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Solon Economist

Lakeview PTO hosts 6th Annual Spartan Dash Saturday, April 29

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will host its 6th Annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 29 (rain or shine). The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that serves as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a “family team.”
Family teams will walk, skip or run through obstacles set up along the 1-mile trail in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area (SRNA). Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to have you laughing.

Sixth title for 5th Street Jazz

5th Street Jazz wins its in Class 3A competition at the 2017 Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships

SOLON– Solon High School’s 5th Street Jazz vocal ensemble participated in the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships nine times and won the Class 3A title five times, but the group was not invited to participate in 2016.
It made this year’s competition special for Solon seniors.
“My sophomore year, I was in Blame It On Our Youth, and we got third at championships, so it was very hard last year, being in 5th Street and not qualifying,” Solon senior Elizabeth Hand said.

Snipes reappointed to fill council vacancy

Replacement for Mark Krall sworn in April 6

SOLON– For the second time, Dale Snipes has been appointed to the Solon City Council.
Snipes was originally selected in February of 2015 to replace former council member Ron Herdliska, and in a twist, Herdliska was tabbed to fill Snipes’ seat when he stepped down, in July of 2016, due a change in his employment.
This time, Snipes replaces longtime city councilor Mark Krall, who vacated his seat in March and will fill a term set to expire at the end of the year.
The decision was made at an April 5 city council meeting.

Lakeview PTO hosts 6th Annual Spartan Dash Saturday, April 29

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will host its 6th Annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 29 (rain or shine). The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that serves as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a “family team.”
Family teams will walk, skip or run through obstacles set up along the 1-mile trail in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area (SRNA). Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to have you laughing.

Optimist Club annual Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday, April 15

SOLON– The Optimist Club of Solon hosts its Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. at the east end of the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. The event is for children of all ages.

May Day Breakfast May 6

SOLON– Highlight May 6 on the calendar to remember to attend the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast at the Solon Methodist Church from 7 to 11 a.m. Egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk will be served.
The cost is $6 per adult and $3 for children (ages 5-12) tickets are available from GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club members or at the door on May 7. Bring family and friends and receive a special deal, five adult tickets for $25 and/or five children tickets for $12.

Advocates seeking nominations for 2017 Senior of the Year

SOLON– May is nationally designated as Older American’s Month and to honor our seniors the Solon Senior Advocates are seeking nominations for the 2017 Solon Senior of the Year.
Send in your written nomination for the person you feel best fits the criteria of this award, someone who has given of themselves in service to the community through volunteerism, enhancing the well-being of others or someone always ready to assist or provide help when needed.
Your nominee should live in Solon or the immediate area and be over 60 years of age.

Sts. Peter and Paul Stations of the Cross service Friday, April 14

SOLON– Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel will be hosting a Stations of the Cross service starting at 5 p.m., Good Friday (April 14). The church is located at 1165 Taft Ave. NE, Solon.

4th Annual Brett Smith Memorial Run/Walk Saturday, April 22

SOLON– The Fourth Annual Brett Smith Memorial Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, April 22, in Solon.
Register at www.brettrunsolon.org. The Brett Smith Memorial Run/Walk will feature both a 1-mile fun run, and a timed 5K race. Both will start and finish at Randall Park.
The cost for the 1-mile is $15; the cost for the 5K is $20; children 12 and under are $10. All proceeds from the race will be donated to to Chandler Johnson, a 14-year-old Solon student diagnosed with a very aggressive brain tumor Feb. 23. Offer support on Facebook by searching “Cheering for Chandler # maximum effort.”

Solon Lions Club to host its Charter Night Saturday, April 29

SOLON– The Solon Centennial Lions Club is inviting everyone to the party. The newly-formed Lions Club will host its Charter Night Saturday, April 29, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Lake MacBride Golf Course. The Charter Night includes invited speakers, a buffet dinner featuring an Iowa chop or stuffed chicken breast, entertainment and camaraderie with new found friends at a cost of $25 per person. Make checks payable to Solon Centennial Lions Club, indicate the names of those attending and choice of entree, and mail to Solon Centennial Lions Club P.O. Box 484, Solon, IA 52333.

Durr scores 9 goals

Lady Spartans rebound after loss to Muscatine

TAMA– Solon’s Josie Durr scored all the goals in a 9-0 soccer win over South Tama April 7.
That’s something that hasn’t been done in school history, according to Solon Lady Spartan head coach John Tucker.
“Not sure if that has ever been done before (in the state),” Tucker noted in an email.
The road win bumped Solon’s record to 2-1. The Lady Spartans are No. 9 in Class 1A, according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union rankings released April 5. Solon has outscored its opponents 20-1 in its two wins.
The loss came at home April 6 against 10th-ranked (3A) Muscatine, 5-1.

Girls second at Williamsburg, CCA

TIFFIN– The points came all through the lineup as Solon finished second in the Creek Classic girls’ track meet April 7 in Tiffin. The Spartans scored in 15 of 19 events, with three relay titles and a pair of individual event wins. “Solid; not spectacular,” summarized coach Brent Sands. “We had some pretty low times. We’re still not where we want to be.”