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Solon Economist

Solon American Legion all-you-can-eat breakfast Feb. 15.

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will be serving an all-you-can-eat breakfast, including pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee and milk from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15. Costs are adults $8, children ages 6-12 $4 and children 5 and under are free. All proceeds go toward paying for expenses at the Veteran’s Memorial at the Legion ball park. For more information, call Cliff Bohling or Jamie Hromi at the Solon Legion, 319-624-2277, after 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Booster Club’s 2nd annual celebration of athletics Feb. 27

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club will host its Second Annual Celebration of Solon Athletics on Friday, Feb. 27, at the AvaCentre in Solon with entertainment starting at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome for dinner and a night of entertainment with proceeds benefitting Solon High School and Middle School athletics. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with pre-dinner music, the coaches presenting the state of each program and a keynote address by Marshall Koehn, University of Iowa football player and 2011 Solon graduate.

10 Spartans advance to district meet

Gnida collects 150th career win, Linderbaum suffers first loss

DAVENPORT– Ten Solon wrestlers will advance to the district tournament Feb. 14 with a chance to advance to the state tournament.
The varsity Spartan wrestlers finished second to No. 2 Davenport Assumption at the 2A Sectional 13 meet Saturday, Feb. 7, and will host the district tournament Saturday, Feb. 14, beginning at noon.
The top two wrestlers from each sectional tournament advance to districts, and the top two wrestlers from each district qualify for the state tournament Feb. 19-21 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Tough schedule

Mustang free throws overwhelm Solon; Western Dubuque continues dominance

SOLON– The home cookin’ didn’t turn out so well.
The Lady Spartan varsity girls basketball team has lost five of its last six games coming down the back half of the season,

Solon boys split two-game road trip

Spartans hang on against Mt. Vernon, can’t close gap at Western Dubuque

MOUNT VERNON– The Solon varsity boys basketball team has now won two of its last three games and has a chance at a winning record if it sweeps the last three games of the regular season.
The Spartans split a pair of games on the road last week, defeating Mount Vernon, 60-53, and then falling to Western Dubuque, 78-68.

Fire department asks residents to clear fire hydrants of snow

SOLON– The Solon Fire Department is asking local residents to clear all snow away from fire hydrants located in residential areas. This will allow easier access to water resources in case of a fire. If you are unable to dig your fire hydrant out, please contact the fire department at 624-2386 and someone will help clear away the snow for you. 

SAL Kettle-Fried Chicken Dinner Saturday, Feb. 7

SOLON– The Solon Sons of the American Legion is hosting its annual “Famous” Kettle-Fried Chicken Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Solon American Legion. The menu includes all-you-can-eat kettle-fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, oven-baked beans, bread, dessert and soft drinks. Serving is from 5 until 7:30 p.m. with take-out available. Tickets are $9 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12 and children under 6 eat free. Proceeds will benefit the community and Solon school projects.

Booster Club’s 2nd annual celebration of athletics Feb. 27

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club will host its Second Annual Celebration of Solon Athletics on Friday, Feb. 27, at the AvaCentre in Solon with entertainment starting at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome for dinner and a night of entertainment with proceeds benefitting Solon High School and Middle School athletics. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with pre-dinner music, the coaches presenting the state of each program and a keynote address by Marshall Koehn, University of Iowa football player and 2011 Solon graduate.

Solon United Methodist Men hosting soup supper Feb. 13

SOLON– The Solon United Methodist Men will be hosting their annual soup supper Friday, Feb. 13, from 5-7 p.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $4 for kids under the age of 12, and includes oyster, chili, and chicken noodle soup, hot dogs and dessert.

Solon native volunteers in Mozambique with Peace Corps

SOLON – The road to Estaquinha, Mozambique, is a bumpy one.
And a crowded one.
Solon Native Ryan Krafka recently returned from the African country and a stint as a Peace Corps volunteer. Krafka gave a presentation about his experience at the Solon Public Library Jan. 26.
Mozambique is served by a single main highway that travels from north to south. With only one lane going each direction and more potholes than pavement at times, traveling to the small village of Estaquinha was an adventure every time Krafka hit the road.

Construction costs still edging past bond limit

No reason to panic, says project manager

SOLON– Projected costs for a new middle school and performing arts center currently exceed the $25.5 million target set forth in a September bond issue.
But Solon Community School District (SCSD) board members were reluctant to make amenities like a $417,000 orchestra pit an alternate to the project, and representatives of the district’s construction management firm indicated it’s not yet time to hit the panic button.
Board members met with staff from Struxture Architects and Story Construction Jan. 26 during a special session for a progress update on the two major building projects.

Three champions crowned at WaMaC tourney

Solon splits home duals with Benton, Mount Vernon

EPWORTH– Louis Gnida, Kade Steuhm and Logan Linderbaum are WaMaC champs.
Solon’s varsity wrestling squad came home from Epworth Saturday with a fourth place finish at the WaMaC Tournament, just a few points behind third-place Williamsburg.
“I felt we started slow and lost a few matches in the first two rounds that might have kept us out of second place,” said Solon head coach T. J. Bevans. “We finished strong, though.”