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May 4th, 2016

Red’s lands additional parking space

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– The unsightly patch of dirt frequented by Red’s Alehouse customers will soon be getting a concrete makeover.
An agreement between Red’s and the City of North Liberty, approved at an April 26 council meeting, will allow the restaurant owners to construct a new parking lot on the adjacent city property with an entrance through Red’s existing parking lot.
“I think everybody understands the situation here,” said City Administrator Ryan Heiar. “Red’s is located in an area where there are challenges with parking.”

Spartans fall to Regina, 3-2

IOWA CITY– The Spartan varsity soccer squad has been a team of streaks this season.
Solon started the year with five straight wins, and sandwiched two losses with three straight victories.
But with a 3-2 loss to Iowa City Regina on the road Saturday, April 30, the Solon boys have a string of four consecutive losses, with undefeated Dyersville Beckman awaiting the Spartans Tuesday, May 3.

Solon girls fall to Central DeWitt and Maquoketa

SOLON– The Solon girls fell to 4-4 on the year after a 2-1 loss to Central DeWitt Friday on the home soccer pitch.
The Lady Spartans shot out to a quick 1-0 start and held it for a good part of the first half before two unanswered goals by No. 14 (2A) Central DeWitt’s Ashley Goldensoph and Maddie Johnson.
It was the second loss in a row for Solon, which dropped out of the Class 1A rankings established by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.
The Lady Spartans finished off their fourth road match in a row with a 3-2 loss to Maquoketa April 26.

Solon girls beat South Tama and CCA on the links

TAMA– The Solon girls golf team traveled to the Tama-Toledo Country Club on Friday, April 29, to take on host South Tama and Clear Creek Amana (CCA). The Lady Spartans pulled away from the competition, posting a 205 team score. South Tama came in with a 225, and CCA a 232, respectively. Dani Carter was the medalist for the meet with a score of 46. Also contributing to the Solon score were Grace McCarty (51), Jenna Roskopf (53), and Reegan Helle (55). Julia DeValk posted a new career-low with a 56 and rounding out the varsity scores was Katie Feldkamp with a 63.

Spartans on The Blue Oval for Drake Relays

DES MOINES– A sure sign of spring in Iowa is a weekend of rain for the Drake Relays.
Rain fell on all three days of major activity on The Blue Oval at Drake University for the 107th edition of America’s Athletic Classic. However, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of 4,485 high school, college and elite class performers on and around the track, including 17 Olympic medalists, gearing up for the 2016 Rio Games in 10 weeks.

Solon boys take first at CCA’s Pacha Relays

TIFFIN– The Spartan boys’ track and field team started the week on April 25 finishing runner-up under the sun in the Wildcat Boys Relays at Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi with a few missing names due to college visits and family obligations.
The Solon runners and throwers finished the week on Thursday, April 28, as champions of the Pacha Relays, following some May showers and missing some members competing in the Drake Relays, at Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin in a field of nine other teams.

Olivia Erenberger wins McNutt 4-H Rotary Leadership Award

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Noon Rotary Club presented the McNutt 4-H Rotary Leadership Award to two outstanding Johnson County 4-H youth on April 21. The recipients are Olivia Erenberger and Kara Schueler, each received a $600 scholarship.

Music on Main Street concert series begins Wednesday, June 1

SOLON– Solon’s Music on Main Street Concert Series will kick off the 2016 schedule Wednesday, June 1, at the downtown bandstand featuring “Keelah and the Boys.”
Concerts begin at 7 p.m. each Wednesday evening. Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic basket and enjoy some wonderful music. In case of rain, concerts will be moved to St. Mary Catholic Church. If you would like to financially contribute to Music on Main Street or provide sponsorship or concessions on a concert evening, please contact Nancy Upmeyer at 331 1553 or nancyupmeyer@hotmail.com.
2016 Music on Main Street

Macbride Raptor Project free Family Day Saturday, May 7

SOLON– Macbride Raptor Project (MRP) monthly Family Day will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family Day is free and open to the public. The Raptor’s Nest (MRP educational center) will be open with staff and volunteers available to answer questions about the project and the raptors. Snacks and crafts will also be provided for guests.

Eidahl: State of the school district is strong

SCSD superintendent, board members reflect on the past school year

SOLON– One year after becoming the Solon Community School District’s superintendent, Davis Eidahl said he believes the state of the district is strong.
Eidahl arrived in Solon last year, previously serving as superintendent for Ottumwa Community School District. Eidahl, his wife, and his three children—a son in eighth grade, a son in sixth grade, and a daughter in second grade—attended baseball and softball games and other events to get acquainted with those in the community.