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July 9th

Solon Habitat home represents “prayers answered” for Shover family

SOLON- The Athenian poet, politician and lawmaker Solon (who lived in sixth-century B.C.), was one of the earliest reformers of debt, instituting a debt repudiation called Seisachtheia, which means to shake off the burden of debt.
Today, in Solon that tradition continues in the form of a community-built home that includes a donated roof (Metal Monsters), donated labor from friends, family and others in the community, and a zero-percent mortgage from Habitat for Humanity.
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity will service the mortgage loan to Kurt and Vicki Shover.

Bobby Kaufmann enlists Johnson County voters to send a message to Des Moines

SOLON— Last year’s redistricting process for Iowa State Representatives led to several changes from new districts being created to re-aligning existing ones. House District 73 is one that changed and now includes Solon, Lake Macbride, Morse, all of Cedar County and parts of rural Muscatine County. Four-term Representative Jeff Kaufmann introduced himself to the district in anticipation of a reelection bid this November. Earlier this year however, Kaufmann decided instead to leave the house at the end of this year’s session.

Solon Methodist Church hosts vacation Bible School July 29

SOLON– Come “FLY” at Vacation Bible School, Sunday, July 29 through Thursday, Aug. 2, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church (SUMC) Family Life Center. It is open to preschoolers through those that just finished fourth grade. At Sky, faith and imagination soar as kids discover that everything is possible with God.
Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, and experience electrifying Bible adventures.
The church is looking for volunteers to help out.

Books for Troops ends

The Books for Troops project ended with the mailing of the December 2011 boxes. The project was originally begun in January 2011 to support the deployed Iowa National Guard troops. Those units returned during the summer. During 2011, 27 boxes were mailed to troops. Troops responded with appreciation for the boxes that were received.
The difficulty in obtaining addresses made it impossible to extend the project. The release of addresses of service people is highly restricted due to privacy laws as well as the protection of soldiers and their families that are waiting back home.

Movie Clips

Our DVD collection now has over 900 titles! Latest additions include:

“21 Jump Street” (2012, R, Action/Crime/Comedy) A pair of underachieving cops (Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum) are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.
“Coriolanus” (2011, R, War/Drama/Thriller) A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city. This adaptation of a Shakespeare play stars Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler and was nominated for several film critics’ awards in 2011.

Customize school district notification system preferences

The Solon Community School District’s primary method to report school closings and delays is local television (KCRG, KGAN, and KWWL) and radio station (WMT, KHAK, KDAT, KRNA, KZIA, and KCJJ) announcements. The School Messenger Notification System is a secondary public announcement that delivers personalized phone, text message and/or e-mail messages to parents, staff or other groups via home, office and or cell phones.

PowerSchool e-registration

For the 2012-2013 school year, Solon Community Schools will be once again be using an e-registration process accessible through PowerSchool. This process will use the same login information parents of middle school and high school students use to check grades via PowerSchool. Parents of incoming preschool and Kindergarten students will be mailed access IDs and passwords in early June. We are encouraging all families to use e-registration, therefore we will be setting up computers at the central office to assist families with completing e-registration.

Old Gold Menu

Wednesday, July 11:
Sponsored Meal. Baked pork chop, oven browned potatoes, spinach, rosy applesauce. Ice cream and birthday cake.

Thursday, July 12:

Liver and onions, mashed potatoes w/gravy, Scandinavian veggies, ambrosia salad, butterscotch bar. BINGO.

Friday, July 13:

Pepper steak, rice pilaf, green beans, tropical fruit, ice cream. Cards.

Monday, July 16:

Lasagna, green beans, mixed green salad, fruit gelatin, cookie.

Tuesday, July 17:

Scalloped chicken, party potatoes, Harvard beets, five cup salad, bar. BINGO.

Spartans sweep CCA, Anamosa

TIFFIN- The Spartans swept a baseball doubleheader from the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Tuesday, July 3, in a game previously scheduled for June 29. Sophomores Nathan Hawkins and Dalton Ferguson each pitched complete games.
Hawkins recorded six strikeouts as the Spartans cruised to an early finish with the 10-run rule win, 13-3. Hawkins gave up two runs in the first to give the Clippers the lead, but Solon stormed back for seven runs in the second and four more in the third to take a 11-2 lead.

St. John Lutheran hosting Bible school July 23-27

ELY– St. John Lutheran Church, Ely, will be hosting Vacation Bible School July 23 through July 27. Join youth in the community for “SKY” Vacation Bible School for youth ages four through those entering sixth grade. Each evening will start with a meal at 5:15 p.m. Classes will run from 5:45 until 8 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, children will provide a short program to share the week’s Bible stories and special music followed by fellowship. Join St. John Lutheran for a week of crafts, music, storytelling and games.