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Another barn dance

IOWA CITY– A new ordinance written to regulate special events held in the county has thus far not smoothed the way for applicants.
Last week, it brought one more stumbling block for rural Solon resident Dick Schwab, as members of the Johnson County Board of Adjustment argued over the proper application of its language.

Spartans qualify for Drake Relays

SOLON– Solon sends competitors in nine different events to the Drake Relays this week. The meet, around the Blue Oval in Des Moines, is one of the premier track and field events in the country each year.

Spartans capture Gruber Invitational

WEST LIBERTY– The Solon boy’s track team won just three events but placed in all but two, running away with the team title at the Ron Maxson Relays held in West Liberty Friday.
Team scores:
Solon 147
West Liberty 86
West Branch 85
Tipton 84
CCA 82
Mount Vernon 77
Iowa Valley 38
Camanche 34
Durant 31
Wilton 25

Individual place winners:
Shot put: Dalton Ferguson, third, 47’3”; Jake Morris, fourth, 46’4”;
Discus: Connor Mebus, fifth, 159’11”, Jordan Wymer, sixth, 135’9”;
Long Jump: Rory Siddell, second, 19’ 6.5”, Brandon Kramer, third, 18’ 5.5”;

Lady Spartans move to 5-0

SOLON– Solon girls’ soccer is in full swing.  Last week, the varsity squad battled against a very tough Maquoketa team. The Spartans were down by two at half against the Maquoketa fast break offense and swarming defense.
But midway through the second half, Jackie Meyer scored off a corner kick by Alison McKinnie. With under three minutes left, Madi Durr pounced on another McKinnie corner kick to send the game into overtime.  

Senior awards night

The community is cordially invited to celebrate with the class of 2012 at the annual senior awards night. The program will be held in the Solon Middle School auditorium on Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. This is the night that numerous scholarships and award recognitions are presented to the members of the senior class. A reception sponsored by Solon Dollars for Scholars will give the community a chance to congratulate the seniors..

Coupons for troops

HS counselor alternative hours

In an attempt to meet the needs of parents outside the normal school day hours, Mr. Thompson will be at school from noon until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. If you wish to schedule an appointment, he can be contacted either by phone 319-624-3401, ext. 1117) or e-mail mithompson@solon.k12.ia.us.

High school dance team 2012-2013

2012-2013 Solon varsity dance team members are: Alex Smith, Andria Kakacek, Audrey Lester, Brittany Slusher, Carissa Siddell, Caroline Wilford, Dylan Benton, Grace Colton, Kaytee Berstler, Kelsey Karsten, Libbie Randall, Maiya Cervantez, Mikayla Long, Natalie Ament, Noelle Martin, Ryleigh Hancox, Sarah Lilleodden, Tori Zenishek.

HS parent-teacher conferences

Conferences are being held on Thursday, April 26, from 4 until 7:30 p.m. in the teachers’ classrooms. Directions for online signup will be emailed to parents. You may also contact the office to schedule a conference.

Prom 2012 – “The Roaring Twenties: An Elegant Affair”

April 28 is the date for this year’s Prom. Prom tickets go on sale Monday, April 23, $6 for singles and $10 for couples. At the dance, prices will double to $12 for singles and $20 for couples. The grand march starts at 5:30 p.m. in the high school gym. If you want to participate, please arrive by 5:15 p.m. Prom pictures will be taken in the media center at the grand march between 5 and 7 p.m. Formal pictures will not be available at the dance. Dance will start at 9 p.m. and end at midnight at the South Slope Community Center located at 980 North Front St., North Liberty.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, April 26: HS parent/teacher conferences.
Thursday, May 3: 1 p.m., early out.
Thursday, May 17: 1 p.m., early out.
Friday May 18: seniors last day/graduation rehearsal.
Sunday May 20: 2 p.m., graduation.