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May 4th

Solon High School basketball All-Star event Sunday, June 12

SOLON– Former college, semi-pro and pro basketball players will converge on the Solon High School gymnasium Sunday, June 12, for an All-Star scrimmage to benefit the boys’ basketball team.
Solon varsity head coach Jason Pershing hopes the event will raise funds for his program while providing entertainment for the community.
Scheduled to participate are a number of area players including Solon all-time leading scorer Matt Lesan, a graduate of Upper Iowa who played semi-professional basketball with the Chicago Steam of the American Basketball Association (ABA).

May Day Breakfast May 7

SOLON– Highlight May 7 on the calendar to remember to attend the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast at the Solon Methodist Church from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk will be served.
The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children, ages 5-12, with tickets available from GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club members or at the door on May 7. Families and groups can receive a special deal: five adult tickets for $25 and/or five children tickets for $12.

Hawkeye women’s wrap-up

Hawk Talk

Lisa Bluder has been the head coach of the Hawkeye women for 16 years.
The Hawks made the postseason (including last year in the WNIT) in 15 of those years.
Iowa finished the season 19-14, 8-10 in the Big Ten, and according to most basketball analysts, were one win away from getting into the NCAA tournament.
It would have been the ninth straight for the Hawkeyes, but it just wasn’t meant to be.

Russell G. Krall

Russell “Rusty” Krall died Tuesday evening, April 26, 2016, in his Estes Park home in Colorado following a brief illness. He was 88 years old.
Russell George Krall was born on Sept. 3, 1927, at the family farm home off Highway 1 in Johnson County. His parents were George and Julia (Fuhrmeister) Krall. After graduation from Iowa City High School, Rusty enlisted, at the age of 17, in the U.S. Navy toward the end of WWII.

Wyatt A. Miller

Wyatt Alan Miller, infant son of Joseph and Pamela (Holte) Miller, was born into the arms of the angels on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

Spare the rod - please!

Food For Thought

It’s been a while since I heard anyone repeat what was once an often-used phrase, “Spare the rod and spoil the child.” It was thought that an undisciplined child (as in a child who was not spanked regularly) was headed for a life of crime, or at least a life of self-indulgence and conflict with authority.

April 27th

Spartans first at West Liberty’s Maxson Relays

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
WEST LIBERTY– The Spartans won their second meet in a row, with a bit of a twist in the cast due to a conflicting soccer match, on April 22 in West Liberty at the Ron Maxson Relays. The Spartans scored 150 team points to top Mount Vernon (133.5), Lisbon (110), West Liberty (94) and Tipton (60.5) in the 11-team deep field.
Solon’s Spencer Lawson made his track and field debut this season, leaping to first in the long jump with a 20-5 and a third in the 100-meter dash.

Lady Spartans take 3-1 soccer win from Mt. Vernon

MOUNT VERNON– The Lady Spartan varsity soccer squad extended its win streak to three with a 3-1 road win over Mount Vernon Friday, April 22.
Josie Durr, Jade Flansburg and Nichole Oberthien each scored for Solon. Oberthien was credited with an assist.
“Teams have been marking up on Josie, so we are working to get other players into the offense,” commented Solon Head Coach John Tucker. “They can try to shut down one facet of our offense, but will not be able to shut it all down.”

Solon sending seven to Drake Relays

SOLON– Everything track and field stops in Iowa this weekend, as eyes turn to the Drake Relays. Billed as America’s Athletic Classic, the Blue Oval hosts pre-Olympic, university, college, Iowa high school and even middle school competition in Des Moines.

Spartans take first at home meet

SOLON– Tuesday, April 19, was Tanner Wymer’s birthday.
The Solon boys and girls track and field teams did what they could to honor him, first by wishing him a happy birthday, complete with balloons, then by championing the home track meet in both boys and girls competition.