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Ely News

The Ely American Legion St. Quentin Post #555 held an annual oyster stew and chili supper on Friday evening, Veterans Day, at the Legion Hall. Guest speaker was Ken Rizer, State Representative in District 68. Commander of the Ely Post is Marvin Peters.

Rob and Erin Kramer, Lowen and Finnley, of Cedar Rapids, Butch and Annette Wieneke and Brett Wieneke were among a group that were Thanksgiving dinner guests at the home of Butch’s sister, Nancy Hoemel, in West Liberty.

Terry Mackey was released from Mercy Skilled Nursing in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Nov. 25, and is recuperating at home.

Solon News

Shannon Smith, of Creston, Bud Lingel and Phyllis Fiala were dinner guests on Thanksgiving evening of Drew and Susan Smith in Hiawatha.

Rebecca See, of Dubuque, spent the Thanksgiving day weekend at the home of Ronald See.

Rebecca See, of Dubuque, and Ronald See were post-Thanksgiving day guests of Justin and Janice See in Palo on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Mickey Machacek was a Thanksgiving day dinner guest of Annelee Machacek.

Robotics can drive Jan. 7

SOLON– Solon Robotics is collecting cans and bottles on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Please drop off donations behind the middle school, where the buses park, between 9 a.m. and noon. Students on the teams will be going around town collecting cans and bottles that have 5¢ deposits.
If you need your donation picked up before Jan. 7, please contact coach Bill Mattaliano at 319-541-6855 or email Bill.mattaliano@gmail.com.

Free Christmas meal at Our Lord’s Church Sunday, Dec. 25

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will serve a free Christmas meal Sunday, Dec. 25. Everyone is welcome to attend. Reservations are not required but would be helpful. The meal will be served at noon at the church, located at 131 N. Market St. Rides and deliveries are also available. Call Duane or Anna at 319-841-2243, a local call from Solon, with questions or for reservations.

Jerry Linderbaum Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament Dec. 31

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club will sponsor the Jerry Linderbaum Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 31. Tip off is scheduled for 9 a.m. with proceeds from the event going towards the Jerry Linderbaum Scholarship Fund and Solon Basketball Program.

The Downtown Dachsund: From beach bucket to boutique

Melissa and Tom Reed follow entreprenurial spirit to Dows Street

ELY– “Why isn’t there a collapsible beach pail?”
Three and a half years ago, Melissa and Tom Reed’s first entrepreneurial project began with that simple question. Upon arriving at Myrtle Beach while on vacation, their son Landon looked around and said, “I want a bucket.” With no buckets to be found at the beach, they had to pack up and go into town to buy one.
When it came time to go home, Landon was very disappointed his new bucket had to be left behind.
“It created so many memories, he wanted to take it with us,” Melissa recalled.

Denise Hoy named new Ely City Administrator

Successor to Aaron Anderson comes from Conrad, begins Jan. 1

Successor to Aaron Anderson comes from Conrad, begins Jan. 1
ELY– The City of Ely hired a new city administrator, Denise Hoy, to fill the job vacated by Aaron Anderson, who left to take a position out of state in September of this year.
Denise will step into the position on Jan. 1. Before taking the position in Ely, Denise worked for the City of Conrad as the City Administrator and Clerk.

Just in time

The City of Solon is pleased to announce the completion of its first traffic signal installation at the intersection of Main Street and Market Street (Highway 1). This signal became active Tuesday morning, Dec. 6. 

Free Christmas meal at Our Lord’s Church Sunday, Dec. 25

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will serve a free Christmas meal Sunday, Dec. 25. Everyone is welcome to attend. Reservations are not required but would be helpful. The meal will be served at noon at the church, located at 131 N. Market St. Rides and deliveries are also available. Call Duane or Anna at 319-841-2243, a local call from Solon, with questions or for reservations.

Jerry Linderbaum Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament Dec. 31

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club will sponsor the Jerry Linderbaum Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 31. Tip off is scheduled for 9 a.m. with proceeds from the event going towards the Jerry Linderbaum Scholarship Fund and Solon Basketball Program.
For more information regarding the tournament or more information regarding participation, contact Coach Jason Pershing at jpershing31@gmail.com or Adam Stahle at astahle10@gmail.com.

Advocates plan Dec. 14 restaurant trip to CR’s Lighthouse Inn

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates are planning a restaurant trip Wednesday, Dec. 14, to the Lighthouse Inn Supper Club in Cedar Rapids leaving from the Solon Recreation and Nature Area at 4 p.m. Upon returning, the Advocates plan to tour the many remarkable Christmas displays in Solon. Please call 624-2710 for reservations.