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Solon Spartans Win 2008 2A Football Championship

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On Saturday afternoon the Solon Spartans became back to back 2A football champions. They won with a dominating 60-14 score. Congrats again.

Later Saturday night the Hawkeyes beat the Gophers 55-0, even better it was on the Gophers home turf in the Metrodome.

Saturday was a good day for football teams from Johnson County.

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Written by Chris Sutton

November 23, 2008 at 3:49 pm

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Solon Public Library

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If you live near Solon, Iowa you’ll want to check out the Solon Public Library.  It is a good facility and has plenty of resources. There is a great audio book library that I use frequently for my 1/2 hour commute up to work. There are meeting/study rooms that your group or club can use for meetings.

There are a whole set of computers that you can use on a timed basis if you don’t have one at home. If you have a laptop there is a free wireless connection that you can connect to as well.

For children, there are Storytime and Babygarten programs weekly.

They are also in envisioning phase of building out the facility and services.  It’ll be interesting to see what new things the library will bring to the Solon Community.

Written by Chris Sutton

March 26, 2008 at 11:13 am

A New Year in Iowa

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2008 is here and it’s freezing (about 4° F, without wind chill) cold. I pulled out my snowshoes today and hiked for about 40 minutes into a strong headwind. It was a good hike, but I had to duck into a culvert a couple of times to keep my face from freezing. I hope to be outside much more this year (biking, canoeing, hiking, fishing and snowshoeing).

On the tech front I’m going to blog more consistently. Iowa doesn’t currently have many prolific tech bloggers, so I think its time we banded together. Here are a few of the Iowan techies I know: Tim Barcz, Javier Lozano, Arian Kulp, Nick Parker, Tim Gifford and Bryan Sampica.

We are planning the first ever Iowa Code Camp possibly on Saturday March 1st.  There will be more to come on this. If you are interested at all in helping out, please contact me and I’ll get you plugged in. The website is certainly not ready, but I’ll be working on it as I have time.

CRIneta.org held even in attendance and stabilized a bit this year. I’ll likely be president again this year; I’d like to keep the stability and grow the group in 2008. We’ll bring in two Ineta speakers and might get to bring a third national speaker if things work out with one of our sponsors. We’ve also had an excellent experience with our local speakers and want to keep them presenting (Javier, Arian, Nick, Mike Jackson, Eric Johnson and Bryan).

Happy new year.

Written by Chris Sutton

January 1, 2008 at 9:53 pm

Solon Spartans Win 2A Football Championship

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Solon just completed an incredible 13-0 season winning the state championship earlier today. I was able to watch most of the game on TV and the Spartans clearly dominated the game by scoring early an holding the lead.  Congrats to the team.

Written by Chris Sutton

November 17, 2007 at 8:40 pm

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Solon Spartans Dominating Central Lyon

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We didn’t go up to UNI to see the 2A football championships, but we are watching on TV. It’s about 8 minutes into the game and we are up 14-0. This is really exciting for our team.

Go Spartans!

Written by Chris Sutton

November 17, 2007 at 10:05 am

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John’s Grocery and Fat Tire

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I heard recently that Iowa was officially going to be distributing Fat Tire, 1554 and all of New Belgium‘s fantastic beers.  So I stopped down at John’s Grocery in Iowa City this morning after soccer and picked up a single of Fat Tire and a single of my favorite dark beer 1554.

When I first moved to Iowa from Colorado Springs I mentioned to a good friend of mine that I hadn’t had a Fat Tire in long time and he actually mailed me one from Portland.

This is a serious beer and now Iowans don’t have to use the postal system to get it.

Written by Chris Sutton

October 6, 2007 at 7:34 pm

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Chipotle in Iowa City

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Finally Chipotle opened its doors today in downtown Iowa City. I’ve been missing their carnitas fajita burrito since moving from Colorado Springs.  I tried to find a good substitute, but Pancheros never really cut it for me.

Anyway we went downtown tonight and waited in a good sized line (almost ran outside the door) but it was well worth it.  The carnitas was salty with a light lemon flavor.  There is no carnitas like it in this part of Iowa.

If you live in the area, Chipotle is downtown at the Old Capitol Mall almost right across from Pancheros.

Written by Chris Sutton

September 14, 2007 at 8:33 pm

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