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May 25th

Solon Spartan Trap Team honors Brett Smith with memorial shoot

MUSCATINE– The Solon Spartan Trap team hosted the 2nd Annual Brett Smith Memorial Trap Shoot on Saturday, May 14, at the Muscatine County Izaac Walton League Trap Shooting facility. Brett Smith was a 2011 Solon High School graduate who participated in trap shooting while in high school. His battle with leukemia began during his senior year in high school and ended with his death in 2013. He loved the outdoors and participating in shooting sports. The Solon Spartan Trap Team chooses to honor him by hosting an annual competive middle school and high school meet.

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Boys 17th

Roeder and 4x800 take fifth, 4x100 takes sixth and Linderbaum takes seventh

DES MOINES– Children grow up learning to swim in the calming, blue, chlorinated waters of the local pool, hoping someday for the blue embrace of the ocean and its much deeper depths.
The Spartans took to those deeper depths on Thursday, May 19, to test their abilities against the best Iowa’s Class 3A had to offer, finishing in a three-way tie, with Grinnell and Assumption, for 17th in a field of 43 teams.

Durr scores 100th

SOLON– Going into the home finale May 19 against Mid-Prairie, Josie Durr needed six goals to reach 100 for her high school career.
With only a single goal scored in the first half for Durr, it took an offensive onslaught in the second period, but she reached the mark with about four minutes left in the match.
The home crowd cheered, helped up signs and released balloons to mark the occasion as Durr jogged back to midfield to be congratulated by teammates.
The Lady Spartans overwhelmed Mid-Prairie 8-0 for a Senior Night victory.

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Girls 10th

Solon competes in 3A State Co-ed Track and Field Meet

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

Misel second in discus, fourth in shot; Durr fourth in high jump

DES MOINES– With an early meet boost from the field events, Solon’s girls put together a top-10 team finish at the 2016 state track meet May 19-21 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

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Keela and the Boys to open Music on Main June 1

SOLON– Keela and the Boys have always loved playing on Main Street for Solon Idol. Although it hasn’t always been as a group, they have been playing with Music on Main for many years. The group was started by John Radenbaugh and Cash Turner when they were in seventh grade. The group got its name when Keela joined in 2012. Keela and the Boys is made up of Radenbaugh, Turner, Adam Roy, Uhlenkamp, Sarah Roy, Edward Richey and Hunter Thompson.

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City hires from within to fill retirement vacancy

Dave Richards to replace Jerry McAtee

SOLON– The city didn’t have to look far for a replacement.
The Solon City Council approved the promotion of current public works employee Dave Richards to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Utility Specialist Jerry McAtee at a meeting May 18.
In his new position, Richards will be responsible for the operation of the city’s water and wastewater facilities.
Richards was selected from a pool of candidates by a committee consisting of council members Mark Krall and Mark Prentice, Public Works Director Scott Kleppe and City Administrator Cami Rasmussen.

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Ely Road paving project scheduled to start June 13

ELY– A concrete overlay project will begin Monday, June 13, or later, on Ely Road between Johnson County and the City of Cedar Rapids.
The project consists of an 8-foot concrete overlay, from Johnson County north to Cedar Rapids, excluding through the City of Ely.

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Ely Road paving project scheduled to start June 13

SOLON– The Solon volunteer firefighters would like to invite the public to their annual breakfast.
The firefighters will be serving breakfast at the fire station Sunday, May 29, from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adult admission is $6 and children are $4. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, fried and scrambled eggs, milk and coffee. This is one of two annual fundraisers for the firefighters’ association.

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Solon firefighters annual breakfast Sunday, May 29, at fire station

SOLON– The Solon volunteer firefighters would like to invite the public to their annual breakfast.
The firefighters will be serving breakfast at the fire station Sunday, May 29, from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adult admission is $6 and children are $4. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, fried and scrambled eggs, milk and coffee. This is one of two annual fundraisers for the firefighters’ association.

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Teaching a love of language

 SOLON– Most of Solon knows Lori Lindner as a reporter and photographer for the Solon Economist and North Liberty Leader newspapers. For the past 10 years, Lindner helped record the towns’ news and photographed its events.
But these days, she’s writing more lesson plans than news stories. This spring, she transitioned into a new role in Solon: the youth services librarian for the Solon Public Library.

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