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May 11th

Solon girls edge out Dyersville, 1-0

SOLON– A Josie Durr goal and 13 combined saves from goalies Mahalia Shelangoski and Brianna Smith were all the Lady Spartans needed for a 1-0 victory over Dyersville Beckman May 3 in Solon.
“The Beckman game proved to be a tough match, but we did very well defensively to shut them out,” said Head Coach John Tucker. “Our offense did what it needed to do, but we are still working on a lineup that gives us the best chances for more goals.”
Smith, in the goal for the second half, fended off a flurry of attacks toward the end of the game to preserve the win.

Lady Spartans tie for first at WaMaC divisional golf meet

MANCHESTER– The Solon Lady Spartans traveled to Pin Oaks, in Manchester, for the WaMaC East Divisional meet. The Lady Spartans shot a 210, good enough for a 1st place tie. The tie-breaker was the 5th best score, which gave Western Dubuque the trophy. Pacing the Lady Spartans was Grace McCarty with a 48. Dani Carter shot a 50, followed by Reegan Helle with a 52 and Jenna Roskopf with a 60. Rounding out the varsity scores were Julia DeValk and Katie Feldkamp with a 67 and 69 respectively.

Three team titles so far for Spartan golfers

SOLON– The Solon Spartans boys golf team had a busy three weeks, competing in nine events.
On April 7, the Spartans competed against West Deleware, in Manchester. Solon lost 174 to West Delaware’s 159, moving its record to 0-1.
On April 12, the Spartans battled Maquoketa on the greens, winning 171 to the Cardinals 198, moving to 1-1 on the season.

Spartans take third at WaMaC Super Meet

Consistency keeps Solon in contention until final event

TIFFIN– The Spartans’ boys track and field team traveled to Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin, on Thursday, May 5, to face the first of three potential crucibles in as many weeks. The WaMaC Super Meet saw 15 teams from the conference battling for bragging rights and the top three positions were decided in the final three events of the evening.

Girls 2nd at WaMaC; state qualifier May 12

TIFFIN– Just a handful of points separated conference champ Western Dubuque and runner-up Solon in the 16-team Girls’ WaMaC Super Meet. As the May 5 meet ended, though, the focus immediately turned to Thursday’s state qualifying meet push through to the state May 19-21 in Des Moines. Most of the WaMaC schools– including Solon– fall into Class 3A, so there will be plenty of familiar faces.

Optimist Club donates $10,000 toward piano

Solon High School vocal music instructor Joel Foreman accepts a $10,000 donation from Solon Optimist Club President Marv Stastny at an April 26 Optimist Club meeting at the Solon Public Library. The donation to the Solon Education Foundation will go toward the purchase of a Steinway Model-D 9-foot grand piano for the new Center for the Arts. The piano will cost $76,500, but the Solon Community School District’s (SCSD) Board of Education has agreed to match donations dollar for dollar up to $40,000.

Shueyville graduates celebrate 125th anniversary of first class

SHUEYVILLE– It has been 125 years since the first graduating class of Shueyville High School. The school’s annual banquet was held at the Shueyville United Methodist Church on Friday, April 22.
The meeting saw new officers, President Kathryn Birky, Vice President Marvin Pospisil, Treasurer Marvin Pospisiland Secretary Adeline Volesky.
The oldest members that attended were Arlene Reyman and Roman Volesky from the class of 1941.

SCSD counselors work to set minds at ease

Helping students with the transition

SOLON– We always fear the unknown, said Solon Middle School counselor and facilitator Tony Nicol. This is especially true for kids entering into a new school– an experience that can be scary for a student.
The Solon Community School District’s counseling department works hard to keep transitions between schools as seamless as possible for the students.
“You’re going somewhere you’ve never been before,” Nicol said. “Everything we (the counseling department) do is to try to inform them of what it’s going to be like.”

Slight increase in property tax rate for 2016-17 school year

District budget in solid shape

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– Solon is getting bigger, and so is its school district.
That growth is reflected in the Solon Community School District (SCSD) budget for the 2016-17 school year, adopted at the April school board meeting.
The $31.6 million budget includes almost $11 million in construction costs for the new middle school and performing arts center and $10 million for instruction.