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August 27th

A new angle solves Tiffin impasse

TIFFIN— It seems the end may finally be in sight for planning and designs for Ireland Avenue.
A plethora of agenda items awaited the Tiffin City Council, now down to three members with the resignations of Chris Ball and Travis Weipert, as they met in regular session on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the Springmier Library. Councilors Peggy Upton, Jim Bartels and Mike Ryan were in attendance with Mayor Steve Berner and city manager/clerk Michon Jackson.

Homeowners’ request takes on water in NL

NORTH LIBERTY– Any thoughts of getting city assistance for upkeep on the Penn Prairie Pond were washed away last week.
The majority of the North Liberty City Council members agreed there was nothing the city could do to alleviate the algae growth in the wet detention pond in Penn Prairie subdivision, financially or otherwise.

Solon girls open season with divisional win

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
CEDAR RAPIDS– First meet, first trophy, as Solon’s girls came home with the hardware; division champions in the Aug. 25 Prairie High School Cross Country Invitational. Solon’s boys finished well, too, grabbing fourth place in the eight-team race.

New field christened with win

SOLON– Over 3,000 fans crowded into Spartan Stadium for the football opener versus the Mount Vernon Mustangs Friday night.
The visitors got the first score on the new field on a Logan Walker touchdown pass, but the Spartans prevailed for the first win, 21-11.

Back in the swing of things

TIFFIN– It got off to a bit of a rocky start.
Solon’s varsity volleyball team shook off some early-game rust and picked up a win in the opening match of the season last week.
The Lady Spartans started with a cross-conference, cross-county meeting of ranked 4A teams, traveling to Tiffin to take on Clear Creek Amana (CCA) last Thursday.
It took four games, but Solon came away with the win, 25-19, 25-27, 26-24, 25-19.

Old Gold Menu

Wed. Aug. 29:
Chili w/ beans, spinach Mandarin salad w/ assorted dressings, banana peach cup, brownie.

Thu. Aug. 30:
LS roast port, crispy cube potatoes, baked beans, broccoli, fruited yogurt. BINGO.

Fri. Aug. 31:
Cook’s Choice. Cards.

Mon. Sept. 3:
No meal. Labor Day

Tue., Sept. 4:
Pepper steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, strawberry banana gelatin, frosted chocolate cake.

Wed., Sept. 5:
Potato crusted fish fillet, confetti rice, winter mix veggies, banana, lemon cheesecake bar.

Upcoming dates

Monday, Sept. 3: Labor Day– no school.
Thursday, Sept. 20: 1 p.m. Early out
Thursday, Sept. 20: High School parent/teacher conferences
Please visit the school’s website at www.solon.k12.ia.us under the calendars tab for the online calendar listing all activities, times, and locations. Events may be changed so this calendar is updated as changes do occur.

Lakeview open house Sept. 7

Newest addition opens

SOLON– The Solon Retirement Village announced the opening of its dedicated skilled/acute care building on July 24, the newest addition to the retirement campus. An open house for the general public was held Wednesday, July 18.
The skilled/acute care area will accommodate 13 individuals with needs for short-term skilled in an addition constructed on the southeast side of the Solon Nursing Care Center. The campus received approval from the state to add these skilled beds last November, in addition to gaining approval to build a new CCDI Memory Care which opened in May of this year.

Save Oct. 20 for Ely chicken noodle soup and kolach supper

ELY– First Presbyterian Church requests that readers hold the date for their chicken noodle soup and kolach supper on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the church. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.
They will serve hearty soup and great kolaches, and request you stay for the fun and fellowship. Enjoy live music, the country store, and a delicious meal at a fair price.

St. Mary Harvest Festival Sept. 30

SOLON– Saint Mary Catholic Church will hold a Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the church. A pork and chicken dinner will be served at a cost of $10 for adults and $6 for children aged 6 through 12. Tickets will be sold after weekend Mass or during the week at church. Carry out is available.
The Harvest Festival includes dinner, family and children activities, a country store and a silent auction.