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August 23rd

State releases policy for 2017-18 free and reduced price meals

DES MOINES– The Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services, has announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and the Afterschool Care Snack Program.
State and Local school officials have adopted the following family size and income criteria for determining eligibility:
INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
Effective 7-1-2017

Spartans kick off fall sports

SOLON– Although there was a gentle breeze, the winds of change are blowing in Solon.
As the sun began to set and the shadow of the new middle school touched the corner of Spartan Stadium, the Fall Sports Kickoff got underway at Spartan Stadium as the workers shut the gates, after policing equipment and materials, following a day of progress on the new intermediate building.

Annual fall facilities usage meeting Wednesday, Sept. 13, at SMS

SOLON– On Wednesday, Sept. 13, the annual fall facilities usage meeting will be hosted for all youth league teams for the months of October through December. The meeting is open to the public at 6 p.m. in the middle school commons. Those with questions regarding the meeting may contact Kris Wentzien at 319-624-3401, ext. 1349, or by email at kwentzien@solon.k12.ia.us.

Bob Wright wins the Car!

Bob Wright, (center) winner of Beef Days Raffle, is handed the keys to his new Ford Focus from Lynch Ford in Mount Vernon by Beef Days Committee member Don Ellis (right) as Beef Days Committee President Scott Kleppe looks on. (contributed photo)

St. Mary time capsule

By Lindsay Steele
The Catholic Messenger

The Catholic community in Solon is known for its Czech roots. So when a time capsule from 1875 revealed a German-language newspaper, everyone was puzzled.
“It’s a mystery,” Father Tim Sheedy, pastor of St. Mary Parish-Solon, said at the time.

New Solon Robotics room Open house

SOLON– Fifth through 12th grade students can check out the new robotics rooms in the lower level of the old middle school, below the Central Office, on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5-6:30 p.m., Sept. 1 from 3:15-6 p.m., and Sept. 2 from 8-10:30 a.m.
Solon Robotics competes in FIRST Robotics First Tech Challenge (FTC) and VEX Robotics around the state. Competition challenges change each season so the game is always something new. Stop in the Solon Public Library to see the display.
Questions can be sent to coach Bill Mattaliano at solonrobotics367@gmail.com.

Join Solon Cub Scouts!

SOLON– Boys in kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in joining Cub Scouts are invited to the Lake Macbride State Park primitive campground on Saturday, Aug. 26, starting at 1 p.m. Feel free to stop out anytime and learn what Cub Scouts is about. For additional information, contact Shelly Merrick at slmerrick2@msn.com or Hal Kleinsmith at halkleinsmith@aol.com.

Spotlight drive-a-thon Saturday, Aug. 26

SOLON– Solon Spotlight presents a great fundraiser in conjunction with West Branch Ford with an opportunity to earn up to $6,000 to benefit all Solon students in the performing arts. It only takes 300 drivers 18 years or older to make it a reality.

The making of a Graham Champion

Rose McAtee honors Tom Wall with swine project

IOWA CITY­– “You’re going to be the one in your family who’s going to show hogs,” the late Tom Wall said to Rose McAtee, a fifth grader at Solon Middle School and junior member of the Graham Champions 4-H club.
Rose remembered the conversation she had with Wall at the annual Special Olympics banquet with which her family helps.
“He talked to me for about an hour about hogs,” she said. “He was a big pig farmer. We were kind of close to him. Then when I heard he passed away, I wanted to show hogs in honor of him.”

Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing Saturday, Sept. 30

SOLON– The annual Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing is Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Lake MacBride Golf Course. The event is a three-person best shot contest. The entry fee is $60 per golfer and includes greens fee, lunch, a door prize and a drink ticket. This year the outing is limited to one session. Lunch is being served starting at 11:30 a.m., golf will start at 12:30 p.m. Those interested in participating need to call the Lake MacBride Golf Course at 319-624-2500 or contact Adam Stahle at 319-270-7463 to sign up.