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September 5th

Hawk Talk

There were three things that I had to ask myself after Iowa’s opening game against Northern Illinois:
1. Did Iowa look good? I would have to say not really.
2. Can the Hawkeyes get better? Oh yeah…a lot better.
3. Did they win? Barely, 19-18 but a win is a win.
For 57 minutes and 35 seconds, Iowa seemed to be behind the eight ball. They trailed 17-12 but the Hawks’ final drive, aided by a great punt and great defense, finished off the Huskies with Damon Bullock’s 23-yard touchdown with 2:15 left in the game.

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Spartan stadium dedication Sept. 7

The Solon Community School District is planning a formal dedication of the Spartan Stadium at the home football game against Mount Pleasant on Friday, Sept. 7. The ceremony will include the formal dedication of the press box, named for former Solon coach Ed Hansen, as well as recognition of several businesses, organizations and individual contributors. The ceremony is expected to begin at approximately 7 p.m., prior to the start of the varsity contest.

Fund Run Sept. 15

SOLON– The next Spartan Fund Run is Saturday, Sept. 15, with start times at 8 a.m. for half mile and one mile; 8:30 a.m. start for 5K, 10K and teams.
Running rain or shine.
Registration available on the school website or getmeregistered.com. Registrations will also be taken the same day as the race. Food/drink and prizes/medals after the race. Prices vary, but are on the registration form.

UMC football lunch Sept. 8 benefits Solon Habitat

SOLON– Solon United Methodist Church will host a football luncheon before the Iowa Hawkeye football game on Saturday, Sept. 8, beginning at 8 a.m. All are welcome.
Proceeds will be going to the Solon Habitat for Humanity project. Please come, enjoy the food, support the Habitat project.

HS band to perform at Wartburg game Sept. 8

WAVERLY– Solon High School’s marching band will perform at the Wartburg College v. Bethel (Minn.) University football game Sept. 8.
The marching band will perform the national anthem and during halftime of the game. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. in Walston-Hoover Stadium.
Solon High School parents, family and friends can attend the game for half price ($3 per person) by indicating they are a Solon supporter.
Wartburg College has invited Iowa high school marching bands to perform at each home game this fall.

Solon KCs breakfast coming Sunday, Sept. 9

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus will hosting a breakfast Sunday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church parish hall. The cost is $6 for ages 12 and up, $3 for ages six through 12, and free for ages 6 and younger. Omelets are available upon request.

Burma-Shave signs return to Solon

By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
SOLON– Between 1925 and 1963, 7,000 witty signs hawking Burma-Shave were deployed along the highways of the United States. As four-lane super highways and the interstate system pulled traffic off of the once busy two-lane roads, the advertising campaign ceased. The ravages of time and collectors took their toll as many of the signs disappeared from sight. Occasionally, some can still be seen. An original set stands just south of Clarence as an example.
However, just outside of Solon, a time warp has occurred as a fresh set appeared earlier this summer.

Cool school, new gym floor and more updates at SMS

SOLON- Middle schoolers may have noticed a few updates at their almost-100 year-old Solon school building (built in 1917). A summer facility update, concurrent with a high school stadium project and an elementary school expansion, has caught the middle school back up to this century in many ways.
The whole thing started after a donation put some light on the situation.
As school superintendent Sam Miller wrote on his blog (scsdsuperintendent.blogspot.com), “Once the new lights were installed, it provided improved illumination of a facility that was in dire need of a renovation.”

“A New Farmer’s Story” Sept. 8 at Solon field day

SOLON– Starting out in farming unquestionably takes a lot of work, dedication and planning– but success does not solely depend on having a family farming background, inherited land or even a degree in agriculture.
That’s the message Kate Edwards, a beginning farmer now entering her second year operating Wild Woods Farm, hopes to share with attendees at a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day she is hosting, Saturday, Sept. 8, from 1 until 4 p.m., near Solon. The event is sponsored by the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District, and is free to attend.