• warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.

Archive

November 18th, 2017

UNDERWHELMING

Hawk Talk

H2>Wisconsin stifles
Iowa, 38-14

As good as the Hawkeyes looked against Ohio State last week, they looked that bad against Wisconsin Saturday.
Sixty-six total yards (the lowest under Kirk Ferentz) and 0-13 on third down conversions will not win any games.
Was it the Badger defense being that great or the Hawkeye offense being that bad?
I’d lean towards the Badger D is pretty good.
Wisconsin’s 3-4 defense frustrated Iowa all afternoon.

. . . . . Full story available to subscribers only. . . . . .

Lottie Volesky

Lottie Volesky, 93, of Shueyville, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids. Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW, Cedar Rapids. Burial will take place at Shueyville Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Brosh Chapel. 
Lottie was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Frank Edward and Frances Mary (Oska) Zaspal. She married Roman Joseph Volesky on June 21, 1944, at Czech Reformed Church in Cedar Rapids.

. . . . . Full story available to subscribers only. . . . . .

Melody K. Fawl

Melody K. Fawl, 69, of Olathe, Kansas, died of cancer Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ely, with luncheon to follow.
Melody is survived by her nieces, Tina (Dave) Kearns from Shellsburg, and Jenn (Roy) Rambo from Vinton; nephew, Chris Worley from Ely; sister-in-law, Shirley Worley from Ely; stepsons, Brad and Jim Fawl; step-granddaughter; Erin Fawl; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Morgan, Dalton, Paige, Jordan, Mason and Eliza.

. . . . . Full story available to subscribers only. . . . . .

Developing film

walkin'

Attentive readers will note last week it was my byline on the photos taken at the Iowa/Ohio State football game. Don Lund normally takes them, but he’s sidelined after a hip replacement operation.
So they got me out of retirement, and you may have noticed the orange hat on the sidelines during the game. It was the first sporting event I’ve photographed since selling the newspapers in 2000.

. . . . . Full story available to subscribers only. . . . . .

Just how traditional are you?

Food For Thought

I can’t help laughing when I see and hear restaurants and grocery stores promoting their “traditional” Thanksgiving dinners and the ingredients thereof. Unless you were around, helping out in the kitchen before the 1950s, you might have the impression the ready-to-cook, pre-basted, Butterball frozen turkey has been around long enough to be called “traditional.” Let me tell you some of the truths about Thanksgiving turkeys before that time.

. . . . . Full story available to subscribers only. . . . . .

Methodist football dinner coming to an end Nov. 18

SOLON– A fixture in the community– Solon United Methodist Church “Football Dinners” on every home Saturday of the Hawkeyes’ regular football season– is coming to an end.
The Saturday, Nov. 18, home football Saturday for the Hawkeyes hosting Purdue will be the last, according to Tawnia Kakacek, co-chair of the program.
The church will be serving from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Take out orders are welcome. Call 624-2251.

. . . . . Full story available to subscribers only. . . . . .

November 17th

Methodist football dinner coming to an end Nov. 18

SOLON– A fixture in the community– Solon United Methodist Church “Football Dinners” on every home Saturday of the Hawkeyes’ regular football season– is coming to an end.
The Saturday, Nov. 18, home football Saturday for the Hawkeyes hosting Purdue will be the last, according to Tawnia Kakacek, co-chair of the program.
The church will be serving from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Take out orders are welcome. Call 624-2251.

. . . . . Full story available to subscribers only. . . . . .

November 11th

Creek Girls look to build on historic season

2017-18 CCA girls basketball preview

North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls basketball team made history last season as it notched its first postseason win in well over a decade. The Clippers defeated Benton Community, 53-40, on Feb. 15 at home in a Class 4A regional quarterfinal for the historic win. However, Cedar Rapids Xavier dashed the Creek Girls’ hopes of advancing farther with a 55-33 loss three days later in the regional semifinal. The loss ended the Clippers’ season at 13-10 overall, and 8-6 in the WaMaC Conference, good for fourth in the West Division.

Alleyna Thomas Swimmer of the Year

North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– The 2017 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) All-Division Swimming selections were released Monday, Oct. 30, with Iowa City West High well represented.
Alleyna Thomas was named the Mississippi Division Swimmer of the Year, while the Dubuque Wahlert Coaching Staff took Coach of the Year honors.

200-medley relay: Honorable Mention: Iowa City West (Vivian Gibson, Jennifer Du, Silvia Tinelli, Izabel Houselog).
200-freestyle: First Team: Aurora Roghair. Second Team: Alleyna Thomas.

Roghair and Ernst third at State

Women of Troy eighth in team points

North Liberty Leader

MARSHALLTOWN– Iowa City West High sent five swimmers to the 2017 State Swimming and Diving Meet in Marshalltown Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4.
The Women of Troy were eighth in team points behind team champion Ames (384 points), Dowling Catholic, Bettendorf, Ankeny, Cedar Falls, Waukee and Pleasant Valley.
Lily Ernst, a sophomore, and Aurora Roghair, a freshman, put up third-place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle, respectively. Roghair also posted a fourth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle.