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January 2nd

New council member to be appointed

SOLON– An applicant for the position will be chosen tonight.
A new member for the Solon City Council will be appointed at a Jan. 4 meeting to fill the vacated seat of Mayor-elect Cami Rasmussen.
Rasmussen is expected to be sworn into office Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, creating an opening for which Jesse Ehlinger, Chuck Panzer and Duane TePoel have applied.

Solon family will welcome Habitat home

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– Everyone should have a simple, decent, affordable place to call home.
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity (IVHH) is going to help make it happen for a Solon family this year.
An affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, the Iowa Valley chapter has selected the Kurt, Vicki and Chanse Shover family to become the first Habitat partner family for a home to be built in Solon during the summer of 2012.

Discarded Christmas trees picked up Jan. 6 & 13

The City of Solon will be picking up Christmas trees Friday, Jan. 6, and Friday, Jan. 13.  Please place trees at the curb by 7 a.m. those days. 

Firefighters to speak at Jan. 11 Senior Advocates meal

SOLON– Members of the Solon Fire Department will provide information about the Knox Box program, first responders and the importance of smoke detectors at the Wednesday, Jan. 11, sponsored meal at the Old Gold Diner. The meal will be sponsored by Solon Senior Advocates. Call 624-2251 for reservations by Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Solon Habitat for Humanity to plan for 2012 build Jan. 8

SOLON– The family of Kurt and Victoria Shover has been selected as the recipient of the Solon Community Habitat for Humanity house to be built in 2012 at 413 S. Dubuque St. in Solon. A meeting will take place at the Solon United Methodist Church Family Life Center on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. to set goals and create a plan to raise funds for the build. A groundbreaking ceremony is to be held in May. This is a community project and all are welcome to attend.

Solon Habitat for Humanity Christmas tree winners

SOLON– Solon Community Habitat for Humanity tree winners for 2011 are: First Place: “Nature’s Splendor” by Margo Redlinger. Second Place: “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” by Ellison Insurance Agency, Inc. Third Place “Victorian Christmas” by Elissa Lewis. The trees were judged by the Habitat family of Kurt and Vicki Shover.
The Solon community voted on the Humanity Award in which “Totally ‘80s” by MacBride’s Pride 4-H Club won. 
The Solon Community Habitat for Humanity thanks all the contestants, library staff and everybody else for support of this event.

Early out movie

The next early out program will be Thursday, Jan. 5. The heartwarming movie “Dolphin Tale (rated PG),” about Winter, a dolphin who lost her tail will be showing in the meeting room.  Movie time will be from 1-3 p.m.  Fun and free early-out activities are for all Solon students. There is no registration. Children under the age of 10 attending the movie need to be picked up by parents or caregivers at 3 p.m.

Special after school program Jan. 13

On Friday, Jan. 13, the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be hosting a free family event playing a life-sized Candy Land game in the meeting room from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Plan to join the fun as you become a real live game piece on the life size Candy Land board. It will be most popular with kindergarten through fourth grades but any age is welcome to participate. This event will celebrate the conclusion of Toni Russo’s latest window display, Candy Land, which will be on display until Jan. 14. 

Posters for sale

If you enjoy Toni’s display windows, why not pick up a poster as a memento of some of her previous works? Framed posters “Of Time and Place” are currently on display at the library. The posters are real conversation starters and fit nicely into a room filled with nostalgia or an entryway. Cost is $10 for unframed posters or $25 for framed posters. Posters may be purchased at the library or ordered by emailing SolonLibrFriends @aol.com or call Sue at 319-624-2632.

Teen Final Fridays Café

The newly formed Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host Final Fridays Cafe at the library for high school and middle school students on the last Friday of the month from January through May.  Students can come after school to meet their friends and enjoy a casual time of conversation and refreshments.  Hot chocolate, coffees, teas, cookies and other treats will be offered for a small fee.  In January, there will be a free raffle ticket given with each purchase. Raffle prize for January will be a homemade cake to the lucky winner.