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Solon Economist

Third time the charm for Solon

Spartans earn state tournament berth with 49-42 substate win over Mustangs

CEDAR RAPIDS– Solon Head Coach Jason Pershing doubled down and won big.
In the first two meetings of the regular season between the Solon and Mount Vernon basketball teams, Mustang senior Connor Herrmann scored 24 and 29 points. Both were lopsided losses for the Spartans, who were outscored by a combined 44 points in the two games.
“He destroyed us the first two games,” Pershing said.
In the Class 3A Substate 4 final Monday night at the U.S. Cellular Center, Pershing was determined not to let it happen again.

Four Lady Spartans receive East All-WaMaC recognition

SOLON– Four members of the Solon Lady Spartans received All-WaMaC recognition in the WaMaC East for their performance in the 2015-16 season.

Spartans hitting the bullseye

Solon Archery Team heads to Des Moines this weekend for state tournament

SOLON– Another Solon team is heading to state.
A good portion of the Solon Archery Team will head to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines this weekend to participate in the 2016 Iowa National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament.
“This is our third year and it’s really gone great,” enthused head coach Gary Mechtensimer. “These kids are fantastic.”

Spotlight Spaghetti Dinner March 7

SOLON– Mark the calendar for Monday, March 7, for the annual Solon Spotlight Spaghetti Dinner and Musical Showcase. The dinner will be held in the Solon High School commons. The menu includes: spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under and student performers. Serving times are 4:45-7 p.m. Diners will enjoy the middle school jazz band and solos/ensembles from middle school and high school students.

Solon Survivor Extreme 5K fundraiser Saturday, March 5

SOLON– The Solon Survivor Extreme 5K will take place on Saturday, March 5, at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. This is a warrior dash-style race that is almost completely off-road, and is a fundraiser for the Solon Krush Youth Sports 9U baseball team, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the local food pantry.

Knights of Columbus Euchre Card Party Saturday, March 5

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus will hold a Euchre Card Party Saturday, March 5, at St. Mary Church in Solon. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The Card Party is open to the public in hopes of a large turnout.

“Blessed to be a blessing”

Solon-area family gains much by giving

SOLON– It started as an alternative to the traditional beach-destined spring break trip.
It turned into a life of service to God and humanity.
In 2012, when the Treloar family of rural Solon was in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a spring break, they met a girl there who inspired them to make their next year’s vacation a mission trip to Haiti instead. Though the island experienced a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake three years before, the impoverished and destroyed country had not been sufficiently restored.

Trapshooting can drive March 6

SOLON– The Solon Trapshooting Team will conduct a can drive fundraiser Sunday, March 6, from 1-3 p.m. at the Solon Fire Department. For more information regarding the can drive, contact Kris McAtee at 319-325-3438.

Ely Gateway Rotary soup supper fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 27

ELY– Gateway Rotary is hosting a soup supper fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Ely American Legion Hall from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy chili and chicken noodle soup, a bake sale, 50/50 bingo and music by Shima Country Sounds, a Cedar Rapids-area favorite. Tickets are $6 in advance for adults; $7 at the door. Kids 5 and under eat free.

Spotlight Spaghetti Dinner March 7

SOLON– Mark the calendar for Monday, March 7, for the annual Solon Spotlight Spaghetti Dinner and Musical Showcase. The dinner will be held in the Solon High School commons. The menu includes: spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under and student performers. Serving times are 4:45-7 p.m. Diners will enjoy the middle school jazz band and solos/ensembles from middle school and high school students.

Solon Survivor Saturday, March 5

SOLON– The Solon Survivor Extreme 5K will take place on Saturday, March 5, at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. This is a warrior dash-style race that is almost completely off-road, and is a fundraiser for the Solon Krush Youth Sports 9U baseball team, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the local food pantry.

Solon restaurants supporting Post Prom

SOLON– Plan to dine at the following local restaurants on the noted day as each restaurant will be donating a portion of their sales during the designated time to the 2016 Post Prom Fundraiser.
On Wednesday, March 2: Subway (7 a.m.-2 p.m.); Monday, March 21: Frida Kahlo (evening); Wednesday, April 13: Eastwood’s (evening); and on Wednesday, April 27: El Sol (evening).
The Post Prom Committee thanks you, in advance, for your support.