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July 18th, 2011

Drew Shoemaker

Drew A. Shoemaker, 46, of Coralville and formerly of Iowa City, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. A gathering for family and friends was held July 15 at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City.
Drew was born on January 20, 1965, in Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., the son of Glenn D. and Joellen (Moore) Shoemaker. He was a 1983 graduate of Iowa City West High School.
Local survivors include his sister Jill (Jason) Happel of North Liberty.
Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at www.lensingfuneral.com under obituaries.

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
Last week I talked about Jordan Stoermer growing up as a teammate and an opponent of Matt Gatens.
This week it’s Matt’s turn.
Matt Gatens was born to be a Hawkeye His dad, Mike, went to City High like Matt and played on the Hawkeye team. He lettered in 1974-76. Matt’s mom was a former Hawkeye cheerleader.
Matt has good memories of Jordan and himself teaming up in the early years and playing well.
“We had a ton of success,” said Matt. “We dominated a lot of teams. It was a lot of fun. Jordan was a good player, a smart player and we had a good team.”

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Reggie’s: Fine art and gourmet wieners

SOLON– Reggie Morrow knows a good thing when he sees it, whether it be a work of fine art, a good visual design; or the best hot dog.
A talented graphic designer and photographer, Morrow is also known for cooking up a mean hot dog. Together with business partner (and photographer/painter) Bill Ginkens, Morrow recently opened Reggie’s Weenies in downtown Solon. Located in the former Smitty’s Bar & Grill at 112 E. Main St. the café specializes in a trio of Vienna Beef hot dogs: bun size, foot-long and “The Spartan:” a 1/3 lb monster weenie loaded up with a variety of garden goodies.

Solon Volleyball Camp runs 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.

Library birthday bash kicks off with breakfast Aug. 14

SOLON– To celebrate the Solon Public Library’s 10th anniversary, the public is invited to attend a Kickoff Breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 8-11 a.m. at the Solon Public Library. A cinnamon roll, coffee, milk and juice will be served free of charge.
This event is sponsored by the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club. Tours of the library will be available on request.
Numerous other activities are planned for the week of August 14-21 in celebration of this 10th anniversary. Pick up a complete listing of the events at the Solon Public Library.

Meal and a Movie moved to July 25

SOLON– The Friday card playing event at Old Gold Dining has become a very popular activity and as a result, Solon Senior Advocates is rescheduling the meal and a movie project to the last Monday of each month, beginning July 25. The featured July movie will be the popular film “Up,” starring Ed Asner as the voice-over in a delightful and incredible animated journey.
For more information, call 624-2710 or sign up at Old Gold Dining.

County P&Z passes wind energy laws

IOWA CITY- Johnson County’s planning and zoning commissioners have put their faith in wind energy and unanimously passed an ordinance that was partly credited to PNE Wind Energy Greenfield Developer Keith Kurtz.
At a meeting last Monday, the Johnson County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission considered newly developed regulations for wind energy facilities, a response to a proposed PNE wind farm east and south of Solon.

Macbride needs votes as America’s park

SOLON– Lake Macbride State Park is in the middle of a nationwide hunt for online votes to call itself America’s Favorite Park. The park, west of Solon, has already picked up a $10,000 grant from Coca-Cola, being named a contender for the 2011 title in Coke’s America Is Your Park program.

Summer reading logs due Saturday

Saturday, July 23, is the last day of the Summer Reading Program at the Solon Library. All reading logs and T-shirt sheets must be turned in to enter the prize drawings.