Tag Archives: Local Events

Zach Wahls Solon Listening Post

SOLON, Iowa — Snow began to fall about 10 a.m., an hour before the scheduled legislative listening post with our State Senator Zach Wahls. By the time I got to the community center, about three inches of fluff was on … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse

Refracted light creating a reddish-orange hue on the moon’s surface looked pretty cool last night. It was an event to remember, one that transcended daily life. It drew many of us together with a shared experience. In the eclipse it … Continue reading

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Day to Day Politics

Last June I broke publicly from our state representative Bobby Kaufmann and endorsed Democratic candidate Jodi Clemens for House District 73 in a letter to the editor of the Solon Economist. With a circulation of less than 1,000 weekly copies, … Continue reading

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Build the Fire House

I encourage readers to contribute financially to the fund to build a new fire station. During my four years as a Big Grove Township Trustee, where part of our work was to manage the Solon Tri-Township Fire Department, it became … Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming

It’s been seven weeks since the end of apple season, now two weeks until Christmas. The glow has come off holiday seasons. It’s not that I’ve become all grinchy, hidden away in a darkened lair while neighbors illuminate their homes … Continue reading

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Farmers Talk Land Use

The room was packed for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors public hearing on the County’s comprehensive plan. Current and would-be farmers were present and spoke about their profession. The hearing took two and a half hours. Supervisors have been … Continue reading

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Summer Weekend

Dan and I visited the Ciha Fen Preserve across the Cedar River in Johnson County on Saturday. “The Ciha Fen Preserve is a sand prairie/savanna complex on a wind-deposited sand ridge,” according to mycountyparks.com. “It contains the Ciha Fen, which … Continue reading

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