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Solon Economist

Friends of St. Bridget’s Christmas Party

Dec. 3

SOLON– The Annual Friends of St. Bridget’s Christmas party will be Sunday, Dec. 3, at the historic church locate at 2136 St. Bridget’s Rd. NE, in Solon. The doors open at noon for the 1 p.m. musical program with light refreshments and a visit from Santa to follow. All are welcome.

Gingerbread

Kaeden Hopp builds a frosting lane for she and her brother Zane’s gingerbread house.

December Old Gold Diner:

Jay and Helen Proffitt to sponsor Dec. 13 meal

November is past and it’s a downhill slide to December and Christmas. We were a little short on the fall colors, but there never seems to be a shortage of red and green in December for Christmas.

• Thanks to The Solon State Bank for sponsoring the November Meal and bringing well received messages about fraud and having things written down for your families. These are things we all should be thinking about now, and it never hurts to be reminded.

New season, new tempo

Solon gallops past Vinton-Shellsburg, 51-33

SOLON– The Lady Spartans took to the court to start a new season with a different appearance, a different pace, fast transitions and an exciting win over the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Solon High School.
The Lady Spartans’ season opener commenced the 2017-18 season for both Solon and the Vikettes and a new, faster-paced, transition-oriented, full-court game by the Lady Spartans resulted in an eight-point lead at the half and a 51-33 triumph over the Vikettes. The win moved the Spartan ladies to 1-0 for the season.

Soup and Hoops

Solon High School kicks off winter sports

SOLON– Blustery winds and dropping temperatures promise the arrival of winter to the Midwest.
In Solon, it means the kick off of the winter sports season and the annual Soup and Hoops event that kicks it off.
The Solon High School commons transformed into a bit of soup kitchen at a kick off to winter sports on Friday, Nov. 17.

Solon Parks & Rec

Basketball referees needed for third-sixth grade boys’ basketball: Applicants must be high school age or older and have prior experience in either playing or refereeing basketball. Games are played on Saturdays in the Lakeview Elementary gym (Jan. 20 and 27, and Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Referees will be paid $10 per game. If you have questions, call or text Mike Reeve at 319-594-1978 or email mike-reeve@solon-iowa.com.

Being of Service

Solon graduate Eric Munson veterans day featured speaker

SOLON– “The most important things that you will do in your life will come from being of service,” Eric Munson told the students.
Munson, a 2004 graduate of Solon High School, was the featured speaker at a Nov. 14 Veterans Day program at the Solon Center for the Arts, and he was passing on the greatest single lesson he learned from his military service.

Ely Road to open from Hwy. 382 to 140th

IOWA CITY– W6E (Ely Road NE) is expected to remain closed to through-traffic from Highway 382 to 140th Street until noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22, based on the latest forecast weather conditions and schedule update from the prime contractor, according to the Johnson County Secondary Roads Department. Through-traffic should continue to follow the marked detour from Hwy. 382 to Hwy. 1 to 140th Street and vice-versa.

Council chuckles at UPS golf cart delivery

Shipper sought use of city property for holiday delivery

SOLON– When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a UPS worker at the wheel of a golf cart laden with holiday packages, pulling into my driveway.
It sounded strange, but they talked about it anyway at the Wednesday, Nov. 15, Solon City Council meeting.
The sixth and final item under New Business on the agenda was discussion and possible action on a temporary storage site requested by United Parcel Service’s (UPS) Cedar Rapids office.

Buy a Brick to fund palliative care gazebo

SOLON– In the community, the connections to the past and the desire to leave a legacy run deep. Thousands of families have been touched by the Solon Retirement Village/Solon Nursing Care Center since its inception in 1973. Now there is a unique opportunity to honor that history and invest in its future.

Free Christmas Meal at Our Lord’s Church

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will serve a free Christmas meal Sunday, Dec. 25. All are welcome. Reservations are not required but would be helpful. The meal will be served at noon at the church, located at 131 N. Market St. in Solon. Rides and deliveries are also available. Call Duane and Anna at 319-841-2243 (a local call from Solon) with questions or reservation.

Ely News by Lenna See

The descendants of Katherine and Anton Netolicky met Oct. 28 at the Ely Community Center. Family members attending were Maxine Netolicky Hofer, of Clive; Tom and Lisa Hofer, of Grimes; Sherlee Peterson, Pam Netolicky, Fern and Warren Fackler, of Cedar Rapids; Scott Peterson and Susan Alexander, of Mount Vernon; Terry and Hobert Flory, of Stanwood; Christine Mangerich, of North Liberty; Ray Helmer, Mary and Gene Wissink, of Iowa City; Gary, Stephanie and Lara Netolicky, of Ankeny; Kenny Hofer, of Swisher.