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Solon Economist

Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing Saturday, Aug. 20

SOLON– The annual Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Lake MacBride Golf Course. The event will be a 4-person best shot contest. The entry fee is $50 per golfer which includes greens fee, lunch and a drink ticket. There will be two sessions, one at 7:30 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served between the two groups starting at noon. Those interested in participating need to call the Lake MacBride golf course at 319-624-2500 or Adam Stahle at 319-270-7463 to sign up.

Volleyball runs in her family

Meet new Solon High School varsity volleyball coach Sarah Ferin

SOLON– After Peter Gustin stepped down in February to take a position as volunteer assistant coach at the University of Iowa, the stars aligned perfectly for Sarah Ferin to take over as Head Varsity Volleyball Coach of the Lady Spartans.
The timing couldn’t have been better and Solon is the perfect place for the Cedar Rapids native and former assistant coach of the Xavier Saints to embark on the next phase of her career.

Solon baseball players named to All-WaMaC teams

Sophomore Luke Ira named first team

SOLON– Five Solon varsity baseball players earned WaMaC conference East-Division baseball honors for the 2016 season.
The selections were announced Thursday, July 21.
Sophomore shortstop Luke Ira made the First Team, while senior third baseman Patrick Maston and sophomore first baseman Tyler Linderbaum received Second Team honors.
Sophomore Eric Weetman and senior Dillon Drake were named Honorable Mention.

Solon High School wrestling team participates in Luther’s Team Wrestling Camp

DECORAH– The Solon High School High School wrestling team participated in the 2016 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp in Decorah.
The 2016 Luther wrestling camps, directed by Luther Head Wrestling Coach Dave Mitchell, have grown into some of the largest and most recognized athletic camps in the Midwest. There are six wrestling camps on Luther’s campus each summer that include more than 1,000 wrestlers and 150 coaches.
Recent clinicians have included several Olympian, NCAA champion and All-American wrestlers, including Cael Sanderson, Brandon Slay and Brent Metcalf.

Ely Fall Fest and Classic Car Show Sept. 16-18

ELY– The ninth annual Ely Fall Fest returns Sept. 16-18. The weekend festival begins Friday night with a Moonlight 5k and 1 mile run at 7:45 pm, followed with a community celebration. Saturday is an all-day festival featuring over 20 activities and events, including kids’ inflatables and games, an adult co-ed softball tournament, a cornhole tournament, pet parade, youth punt/pass/kick competition, magic show, wiener dog race, and live music throughout the day. The day is capped off with a fireworks display at dusk. Sunday is fully devoted to the Classic Car Show, 8 a.m. to 3:30 pm.

Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing Saturday, Aug. 20

OLON– The annual Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Lake MacBride Golf Course. The event will be a 4-person best shot contest. The entry fee is $50 per golfer which includes greens fee, lunch and a drink ticket. There will be two sessions, one at 7:30 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served between the two groups starting at noon. Those interested in participating need to call the Lake MacBride golf course at 319-624-2500 or Adam Stahle at 319-270-7463 to sign up.

The Great Race

Rural Shueyville man completes cross country road rally

SHUEYVILLE– For Shueyville’s John Williams, the third time was not only the charm, but also charmed.
Williams, a retired teacher from the College Community School District’s Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids, participated in the 2016 Great Race cross-country road rally and made it all the way from near the California coast to Moline, Ill.
This was Williams’ third attempt at the event, held annually since the early 1980s, and the first time he made it from starting line to finish line.

Movie Under the Stars Thursday, Aug. 11

SOLON– As daylight fades, the movie rolls Thursday, Aug. 11, at Randall Park in Solon. Join neighbors and friends for Family Movie Night when the 2009 film ‘Up’ is featured.

Herdliska tabbed for temporary council seat

Two Solon council seats to be placed on general election ballot

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– It will cost the City of Solon about $1,500 to add two council seats to the November general election ballot.
Council members voted at a regular meeting Aug. 3 to appoint former member Ron Herdliska on an interim basis to replace Dale Snipes, who resigned at the beginning of July.
Herdliska’s term on the council will be temporary, however, as he has no plans to fill out the remainder of Snipes’ term, which extends through 2019.

Swisher American Legion Auxiliary Juniors start school supply drive

SWISHER– Swisher American Legion Auxiliary Juniors will start a back to school supply drive for veterans’ families with a parade in the Swisher Fun Days parade.
The float in the Swisher Fun Days parade will kick off a school supply drive. Donations of any and all school supplies, including monetary donations, may be dropped off at the following Swisher businesses: Kava House, Shooters, Shelton’s Grocery, Swisher Trust and Savings Bank and Carrie’s Creations. Donations will be collected Aug. 8-13.
All donations will provide for veterans’ families in need.

Old Gold Diner

Thursday, Aug. 11: 2016 State Fair begins. All beef corn dog, loaded potato skins, fruit yogurt parfait, funnel cake fries with caramel. Bingo a.m. and p.m. Foot clinic – call for appointment.

Friday, Aug. 12: Crumb topped fish fillet, baked potato, asparagus with Hollandaise, starburst poke cake. Cards a.m. and p.m.

Monday, Aug. 15: Roasted chicken, parsley mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, melon cubes.

Tuesday, Aug. 16: Lasagna, seasoned green beans, garlic bread, buttermilk brownie. Bingo a.m. and p.m.

Renegades 10U softball wins USSSA tournament

The Renegades 10U Softball Team won the USSSA State Tournament in Des Moines. The team was 39-7 heading into the National Championship in Branson, Mo. on July 11-16. Back row: Lilah VanScoyoc, Addison Fishman, Grace Laubenthal, Claire Ernst, Delaine Tyler and Kylie Hamers. Front row; Kaly Thomas, Isabelle Mehmen, Brynlee Slockett, Kaelin Moores, and Isabella Tafolla. Coaches are: Tiffany Fishman, Kevin Hamers and Meagan Moores. (contributed photo)