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Solon Economist

Solon Senior Advocates

Proposed Senior Advocate trips

* Wednesday, March 2: Circa 21 “Phantom;” leaving at 10 a.m. Cost is $65.
Thursday, March 31: Cedar Rapids Library/Paramount Theater Tour; $10
All Charter Bus or mini-bus trips leave from the Solon Recreation and Nature Area parking lot. * Indicates bus trip
Call 319-624-2710 or 319-430-8655 for information and reservations.

Wednesday Feb. 17, meeting

Solon boys heat up against Sabers, Bobcats

IC Regina zone slows Spartans up in 56-42 loss

SOLON– It was nice to be back home for the Solon varsity basketball team, if just momentarily.
The Spartans played their first home game since Dec. 21, hosting Western Dubuque Jan. 22, and came away with a 74-58 victory.
It was the second win in a row for Solon, having been victorious on the road Jan. 19 at Central DeWitt in another high-scoring affair, 81-66.
The two-game win streak was broken over the weekend with a 56-42 loss to Iowa City Regina.
The home cooking started early for the Spartans against Western Dubuque.

Lady Spartans win two, lose two in busy week of action

MOUNT PLEASANT– In a week that featured two sets of back-to-back games, the Solon varsity girls basketball team managed a .500 record.
The Lady Spartans defeated Mount Pleasant and Central DeWitt before falling to Western Dubuque and Iowa City Regina.

Spartans wrestlers go 6-0 in dual action

Solon ups record to 15-3 with wins over Vinton-Shellsburg, Marion

SOLON– The Solon varsity wrestling squad has been taking care of business when it comes to its dual meet schedule.
The Spartans notched dual wins over Waco, Cardinal Community, Maquoketa, Woodward-Granger, Vinton-Shellsburg and Marion in a series of double duals stretching back to Jan. 12.
The Jan. 12 dual with Cardinal Community and Waco wasn’t on the schedule originally, but due to the funeral for Solon senior Tanner Wymer, the Spartans bowed out of participating in a Marshalltown tournament Jan. 9.

Spartans third at Ed Hadenfeldt invitational

Solon wrestlers finish home meet behind Lisbon, Washington

SOLON– The Spartan varsity wrestlers placed third in a crowded field at Solon’s Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational Jan. 16.
Trevor Nelson provided the lone title at 160 pounds, but the Spartans were boosted by two second-place finishes, and three fourth- and fifth-place showings.
“I thought our guys wrestled pretty well,” said Solon Head Coach Blake Williams. “This was by far the toughest tournament we have been in so far. There were many ranked wrestlers in this tournament, including a number of number-one ranked wrestlers in the state. This was good preparation for the end of the year.”

Lady Spartans win fourth in a row, then stumble against Mustangs

SOLON– The Lady Spartans varsity basketball team started the week on Tuesday, Jan. 12, by extending its winning streak to four in a row defeating the Maquoketa Cardinals, 51-32.
However, the Mount Vernon Mustangs stole their momentum Friday, Jan. 16, beating Solon, 62-46.

Spartans lights out against Maquoketa before falling to Mustangs

MAQUOKETA– It’s been a hard winter for the Solon Spartan varsity basketball team.
The Spartans overcame a four-game slide Jan. 12 with a convincing 92-78 road win over Maquoketa, handing the Cardinals only their third loss of the season.
Solon broke the game open in the second and third quarters, out-scoring Maquoketa 48-23 in those two periods, entering the fourth quarter with a 62-43 lead. The Cardinals were held to 12 and 11 points in the second and third quarters.

More teeth for SCSD good conduct policy?

Task force recommends encouraging healthy choices and discouraging substance abuse

SOLON– The whole idea started with Solon students’ pride for their schools, according to Solon High School (SHS) principal Nathan Wear.
Last year, some Solon students told their teachers and coaches they felt they were losing control of their ability to lead. They were concerned about alcohol use, drug use and other poor choices among students, and leaders at SHS didn’t want younger students to think these choices were acceptable, Wear said.

Optimist Club basketball contests at middle school Sunday, Jan. 24

SOLON– The Optimist Club of Solon will host its annual Basketball Contests Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Solon Middle School gymnasium. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the contests start at 1 p.m. Contests will include dribbling, passing and shooting for boys and girls ages 8 thru 13. First, second and third place awards will be given to each age group and boys and girls champion awards. Contestants will need to bring their own basketballs.

KCs to hold basketball free throw contest Sunday, Jan. 24

SOLON– The Knights of Columbus (KC) Council 12129 in Solon will hold a basketball free throw contest, for competitors ages nine to 14, on Sunday, Jan. 24. The competition will be held at the Solon Middle School in conjunction with the Solon Optimists Basketball Contests. Signup and warm ups start at 12:30 p.m. with competition taking place from 1-2 p.m. Each of the winners earns the opportunity to compete in the district competition with an eye toward moving on to state and international levels.

Alcohol ban discussion still floating around at state level

No decision regarding Macbride Beach rules

SOLON– Iowa Representative Bobby Kaufmann held a town hall meeting at the Solon Public Library Saturday, Jan. 9, to answer questions and update county residents on several issues with local impact.
A top priority for the Republican legislator from Wilton was to report on his communications with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff regarding Lake Macbride Beach.

Solon Dynamite dance team to host Spectacular 2016 Jan. 30

SOLON– The Solon Varsity Dance Team, Solon Dynamite, is inviting the community to attend “Spectacular 2016” Saturday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. in the high school gym for an evening celebrating a great season. Admission is $5, or use of a school activity pass. Bring a canned food item and receive a glow stick. Several visiting dance teams and studios will be performing along with the annual pre-kindergarten-sixth grade glow-in-the-dark clinic. Everyone is invited to attend the celebration of dance.