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July 30th

Boys earn state tourney berth, but fall to No. 1 seed

DES MOINES– The Spartans had their chances, but couldn’t put enough runs on the board.
Solon fell to No. 1 seed Waverly-Shell Rock, 3-1, in a Class 3A quarterfinal game at Principal Park Tuesday.
Solon entered the tournament as the No. 8 seed.
“Our goal coming in was to put pressure on them, and we did that virtually every inning except for maybe one or two,” commented head coach Keith McSweeney after the game. “We just couldn’t come up with that big hit in those early innings.”

Lady Spartans take second`

Dallas Center-Grimes holds Solon to one hit in 4A title game

FORT DODGE– One hit was not enough to win a championship.
The Solon Lady Spartans fell to No. 1-ranked Dallas Center-Grimes, 5-0, in the 4A softball championship Friday.
Solon’s powerful offense could muster only one hit against Dallas Center-Grimes pitcher Paige Lowary, and ended up toting the runner-up trophy off the Harlan Rogers Park diamond in Fort Dodge for the second time in three years.
It was the first shutout of the season for Solon.

Pick up middle school football equipment Aug. 12-13

SOLON–Equipment handout for Solon seventh and eighth graders planning on playing football this fall will be as follows:
Eighth grade on Tuesday, Aug. 12, beginning at 4 p.m., and seventh grade on Wednesday, Aug. 13, beginning at 4 p.m. This will take place at the middle school. Athletes please make sure that you have an updated physical on file in order to participate.

Solon Robotics Open House Aug. 7

SOLON– Solon Robotics will host an open house on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Industrial Tech building (former wood shop) located behind the Solon Middle School Auditorium.
Solon Robotics is an after-school program open to middle and high school students in the Solon Community School District. Student teams design, build, program, and compete with robots in challenges that are new each season. More information is available at: http://www.vexrobotics.com/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ-5H3JVtPs.

Solon Public Library

Babygarten

Babygarten helps to nurture the bond between caregiver and child, increase eye-hand coordination, and develop body awareness. This rhythmic program will enrich your child’s life from the very beginning and provide an excellent foundation for the future. Each session will feature music, board books, and toys and is intended for children ages birth to 24 months.
Our next Babygarten program will run on Fridays from Sept. 5 through Oct. 10, at 9:30 a.m. Registration is free. Call the library at 319-624-2678 or email cmajor@solon.lib.ia.us.

The Longmire Series

Solon Senior Advocates plan August senior trips with new minibus

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates has announced several opportunities for short senior trips in August utilizing the organization’s new minibus.
Thursday, Aug. 7: Lisbon Sauerkraut Days in the Park; ice cream, baked goods, music and fireworks, 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5.
Friday, Aug. 15: Bluff Lake Catfish Farm, Maquoketa; all-you-can-eat whole and filleted catfish. Leave Solon at 2 p.m. Cost is $7.50.
Sunday, Aug. 17: Ely Polka Fest, Ely American Legion; 10 a.m. Polka service with St. John Lutheran Church, food, drink and dance to follow. Barefoot Becky playing. Cost is $5.

Car crash ends chase in Solon

SOLON– A vehicle matching the description of one involved in a Cedar Rapids shooting incident took law enforcement authorities on a chase that ended with a crash in Solon.
According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Department, charges have been filed against five individuals, including one juvenile.

Trapshooting team can drive set for Sept. 6

SOLON– Save your cans for the Solon Trap Shooting team. The team will be holding an upcoming can drive Sept. 6. Watch for details or call Gerald Chaloupka at 624-2825 for more information.

Solon mayor, council to be elected Nov. 4

IOWA CITY– Solon will be electing a mayor and council member this November.
Three Johnson County cities– North Liberty, Oxford and Solon– will have special elections for city offices on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

According to the Johnson County Auditor’s office, Iowa law says that city council appointments last until the next scheduled city election. Because the local option sales tax (LOST) referendum will appear on the general election ballot, the general election is now considered the next scheduled city election.

A new place with old friends

Former owner, manager of El Sol opening new Mexican restaurant

Solon Economist
SOLON– Familiar faces will greet patrons at the door, and familiar selections will be on the menu, but there will also be some new surprises at the Frida Kahlo Mexican Restaurant and Lucy’s Bakery that will open in Solon at the beginning of August.
Diego Rivera, former owner of El Sol Mexican Cuisine in Solon and Mount Vernon, has partnered with former El Sol manager Joel Vazquez to bring the community a new restaurant at 101 Windflower Ln., (in the Dock’s old location).