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May 29th

Iowa House Democrats prep for primary

By Lori Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– The Solon Public Library community room was nearly full last Wednesday as about 40 people came out to hear the two candidates vying to represent Democrats in the general election for Iowa House District 73.
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County hosted a forum between Dick Schwab of rural Solon and David Johnson of West Branch, asking questions submitted by audience members and from the League. Schwab and Johnson will run against each other in the June 5 primary election.

Nicol tabbed for Solon hoops coach

SOLON– The Solon Community School District made a contingent offer of employment to Tony Nicol as middle school counselor and head varsity girls’ basketball coach. The offer is pending school board approval.

Solon finds cheaper animal control services in Cedar Valley

SOLON– The city of Solon is doing what a number of other communities have already done– switch animal control providers.
At a May 2 meeting, city council members voted unanimously to approve a new contract for animal control services with the Cedar Valley Humane Society in Linn County.
Solon has been a client of the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center, but will terminate its current contract effective June 30.
The new agreement with the Cedar Valley Human Society goes into effect July 1, according to Solon City Administrator Cassandra Lippincott.

Solon city wide clean up day June 9

The Solon citywide clean up day is scheduled for Saturday June, 9, from 7:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the parking lot on the corner of Iowa and Main Streets. There is a nominal fee for appliances and large items. For more information, contact city hall at 319-624-3755.
The service is for city residents only. There will also be household hazardous waste collection (no latex paint).

SHS presents

The Solon High School Theatre Department presented “Shakespeare’s Shorts,” a whimsical, condensed version of three of the Bard’s plays, April 20-22 at the Solon Middle School auditorium.
Three high school students, Bill, Janie and Sophie, are writing a paper for their English class, when suddenly characters from Shakespeare’s plays start appearing in Sophie’s living room. Three plays were presented in the one-hour show– “Hamlet,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”– all told using Shakespeare’s actual words combined with modern language for a fast and funny interpretation.

Habitat fundraiser at citywide garage sales

SOLON– Solon Habitat for Humanity will be raising money for the Solon project by selling baked goods, cookie cookbooks and habitat T-shirts at the Solon Public Library’s June 2 garage sale. Come and help support the
Habitat for Humanity project.

Solon Robotics to host open house June 15 and 16 at high school

SOLON– Solon Robotics will host an open house June 15, from 5 until 7 p.m., and June 16, from 8 until 10 a.m., for 2012-2013 Middle and High School. Interested students and parents come to the high school, room 118, for information about the VEX robotics game “Sack Attack”, and FTC robotics competitions.
If you are not in the Solon Community School District and are interested in robotics, you are welcome to join us at the open house to explore options in robotics.

Summer hours to begin Friday

Just a reminder, school will be out for the summer on May 29, but the library will not be on summer hours until June 1. Summer library hours are from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, closed on Sunday.

Summer Reading Program kicks off Thursday, May 31, at library

June 5 Primary Election: House District 73

JOHNSON COUNTY–
Two candidates, David Johnson of West Branch and Dick Schwab of rural Solon, are running in the June 5 primary election to represent Democrats for a seat in the redistricted Iowa House District 73.
The candidates each received a questionnaire of identical questions and were asked to respond via email. The questions and their responses appear in their entirety below.

School board meetings

The regular meeting of the Solon Board of Education is set for Monday, June 11, in the central office conference room beginning at 6 p.m.