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September 21st

Center for the Arts Open House set for Jan. 15

SOLON– To celebrate the opening of the new Solon Center for the Arts, an open house is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15, from 2-4 p.m. There will be guided- and self-guided tours through the facility with music provided by talented students playing the brand new Steinway grand piano.

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2015-16 Solon High School Yearbooks available for pickup

SOLON– Parents of 2016 graduates who ordered yearbooks, the yearbooks are available for pick up in the high school office during business hours. This pertains to graduates who do not have siblings attending the high school. Siblings of 2016 graduates have been contacted and yearbooks were distributed to them. Parents are asked to make every effort to pick up yearbooks as soon as possible. The high school has extras available for those unable to order one last year. The yearbooks are $50 and checks can be made payable to Solon Community Schools.

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Methodist church hosts Community Cookout Sept. 28 in Solon

SOLON– Come for the cookout. Stay for the Fun. Music, games, getting together with old friends, and making new ones are all on the agenda Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. That’s when Solon United Methodist Church will sponsor a free Community Cookout in the parking lots between the church and Solon City Hall, northeast of the intersection of Main and Iowa streets.

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Solon Dollars for Scholars 2016 Gala Saturday, Oct. 15

SOLON– They’re providing hope for every student
An exciting evening of great food and lively bidding is planned for Saturday, Oct. 15, as Solon Dollars for Scholars hosts the 2016 Gala at the Celebration Barn, located at 4045 245th St. in Solon. The doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Registration is required for the event. For online registration, go to solon.dollarsforscholars.org or register by mail with a donation of $45 per guest to: Solon Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 551, Solon, 52333.

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Solon All-Alumni Basketball Tournament Saturday, Oct. 8

SOLON– Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Jason Pershing announced an All-Alumni Basketball Tournament for former Solon athletes on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Solon High School gymnasium.
Teams or individuals may register for the double-elimination tournament at a cost of $10 per participant. Bring a reversible jersey or a dark and white shirt. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 a.m.
Contact coach Pershing at jpershing31@gmail.com with any questions.

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4 decades of family feed

2nd generation helps chart future of Solon Feed Mill

By Janet Nolte
Solon Economist
SOLON– When Charles Searles heard in 1978 that Elmer Ponsar had decided to put his Solon mill and feed business up for sale, he called his daughter Shelley and her husband of two years, Frank Kuennen.
Shelley and Frank were at a crossroads. Shelley, a remedial reading teacher, learned she was out of a job due to cutbacks in the Title I program. Frank was considering either going back to college or, true to his upbringing on a dairy farm in Fayette county, returning to some kind of work in agriculture.

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Macbride alcohol ban takes legislative twist

Administrative rules committee sends amendment to legislature

DES MOINES– It’s up to the Iowa Legislature now.
The implementation of an alcohol ban at Lake Macbride State Park’s beach was delayed by a legislative review committee, and the Iowa House and Senate will have their chance to fix the problem.
A ban on “alcoholic liquor, beer, and wine” from beaches at Lake Macbride State Park and Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area in Linn County was approved by the Iowa Natural Resources Commission at an Aug. 11 meeting and the amended rule was to go into effect Wednesday, Oct. 5.

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Solon High School Homecoming royalty

It’s Homecoming for the Solon Community School District. Members of the Homecoming Court gathered outside the high school for a photo Friday, Sept. 16. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced this week as part of the Homecoming Parade Wednesday and the varsity football game against Oskaloosa Friday. Front: McKenna Miller, Kylie Holubar, Ali Diersen, Elizabeth Hand, Alexis Sands, MaKayla Lindemann. Back: Liam Bell, Graeson Dall, Bo Black, Justin Gibbs, Trevor Nelson, Ben Carr. (photo by Doug Lindner)

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OH NO! NDSU takes down Iowa, 23-21

Hawk Talk

All week long the media, the Hawkeye players and coaches said North Dakota State University (NDSU) reminded them of a Big Ten team.
The Bison have won five straight FCS championships and boy, did they look like a Big Ten team last Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.
They were physical, pounded the ball on the ground, had a quarterback that could make plays with his feet and shut down Iowa’s running attack.
Did I think the Bison would win?

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Skinny dipping with the devil

walkin'

For proof of God’s existence, I need only to look into the waters of the pond we dug on our land near Solon.
Last fall, the spot was an ugly 15-foot (at its deepest), 3/4-acre hole in the ground.
Then it rained, and rained again, in the spring. By the end of March, it filled up. By the end of April, I began seeing frogs and turtles. It wasn’t just a few, but an entire legion of the critters, especially the frogs.

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