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News from the children’s section

Storytime continues on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Jen. Theme for the Sept. 25 program will be “Clean and Messy.” Babygarten is held on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., also with Miss Jen.

Our Lord’s Church fall festival Oct. 13; pre-orders for Dutch Letters

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church, 131 N. Market St., will have its 8th Annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. A soup luncheon will start at 10:30 a.m., serving homemade chili, chicken noodle, and ham and bean soups, along with hot dogs and chilidogs. The bake sale includes Kolaches, pies, cakes, cookies, bars, some candy, fresh farm eggs, bread from the Sykora Bakery and other member specialties. We will again be selling Dutch Letters, a pastry from Pella and (new this year) fresh cheese curds from the Kalona Cheese Factory.

County justice center presentation Sept. 21 at Old Gold Diner

SOLON– Guess who’s coming to dinner! Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek and Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness will be joining Old Gold Dining Friday, Sept. 21, to talk about the new Johnson County justice center and answer questions. Be sure to call 624-2251 and get your name in for this important, informational event. Discussion open to everyone– no need to dine– come at noon and join in.

Solon Habitat update

BINGO: Sunday, Sept. 30, at Solon American Legion from 1 until 4:30 p.m. Come in and play whenever you want. Pay by the game, 50¢ a card, variety of prizes/cash.
Can drive: Saturday, Oct. 6, at Solon United Methodist Family Life Center parking lot from 8 a.m. until noon. Please save your cans and drop them off.
Work dates: Sept. 20, 21 and 22. You can either stop by the site or sign up to help by emailing volunteer@iowavalleyhabitat.org or call Ashley Wahlert 319-337-8949.
Dedication of the Solon Habitat for Humanity house is rescheduled. Date will be announced soon.

Main Street may lack holiday decorations

SOLON– Solon’s Main Street may not look quite as festive this holiday season.
The Christmas decorations traditionally attached to utility poles on Solon’s main thoroughfares are apparently not compatible with the period lighting being added as part of a Main Street reconstruction project.
As a result, there may be no holiday lights hanging around downtown.
Members of the Solon City Council discussed the pending problem at a special meeting Aug. 29, but no solution was reached.

Solon department’s new fire engine due next spring

By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
SOLON— Next spring when the fire department pagers go off, Solon’s bravest will ride-out in a brand new fire engine. The $480,000 pumper is being built by Toyne, Inc. of Breda, and is expected to be delivered in late April or early May according to Solon firefighter Bob Siddell.

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.

Questions about new SCSD grading guidelines?

SOLON– Solon High School will be hosting parent information meetings on the new grading guidelines and standards based grading system. The presentations will provide information on the new system and a question and answer session. Students are welcome to attend.
All meetings will be held in the Solon High School media center. The times are listed below:
• Thursday, Sept. 20, 3 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.
• Monday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7:30 a.m. (Note the morning time).
• Sunday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.

Legion spaghetti supper scholarship fundraiser Sept. 19

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper on Wednesday, Sept. 19, serving from 4:30 until 7 p.m., at the Legion hall.
The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children, and children under five eat free.
The all-you-can-eat meal includes spaghetti, homemade sauce, French bread, green tossed salad, assorted dressings, homemade desserts, milk and lemonade.
Proceeds are for merit awards for Solon 2013 graduating seniors.

Asbestos removal next for new city hall project

SOLON– It might be a while before Solon’s new city hall takes shape.
The City of Solon took possession of 100 W. Main St. in July, intending to convert the two-story location formerly known as the Candy Store into city offices and council chambers.
Asbestos removal has been scheduled for the beginning of October, but council members are in no hurry to rush the project.