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April 20th

Kites for Kids Volunteers sought

NORTH LIBERTY– The 2018 Kites for Kids Festival will be held Saturday, April 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at North Central Junior High. A partnership between Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, Johnson County and the City of North Liberty, the event supports Child Abuse Prevention Awareness with free kites, face painting, treats and beverages.
Look for updates and announcements on the event’s Facebook page. Those with questions or interest in volunteering can contact North Liberty Special Projects Coordinator Angela McConville at amcconville@northlibertyiowa.org.

Good Neighbor meeting

Southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty may soon consider a rezoning and subdivision plat for property, and a public open house-style meeting is being held to explain the proposal. The property is at the southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive (270 Street in Johnson County). The proposal is for a residential subdivision of multi- and single-family lots.
A location map and a concept plan with rezoning proposed by the developer is avaiable at northlibertyiowa.org. This memo is being sent to property owners within 200 feet of the proposed development.

Lady Spartans fall 4-0 to Indians

Marion is Solon’s Little Big Horn

MARION– “Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn’t,” or so said Old Lodge Skins in the 1970s movie, “Little Big Man,” a comical fictionalization of the lone survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. The Lady Spartans, third place in the WaMaC East, moved to 1-1 on the season Tuesday, April 10, following a windswept 4-0 defeat by the second-place WaMac West Marion Indians on the grass at the Marion High School soccer field, just up the hill from the high school.

Lady Spartans hit the greens

SOLON– With the loss of four seniors from last year’s squad, a big bunch of newcomers and a winter that just won’t go away, it’s been a slow start for the Solon girls’ golf season.
The Lady Spartans launched their year by hosting Vinton-Shellsburg and West Delaware in a triangular at Lake MacBride Golf Course April 5. Solon finished second out of three teams, led by junior Reegan Helle’s 52. 

Spartans 7th at Jesse Day Relays

Linderbaum 1st in shot put, Ira 2nd in hurdles

DAVENPORT– The Solon Spartan boys track and field team traveled to Brady Street Stadium for the Jesse Day Relays in Davenport on Thursday, April 12, and came away with a seventh-place team finish among the 11 teams participating. Bettendorf took the team champion honor with 143.25 points, followed by Pleasant Valley (113), Davenport West (108), North Scott (64.5), Clinton (62.5), Muscatine (56), Solon (53.5), Davenport Central (51), the event host Davenport North (36.25), Central DeWitt (36) and Davenport Assumption (15).

Lady Spartans fall prey to Blazers, 3-0

Beckman Catholic serves Solon first home loss of 2018

SOLON– Mother Nature appeared to shake off all her unlucky perspiration from the seasonal temperatures on Thursday over the noticeably colder and windswept Spartan Stadium as the Trailblazers of Beckman Catholic, from Dyersville, served the Lady Spartans their first home loss of the 2018 season on Friday, April 13.
Beckman Catholic, first place in the WaMaC East, faced the Lady Spartans under windy and cool conditions as the heavens occasionally spat upon both teams.

Boys upset No. 2 Blazers

Spartans move to 8-2 Monday with soccer win over W. Delaware

DYERSVILLE– The Solon boys didn’t mind Friday the 13th one bit.
Solon’s varsity boys’ soccer team traveled to Dyersville April 13 to face the second-ranked (Class 1A) Beckman Catholic Blazers and came away with a hard-fought, 1-0 upset win.
The lone goal came in the first period of play off a long free kick by senior Nick Radcliffe which found junior Luke McInnis whose header into the net was the difference in the game.
Senior goalkeeper Eric Weetman delivered another shut out with four saves against no goals allowed.

Ladies 3rd at Jesse Day Relays

Drake Relays deadline is Friday

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
DAVENPORT– Iowa’s spring track season has been cold and gray so far. So, temperatures in the low 60s felt like a tropical breeze wafting across the track as the April 12 Jesse Day Relays began in Davenport. By the time Solon’s girls notched first in the meet-ending 4x400-meter relay, though, raw cold had returned.

2016-17 City of Solon audit released

SOLON– Kronlage & Olson, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, released an audit report on the City of Solon for the year ended June 30, 2017.

Solon News by Lenna See

Leo and Elaine Shima were among a group of dinner guests on Easter Sunday of Larry and Katy Pacha of Oxford.

Scott and Cheryl Leaverton and Chloe of Cedar Rapids, Paula Fiala of North Liberty and Bud Lingel were guests at an Easter Brunch at the home of Phyllis Fiala.

Ronald See, Tim See and Rebecca See enjoyed Easter Sunday dinner at the Uptown Bar and Grill in La Salle, Illinois, where they met with relatives from Chicago, Illinois, Rock Island, Illinois, and Detroit, Michigan.