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August 27th, 2012

Solon council approves Prairie Acres expansion

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– Little by little, Solon continues to grow into its residential subdivisions.
Two more sections of new residential lots– sections four and five of Prairie Acres– were approved at a recent council meeting.
Prairie Acres is one of three currently active housing developments in Solon, located on the eastern side of the city in the vicinity of Plum Street and Raymond Drive.

Solon Dollars for Scholars

SOLON– Solon Dollars for Scholars has no problem making a case for return on its investment. Through the organization’s Continuing Education Scholarship (CES) program, it is investing in everyone’s future.
The local organization recently signed checks totaling $25,500 to support the ongoing education of 11 Solon graduates who are working to complete their four-year degrees.

It will pay to shop local in September

SOLON– Contractors will be tearing up the town in September.
As the reconstruction of Main Street in Solon gains steam, the City of Solon and the Solon Economic Development Group (SEDG) are teaming up for a campaign to urge residents to continue shopping locally.
“RE-MAIN IN SOLON” will be a purchase-based prize giveaway running Wednesday, Sept. 5, through Wednesday, Sept. 19.
The grand prize will be a flat screen LED television (approximately 42-inch, $700 value) or $500 cash.

Solon Community Pantry

Wish list
Juice, jelly, potato and noodle side dishes.

Due to Memorial Day the pantry will be open Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church.

Fall hours and holiday closing

The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 4, regular library hours will resume which means the library will not open until noon on most weekdays. Regular library hours are: Monday through Thursday, noon until 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Early out programsn

Movie Clips

Our DVD collection now has over 900 titles! Latest additions include:
“Hunger Games” (2012, PG13, Action/SciFi) Based on the phenomenally popular novel by Suzanne Collins, this is the film adaptation of the first book of a trilogy, set in a future where the government selects a boy and girl from each of the 12 districts to fight to the death on live television. Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match. We have three copies to help make the waiting list shorter.

Solon UMC football dinner Sept. 8

SOLON– Solon United Methodist Church will host a football luncheon before the Iowa Hawkeye football game on Saturday, Sept. 8, beginning at 8 a.m. All are welcome.
Proceeds will be going to the Solon Habitat for Humanity project. Please come, enjoy the food, support the Habitat project.

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.

Save Oct. 20 for Ely chicken noodle soup and kolach supper

ELY– First Presbyterian Church requests that readers hold the date for their chicken noodle soup and kolach supper on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the church. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.
They will serve hearty soup and great kolaches, and request you stay for the fun and fellowship. Enjoy live music, the country store, and a delicious meal at a fair price.

Newest addition opens

SOLON– The Solon Retirement Village announced the opening of its dedicated skilled/acute care building on July 24, the newest addition to the retirement campus. An open house for the general public was held Wednesday, July 18.
The skilled/acute care area will accommodate 13 individuals with needs for short-term skilled in an addition constructed on the southeast side of the Solon Nursing Care Center. The campus received approval from the state to add these skilled beds last November, in addition to gaining approval to build a new CCDI Memory Care which opened in May of this year.