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October 24th

My Fair Lady Nov. 10-13

Solon High School will present the acclaimed Broadway musical “My Fair Lady” Nov. 10-13, in the Solon Community School District Auditorium. Show times are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
This year, we are excited to offer reserved seating. Ticket prices are $6, $9, and $12, depending on the seat location. All levels may be reserved in advance of the show. Activity passes and senior citizen passes will not be accepted. Reserved tickets may be purchased in the high school commons on one of the following dates:
Oct. 29: 8-10 a.m.

High School Art Show

Solon High School Art students will be displaying their work in an upcoming exhibition to be held Nov. 10-13, at Solon Middle School. There will be a selection of two-dimensional work in both traditional and digital media as well as an arrangement of ceramics. Artwork will be located in the lobby outside of the auditorium for viewing before and after performances of this year’s High School musical, “My Fair Lady.” 

Younkers Community Day Booklets

The Spanish Club is selling Younkers Community Day booklets to help fund the Panama trip. The cost of a booklet is $5. It includes a $10 off coupon, a 20 percent off shopping pass and a 30 percent off early bird coupon. Customers can select merchandise beginning Sunday, Nov. 6, (with community days being Nov. 11 and 12). No waiting in lines. All booklet sales benefit the Panama student travelers. Contact kputzy@solon.k12.ia.us or jdancer@solon.k12.ia.us 

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On to state meet for cross country girls

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
ANAMOSA– Solon’s girls will move on to the state tournament after winning the Oct. 20 district cross country title and dusting top-ranked Davenport Assumption on the way.
The 74-runner field was led by junior Lauren Benzing, who– again– broke the 4 kilometer course record around Central Park Lake near Anamosa. The next runner was nearly a minute behind.

Boys finish fifth, miss trip to state

ANAMOSA– No return ticket to the state this year.
A surge from Mount Vernon-Lisbon, Fort Madison and Marion sent those three boys cross country teams to the Oct. 29 Class 3A state meet. Solon and Xavier battled for the fourth and fifth spots in the 15-school qualifier at Anamosa.

Solon takes district title from Tigers

GRINNELL– The game was still up in the air as the fourth quarter began.
Junior Tim Lance had recovered two Grinnell fumbles and returned them both for touchdowns in the first quarter, but Solon was hanging onto a 21-14 lead as the third quarter expired.
Spartans on both sides of the ball showed up big in the final frame, however, with a field goal, a touchdown and an interception to ice a win in Grinnell Friday night, 31-14.
Both Grinnell and Solon entered the game with a single non-conference loss, and the road win gave the Spartans outright ownership of the District 6 title in Class 3A.

Solon Senior Advocates tour takes in fall splendor

By Sandy Hanson
Special to the Economist

Spooky mini golf fun October 29 to benefit Miracles in Motion

CEDAR RAPIDS– On Saturday, Oct. 29, fun seekers can get their fix for a cause at the Miracles in Motion Spooktacular Mini Golf FUNdraiser. The benefit event for all ages takes place at Airport National Golf Course, 3001 Wright Brothers Blvd. E SW, Cedar Rapids, rain or shine, with tee times from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. Get details and register now at www.miraclesinmotion.net. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume so they can get a treat. An appearance of the Miracles in Motion miniature horses is expected.

Another young life lost

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– It’s a nightmare scenario: one student dead, seven injured. For the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district and its communities, this was a nightmare nobody could wake up from.
CCA freshman Mackenzie Lown, 14, was killed Monday night, Oct. 17, in a two-vehicle collision on US Highway 6 near Half Moon Road near Tiffin. A 1996 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Zach Swenka, 18, of North Liberty, was eastbound on Highway 6 when it collided with a 2010 Honda Odyssey minivan being driven by Bryan Cooling, 47, of Oxford.

Ward system on NL’s Nov. 8 ballot

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– This Nov. 8, North Liberty voters will face just two ballot questions in the city election; related, but very different.
It is essential that voters understand the distinction before penciling in those ovals.
First, there are three open seats on the North Liberty City Council. Incumbents Coleen Chipman, Terry Donahue and Chris Hoffman are all seeking re-election, with newcomer Matt Zacek also putting his hat into the ring. Voters will be asked to pick three of the four to represent the public for the next four years.