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Making Solon a better place to be

McAtee, Stull join the Solon Public Works Department

By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
SOLON– There’s a couple of new faces being seen around town these days in the service of the city and its citizens. Jerry McAtee and Tim Stull joined the ranks of the Public Works Department in July, with McAtee coming aboard on July 1 while Stull started on the fifteenth.
A self-described lifer, McAtee is a Solon native through and through. His official title is that of a water and wastewater utilities specialist. Stull is a transplant, having been born and raised in Belle Plaine before living in West Branch and eventually putting down roots in Solon.

Solon drivers needed for RSVP transports

SOLON– Would you be willing to volunteer your services to provide door to door transportation in your vehicle to a doctor or dental appointment for an area senior? Solon seniors would be eligible for RSVP transportation if there are drivers that would be willing to volunteer to provide this service.

Solon KCs breakfast Sunday, Sept. 8

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus will hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. until noon at St. Mary Catholic Church parish hall. The cost is $6 for ages 12 and older, $3 for ages six through 11, and free for ages younger than six. Custom omelets are available upon request.

Facilities usage meeting Sept. 11

SOLON– The fall facilities usage meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in room 403 at the middle school. Those present will discuss the upcoming facilities needs for the months of October, November and December. Please call Jody McSweeney with any questions at 319-624-3401, ext. 1300.

It’s time to decide school leadership

Six candidates share views at public forum

By Eric Hawkinson
Solon Economist
SOLON– In Solon, there is no shortage of people who care about the town. Many school districts struggle to get anyone from the community to attend a single school board meeting, while some Solon constituents attend every one, hoping to share their ideas for a better future.
The Solon school board candidate forum held Wednesday, Aug. 28, was another one of those nights.

Solon Public Library

Opening hours change

September means the library returns to its regular hours. Monday through Thursdays the library will now open at noon and close at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours remain the same, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday.

New window display

Solon School News

Calendar reminders

Sept. 5: 1 p.m. Early out
Sept. 19: 1 p.m. Early out
Sept. 19: HS Parent-Teacher conferences, 1 until 7:30 p.m.

Welcome back to school

Pelican Festival to be held Sept. 8

The day includes pelican viewing with bird experts, a children’s activity booth and a live hawk release. Staff from the Macbride Raptor Research project and others will offer informational programs on various bird species, and there will be exhibits by environmental organizations and groups including the Eastern Iowa Beekeepers Assoc., Iowa Ornithologists’ Union, Iowa Rivers Revival, Iowa Valley Resource C&D, Iowa Wildlife Federation, Iowa Young Birders, Johnson County Heritage Trust, The Songbird Project, Macbride Raptor Research, Prairie State Mushroom Club, and Swisher Fire Dept.

Lake Macbride forest plan meeting Sept. 16

IOWA CITY– A public meeting is set for Sept. 16 to hear comments on a forest stewardship plan for Lake Macbride State Park, west of Solon. “The plan is to help guide management activities which will improve the long term health and resiliency of woodlands there,” explained DNR district forester Mark Vitosh. “It assesses the current conditions, threats and concerns for the woodland health.”

REALLY?

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
It was bad enough that Hawkeye fans and players had to deal with high temperatures around 90 degrees and hot sun beating down on Kinnick Stadium, but to lose on a last-second field goal… again?
It was reported that the temperature on the field was 160 degrees!
The last game Iowa played was in November against Nebraska and the wind chill was zero at Kinnick.
It’s not like the Northern Illinois Huskies were a loaf of bread. They only lost one game during the season last fall and that was to the Hawkeyes.