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Archive

May 23rd, 2011

Carol Shimek

Carolyn B. Shimek, 98, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Cottage Grove Place following a brief illness. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW. Burial will follow in Czech National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 24 at Brosh Chapel.

Zelma Wells

Zelma “Nana” Wells, 92, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Services were held May 19 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Dr. T. Edwards Breed officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery, Hazleton.
Local survivors include her grandson, Marc Ozmun (Julie) of Swisher; and great-grandchildren Gavin Ozmun and Makayla Ozmun.
Zelma M. Roepke was born April 15, 1919, in Hazleton, the daughter of August and Amelia (Ott) Roepke. On Oct. 2, 1940, she married Verle Wells. Verle died in 1986.

Hawk Talk

Tim Fangman has lived in North Liberty since he was two years old.
During that time, he followed the Chicago White Sox, led by Frank Thomas, and was a Minnesota Vikings fan, but deep down he wanted to play for the Hawkeyes.
“He was always a Hawkeye fan,” said Tim’s mom, Gwen Fangman. “It was his dream to play for the Hawkeyes. He never thought he’d be good enough but he worked hard.”
The only question was… what sport?
Tim played little league baseball in the area and developed into a real good pitcher.
He played at Koser Park in North Liberty and didn’t have a great start on the mound.

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New site for city hall?

SOLON– To most Solon council members and the mayor, it’s an opportunity too unique to pass up.
The City of Solon is at least considering the purchase of the Brosh Chapel and Community Center on South Cedar Street for use as city offices and a community center.
With the $1.3 million price tag would come the building, built in 2003, as well as the parking lot across Cedar Street to the west.
“It’s a package deal,” said council member Brad Kunkel. “We get offices, it’s room for growth and it’s also the opportunity to use the downstairs for however we decide.”

Lady Spartan softball team fighting cancer

SOLON– Join the Lady Spartan softball team in their game to help strike out cancer.  The Strikeout Cancer game will be played against West Delaware on Monday, June 20, at 6 p.m. in Solon.
Honor a loved one with the purchase of a pink softball to place on the Wall of Hope. The team will also be selling “Strike Out Cancer” T-shirts.  If you would like to place your order early, contact Jody Turkal at 530-3262 or Tammy Walkner at 573-8389.
All proceeds from this event will go to the American Cancer Society.

Solon firefighters’ breakfast May 29

SOLON–The Solon Firefighters’ Annual Breakfast will be held Sunday, May 29, serving from 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Solon Fire Station. All-you-can-eat for $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

SCSD retirement reception May 26

SOLON– A community reception in honor of Solon Community School District retirees Joette Meyer, kindergarten teacher, and Ginny Kunkel, middle school teacher, will be held May 26 at Lakeview Elementary from 4-6 p.m.
The community is invited to join school staff in wishing these two long-time and beloved Solon teachers a fond farewell.

Adult bald eagle released at Macbride

SOLON– There was a notable gasp when the box was opened.
It was an ordinary looking cardboard box, but the contents were anything but.
A staff member from the Macbride Raptor Center carefully removed a mature bald eagle from the box.
The eagle, at least five years in age, came to the Raptor Center in April from Jackson County, where it was discovered in a malnourished state. According to Raptor Center Director Jodeane Cancilla, the eagle had suffered a broken wing which had already healed, but which had prevented it from hunting.

Summer Reading Kick-Off June 2

Solon’s Summer Reading Program, “One World, Many Stories,” will begin with the kick-off party from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, officially launching the 2011 Summer Reading Program. Everything you need including reading logs, T-shirt sheets and the calendar of events will be available. Refreshments will be provided by Hills Bank of Mt. Vernon.