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April 30th

Food for Thought

A job with no pay

There was a time when we went to the grocery store, handed the clerk our list, and waited while he gathered up the items, added up the prices on an adding machine and wrote out the bill, then we paid for our groceries while he packed our purchases into a bag or box and, if there were more than a few, carried them out to our car.

April 23rd

Drake detour includes nine Solon entries

As if three meets in a week wasn’t enough, Solon’s girls have qualified for nine events at this weekend’s nationally renowned Drake Relays. Though rare in most big name track meets, high school competition is a staple at Drake, with 16 events helping pack the stadium. Drake has sold out its Saturday sessions for over 30 years.
At the line for Solon this weekend will be its 4x100, 4x200, and 4x800 relays, as well as Lauren Benzing in the 1,500 and 3,000 meter races, Rylee Smith in the 100-meter hurdles, Jordan Smith in the long jump and Kara Misel in the shot put and discus.

Offensive explosion for girls

21 goals scored last week

SOLON– Solon’s Lady Spartans dominated the field against West Delaware Monday, April 15, winning 11-1 with 18 minutes still left in the second half. Spartan’s new sweeper, junior Vik Meade, proved herself worthy of the position. Top scorer, senior Alison McKinnie, had five goals and two assists, Junior Anna Seydel scored four goals with three assists.
Sophomore Ali Herdliska contributed a strong goal in the second half. Junior Madi Durr had a clean pass to junior Katie Vitosh who was able to make the last goal with a head shot.

Getting back on the track

Solon boys and girls host Denny Gruber Invitational

Girls win big at home

SOLON– There’s a reason the 4x400-meter relay is the last event in a track meet. Combining sprinter speed, distance runner endurance and a little strategy... it often decides the outcome of the meet. And with finishes like Solon’s girls provided at the Denny Gruber Invitational last week, it gets the crowd on its feet and cheering before the lights go out and everybody heads home.

Solon School News

School calendar reminders

April 25: HS P/T conferences: 4 until 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2: Early dismissal, 1 p.m. for district in-service.
Thursday, May 16: Early dismissal, 1 p.m. for district in-service.
Sunday, May 19: Commencement exercises, HS gymnasium, 2 p.m.
Monday, May 27: Memorial Day holiday.
Monday, June 3: Last student day, 11:30 a.m. dismissal.
Wednesday, June 4: Teacher work day.
Please check out the school’s on-line calendar for many other upcoming events and schedules.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10

Solon Public Library

We’ve got your adult fiction best-sellers

The library has the latest best sellers in fiction for you. These are the top nine best-sellers according to the Neilsen survey of best-selling hardcovers for the week ending March 31.
No. 1: “Lover At Last” by J.R. Ward (11th installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series).
No. 2: “Six Years” by Harlan Coben.
No. 3: “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult.
No. 4: “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson.
No. 5: “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.
No. 6: “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout.

Lakeview Elementary ‘Party at the Park’ Kernels game April 28

SOLON– There will be a Lakeview Elementary “Party at the Park” at the Cedar Rapids Kernels game on Sunday, April 28. Gates open at 1 p.m. with the game starting at 2:05 p.m. Get a chance to throw out the first pitch or participate in on-field contests. There will be a “Halfway to Halloween Post-Game Helicopter Candy Drop.”

‘Meal and a Movie’ April 26

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates are showing the widely acclaimed musical “Les Miserables,” starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, Friday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the Solon Public Library. The catered meal will represent three of Solon’s eateries; Subway’s club sandwich, Reggie’s Weenies’ award-winning chili and El Sol’s fabulous mocha tres leches cake. Call 319-624-2710 for reservations or sign up at Old Gold Dining.

May Day breakfast Saturday, May 4

SOLON– GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club will sponsor a May Day Breakfast on Saturday, May 4, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church serving egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12 at the door. Children under 5 eat free. Proceeds benefit the Solon Public Library and the Solon Community School District libraries.

Meet the future Mehaffey Bridge

Plans laid out for the public

NORTH LIBERTY– Johnson County Engineer Greg Parker has made a promise.
“Once we’re done, you’ll love it.”
Parker issued the vow Monday, April 15, at a public meeting held at South Slope Communications in North Liberty regarding the replacement of the aging Mehaffey Bridge. A packed crowd sat through a brief presentation, then directed over 20 questions at Parker, assistant engineer Ed Bartels and representatives of VJ Engineering and Iowa Bridge and Culvert about the nearly $9 million project.