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Brittani Langland

Bee-eee-eef Days?

Passing bee swarm finds home at Beef Days

SOLON- Another year means another successful Solon Beef Days, but preparation for this year’s festivities became abuzz when a swarm of bees was spotted near the kids’ corner on Dubuque Street. Ron Puettmann, a Lake Macbride State Park manager and local bee keeper, was one of the first ones to notice the swarm.
“We were setting up the kids’ corner and I happened to look up and see a whole bunch of bees in the air, so we had everyone back away,” Puettmann said.

A farm for beer lovers

Buck Creek Hops to sell hops to breweries all over the Midwest

SOLON– The landscape of Solon is changing. With new bars and restaurants popping up in Solon’s downtown area, including Big Grove Brewery, Salt Fork Kitchen, Eastwood’s and Red Vespa, more people are being drawn to visit. One new business, Buck Creek Hops, aims to help maintain Solon’s growth as a culinary and craft beer destination.

RAGBRAI rolls through Solon

Almost 20,000 cyclists ride into Solon July 24 for the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa

SOLON– A sense of excitement filled the air of Main Street for the second time in a week, as the long-anticipated Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI XLIII) made its way through Solon on July 24, right on the tail of the community’s annual Beef Days celebration (July 17-18).

West defeats Des Moines East, 11-3, in the first round, moves on to state semifinal

DES MOINES- The Trojan baseball team made its first mark at Principal Park this year with an 11-3 win over the Des Moines East Scarlets, in the first round of the state tournament July 29. But the seemingly easy victory wasn’t all smooth sailing.
The Scarlets started the game with an early lead, scoring two points at the top of the first inning and another at the top of the third, giving them a 3-0 lead over West. This lead didn’t last long; by the end of the fourth inning the Trojans had stolen the momentum.

Iowa City West clinches second game against City

Trojans defeat the Little Hawks, 2-1, in game two of doubleheader

IOWA CITY- The Iowa City West High Trojans won both games during their doubleheader against City High of Iowa City last week. The first game was a back-and-forth battle ending 8-7 in nine innings on Monday, July 6, at Mercer Park in Iowa City.
With the first game being so close, the rival teams knew the second game could go either way.
West Coach Charlie Stumpff was aware of this too, and made sure his players were prepared for anything.

West girls secure MVC Conference title

Women of Troy win in doubleheader against Linn-Mar, but fall to Ankeny, 3-1

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High softball team honored seniors Laynie Whitehead, Madi Miller and Grace Tafolla with two important wins over Linn-Mar in a home doubleheader on Thursday, July 9. Their success allowed them to take the MVC Conference title and improve their record to 33-5.
Game one of the doubleheader had its first score at the bottom of the fourth inning When Taleah Smith was on third and Adara Opiola was up to bat. Opiola hit a drive to centerfield to allow Smith to run home. Tafolla would soon score a run as well, to give West a 2-0 lead.