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Soccer boys earn first trip to state

SOLON– The Spartans earned their first trip to state soccer with a 5-0 win over Dyersville Beckman Saturday. Max Alberhasky scored three goals and Marshall Koehn added a pair for the victory. Solon finally got over the hump after coming up short the last several years. The team members celebrated by ripping off their jerseys and taking a celebratory jump in the pond at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. Solon received the fourth seed and will play No. 5 St. Albert Council Bluffs Thursday, June 2, at 12 p.m. at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines.

A challenge, a relay and a marathon

IOWA CITY– In the wee hours of the morning April 16, when most people were asleep, a few hundred University of Iowa students were walking, hula-hooping, dancing, doing the limbo and sliding through pudding in the University’s old recreation building.
They were also fighting.
They were fighting on behalf of friends, family members and loved ones who have braved their own battles against cancer.

Old Gold Menu

Wed, June 1: Roast pork, baked potato half w/sour cream, whipped winter squash, creamy cole slaw, vanilla pudding.
Thu, June 2: Beefy mac casserole, Oregon bean medley, garlic breadstick, carrot pineapple gelatin salad, gingerbread cookie. BINGO
Fri, June 3: Battered fish fillet, French fries, creamy cole slaw, banana, chocolate pudding. Cards.
Mon, June 6: Beef taco salad w/refried beans, corn salad, orange apricot salad, ranger cookie. Dietician.
Tue, June 7: Chef salad w/turkey & dressings, potato salad, orange slices, rice crispy bar. BINGO.

Quilt on display

Stop by the library for a look at the quilt to be raffled off by the Solon Beef Days Committee. The quilt, made by Marianne Klouda, is made from past Beef Days T-shirts. It’s fun to look at and will take you down memory lane with a bit of Beef Days history.

Solon Book Club June meeting

Movie Clips

• “Waste Land” (2010, NR): An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. He collaborates with the pickers of recyclable materials who live and work in the garbage to make works of art and change lives.

Summer hours

Beginning Wednesday, June 1, the library will change to summer hours. Summer hours for the library are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday and holidays.

Library adds language program

The Solon Public Library is excited to announce that TELL ME MORE language learning software, beginner through advanced, is now available free to patrons. It is accessible online at anytime via any Internet connection.
Languages now offered include: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, and German.
With English, German, Italian, Spanish and French interface languages available, you don’t have to know the language being studied before using the program.

City Wide Garage Sale June 4

City Wide Garage Sales will be held on Saturday, June 4. Garage sale maps will be available at the library beginning Thursday, June 2, and sale listings will be on the website, www.solon.lib.ia.us. Maps may also be picked up on Saturday morning at the library.

Summer Reading Kick-off and week 1

The Summer Reading Program (SRP), One World, Many Stories, will begin with the kick-off party from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, officially launching the 2011 Summer Reading Program. Everything you need including reading logs, T-shirt sheets and the calendar of events will be available. Refreshments will be provided by Hills Bank of Mt. Vernon.

Hoover Nature Trail grand opening June 3 in Ely

ELY– Linn County, the City of Ely and the Linn County Trails Association will celebrate the grand opening of the Hoover Nature Trail on Friday, June 3, at 2 p.m. in Ely City Park with a public trail connecting ceremony. The event will kick off National Trails Day on June 4. Local elected officials will speak prior to the symbolic trail connecting ceremony.