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September 10th

Lady Spartans rolling along

SOLON– The Solon Lady Spartans are ranked No. 2 in the Class 4A volleyball rankings, and they’ve been playing like it.
Solon walloped Durant 3-0 last Tuesday then took the title at the Cedar Rapids Washington tournament Saturday, defeating No. 9 Cedar Rapids Xavier in the championship game.
The Lady Spartans moved to 7-0, but did drop their first game of the season during a 2-1 win over Marion (ranked No. 12 in Class 4A) in pool play.

Not close

Iowa City Regina rumbles to victory over mistake-prone Spartans

SOLON– It was one step forward and two steps back for the Solon Spartans Friday night.
Iowa City Regina, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, pitched a shut-out against Solon, 38-0, in front of a large crowd at Spartan Stadium.
Despite the score, the Spartans were hanging tough with the Regals in the first half, but couldn’t overcome botched snaps, penalties and other miscues
“I thought we performed very well on the offensive and defensive lines.  We went toe-to-toe with them,” said head coach Kevin Miller. “Unfortunately, we had some untimely mistakes that they capitalized on.”

Solon School News

Calendar reminders

Sept. 11: Facilities usage meeting, 7 p.m. in room 403.
Sept. 19: 1 p.m. Early out
Sept. 19: HS Parent-Teacher conferences, 1 until 7:30 p.m.

September board of education

The Solon board of education meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 16, in the central office conference room.

School pictures Sept. 18

Solon Public Library

Early out craft Sept. 19

From 1 until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, the library will have an early out craft activity (door knob hangers) for students grades K-4. Other grade students will be admitted if space allows.

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Livery to become banquet facility

City council approves new use for historic Solon stable

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– One of Solon’s oldest structures will soon be back in use.
The livery stable located at the corner of Main and Dubuque streets in Solon is scheduled to become an events center.
At a meeting last week, members of the Solon City Council approved an amendment to the site plan for Uptown Main which would change the structure’s use to that of a banquet facility.

Is Solon ready to start laying eggs?

City council asked by youth to consider urban chicken ordinance

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– Other towns are doing it.
Why not Solon?
Ethan Kober, accompanied by his father Scott, posed the question to the Solon City Council at an Aug. 21 meeting.
“I’ve raised chickens the last four years, and I’d like to continue to do that in Solon,” Kober told council members. He asked what could possibly be done to allow backyard chickens within the Solon city limits.

KC benefit golf tourney 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.

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.

Aw, shucks!

Solon schools lunchrooms to serve local farm food

SOLON– Corn means something more to us here in Iowa, and nothing shows it off better than events like the corn-shucking party at Solon High School Aug. 25.
The party, which ended when the work was done, was expected to take place from 2 until 5 p.m. Surprisingly, though, it finished an hour and a half after the fun started. The corn was served to students during the first week of school during lunch.
“It was great to see everybody working together,” Laurie Broghammer said as she cleaned up the last bits of corn from the cafeteria kitchen.

Not pretty, but…

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

A win is a win, but when you have a team down 21-0, like Iowa had the Missouri State Bears, you want to put the pedal to the metal and blow them out.
I would have liked to see C.J. Beathard or Cody Sokol get some snaps at quarterback, but Missouri State had other ideas.
The Bears scored a touchdown pass with 14:25 left in the game.
Ten seconds later, they intercepted a pass and went 28 yards for the score.
I was stunned! What could have been a rout turned into a tight game.