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July 13th

2016 Beef Days Beef Cup 3v3 soccer tourney

The Second Annual “Beef Cup” 3v3 Tournament is a Solon Beef Days-sanctioned event, run by Solon FC. Open to teams of 3rd/4th grades, 5th/6th grades, 7th/8th grades, and high school/open class. Depending on the number of teams registered, the Beef Cup is formatted in either a round robin or a two-pool round with a playoff for first/second place and third/fourth place.

Beef Days 5K and 1 Mile Run

Race Time: The 1 mile starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K starts at 8 a.m.
Registration is available online by printing an entry form to mail or the day-of registration is available in the St. Mary Catholic Church parking lot between 6:30-7:15 a.m.
Individual pricing: 1 mile - $10, 5K - $15 ($20/Race Day), Solon Students K-12 - $7, Family pricing option - $40 with additional family members $5 (Family is limited to four related individuals with the same primary residence).

Bean Bag Tournament

The tournament starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.
Register now online or near the hay bale toss on Friday night.

Take a deep breath

not so much

At approximately 9:41 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, a white 2013 Hyundai Sonata was southbound on Highway 1, near 210th Street, when the driver apparently failed to see a 2005 Dodge pickup, which had slowed in anticipation of a left-hand turn across traffic.
The Hyundai struck the rear of the pickup truck and the two vehicles careened across the center line. The impact sent the pickup through the northbound lane, with the front bumper of the Hyundai embedded in its back.
The compromised Hyundai found itself in the path of a northbound 2015 Ford Fusion, and the two collided nearly head-on.

Something a little different in Ely

Closed roads means the parade goes on, even when it goes nowhere

By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
ELY– The time-honored cliché says, “The show must go on.” In Ely, the Independence Day Parade had to go on despite road closures and prohibitions.
A concrete overlay project is underway on Ely Road from the Linn-Johnson County line to Cedar Rapids. Traffic in and out of Ely has been diverted to Jappa Road in place of Ely Road, which has altered traffic patterns in the small southeast Linn County community. It also put the brakes on the annual parade.

Beef Days Parade Grand Marshal:

In Memory of Bob Stinocher

Solon Beef Days has chosen to honor the late founding Beef Days member Bob Stinocher as this year’s Solon Beef Days Grand Marshal of the 2016 Celebration.

Celebrity Grand Marshal

Marshall Koehn

Marshall Koehn is this year’s Solon Beef Days Celebrity Grand Marshal of the 2016 Celebration. Thank you, Marshall, for bringing hometown pride to the Solon community.
Growing up Solon -
parents, siblings
Parents: Theresa and Jay Koehn, sisters Mattison and Marissa. Enjoyed youth sports and going to watch high school games.
High school highlights: Three state football championship football games, four state baseball tournaments and one state soccer championship game.

Cornerstone Grand Marshals

Mary and Denny Gruber

Mary and Denny Gruber were chosen as this year’s Solon Beef Days Cornerstone Grand Marshals of the 2016 Celebration. The special recognition was awarded to the Grubers for their involvement in community activities that have made a positive impact on the Solon community and surrounding area.

“New” church building celebrates 100 years

Sts. Peter and Paul holds special Mass to mark century

SOLON– It was a bright and sunny morning on Sunday, June 5, at Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel.
Across the road from the former Catholic church, a large tent was set up in a grassy area of the cemetery, the site of a special Mass featuring Most Rev. Martin J. Amos, DD, Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport.
At the conclusion of the service, a stream of young children carrying baskets filled with white and pink flower petals strew them in advance of a processional leading to altars situated on the edges of the cemetery.

Beef Days is this weekend!

July 15th & 16th, 2016

Ribeye Steak Dinners Served:
Friday: 5:00pm to 9 pm and
Saturday: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Beer Tent

Miller Lite, Coors Lite, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Fat Tire Ale and Mike’s Hard Lemonade
Friday: 4 pm to 12:30 am
Saturday: 11 am to 12:30 am (Sunday)

Carnival on the Midway

Friday night: Unlimited rides with wristband purchase ($20)

Friday July 15th

5:00 pm – Wild Hogs Band
5:00 pm – Freeze Pop Frenzy – North side of Kids Corner
6:00 pm – Solon Dance Team – Kids Corner