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Archive - Aug 22, 2011

Date

St. Mary Harvest Festival to be held Sept. 25

SOLON– St. Mary of Solon Harvest Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A pork and chicken dinner will be served. Adult advance tickets are $9, at the door $10, and children advance tickets  are $5, at the door $6. The fest will feature a country store, silent auction, baked goods, children’s games and a raffle. Raffle prizes will be drawn at 2 p.m.: first prize $1,000, second prize $750, third prize $250, fourth prize Fat Tire Bike.

Middle school football meeting Aug. 25

SOLON– Solon Middle School football coaches and player’s parents will meet Thursday, Aug. 25, after practice, to go over expectations for this season and basic ground rules for the players. That meeting will be at the middle school practice field (adjacent to the football stadium, behind the middle school) at 5:30 p.m.
Coaches will go over topics ranging from practice time, the schedule, eligibility requirements and equipment, as well as fielding any questions from parents about the season.

Solon practice field usage meeting Sept. 14

 SOLON– The first Facility Usage Meeting is scheduled for Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School, Room 403.  All coaches are encouraged to attend to reserve gym time.

Sign up for Parks and Rec. football and soccer

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for flag football and soccer for the upcoming fall.
Registration forms can be found online at www.solon-iowa.com (See pdf at http://solon-iowa.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Solon-CL_SoccerFlag_Foo...) and will be delivered to grades kindergarten through sixth grade at the Solon Community School District during today’s first day of classes. Soccer will be offered to kids ages fourth-sixth grade while flag football will be

Auxiliary Spaghetti Supper For Scholarships Sept. 7

SOLON– The annual Spaghetti Supper For Scholarships will be held along with the 2011 Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The spaghetti supper will be held at Solon American Legion Club, serving from 5-7 p.m. Adults are $7, children ages 6-12, $4, and children under five eat free.
All proceeds are used toward scholarships for graduating seniors. The event is sponsored by Solon American Legion Auxiliary.

New look to North Shore Trail

LAKE MACBRIDE– There’s a new look along Lake Macbride’s North Shore Trail. A dozen interpretative signs are now installed along the 5-mile trail from Solon to the main entrance of Lake Macbride State Park. Those full color signs, with illustrations, cover the lake’s history, the change in the landscape over the last 150 years, water flora and fauna, woodland– and water– birds, as well as the “Connect It” panel, which depicts the food webs dependent on the lake and adjacent environment.

Lunch is served

By Lori Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– Marcia Purington and Kelly Crossley have been cooking up new ways to make school lunch an appetizing experience for everyone.
The two women recently joined the Solon Community School District; Purington will serve as the district’s nutrition director, and Crossley is the assistant director. The addition of the two experienced nutrition personnel is one more step toward increasing student participation in the school’s daily lunch program.

“It felt like it was time”

SOLON– Mayor Rick Jedlicka announced last week he’ll be hanging up his gavel at the end of the year.
“We did, I hope, some really good things,” Jedlicka told members of the Solon City Council and city staff at the end of last Wednesday’s regular session.
Jedlicka has been mayor of Solon since August of 2001, when he, as a member of the city council, was appointed to fill the mayoral term of Steve Grover, who moved outside the city limits. Several months later, Jedlicka retained the position in a general election, and has been re-elected twice (2003, 2007).

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HELP WANTED

Mental health office seeking part-time receptionist with great customer skills beginning Sept. 1. Responsibilities include administrative work and interacting with clients in office/by phone. Experience with health insurance and billing are required. Send resume to: CCCC, PO Box 667, North Liberty, IA 52317. 8/31

Michael Randolph

S.A. Michael A. Randolph Ret., 59, of Anamosa, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in his home from pancreatic cancer. Services were held Aug. 18 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Anamosa. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Anamosa.
Surviving locally is sister Suzanne (Michael) Heidgerken of North Liberty;