Tag Archives: Main Street

Cemeteries and Decorations

BIG GROVE TOWNSHIP, Iowa — A couple of years ago the Solon American Legion moved their annual Memorial Day commemoration from Oakland Cemetery to the new service memorial at American Legion Field. As remaining World War II veterans depart on … Continue reading

Posted in Social Commentary | Tagged , ,

We’re Going Home — Hamburg Inn No. 2

With yesterday’s announcement Hamburg Inn No. 2 is being sold by 68 year-old David Panther, another chapter in the long exodus of sixty-somethings from Iowa City’s public stage is closing. With growth and a burgeoning new population, long time aspects … Continue reading

Posted in Social Commentary | Tagged , ,

Independence

This gallery contains 10 photos.

INDEPENDENCE— Friday was a mini-retreat from paid jobs as I drove support for a small team of riders on the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). The first ride was Aug. 26 through 31, 1973, when people got … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , ,

Friday at the Town Festival

SOLON— The hay bale rises above the crowd to clear the bar. Main Street is packed for the hay bay toss— a farm-related activity in a festival put on where traditional farming, matters. Bingo has begun, a band with a … Continue reading

Posted in Social Commentary | Tagged , , , ,

Saturday In Photos

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Gallery | Tagged , ,

Federal Food Funding Sequestered

SOLON— After proof reading the newspaper last night, it is hard to feel cheery this holiday season. The Area Agency on Aging has cut off funds to our congregate meals site, and the seniors found the proposed replacement meals to … Continue reading

Posted in Social Commentary | Tagged ,

Letter to the Solon Economist

To the editor, There were two pictures of biscuits and gravy next to each other in my Facebook newsfeed Sunday morning. One from Salt Fork Kitchen and one from Big Grove Brewery, two new restaurants that opened this year in … Continue reading

Posted in Local Food | Tagged , , ,