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Solon Education Foundation announces teacher grants

SOLON– The Solon Education Foundation announced the recipients of this year’s annual Solon Community School District Teacher Grant program. Endowments and donations to the foundation made it possible to award almost $60,000 in grants since 2003.
For detailed information about the grants, visit: www.solonedfound.org/2017-grants.html.
Recipients included:
• Jenny Boldt, SHS Science- Vernier force sensors.
• Melanie Bouzek, SHS Science- Science fair project supplies.
• Nicole Dunkel, Level 2/3 Special Education- Apps for the Learning Center.

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

There are two sessions available on Monday, Nov. 13: one at 5:30 p.m. and another at 6:45 p.m. Each family receives one house to decorate plus the frosting and assorted decorations. To reserve a house, stop in to sign up at the circulation desk or call the library at 319-624-2678. Sign up soon as the sessions fill up rapidly.

Trees sought for Xmas walk

Trees sought for Xmas walk fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 2

Thanksgiving Meal at Our Lord’s Church

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will serve a free Thanksgiving meal Thursday, Nov. 23. All are welcome. Reservations are not required but would be helpful. The meal will be served at noon at the church, located at 131 N. Market St. in Solon. Rides and deliveries are also available. Call Duane and Anna at 319-841-2243 (a local call from Solon) with questions or reservations.

25th annual Firefighters dance

SOLON– The Solon firefighters host their 25th annual Firefighters Dance on Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Solon American Legion.
This year’s featured band is the “Adam Keith Band” and raffle prizes will be given away throughout the night. The grand prize is an overnight stay at Riverside Hotel and Casino.
All proceeds from this year’s dance go to the Solon Firefighters Association. The association funds allow the department to purchase items not budgeted through taxation and to supplement projects, such as the department’s training facility.

Venture Crew Can Drive Sunday, Nov. 26

SOLON– Are those cans and bottles from Thanksgiving pilling up? Let Solon Venture Crew 52 take care of them. Solon Venture Crew Can Drive is Sunday, Nov. 26, at St. Mary Catholic Church parking lot, from noon to 4 p.m. Venture Crew is a group of young adults, ages 14 to 21, who get together for meetings and go on venture filled trips.

Holiday Tree Decorating Contest

SOLON– The GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club and the Solon Public Library are sponsoring the Holiday Tree Decorating Contest at the library. The proceeds from the contest will be given to the Solon Splash Pad Fund.

Veterans Day program, Nov. 14

 SOLON– Solon High School (SHS) will host a Veterans Day program Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 8:30 a.m. in the Solon Center for the Arts Auditorium. The school is pleased to have local Solon veteran, SFC Philip Yakish, retired Iowa Army National Guard, and a 1985 Solon High School graduate who served in Desert Storm, as the guest speaker. The Solon American Legion will be in attendance and members of the Solon Middle School band and High School Choir will perform. There will be handmade cards for veterans in attendance made by the students throughout the district.

Legion free veterans breakfast Nov. 11

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will celebrate Veterans Day by offering a free breakfast to any veteran Saturday, Nov. 11.

True community space

Morse Community Club embraces life in the village

MORSE– The Morse Community Club, at 2542 Putnam St NE off Iowa Highway 1, is the place to be if you’re looking to kick back and enjoy community fellowship. People there chat about work and crops, and update each other on how the family is doing. It’s a relaxing, family-oriented, community-minded atmosphere, said Brian Tucker, who has been a member of the club for the past five or so years.