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Solon Economist

Dahms to hold candidate event Feb. 22 in Solon

SOLON– Terry Dahms, a candidate for the open seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, will host a “Meet Me” event from 7 to 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at Savvy Coffee & Wine Bar in Solon.

12U Sluggers planning extreme 5k March 9

SOLON– The Solon Sluggers 12U baseball team is organizing a fundraiser for its baseball team.  The Sluggers are in the process of organizing the Solon Survivor Extreme 5k on March 9 at 9 a.m. This is an “off the grid” race full of obstacles, water and hills.  Look for details in next week’s paper.

Methodist youth group collecting non-perishables for Pine Ridge Reservation

SOLON– Youth members of Solon United Methodist Church are on a mission to do good.
Team Mission will be canvassing Solon neighborhoods this Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24, collecting nonperishable food items to be taken to the residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation at Wanblee, SD.  

Online registration now available for parks and recreation

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department now offers registration software that allows parents to sign their son or daughter up for programs online. Parents now have the option to pay by credit card or debit card online or by cash or check through the city office. This option will allow people to register at home or at work thus making it more convenient for the customer. To register for Solon Recreation activities visit https://solon-iowa.cogran.com/.
Recreation baseball, softball and spring soccer is now open.

Solon district waiting on state’s allowable growth decision

SOLON- School districts around the state receive a per-pupil amount that mostly comes from the state, about 88 percent, with local property taxes making up the remaining school revenues. That amount is set at about $6,000 per student this year.
Whether it grows or not– the allowable growth– is determined by the Iowa Legislature, and school districts are often left waiting on the state to agree on a number so local districts can set budgets.
Democratic state senators, with a narrow 26-24 voting edge, passed a four percent increase for the next two years.

Pesky guards propel Solon past Marion

MARION– Marion’s Amanda Sahm was trying to bring the ball upcourt, but Rylee Smith was applying pressure all the way.
Just over half court, Smith made a swipe at the ball, jarred it out of Sahm’s hands, and dove after it onto the floor.
It must’ve seemed like it was that way all night for the Marion Indians.
Solon’s Lady Spartans knocked Marion out of postseason play Thursday with a 64-50 win on the Indians’ home court in the first round of the Class 4A girls’ basketball playoffs.