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Archive - Aug 8, 2011

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JoCo law could pave way for wind farm.

IOWA CITY- Johnson County’s planning and zoning commissioners have put their faith in wind energy and unanimously passed an ordinance that was partly credited to PNE Wind Energy Greenfield Developer Keith Kurtz.
At a meeting Monday, Aug. 1, the Johnson County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission considered newly developed regulations for wind energy facilities, a response to a proposed PNE wind farm east and south of Solon.

Knight Prairie hike at F.W. Kent Park August 11

OXFORD– The majority of the State of Iowa was once covered by tall grass prairies. Today, little remains of these magnificent ecosystems. The Johnson County Conservation Board is trying to change that by protecting remnant prairies and restoring some of the native vegetation that was found in the Iowa prairies, as well as restoring associated animal communities. Dave Wehde, Vegetation Specialist for the Johnson County Conservation Board and other staff will be on hand to lead an informative hike around the Knight Prairie at F.W. Kent Park.

Miracles in Motion August 13 tack sale benefit

SWISHER– Miracles in Motion is holding an equine tack and Breyer horse sale at the Swisher farm on Saturday, August 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All proceeds benefit Miracles in Motion, a therapeutic horseback riding facility for people with disabilities. Miracles in Motion is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Solon Idol performs on the perfect night

SOLON– The night was perfect– the weather cooled down and every mom, dad, and grandparent was in attendance. The Solon Idol show was about to start... Rick Jedlicka had his list ready to host the evening’s events. The roadies, Colin Samek and Donny Bandy, had been setting up since 4:30 p.m. and it was time to start the show.
But... the show had a CD copy glitch and needed another CD player. So as in any small town productions, somebody ran home to get another CD player.

Johnson County Fair draws bees, chickens, and men with sexy legs

IOWA CITY– Where else can you find ballet dancers, hot chili, cattle bathing, egg racing, chicken throwing and flubber making all in one place?

New faces will represent Solon in 2012

SOLON- Iowa’s Senate and House districts have been redrawn to reflect population shifts recorded in the 2010 census. Created by Iowa Legislative Services, the map of new districts will bring several changes to the political landscape in upcoming elections.

Old Gold Menu


Wed, Aug 10:

BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes w/LS gravy, peas, diced peaches, chocolate pudding.

Thu, Aug 11:

Meatloaf, party potatoes, baby carrots, Mandarin oranges, fudge oatmeal bar. BINGO/BP Foot Clinic

Fri, Aug 12:

Italian baked fish or baked chicken breast, baby red potatoes, stir fry vegetables, fresh fruit cup. Cards

Mon, Aug 15:

Herbed baked chicken, mashed potatoes w/LS gravy, diced beets, banana peach cup.

Tue, Aug 16:

SCSD calendar


Wednesday, Aug. 10

IC West All-State Camp, 8 AM-1 PM
Drumline Camp, 9AM-3 PM

Thursday, Aug. 11

IC West All-State Camp, 8 AM-1 PM
Drumline Camp, 9AM-3 PM final @ Ft. Dodge, 4 p.m.

Aug. 12-17

Band Camp, 9 AM to 3 PM

More new books to beat the heat

“The Bride’s House” by New York Times bestselling author Sandra Dallas is a historical fiction set in the year 1880. Three generations of women have lived in the same Victorian home, called the Bride’s House. The house hides secrets of the three proud, strong and willful women, Nealie, Pearl and Susan.

Library tours

Would you like a real thorough look at the library including the workroom and basement? Have you ever wondered about some of the items displayed in the library, or where your books go when you put them in the book drop? Sign up your club or organization or as an individual to get in on a tour during anniversary week. The Friends of the Solon Library will be the guides. They will provide interesting facts, statistics and information about the library and show you all the places you never get to see in the library.