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Solon Economist

New owners bring love of the game to the Lake MacBride Golf Club

Couple takes a shot at the golf industry

SOLON- Rich Currie recounts the best round of golf he’d ever played.
Almost.
After going out for a friendly game with a friend, Rich decided to call it quits at the 16th hole. The game had become too drawn out, too time consuming for him to continue; so with two holes left, the two threw in the towel. Afterward, Rich’s friend tallied up their scores, then looked at him in astonishment.
“He said ‘Dude, if you had finished, you probably would have broke 80!’” Rich said. “I could not believe it. I couldn’t believe I didn’t stay.”

Solon KCs breakfast Sept. 7

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus (KCs) will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. until noon at St. Mary Catholic Church parish hall. The cost is $6 for ages 12 and older, $3 for ages six through 11, and free for ages five and younger.
The KCs will be serving eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage and pancakes.

Solon Public Library Board of Trustees has rural vacancy

JOHNSON COUNTY– The Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the Solon Public Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County. The vacancy is for an unexpired term, beginning immediately and expiring Dec. 31, 2015. While all Solon Public Library Board of Trustees members are appointed by the Solon mayor, the appointment of a resident of unincorporated Johnson County is subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors.

Spartan Fund Run Sept. 20

SOLON– The Solon Spartan Fund Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8:30 a.m. at the Solon High School. Courses begin/end at the Solon High School Spartan Stadium.
Sign up by Sept. 1 to guarantee a race T-shirt. Registration is now open at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=11494.

Solon football players giving back to the community

Armed Forces Night Sept. 19

SOLON– The Solon Community is blessed with the four beautiful seasons, each offering a special set of unique qualities that help define character.
When many folks (young and old) think of fall, they also think of Solon football. Each year, the Solon football senior players chose a theme to share throughout the season to build character and memories for their last year of Solon football.
The 2014 senior football theme selected is “One Team One Dream,” with a key emphasis on giving back to the community that has helped them grow.

Spartan Fund Run Sept. 20

SOLON– The Solon Spartan Fund Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8:30 a.m. at the Solon High School. Courses begin/end at the Solon High School Spartan Stadium.
Registration is now open at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=11494.

OT THRILLER

Solon snaps Regina’s 56-game winning streak in overtime

SOLON– Those who were there will likely remember it for a long time.
The Solon Spartans defeated Iowa City Regina 29-28 in overtime Friday, ending the Regals’ 56-game winning streak in an exciting, thrill-a-minute high school football game.
Junior quarterback Brandan Childs connected with senior receiver Connor Ham for a two-point conversion in overtime to wrench victory away from a Regina team that had taken a 28-21 lead.

Lady Spartans hand Clippers season-opening loss

Solon takes 3-1 win in clash of ranked squads

TIFFIN– The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) deemed the Solon Lady Spartans the number one team in Class 3A in preseason rankings released Monday, Aug. 25. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were ranked sixth in Class 4A in the same release. Both teams faced each other as WaMaC rivals in the Clippers’ gym Thursday, Aug. 28, with the Spartans winning the varsity match, 3-1.

Crowded field at Prairie for Cross Country opener

CEDAR RAPIDS– The first cross country meet of the season was nowhere to be, if you fear crowds. Runners from 18 schools were on the course at Prairie High School Saturday, Aug. 30.
The mix of 4A, 3A and 2A competition was a good early season test for Solon. Overall, the girls were 11th in the varsity team race, though third in the five-team Orange Division, one of three which were broken down according to school enrollments. The boys finished fifth in their six-team Orange division, 15th overall.

Work slowed, but still underway

Weather, floods delay Mehaffey Bridge replacement project

JOHNSON COUNTY– The bridge may take longer than expected.
Replacing Mehaffey Bridge over the Iowa River between Solon and North Liberty is a four-stage project that began last spring, with an anticipated completion date of November 2014. However, excessive rainfall earlier this season brought water levels under the bridge too high for construction to take place, delaying work by weeks.

Supervisors approve plat for rural Solon subdivision

Macbride Pointe set for additional development

SOLON– Prepare for more development west of Solon.
Developer Mark Pattison, of Fore Pattisons LLC, came before the Johnson County Board of Supervisors for approval of a preliminary plat to continue development of Macbride Pointe, a rural subdivision on the north side of Highway 382 near its intersection with Ely Road.

Spartan Fund Run Sept. 20

SOLON– The Solon Spartan Fund Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8:30 a.m. at the Solon High School. Courses begin/end at the Solon High School Spartan Stadium.
Sign up by Sept. 1 to guarantee a race T-shirt. Registration is now open at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=11494.