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Solon Economist

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service Nov. 24

The Solon United Methodist Church will host an ecumenical thanksgiving soup supper and prayer service on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Solon United Methodist Church. Join members of Our Lord’s Church, United Methodist Church, and St. Mary Catholic Church at 5 p.m. for soup; and 6 p.m. for prayer. All three Solon pastors will participate. Pastor Scott Kober, of the Methodist Church, will offer the message. Members of the churches are participating with a combined choir. Please join them as they give thanks to God for our many blessings this Thanksgiving.

Solon Firefighter Dance Nov. 30

SOLON– The Solon firefighters will host their 21st annual Firefighters Dance on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Lake MacBride Golf Club.
The featured band is “Eight Seconds” and raffle prizes will be given away throughout the night. The grand prize is an overnight stay at Riverside Hotel and Casino. A University of Iowa No. 44 football helmet will also be given away.

VALIANT

Lady Spartans fall in 4A volleyball final

SOLON– A disappointing end, but a valiant effort.
Solon's Lady Spartans fell to Harlan 3-1 in the Class 4A volleyball championship match Friday, Nov. 15, at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.
An even first set that got away from Solon gave way to a breakdown in the second, and Solon found itself down 0-2 against Harlan and its heavy hitter, Jess Schaben.
Schaben finished the game with 31 kills.

Heartbreaker at UNI-Dome

Spartans fall to Demons, 14-9 in semifinal

CEDAR FALLS– The Solon Spartans bowed out of the state football tournament Thursday night, Nov. 14, after a 14-9 loss to Washington (Iowa) in the Class 3A semifinal.
It was a hard-fought game from the get-go and it lasted the entire four quarters, with lead changes throughout.
The Spartans fought off Washington until the final quarter, when a fake punt and a questionable call breathed new life into the Demons.

Solon Octagon Club collecting for food pantry thru Nov. 25

drop contributions at high school

SOLON– The Octagon Club of Solon will be holding a food drive starting Monday, Nov. 18, and concluding the following Monday, Nov. 25. Non-perishable items may be dropped off by community members in the main office at the high school. If you have students attending Solon High School, you may send the items with them to be left at one of several drop sites around the high school. The goal of the food drive is get 1,000 pounds of non-perishable foods that will be given to the Solon Food Pantry.

BACK TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Solon girls face Harlan in Friday 4A final

CEDAR RAPIDS– It’s back to the championship game for the Solon Lady Spartans.
Solon swept Davenport Assumption in a 4A state volleyball semifinal in Cedar Rapids Thursday afternoon and will face Harlan in the championship game at noon Friday, Nov. 15, at the US Cellular Center.
Ten kills each from Jordans Runge and Smith paced Solon. After falling behind in set two, Jordan Smith hit a clutch kill and then later delivered an ace and near-ace to spark a rally.

Earth moved for new playground location

City not waiting for permission to divert FEMA funds

SOLON– It’s time to put Randall Park back together.
At last week’s meeting, members of the Solon City Council voted to finance the relocation of playground equipment at Randall Park with the expectation that federal funds will cover much of the cost.
The park has been inactive most of the year after spring floods wiped out the sand volleyball court and scoured away playground surfaces.

Still unhappy with Main St.

Contractors, city can’t agree on compromise

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist

SOLON– Things are not going swimmingly between the City of Solon and its contractors for the 2012 Main Street improvement project.
The city is not satisfied with the asphalt paving portion of the project and has sought an independent evaluation. The contractors have argued the job was delayed by Beef Days, pushing the paving into cooler months, and that the work met the requirements of the contract.

UMC to host ecumenical Thanksgiving Nov. 24

SOLON– The Solon United Methodist Church will host an ecumenical thanksgiving soup/prayer on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Solon United Methodist Church. Join members of Our Lord’s Church, United Methodist Church, and St. Mary Catholic Church at 5 p.m. for soup; and 6 p.m. for prayer. All three Solon pastors will participate. Pastor Scott Kober, of the Methodist Church, will offer the message. Members of the churches are participating with a combined choir. Please join them as they give thanks to God for our many blessings this Thanksgiving.

Solon KCs all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 17

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus (KCs)will hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 17, 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.
The KCs will be serving eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage and pancakes, with custom omelets available upon request.

‘Anything Goes’ by Cole Porter Nov. 15 through 17

SOLON– Solon High School drama department presents Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., 16 at 2 and 7 p.m., and 17 at 2 p.m. Come join them for a timeless classic. Tickets can be purchased in advance Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8-11:30 a.m. in the high school commons, or at the door; $6, $9 and $12.

Solon pantry to donate ready-to-cook Thanksgiving meals

SOLON– The Solon Community Food Pantry is once again offering a ready-to-cook Thanksgiving meal box to families filled with all the holiday fixings. Boxes may be picked up Monday, Nov. 25, at the pantry between 2 and 6 p.m. Please call Carol Tobias, 319-351-6707 to reserve a meal box. Monetary donations to help with our Thanksgiving meals may be mailed to Solon Community Food Pantry, P.O. Box 344, Solon, IA 52333.