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May 7th

Hole in one at Saddleback

Scott Seagren of North Liberty got a hole-in-one Sunday, Easter afternoon, on hole #17 at Saddleback Golf Course in Solon. It was witnessed by his 10-year-old son, Nolan Seagren. (contributed photo)

Solon Education Foundation popup fundraiser for reading materials

www.solonedfound.org/

SOLON– The Solon Education Foundation is running its first ever “popup” fundraiser using its online donation feature at www.solonedfound.org/.

Sign up to get on the City-wide Garage Sales map

Solon’s City-wide Garage Sales will be Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3. Those holding their own sale seeking to get on the City-wide Garage Sale Map can obtain a registration form available inside the library or on the library’s website, www.solon.lib.ia.us.
For those who do not have enough items for their own sale, the Friends of the Solon Public Library gladly accept donations for the benefit of the library. Items may be dropped off any time. (The Friends cannot accept donations of bedding and clothing.)

County assessment center unveiled

SOLON– A county initiative to build a behavioral assessment center received positive responses from members of the Solon City Council.
“I can guarantee you the money that is saved by having these types of services for people that are mentally ill, versus throwing them into a jail or a prison system, is substantial,” council member Shawn Mercer said after a presentation during an April 19 meeting.

Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast Saturday, May 6

SOLON– Invite friends and family to attend the May Day Breakfast at the Solon United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 6, from 7-11 a.m.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast consists of egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and/or rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 5-12. Younger children are free.
Tickets will be available at the door or from the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club members.

Sheriff’s office seeking information on incident at Solon Casey’s Apr. 26

SOLON– The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information relating to an incident at Casey’s General Store at 203 S. Market St. in Solon.
On Wednesday, April 26, at approximately 3:45 p.m., an unknown subject had a conversation with some children outside of the store. The subject is described as an older white male with white hair wearing sunglasses and a black hat with flames on it. The subject was driving a newer silver four-door car and left southbound on Hwy. 1 after the interaction.

Be A Hunger Hero for Mary’s Meals May 13 at SRNA

SOLON– On Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, Be A Hunger Hero at Solon Recreation and Nature Area.
This event is for the entire family to enjoy a morning full of hero themed activities. A super-hero training course provided and ran by Iowa Gym-Nest, cape decorating, Solon firefighters, bounce houses, and face painting are all provided for participating children.
One mile and 5K fun runs will start at 9:30 a.m. The runs take place on the paved trail around the recreation and nature area and partially on the graveled Lake MacBride Nature Trail.

Solon KCs hosting spaghetti supper Saturday, May 6

SOLON– Solon’s Knights of Columbus (KC) host its annual spaghetti supper Saturday, May 6, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall.
The KCs will be serving a spaghetti dinner with garlic bread and salad in exchange for a free will donation. Doug Thompson’s famous spaghetti sauce will be available for carry-out sale.

Gardens past

Walkin'

A snake resided in Grandma Sickler’s garden.
We’d visit her at the farm at least twice a year. Even though Wittenberg was only a five-hour drive it was a world apart from our life in the suburbs of Chicago. There was a real barn complete with a hayloft, an outhouse, farm animals, live trout in the watering tank (Grandpa put them there) and cousins galore more than willing to show their “city slicker” relatives the ropes of the rural life.
Grandma said she liked the snake because it kept out rodents and birds. She also noted that if you didn’t mess with it, it wouldn’t mess with you.

Here we go again

Food For Thought

The orders have all been sent in to the seed catalogs, we planted the spinach early, a few radishes and some onion sets, hoping for no frost and some really early spinach salads. We didn’t get the potatoes planted by Good Friday, but managed to do it over the Easter weekend– close enough, we hope. We should get the peas in right away, too. They really do better before the weather gets too warm. In fact, I remember snow on the pea vines when they were in bloom one spring, and it didn’t hurt them one little bit. I think that was the year we first used pea brush.