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November 14th, 2012

Kaufmann defeats Schwab for Iowa House

By Lori Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– A record number of Johnson County residents exercised their right to vote last Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The Johnson County Auditor’s office reported 91,383 registered voters in the county for this election, but that’s not a record; there were 92,222 registered to vote in the 2008 presidential election. This year, though, 82.58 percent of the county’s voters cast ballots, or 75,463 voters (compared to 73,231 in 2008).

Solon Griefshare session set for Thursday, Nov. 15

SOLON– Have you lost someone and are wondering how you will survive the holidays? That first holiday can be much easier with some guidance and planning. The Solon Griefshare Team will host its annual “How to Survive the Holidays After the Loss of a Loved One.” program this month. The Griefshare team is comprised of members from all three of Solon’s church communities.

Free Thanksgiving meal at Our Lord’s Church Nov. 22

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will host a free Thanksgiving meal Thursday, Nov. 22, at 12 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations are not required, but would be helpful. The meal will be served at the church, 131 N. Market St., Solon. Rides and deliveries are also available. Call Duane or Anna at 841-2243 with questions or to make a reservation.

Our Lord’s Church candy and gift sale Dec. 2-3

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will be holding its eighth annual candy sale Friday, Nov. 30, from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Featured are a large variety of homemade candies as well as gifts and homemade items. Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet children at the sale from 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 1. Enjoy a cup of coffee and work your way around the room and select your items.

Old Gold Diner seeking new site manager

SOLON– The Old Gold Senior Dining Site Council and Elder Services of Iowa City are seeking to hire a Site Manager.  Three hours daily, Monday-Friday.  This individual will deliver meals from Iowa City to the Solon Congregate Meal Site (located at the Solon United Methodist Church) and generally manage the congregate meal site. To find out more about the position, please contact Art Tellin at 319-855-9797 or drop by the Solon meal site before noon.

Lake MacBride Holiday Vendor Fair Nov. 18

SOLON– The public is invited to the second annual Holiday Vendor Fair, Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1 until 4 p.m. at Lake MacBride Golf Club (3891 Pro Rd. NE). The fair will have chocolate samples, prizes and great shopping from numerous vendors.

Help with Turkey to Table for Solon families

SOLON– The Solon Community Pantry is organizing a “Turkey to Table,” ready-to-cook Thanksgiving dinner to be delivered to area families who might not otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal.
Families who are unable to attend Our Lord’s Church free Thanksgiving meal may call 319-430-8655 or 319-333-5037 to arrange for a meal that will contain a frozen 8-10 pound turkey or larger plus all the fixings for a holiday meal. The meals will be delivered to homes Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Early-out movies Nov. 19-20

Early-out movies will be shown at the library on Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20, beginning at 1 p.m. The Monday movie is 95 minutes, PG-rated “Madagascar 3,” and showing on Tuesday, Nov. 20, is “Tangled” also rated PG and lasting 100 minutes.
Movies are shown in the meeting room and most attendees prefer to sit on the floor. The library does have a few bean bag chairs but not enough for everyone. Kids are more than welcome to bring in pillows or comfy seat-like things of their own for early out movies.

Movie Clips

“Safety Not Guaranteed” (2012, R, Comedy) Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.
“A Cat in Paris” (2010, PG, Animated/Family/Adventure) In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar’s aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster’s clutches. (This film was nominated last year in the Best Animated Feature category of the Academy Awards).

Solon’s Troy Wentzien honored at ICCSD dedication ceremony

IOWA CITY– Area students can thank the pioneering work of an Iowa City Community School District employee named H. Troy Wentzien (pronounced went-zeen) who led the way in bringing ICCSD (and Solon) school technology to the front of the class in Iowa and the U.S.
Starting in 1993, Wentzien built ICCSD’s system-wide network, even updating to fiber optic lines, in a process that continues today as nearly all ICCSD schools are lined with fiber optic networks.