band will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special concert on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 3 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s social hall in Solon. The band will be playing members’ favorite pieces from years past, conducted by Mr. Joshua Thompson. Band alumni will be special guests at the event and are encouraged to contact a band member or send an email to alumni@easterniowabrassband.com if they plan to attend. The concert is free and open to the public.

Solon Volleyball Camp served up Aug. 1-9

SOLON– Students in grades 6th through 12th are invited to participate in the Solon Volleyball Camp.
For those entering or currently in high school (9th-12th grades), camp runs August 1-4 from 6-9 p.m. at the Solon High School. Cost for this age level is $45 and includes a camp T-shirt.
For those entering 6th grade through 8th grade, camp runs August 8-9 from 7:30-9 p.m. at Solon High School. Cost for this age level is $25 and includes a camp T-shirt.
For more information or questions contact Shannon Miller, vbcoachmiller@yahoo.com or 319-431-6907.

Solon youth football camp to be held Aug. 1-4

SOLON– The 2011 Spartan Youth Football Camp for students entering second through eighth grade will be held Aug. 1-4 at the Spartan practice field located behind the high school. Second through fifth-graders will attend from 9-10:30 a.m., and sixth through eighth-graders will attend from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The fee is $55, with checks payable to Solon Football.
This camp will allow each camper to learn and apply the various skills and techniques applicable to football.