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May 28th

“Fun Days is done”

Annual celebration canceled for 2014 and future; parade, citywide garage sales still on

NORTH LIBERTY– After 35 years, the fun is over for North Liberty Fun Days.
Event committee chair Randy Mosier said Monday the four-day community celebration has been canceled.
“Fun Days is done,” Mosier said. “It wasn’t a decision we made lightly.”
This year’s planning committee came up against several difficulties, but ultimately, the group bottomed out at the weakened bottom line.

Gunnells wins shot put: Lady Spartans 14th

Young squad also scores in high jump, sprint medley

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

DES MOINES– As they had all season, the throws meant big points for Solon, this time at the Class 3A state meet, May 22-24 in Des Moines. The girls finished 14th, with their 20 points coming from the shot put and discus, high jump and sprint medley relay.

Solon Boys take title

Ferguson and Ham best in all classes to help Spartans win state track meet

DES MOINES– The Solon boy’s track team won its second state team title in the past five years under head coach Mark Sovers this weekend on the blue oval of Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
Solon’s 50 points was 7.5 better than runner-up Center Point Urbana’s 42.5. Algona was third with 40, in a tightly-packed team race.

Solon school board meeting June 2

SOLON– The regular meeting of the board of education is set for Monday, June 2, in the central office conference room beginning at 5:30 p.m. (Due to a potential June 9 G\girls’ soccer substate final match in Solon, the June board meeting has been moved from June 9. Please note that the meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.).

Timber DOME Lodge reservations

Need a perfect place to hold a birthday party, family reunion, graduation or wedding reception this summer? Contact the Solon City Hall at 624-3755 to reserve the beautiful Timber DOME Lodge today.

Sign up for swim lessons

The first week of June marks the last chance to sign up for swim lessons. Swim lessons will run the mornings of June 9-20 and are held at the Mount Vernon pool. Swim lessons run 10-11 a.m. Swimmers will be picked up at Lakeview Elementary School at 9:40 a.m. and dropped back off at the elementary school at approximately 11:15 a.m. Registration forms can be found on the parks and recreation website at solon-iowa.com in addition to the Solon City Hall.

Riverbottom Ramblers open Music on Main series June 4

SOLON– On Wednesday, June 4, the City of Solon and the council will be serving Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen as a celebration for the new season of Music on Main.

Solon Public Library

Meal and a Movie

The movie is free but registration is required for the catered meal and costs $7.50 for an entrée, vegetable and dessert. The movie follows the meal and usually begins around noon. Call Sandra Hanson at 319-624-2710 to register or sign up at Old Gold Dining.
On May 30 the Meal and a Movie group will be showing “Monuments Men.” An allied group, the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, are given the task of finding and saving pieces of art before they are destroyed by Hitler during World War II.

City-wide Garage Sale

Solon Spotlight Schwan’s fundraiser

SOLON– Do you love ice cream? Or any of the 350+ delicious and convenient Schwan’s foods? Would you like to have your favorites delivered to your door and help out the hundreds of Solon students involved in the performing arts? Solon Spotlight annually provides over $20,000 in support of the those students. You can help. Just order from Schwan’s from May 19 until July 1, and 20 percent of product and 40 percent of e-certificate sales will go back to Spotlight. Plus, Schwan’s will contribute five percent of all orders made under the Spotlight campaign ID for the rest of the year.

Solon brothers return to play at Gabe’s in Iowa City June 3

IOWA CITY– Joe and Jake Anderson, musicians originally from Solon, will be returning to play in Iowa City for the first time in five years. The brothers left Solon in 2009 to attend McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota. They completed school with degrees in music performance and have formed a metal-music band named Cantharone. Cantharone will be playing at Gabe’s bar in downtown Iowa City on Tuesday, June 3, at 9 p.m. The band will be playing original music from their first EP and songs from the new EP which is soon to be recorded.