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November 7th

Hawkeye men and women roll

I know they were only exhibition games, but the Iowa men’s and women’s basketball teams put on a great show Sunday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
There has been a lot of hype about the men’s basketball team coming into the season. With a top-rated recruiting class and a good returning nucleus, there’s a lot of hope for a good season.
I know that not one Quincy player could probably start for a Big Ten team but when the Hawks jumped out to a 22-0 lead and cruised to a 100-54 win the fans were buzzing.

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Standards-based grading a work in progress

SOLON– Standards-based grades have changed the way Solon teachers assess students. And while some are satisfied with the system, others aren’t waiting to see the report card.
An October district survey of 376 students showed the new grades were raising questions about years of homework and straightforward tests and quizzes.
Over a dozen pages of anonymous comments from students tell the story from a student perspective; fear of change. Many commenters asked for homework credit to be reinstated or worried about grade point average and transcripts for college and career.

Solon KCs breakfast coming Sunday, Nov. 11

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus will hosting a breakfast Sunday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. until noon at St. Mary Catholic Church parish hall. The cost is $6 for ages 12 and older, $3 for ages six through 12, and free for ages six and younger. Omelets are available upon request.

Solon griefshare session set for Thursday, Nov. 15

SOLON– Have you lost someone and are wondering how you will survive the holidays? That first holiday can be much easier with some guidance and planning. The Solon Griefshare Team will host its annual “How to Survive the Holidays After the Loss of a Loved One.” program this month. The Griefshare team is comprised of members from all three of Solon’s church communities.

Lake MacBride Holiday Vendor Fair Nov. 18

SOLON– The public is invited to the second annual Holiday Vendor Fair, Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1 until 4 p.m. at Lake MacBride Golf Club (3891 Pro Rd. NE). The fair will have chocolate samples, prizes and great shopping from the following vendors: Dove Chocolate, Gott Twisted, Initials, Mary Kay, Norwex, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Stella & Dot, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One, Tupperware and more.

Solon Garden Club to meet Nov. 10 at library

SOLON– Solon Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, at the public library. The club will be decorating trees for the Habitat for Humanity fundraiser at the library. The club will be doing two trees– one with a nature theme (think dried flowers, seedpods, birds) and the other will be a more traditionally decorated tree. Bring items you would like to include on the trees. All are welcome. For more information contact Mardi Rasmussen at 319-624-4090.

Solon High School hosts annual POW/MIA program

SOLON– The scene is always somber, the audience attentive and quiet.
On Sept. 21, Solon High School held its annual program to recognize the veterans deemed missing in action and those who were at one time prisoners of war.

New Solon digital library sign makes debut

SOLON– If you haven’t driven past the library and seen the new sign, it really should be on your next route through town. As the staff learns the computer program that runs it, the tweaking will continue but to the untrained eye, it’s a sight to behold as is.

Thanksgiving jar mix orders due

Take along as a hostess gift to your Thanksgiving dinner or indulge yourself with a delightful and inexpensive seasonal treat. Thanksgiving jar mixes may be preordered through Nov. 7. Order forms are available at the library or by emailing SolonLibrFriends@aol.com. All jars are priced below $5 and payment must accompany the order. Choose from cranberry cornbread mix, turkey noodle soup mix, pumpkin chocolate chip muffin mix or apple cider spice mix. Gift jars may be picked up at the library during regular business hours on Friday, Nov. 16, through Wednesday, Nov. 21.