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May 29th

Solon Robotics to host open house June 15 and 16 at high school

SOLON– Solon Robotics will host an open house June 15, from 5 until 7 p.m., and June 16, from 8 until 10 a.m., for 2012-2013 Middle and High School. Interested students and parents come to the high school, room 118, for information about the VEX robotics game “Sack Attack”, and FTC robotics competitions.
If you are not in the Solon Community School District and are interested in robotics, you are welcome to join us at the open house to explore options in robotics.

Summer hours to begin Friday

Just a reminder, school will be out for the summer on May 29, but the library will not be on summer hours until June 1. Summer library hours are from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, closed on Sunday.

Summer Reading Program kicks off Thursday, May 31, at library

June 5 Primary Election: House District 73

JOHNSON COUNTY–
Two candidates, David Johnson of West Branch and Dick Schwab of rural Solon, are running in the June 5 primary election to represent Democrats for a seat in the redistricted Iowa House District 73.
The candidates each received a questionnaire of identical questions and were asked to respond via email. The questions and their responses appear in their entirety below.

School board meetings

The regular meeting of the Solon Board of Education is set for Monday, June 11, in the central office conference room beginning at 6 p.m.

School calendar

Continue to check the school’s online calendar during the summer months for many events and changes as they occur. Also the one page 2012-13 school year calendar is available on the web site under ‘Calendars.’ The first day of school will be Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Have an enjoyable summer.

PowerSchool e-registration

For the 2012-13 school year, the Solon Community School District (SCSD) will be once again be using an e-registration process accessible through PowerSchool.

Spartan six start senior softball season

SOLON– After at least five years of Solon softball, this summer will be the last one for six Spartan seniors playing in their final season together.
In fact, some of the recently-graduated Spartans will become opponents next year at the college level.
“It’s going to be weird playing against each other,” catcher Hannah Turkal said.
Turkal will play for University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Others will attend schools around Iowa, with one at Minnesota State.

Solon boys advance to substate semifinal

The Solon varsity boys’ soccer team defeated Mid-Prairie 1-0 in a soccer substate semifinal Wednesday, advancing to a substate final against Albia Saturday, May 26, at noon in Solon (subsequent to the publication of this edition). A win places the Spartans in the state soccer tournament in Des Moines.

Spartans upended by CCA

TIFFIN– Sometimes a loss can rejuvenate a team and spur them on to victory the next go-around. For the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys’ varsity soccer squad, a recent loss to West Delaware may have added a little more fuel to their fire Thursday, May 17, as friendly rival Solon came to town.
“We remembered how to win,” coach Tim Benson said after CCA’s 2-1 WaMaC victory, the first over the Spartans in recent years and a much better showing than last year’s blowout in Solon.

Mebus’ throw lands gold medal

DES MOINES– Connor Mebus threw the shot put 57 feet, 11.75 inches, shattering his own school record and bringing home a gold medal from the state track meet held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. The monster throw came on his third throw in the preliminaries after he had tossed an impressive 54 feet on his second throw. Mebus peaked at the best time possible, as the second place thrower from Decorah hit 56 feet, 7 inches. Mebus became the 14th state champion for throwing coach Brad Wymer, and the first to come from Solon.