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July 13th, 2016

Celebrity Grand Marshal

Marshall Koehn

Marshall Koehn is this year’s Solon Beef Days Celebrity Grand Marshal of the 2016 Celebration. Thank you, Marshall, for bringing hometown pride to the Solon community.
Growing up Solon -
parents, siblings
Parents: Theresa and Jay Koehn, sisters Mattison and Marissa. Enjoyed youth sports and going to watch high school games.
High school highlights: Three state football championship football games, four state baseball tournaments and one state soccer championship game.

Cornerstone Grand Marshals

Mary and Denny Gruber

Mary and Denny Gruber were chosen as this year’s Solon Beef Days Cornerstone Grand Marshals of the 2016 Celebration. The special recognition was awarded to the Grubers for their involvement in community activities that have made a positive impact on the Solon community and surrounding area.

“New” church building celebrates 100 years

Sts. Peter and Paul holds special Mass to mark century

SOLON– It was a bright and sunny morning on Sunday, June 5, at Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel.
Across the road from the former Catholic church, a large tent was set up in a grassy area of the cemetery, the site of a special Mass featuring Most Rev. Martin J. Amos, DD, Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport.
At the conclusion of the service, a stream of young children carrying baskets filled with white and pink flower petals strew them in advance of a processional leading to altars situated on the edges of the cemetery.

Beef Days is this weekend!

July 15th & 16th, 2016

Ribeye Steak Dinners Served:
Friday: 5:00pm to 9 pm and
Saturday: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Beer Tent

Miller Lite, Coors Lite, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Fat Tire Ale and Mike’s Hard Lemonade
Friday: 4 pm to 12:30 am
Saturday: 11 am to 12:30 am (Sunday)

Carnival on the Midway

Friday night: Unlimited rides with wristband purchase ($20)

Friday July 15th

5:00 pm – Wild Hogs Band
5:00 pm – Freeze Pop Frenzy – North side of Kids Corner
6:00 pm – Solon Dance Team – Kids Corner

Prime Time is back…finally

Hawk Talk

The Prime Time League (PTL) opened in North liberty on Thursday, June 30, two weeks later than normal.
Hawk fans got to see four of the new recruits and they were as good as advertised.
Starting with Tyler Cook, the 6-8, 240-pound big man was a four-star recruit coming out of St. Louis. He showed power, speed and a great presence around the basket.
Tyler is able to dunk with either hand and might be the best athlete Fran McCaffery has recruited.
The big guy finished with 27 points and eight rebounds in his first game.

July 12th

Football team hosts car wash after Parade, July 16

SOLON– The Solon High School football team will host a car wash following the Solon Beef Days Parade on Saturday, July 16, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Bridge Community Bank parking lot. Proceeds will be used to support the 2016 Solon High School football program.

Sign up for Co-ed Kickball Tournament at Solon Beef Days

SOLON– Join the annual Solon Beef Days Co-ed Kickball Tournament on Saturday, July 16, starting at noon. The entry fee is $100. Please contact Carl Stahle at 563-370-7512 to sign up a team.

Snipes resigns from city council seat

Former member may be tapped to fill in until November election

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist

SOLON– The Solon City Council is short one member, again.
At a July 7 meeting, council members accepted the resignation of Dale Snipes, and voted to appoint an interim successor.
That replacement may be former council member Ron Herdliska, the person Snipes replaced in February of 2015.
During the July 7 meeting, Mayor Steve Stange announced the council vacancy and suggested Herdliska as a possible solution.

July 11th

Hearings July 26 for proposed Lake Macbride beach alcohol ban

DES MOINES– Two public hearings are scheduled to accept public comment on a proposed rule to ban alcohol on the beaches at Lake Macbride State Park and Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area.

July 7th

Creek Boys split with Mustangs

CCA wins, 7-1, and falls, 5-2, to Independence

North Liberty Leader
INDEPENDENCE– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys’ varsity baseball team moved to 13-17 overall after splitting a varsity doubleheader Monday, June 27, in Independence with the Mustangs.