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September 17th

Spartans bounce back for 45-13 win over Panthers

MOUNT PLEASANT– The Solon varsity football team returned to its winning ways Friday night.
The Spartans traveled south to Mount Pleasant for their first road game and came away with a convincing 45-13 win.
But Solon started slow and trailed for much of the first quarter before getting it into gear.
“We allowed them to march the ball down the field and score on their first series. In the process, they chewed up an entire six minutes,” said head coach Kevin Miller. “In the second quarter we settled in and executed on both sides of the ball.”

Lady Spartans fall to Linn-Mar

WILLIAMSBURG– The Lady Spartans are now the No. 1 team in Class 4A volleyball, the team everyone else will want to knock off.
And indeed, Solon encountered its first loss of the season over the weekend against un-ranked Linn-Mar as part of that team’s home tournament Saturday.
Linn-Mar dispatched Solon 21-18, 21-18 in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Solon defeated Waterloo East (21-13, 21-9), Muscatine (22-20, 21-17) and rolled over Marion (21-13, 21-9) over the course of the tournament.
Game statistics were not available as of press time.

Solon Public Library

New puzzle table

Toward the west end of the library we now have a table set up with a jigsaw puzzle on a revolving puzzle frame. Stop in and work on it for a while and check on its progress. It takes a village to do a puzzle.

Note about fire engine display window

Knights of Columbus benefit golf tourney/auction Sept. 28

SOLON– Solon Knights of Columbus and Lake MacBride Golf Club are inviting the public to participate in a Four Person Best Shot (Shotgun Start) on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 a.m. Eighteen holes, green fees, cart, prizes, and lunch for $50.
Prizes include a chance to win a new car from Billion Automotive.
All proceeds will benefit Solon kindergartner Alyson Bulechek’s increasing medical bills for her fight against Kleefstra Syndrome and Apraxia.
Sign up at Lake MacBride Golf Club or call 319-624-2500.

Fourth graders to visit Old Gold Diner Wednesday, Sept. 25

SOLON– Old Gold Dining will be hosting a fourth grade class on Wednesday, Sept. 25. There are usually 22 students that come. Organizers would like to have at least one senior citizen for each student. Non-seniors are also welcome with a reservation and a payment of $5 for the meal. Please try to join Senior Dining for this fun occasion and visit with these young Solon school students. Make your reservations by calling 319-624-2251 before noon the day before. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., so plan to arrive by 11:15 a.m.

Senior dining to hold Visiting Nurses flu clinic Sept. 24

SOLON– Solon Senior Dining will host a Visiting Nurses Association flu clinic Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 9 until 11 a.m. Come and get your flu shot early (it will last all year). If you’d like, call 319-624-2251 by noon the day before to make a reservation to stay and have lunch at 11:30 a.m.. Be sure to bring your Medicare Card.

Senior dining to host members of board of supervisors Sept. 20

SOLON– Members of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors will be joining the senior diners on Friday, Sept. 20. They will be glad to answer any questions the public may have at that time. Please call to reserve a meal at 319-624-2251.

Road tripping through county projects

Supervisors, staff view progress of current road, bridge improvements

JOHNSON COUNTY– Johnson County supervisors and county staff hit the road on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
The purpose of the trip was to tour road sites, receive updates on projects and view road conditions in various spots throughout the county, an effort undertaken annually, said County Engineer Greg Parker, who supervises the Johnson County Secondary Roads Department.

Jedlicka, Schwab, Brown

Elected to Solon school board

SOLON– Voters in the Solon Community School District sided with experience in the Tuesday, Sept. 10, school board election.
Rick Jedlicka, Dick Schwab and Tim Brown were chosen to fill three seats on the board.
Schwab was the lone incumbent in the six-person field, while Brown had previously served as a school board member. Jedlicka spent over a decade as mayor of Solon. Board members Dave Asprey and Lianne Westcot did not seek re-election.

SOLON ROYALTY

It’s Homecoming Week at Solon High School, culminating with a football showdown with Clear Creek Amana Friday night and a dance Saturday night. The Homecoming Court includes queen candidates (front) Carissa Siddell, Anna Seydel, Emily Capper, Maegan Bruene, Emily Moore, Alexa Roeder and Rylee Smith; and king candidates (back) Tyler Shaffer, Shay Croy, Ethan Ahern, Dalton Ferguson, Connor Wiseman and Jordan Wymer. The king will be announced at the end of the Homecoming Parade and pep rally Wednesday night and the queen will be crowned at halftime of the varsity game Friday.