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Archive - 2014

Date

July 2nd

Kuhl appointed mayor

Swisher American Legion honors America’s fallen warriors

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty has a new mayor.

Spartans men split waterlogged baseball schedule

SOLON– Weather has been shooting holes in the schedule for the Solon varsity baseball team recently.
Over the last two weeks, the Spartans have seen games postponed, relocated and rescheduled.
A doubleheader against Central DeWitt was moved to the University of Iowa’s Duane Banks field June 23, while games against Iowa City Regina were moved to Solon June 26.
Games at Vinton-Shellsburg, originally scheduled for June 19, were moved to June 27, and a June 30 doubleheader with Anamosa in Solon was pushed off a day to July 1 (subsequent to the deadline for this edition).

Lady Spartans dominate Classic

Solon defeats City High, Des Moines Lincoln and Keokuk

SOLON– The Lady Spartans cranked out 17 hits against Iowa City City High pitcher Sasha Frauenholz to notch their 29th win of the season Saturday, June 28, at the 2014 Solon Classic.
Solon defeated City High 11-2, and also picked up wins against Des Moines Lincoln (2-1) and Keokuk (4-1) Friday at the home tournament.
The Lady Spartans trailed 1-0 after the second inning, but scored three times in the third to take the lead.

Lakeview Elementary recognized as a model professional learning community by Solution Tree

SOLON– Lakeview Elementary was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. Lakeview Elementary’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) at WorkTM process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.
PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is ongoing, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. The three big ideas of a PLC call upon educators to:
1. Focus on learning.

solon Public Library

Fourth of July

The Solon Library will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 5.

Beef Days

The library will close early on Friday, July 18, and be closed all day Saturday, July 19, for Solon Beef Days.

Board of Friends of the Library is looking for new members

Solon Booster Bash Golf Outing on Aug. 2 at Lake Macbride Golf Course

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club will be sponsoring the 14th annual Booster Bash Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Lake Macbride Golf Course. The event is open to anyone interested in supporting the student athletes of the Solon Community School District. This year’s fundraising proceeds will be used to purchase new equipment for the weight room.

Army Corps of Engineers to raise Iowa River output

Stormy weather creates local disaster

IOWA CITY– Johnson County officials have signed a local disaster declaration and will ask for a State Disaster Declaration to be eligible for state assistance.
Supervisor Chairperson Terrence Neuzil and Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Wilson signed the documents Tuesday, July 1.

Our Lord’s Church marks 10th anniversary

Happy Birthday, Our Lord’s Church!

SOLON– In 2004, a small group of residents gathered at the Solon Public Library for the first service of a new church community.
Two years later, the new church had its own building and had established a record of community service that it continues today.
Our Lord’s Church will mark the first decade of its existence Sunday, July 13, with a public celebration at its 131 N. Market St. location, serving brats, burgers and hot dogs after its weekly service. Potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and cake will also be served.

$25.5 million decision

Middle school, performing arts center go to ballot - Sept. 9

SOLON– It’s official.
As expected, the Solon school board has decided to place a $25.5 million bond referendum for a new middle school and performing arts center before district voters.
At a June 26 meeting, school board members accepted a 220-signature petition signed by residents of the district, and passed a resolution calling for a Tuesday, Sept. 9, special election.
It was an action the district had been working toward for months.

Prime Time

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer
Prime Time basketball is back for its 28th year with the added bonus of University of Northern Iowa (UNI) players on each team.
Former West High Trojans Jeremy Morgan, who played and started for the Panthers last year, and Wyatt Lohaus, who helped lead West High to a state championship last season, play on separate teams this summer.
Jeremy played in all 31 games last year for UNI with 10 starts.
Jeremy was named to the MVC All-Freshman Team after averaging 6 points per game last year.