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On to state meet for cross country girls

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
ANAMOSA– Solon’s girls will move on to the state tournament after winning the Oct. 20 district cross country title and dusting top-ranked Davenport Assumption on the way.
The 74-runner field was led by junior Lauren Benzing, who– again– broke the 4 kilometer course record around Central Park Lake near Anamosa. The next runner was nearly a minute behind.

Younkers Community Day Booklets

The Spanish Club is selling Younkers Community Day booklets to help fund the Panama trip. The cost of a booklet is $5. It includes a $10 off coupon, a 20 percent off shopping pass and a 30 percent off early bird coupon. Customers can select merchandise beginning Sunday, Nov. 6, (with community days being Nov. 11 and 12). No waiting in lines. All booklet sales benefit the Panama student travelers. Contact kputzy@solon.k12.ia.us or jdancer@solon.k12.ia.us 

Non-Public Transportation Reimbursement

High School Art Show

Solon High School Art students will be displaying their work in an upcoming exhibition to be held Nov. 10-13, at Solon Middle School. There will be a selection of two-dimensional work in both traditional and digital media as well as an arrangement of ceramics. Artwork will be located in the lobby outside of the auditorium for viewing before and after performances of this year’s High School musical, “My Fair Lady.” 

My Fair Lady Nov. 10-13

Solon High School will present the acclaimed Broadway musical “My Fair Lady” Nov. 10-13, in the Solon Community School District Auditorium. Show times are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
This year, we are excited to offer reserved seating. Ticket prices are $6, $9, and $12, depending on the seat location. All levels may be reserved in advance of the show. Activity passes and senior citizen passes will not be accepted. Reserved tickets may be purchased in the high school commons on one of the following dates:
Oct. 29: 8-10 a.m.

School board meeting

The November meeting of the Solon Board of Education will be Monday, Nov. 14, in the central office conference room beginning at 6 p.m. If the football team advances the quarterfinal round, the meeting will be moved to Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Calendar reminders

Nov. 3: Early dismissal, 1 p.m. for district in-service.
Nov. 21-22: Early dismissal 1 p.m. for K-8 parent/teacher conference, 1:30-7 p.m.
Nov. 23: no school.
November 24-27 – Thanksgiving break, classes resume Nov. 28h

Storytime activities

At Storytime on Tuesday, Oct. 18, about 50 young patrons, their parents and caregivers came to listen to Terry McAtee from the Solon Fire Department. Fireman McAtee arrived in the fire truck in full gear to the delight of the young patrons. They listened intently as he read stories and talked about the equipment he uses to fight fires. “The kids loved seeing all his gear and getting to explore the fire truck,” commented Children’s Services Librarian Jen Leveck. A big thank you goes out to him and the Solon Fire Department from all of us at the library.

Movie Clips

“Page One: Inside the New York Times” (2011, R, Documentary) Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.
“Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” (2011, PG, Family Comedy) Third grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.
“Bad Teacher” (2011, R, Comedy) Cameron Diaz stars as a foul-mouthed junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague– a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.

Book Club selection for November

The Solon Area Book Club selection for November is “Any Bitter Thing” by Monica Wood. Raised by a Maine priest, her uncle Mike, since the age of two, Lizzy Mitchell grew up surrounded by his devotion to his ministry. By age nine, her world was shattered again when her uncle was accused of molestation. After being sent to live with relatives, Lizzy is told that Uncle Mike passed away from the weak family heart and died.

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.