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December 17th

Lady Spartans wrangle Raiders, 56-45

SOLON– The Lady Spartans varsity basketball team ended a two-game skid with a 56-45 victory over the Williamsburg Raiders on Tuesday, Dec. 8, on the home hardwood to move to 2-2 on the season. It was an early start for the Lady Spartans in the opening leg of a boys and girls basketball doubleheader.

Lady Spartans overcome Vikettes, 54-44

SOLON– The Solon Lady Spartans varsity basketball team took a fast-paced victory, 54-44, over the Vinton Shellsburg Vikettes, at home, on Friday, Dec. 11.
It was a game reminiscent of Hunter S. Thompson’s notable quote: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow! What a ride!’”

Defense feeds offense in wins

Big third periods boost Solon boys over Williamsburg, Vinton-Shellsburg

SOLON– The third quarters belonged to Solon.
In a home game against Williamsburg Dec. 8 and on the road against Vinton-Shellsburg Dec. 11, the varsity boys’ basketball team used the third period to great advantage.
Solon outscored Williamsburg 29-4 and Vinton-Shellsburg 28-8 to put both games effectively out of reach heading into the fourth.
The Spartans downed the Raiders, 70-36, and took care of the Vikings, 75-43, to move to 3-1 on the season.

Robotics club can and bottle drive Saturday, Jan. 2

SOLON The Solon Robotics club will be holding a can and bottle collection on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, from 8 a.m. to noon.
We have a smaller group this season because of COVID-19 restrictions, so please bring your donations to the bus parking area, behind the Solon Community Center auditorium on Iowa Street, noted robotics coach Bill Mattaliano. We will try to have students out with parents in vehicles to collect around town.
If you have donations to be picked up, please email (solonrobotics367@gmail.com) or call (319-541-6855) Mattaliano to arrange pickup.

Lakeview preschool accepting applications for 2021-2022

SOLON– The 2021-2022 Lakeview Elementary preschool application opens on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, by 8 a.m.
The school website was updated, so please follow these directions to find the applications: go to www.solon.k12.ia.us; click on “Sites” at the top of the page and select Lakeview; click on “Menu” at the top of the page; and click on “Lakeview Preschool” located below the Preschool Applications.
The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 8, 2021.
Applicants will be notified on Monday, Feb. 26, 2021 as to the status of enrollment.

Holiday help for Solon Legion Auxiliary

Solon Middle School students assisted in wrapping Kleenex boxes for the Solon American Legion Auxiliary Unit. Auxiliary members annually wrap the holiday gift distributed at the Solon Nursing Care Center by Solon Legionnaires and Santa during the holiday. Due to COVID-19, the wrapping and distribution of the gifts were in question. Therefore, Auxiliary member and middle school teacher Beth DeVries summoned the help of students to aid in this worthwhile Auxiliary project. Pictured amongst the wrapped gifts are seventh graders Aly Bulechek and William Katzer. (contributed photos)

Solon Community Food Pantry announces Emergency Assistance Program

SOLON– Many in the Solon community are experiencing food insecurity and financial shortfalls, and the Solon Community Food Pantry is trying to address the emergency financial concerns of residents.
Pantry staff contacted Becci Reedus, executive director of CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank in Iowa City, for information and guidance. Reedus and crisis center staff helped local organizers establish the Solon Community Pantry in 2012.

IC Hy-Vee serves up meals for Solon seniors

100 meals for milestone Kirk Ferentz win

SOLON– It’s been a difficult year for seniors weathering the pandemic indoors.
So, when Hy-Vee offered up 100 free meals to celebrate the 100th Big Ten football win for University of Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz, Solon was ready to accept.
On Thursday, Dec. 10, the Iowa City Waterfront Hy-Vee delivered the meals to the Solon United Methodist Church where a group of volunteer drivers were awaiting.
Solon was selected in large part because of its dedication to serving its senior population, according to Hy-Vee’s Nicole Reisen.

Williamsburg swimmers making a splash early in the season

CCA’s Jaxon Strank & Braxton McGrath are providing speed for the Raiders

WILLIAMSBURG– An “odd start” to the 2020-2021 boys swimming season has given way to a sense of normalcy and success for the Williamsburg Raiders, with help from four Clear Creek Amana (CCA) swimmers.

Creek Boys third at Mid-Prairies Colton Allen Memorial Wrestling Tournament

Jack Stevens and Ryker Jones crowned champions

WELLMAN Clear Creek Amanas (CCA) varsity wrestlers were in action Saturday, Dec. 12, at Mid-Prairies Colton Allen Memorial Tournament, finishing third in team points behind champion Mid-Prairie and runner-up Alburnett (which defeated the Clippers in a season-opening dual meet the week before in Tiffin).