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May 3rd

May Day Breakfast May 5

SOLON– Meet your friends or members of your family at the Solon United Methodist Church for the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast on Saturday, May 5, from 7 to 11 a.m. Enjoy egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk.
Adult tickets are $6 each or five tickets for $25. Children aged 5 to 12 are $3 each or five for $12. Children under the age of 5 are free.

Townsley departs SCSD for UNI role

District announces replacement, changes in scope

SOLON– The Solon Community School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of Matt Townsley, Director of Instruction/Technology and former math teacher at the regularly scheduled April 9 meeting.
After 14 years with the Solon School district in which he proved instrumental in many key reforms, Townsley will head this fall to the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), where he has accepted a teaching position in the Leadership Department. Townsley will instruct future principals and superintendents.

Catherine C. Willwerth

Catherine C. Willwerth, 89, formerly of Jesup and Fairbank, died Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Prairie Hills Assisted Living in Independence.

Memories

Walkin'

We’re visiting Mom and Dad in Chicago this weekend.
Mom likes to employ Sabra’s green thumb and have her help plant the garden the past couple of years, and brother Bob is taking Dad and I fishing.

On being a gardener

Food For Thought

The seed catalogs have been thumbed through, pages have corners turned down, order blanks have a few tentative lines filled in, but the past six weeks or so have not been encouraging. We have put off starting those first seedlings in the greenhouse, sun porch, or under plant lights in the basement. Not long ago, we looked out the window at the patch of earth we’d hoped to have already tilled and partially planted and what did we see? Snow. Not in piles, granted, but lurking in chilly little patches where the meager sun seldom reaches.

Hawkeyes go in NFL draft

There are two reasons I watch the NFL draft.
One is to see where the Iowa Hawkeyes go and two is to see who the Chicago Bears pick.

It seems that this happens more times than not but the pre-draft “experts” are usually picking at least one or two Hawkeyes to go in the first round.
Last year Desmond King, a two-time All-American and winner of the Jim Thorpe award as a junior, was projected to go high in the draft.
Desmond dropped all the way to the fifth round, picked by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 151st selection.

April 29th

City-wide Garage Sale registration

Solon’s City-wide Garage Sale is set for the first weekend in June: Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. If you don’t have enough for your own sale, you can always donate items to The Friends of the Solon Public Library. The Friends hold their own sale, with proceeds benefiting the library. (Donations of bedding and clothing are discouraged as those items do not sell well.) The Friends will also hold a plant sale on June 1 and 2, so please think of the library when you’re dividing your perennials.

May Day Breakfast Saturday, May 5

SOLON– Highlight Saturday, May 5, on the calendar and remember to attend the Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast at the GFWC/Iowa Solon Methodist Church from 7-11 a.m. At the breakfast, the following items will be served: Egg and meat casseroles, homemade rolls and kolaches, fruit, orange juice, milk and coffee.
The cost is $6 per adult and $3 for children (ages 5-12) tickets are available from GFWC/Iowa Solon Women Club members or at the door on May 5.
The profit made from the breakfast will be split between the Solon Public Library and the Solon Community School District libraries.

April 28th

Solon soccer girls fall in Muscatine, 5-0

MUSCATINE– The facility at the Muscatine Soccer Complex hid a grass field not quite embraced by the season smattered with uneven spots and grass beginning to feel the warm caress of the 50-degree day.
Grass fields have proved to be the Lady Spartans’ Achilles heal this season, and following the bumping and elbowing while jockeying for position the results on grass proved the same as the Lady Spartans fell prey to the Muscatine Muskies, 5-0, on Thursday, April 19.

Lady Spartans put it together against West Delaware, 4-0

SOLON– The Lady Spartans put together an offensive and defensive stand to triumph over the West Delaware Hawks, 4-0, at Spartan Stadium on Monday, April 16.
As Coach John Tucker prognosticated following the first game of the season, when the Lady Spartans can put together the offense and lean on their defense, success would be the result.