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April 7th, 2018

SHS Coffee Shoppe Jazz

SOLON– The Solon High School Jazz Bands welcome you to Coffee Shoppe Jazz on Thursday, April 5 e Solon High School Jazz Bands welcome you to Coffee Shoppe Jazz on Thursday, April 5, in the high school commons at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the high school jazz band concert while tasting treats. The band will be selling Dan and Debbie’s ice-cream, chocolate milk, cookies and coffee.

CIT continues to grow in Johnson County

Fourth class graduates in March, Johnson County commits funds for access center

IOWA CITY– The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) initiative in Johnson County has not only gained traction, it’s chugging along at full throttle.

Shueyville Methodist Pancake Supper

SHUEYVILLE– The annual Shueyville UMC Men’s Pancake Supper will be Friday, April 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The church is located in Shueyville but the address is 1195 Steeple Lane NE in Swisher. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage links and ham will be provided as part of the all you can eat buffet. The money raised from the event will support local and international missions of the church. The cost of the meal is a free will offering to support mission. Enjoy the food and fellowship at the Shueyville United Methodist Church.

Prescribed burn planned for Solon Prairie

SOLON– The Johnson County Conservation (JCC) Department will conduct a prescribed burn at the Solon Prairie, at some point, between March and April, weather conditions permitting.

Ninth Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon April 7

SOLON– On Saturday, April 7, the Solon High School Art Club will host the Ninth Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon to End Hunger from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Solon High School commons. Guests will be served a modest meal of homemade soup and bread in a ceramic bowl handmade by a local student, educator or community member for a suggested donation of $10. Guests are encouraged to keep the bowl at the end of the meal with compliments and sincere gratitude. All money raised is donated to the Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank and the Solon Food Pantry.

Next step for Solon community center

Council approves lease for former middle school

SOLON– For $1 a year and the cost of staffing and utilities, the City of Solon now has a community center.
At a special Wednesday, March 28, meeting, members of the Solon City Council approved a lease with the Solon Community School District for the use of the former middle school building.
But there are still a lot of details to work out.
Representatives of the city and school district have been meeting since fall to discuss the possibility, and the lease was on the agenda for the council’s March 21 meeting.

Spring football 2018 pt. 2

Hawk Talk

Linebackers and defensive backs

This week I’ll look at the Hawkeye linebackers and defensive backs.
The Hawks not only lost Josey Jewell, a consensus All-American and probably the best linebacker since Larry Station (1982-85), but Bo Bower and Ben Niemann.
The three combined for 122 starts and 872 tackles.
Josey was the Big Ten Linebacker and Defensive Player of the Year, leading the Big Ten in tackles last season.

Timothy Evans

Timothy “Tim” Turner Evans, 80, of Cedar Rapids (formerly of Solon), passed peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Turner was born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids on October 29, 1937, to Renald P. Evans and Virginia Turner Evans. He was married to Lorna (DeMott), in 1966, and later divorced.

Gene the plugger

Walkin'

One of the plusses of this past year is I made a new fishing buddy.
Gene and I met through the First Christian Church, in Coralville. During idle conversation, I learned he goes trout fishing regularly in Northeastern Iowa, and he invited me to join him for several trips last summer.
It didn’t take long to realize there’s something quirky and endearing about Gene. While driving to his favorite fishing holes, for example, he is on the constant look out for good rocks.

April

Food For Thought

Sometimes cloudy, often rowdy, wet and warm, calm then storm, hot then cool, April fool!