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Archive - 2018

January 21st

Fire and ice

Area firefighters cope with difficult fires and brutal weather conditions

Four-way stop at Main and West dies for lack of a second

Council shoots down Main Street stop sign

SOLON– Council members heard there are too many stop signs on Main Street.
Solon Public Works Director Scott Kleppe proposed making the intersection of West and Main streets a four-way stop, but the motion to approve it died for lack of a second at a Jan. 3 city council meeting.
A year ago, Kleppe said, the city created a four-way stop at the intersection of Main and Dubuque streets to help control traffic.

Tough loss for women

Hawk Talk

The Purdue Boilermakers came to Carver last Saturday and knocked off the Hawkeyes, 76-70.
This loss hurt in more ways than one.
Iowa’s two losses came against teams that were ranked higher.
Florida State was ranked 13th when they beat Iowa, 94-93, in Iowa City on Nov. 29. The Hawks had five players in double figures, including Tania Davis, who had 14 points and five assists. Makenzie Meyer had six points and five assists.

A much-needed win

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye men finally got in the win column last week in the Big Ten at Illinois pulling out a 104-97 overtime win.
I didn’t see this coming.
Iowa starting the Big Ten 0-5, that is.
Before the season, I thought the Hawks had a chance to have a good season and have a shot of getting in the NCAA tournament.
I didn’t see Christian Williams transferring and Connor McCaffery suffering illness and injury and not being able to play.
Connor was planning on redshirting but that changed when Christian transferred. Now it looks like that is back on the table.

Another big win for wrestlers

Hawk Talk

The seventh-ranked Hawkeye wrestlers knocked off the third-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys last Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The crowd was big (over 13,000), the atmosphere was electric and you had the two most storied programs in wrestling.
Oklahoma State has won 34 NCAA titles, Iowa 23.
The third-most titles are eight by Iowa State.
The Cowboys have 1,098 dual wins, the Hawkeyes 995.
The Hawks now have a 13-11 advantage in Iowa City.
You start with Spencer Lee at 125 pounds and end with Sam Stoll at 285.
Both picked up key wins.

Eugene “Gene” Francis Tomash

Eugene “Gene” Francis Tomash, 74, of Solon, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral Mass was Wednesday, Jan. 17, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, Jan. 16, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling the arrangements.

Nearer the bacon rasher

Walkin'

In November I get hungry.
It’s in my DNA. There’s something about shortened days and dropping temperature that shifts my already hearty appetite into overdrive.
In December, I make Chex mix for the holiday season and I triple the recipe of the crispy, salty snack. Actually, by the time I’m done adding in extra of my favorite ingredients it should be classified as quadruple, as in quadruple heart bypass surgery.

Spring cleaning

Food For Thought

I remember the days when everybody engaged in what they called “spring cleaning. This activity could begin any time the housewife felt overwhelmed by winter blahs and felt the need to clean out closets or make new kitchen curtains. Timing depended largely on the personal ambitions of the housewife in charge and the availability of reliable help. The weather might also be a factor, though it didn’t figure in any long-range goals because of its unpredictability.

School board members, superintendent, earn Awards

Board members and administrators from Iowa public school districts and AEAs recognized for commitment to learning and leadership

DES MOINES– The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) presented individual honors to Solon Community School District board members Tim Brown and Adam Haluska, and Superintendent Davis Eidahl, at the 2016-17 annual Better Boardsmanship Awards on Nov. 16 during the IASB Convention at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Dance "Spectacular 2018”

Solon annual dance team show Saturday, Jan. 27, at high school

SOLON– Solon’s dance team will present “Spectacular 2018” on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Solon High School gym. Several dance teams and studios, including Solon’s very own award winning Solon Dance Teams, will create a show highlighting the dance season. Admission is $5 or use your district activity pass. Concessions and shirt sales will be open during the evening. Snow date will be Friday, Feb. 9, at the same time.