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October 24th

Countywide Veterans Day service Nov. 6

SWISHER– The Johnson County American Legion will host a Veterans Day service at the Anderson Cemetery on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jeff Bell, a member of the Swisher American Legion. In case of inclement weather, services will be held at Swisher American Legion hall.  The public is invited to attend.

Driving during harvest season calls for extra vigilance

By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
OAKDALE– Who would’ve thought that driving down Iowa’s secondary roads would be considered a dangerous activity?
“It’s the most dangerous road system we have,” said Jan Goldsmith, formerly with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau.

OEC plan inches ahead

SOLON– The consensus buzzword for an Oct. 18 Solon Community School District Board of Education work session was “functionality” for the construction of the Solon Outdoor Events Center (OEC).
A list of recommendations for the board came from Superintendent Sam Miller with ball park figures for home bleachers and a press box, concessions and restrooms, team buildings, artificial turf and a parking area.
Was consensus reached?

City eliminates parking on Haganman Lane-

SOLON– Do we have too many cars or not enough spaces?
Responding to public concerns, the Solon City Council voted last week to prohibit parking in one area of town and look at modifying parking in another.
Council members decided no parking will be allowed on Haganman Lane between Highway 1 and 8th Street, a one-block section on the south side of town; and sought a recommendation from Public Works Director Scott Kleppe on improvements for angle parking on Dubuque Street south of downtown.

City public works department to begin flushing hydrants Nov. 7

SOLON– The City of Solon Water Utility will be flushing fire hydrants beginning Monday, Nov. 7, and should take one week to complete.
This hydrant flushing will take place on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. For any questions, please contact the Solon Public Works Department directly at 319-624-5037 or 624-3755, or visit the City of Solon website at www.solon-iowa.com.

Halloween at the library

Halloween tales and spooky stories are now available on the Friends book cart in the library’s entry area.  Suggested donations for books range from 25-75 cents
and there is always a wide variety to choose from for adults and children.  Check it out each time you visit.
The Halloween costume party will be Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Ghosts and goblins will enjoy trick or treating, crafts, games and refreshments. Be sure not to miss it. Come in costume, enjoy a fun-filled evening and take home some treats.

Upcoming holiday events

• The Gingerbread House Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Sign up at the circulation desk at the library. Registration will be one gingerbread house per family to decorate with space available for 30 families. Registration will begin Oct. 18.

Early out Thursday

The next early out program will be on Thursday, Nov. 3, with the showing of the movie “Rango” (rated PG). Movie time will be from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Fun and free early-out activities are for all Solon students. There is no registration. Children under the age of 10 attending the movie need to be picked up by parents or caregivers at 3:15 p.m.

New books to read

Wanda Brunstetter, an author who usually writes books about Amish life, has created something a little different in her Brides of Lehigh Canal series. Book number one, “Kelly’s Chance,” is a fast-paced and uplifting story about a young, hardworking girl determined to escape the drudgery of driving the mules that pull her father’s boat along the canal. Kelly dreams of owning a gallery where she can sell her drawings and paintings and she has vowed to never marry after seeing what her father has done to her mother.