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April 8th

Stahle leads Spartans into 9th year

Junior varsity likely to have full schedule

SOLON– The numbers are up.
And that’s a good thing.
Adam Stahle, going into his ninth year of coaching the Solon boys’ golf team, has about 43 kids on his roster entering the spring season.
“This is the largest group that I’ve had,” Stahle said.
A sizable group of freshmen, for the second year in a row, and 30 returning players have swelled the ranks to the point a junior varsity (JV) coach, Scott Wolfe, will be officially added.

Off to a good start

Josie Durr scores five goals in 7-1 opener against West Liberty

SOLON– Yes, head coach John Tucker said, it was a good way to start the season.
Junior Josie Durr tore through the West Liberty Comets for five goals and senior Nichole Oberthien added two more for a season-opening 7-1 win for the Solon varsity girls Monday, April 4, in Solon.
Tucker lost eight seniors to graduation, but returns a group of experienced underclassmen for the 2016 soccer season, including Durr, who scored 39 goals for the Lady Spartans to lead the team last year. Durr was named First Team All-State her first two years and had 62 career goals coming into the season.

Senior Advocates seek nominations for Solon Senior of the Year 2016

SOLON– May is designated as Older Americans Month and the Solon Senior Advocates are seeking nominations for Solon Senior of the Year. Please send in your written nomination of the person you feel best fits the criteria of this award, someone who has given of themselves in service to the community through volunteerism, enhancing the well-being of others or someone always ready to assist or provide help when needed. Nominees should live in Solon or the immediate area and be over 60 years of age.

Lakeview Care for Kids summer program registration begins April 11

SOLON– The Lakeview Care for Kids summer program begins on June 6 and ends on Aug. 5. Before and After School Program (BASP) is then closed until the first day of the new school year. There are field trips three times per week, including swimming trips to local pools. The program offers breakfast, hot lunch and two snacks per day. Each summer the program participates in the Beef Days Parade, a favorite activity of the kids during the summer. Registration for the program is April 11-15.

SHS students place at Future Business Leaders Conference

CORALVILLE– Four students from Solon High School attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference in Coralville on March 31-April 2. There were over 900 students from across the state in attendance.
FBLA is the largest business career student organization in the world, with nearly a quarter-million students in 6,000 chartered high school and college chapters. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Lakeview PTO hosts 5th Annual Spartan Dash Saturday, April 23

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will host its Fifth Annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 23, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event serving as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a “family team.”

SHS Art Club’s Empty Bowls Luncheon to End Hunger April 9

SOLON– On Saturday, April 9, the Solon High School Art Club will host the Seventh Annual “Empty Bowls Luncheon to End Hunger” in the Solon High School Commons from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Guests will be served a modest lunch of soup and bread in a ceramic bowl handmade by a local student, educator or community member for a suggested minimum donation of $10. Guests are encouraged to keep the bowl with the club’s compliments and gratitude.
All proceeds will be donated to the Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank and Solon Food Pantry.

Solon Senior Advocates cancel trip to LeClaire; Bluff Lake on deck

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates have cancelled the April 21 trip to LeClaire and Davenport due to the lack of participation, scheduling instead a Friday, April 22, trip to Bluff Lake Catfish Farm for shrimp and prime rib. Participants will leave from the Solon Recreation and Nature Area at 2 p.m. Trip cost is $6. Call 624-2710 for reservations.

Learning the ropes

Lakeview fourth graders promote heart-healthy life

SOLON– Being active can be fun.
For 90 minutes, Lakeview Elementary’s fourth graders were very active.
The entire class invaded the Solon High School gymnasium Friday, Feb. 26, to participate in Jump Rope for Heart, a community service program and fundraiser of the American Heart Association (AHA).

Earth Day Kick Off April 17 launches Methodist initiative

SOLON– Get a head start on Earth Day with family-friendly fun in Solon. The Kick Off to Earth Day will be Sunday, April 17, 1-4 p.m. at the Timber DOME Lodge, at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area.
The no-cost event will feature everything from making pine cone bird feeders, tote bags from T-shirts (no sewing!), a guided nature walk, coloring, puzzles, word games and fun facts.
In addition, displays will promote composting, rain gardens, the importance of pollinators and healthy food options.