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Archive

September 26th, 2011

Marvin Rigel

Marvin W. Rigel, 82, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Heritage Nursing and Rehab Center. Services were held Sept. 21 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with burial following in the Czech National Cemetery. Full military rites were conducted by the Ely American Legion Post 555.

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

I’ve got to admit I was a little nervous last Saturday when the Hawkeyes hosted the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.
When you meet a team that plays a junk defense and runs the spread offense, anything can happen.
A turnover or a blown coverage and you could be looking at a major upset.
Not so fast, my friends.
The Hawkeyes not only opened up their offense, which made Mike Evans happy, but the defense played solid in a 45-17 blowout.
Mike, who has 35 years coaching experience (in his mind), was pushing for the no-huddle offense and he got it on the opening drive.

Four to run in city council election Nov. 8

NORTH LIBERTY–North Liberty voters will go to the polls Nov. 8 to elect three people to the North Liberty City Council. The terms of current council members Coleen Chipman, Terry Donahue and Chris Hoffman will expire in December 2011.
The City of North Liberty received petitions from all three incumbents hoping for re-election, as well as one additional candidate intending to run on the Nov. 8 ballot. Newcomer Matt Zacek has thrown his hat into the ring, leaving four candidates to vie for the three available seats.

County to amend code to address home businesses

JOHNSON COUNTY– In October, the extensions on conditional use permits for Dick Schwab’s Celebration Barn and Mary Ellen Hill’s Gazebo on the Green will end.
The attention garnered by the two rural business ventures in this corner of Johnson County has had people wondering; what’s acceptable practice when carrying out a business in the unincorporated areas of the county?
For most, the answer lies somewhere in the county’s written code. For these two businesses, with their unique services offered in distinctive settings, the code lacks clarity.

Rasmussen running solo for mayor

SOLON– Of the four elected city posts to be decided this November, only one will involve a contested race.
Incumbent Mark Krall, appointed to fill a vacated term, will face Chuck Panzer for a two-year term on the Solon City Council.
Two other council seats, both four-year terms, will be sought by Ron Herdliska and incumbent Brad Kunkel.
Council member Cami Rasmussen is the only candidate for mayor in the Nov. 8 general election, seeking to replace Rick Jedlicka, who announced last month he would not seek another term.

Field position turns after events center turf battle

SOLON– Solon sports are in the limelight, especially football. The teams have a target on their backs– everybody wants to take down the Spartans this year.
But that doesn’t explain the field position of the stadium that the four-time state champ football squad will play in next year.
Solon’s proposed Outdoor Events Center (OEC) is looking at a fierce opponent—time. A lack of funds may force the school board into making some tough calls in the next few months.

Scouting for Food ends Saturday

SOLON– Solon Cub Scout Pack 120 has started its annual Scouting for Food drive. During last year’s food drive, Solon Cub Scouts collected and delivered over 2,200 pounds of donated goods for the Iowa City Crisis Center. The goal is to reach 2,500 pounds of food this year. Be looking for local Cub Scouts from Pack 120 to hang a plastic grocery bag on your doorknob by this Thursday. If you are able to participate, please fill plastic grocery bags with non-perishable food items and leave outside your front door by 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Trapshooting team hosting fundraiser for Brett Smith

RIVERSIDE– The Solon Spartans Trapshooting Team will be hosting a fun shoot and fundraiser for Brett Smith Sunday, Oct. 2, at Highland Hideaway Hunting south of Riverside.
The sporting facility is located at 3127 160th St., Riverside, and will be hosted by coaches and teammates of the high school trapshooting team of which Brett Smith is a founding member.
The cost is $50 per participant and the 100-target Sporting Clays shoot starts at 8 a.m., with the last group out at 3 p.m. 
This is a great opportunity for a fun hunting season tune-up with all net proceeds going to Brett & his family.

Can drive for Solon Middle School show choir Oct. 8

SOLON– The Solon Middle School show choir will be hosting a can drive to raise funds for its program. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cans can be dropped off at Ruzicka’s Meat Processing or you may call 319-310-7031 if cans need to be picked up.

Library Card Month

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Drop in today and sign up for a library card. Check out some books for your fall reading or our expanding DVD collection for an evening of movies. A library card offers free access to books and computers, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, and much more. Library cards are always offered to residents of Solon and the surrounding Johnson County area at no charge. Stop by the circulation desk in the library and sign-up. The Solon Library averages 356 new library users per year.
Haven’t used your card for a while? Pull it out of your wallet and stop by soon.