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Archive

July 30th, 2014

Townsend appointed to ICCSD school board

Board announces listening posts for redistricting

IOWA CITY– Technical difficulties prevented Iowa City School District (ICCSD) School Board President Chris Lynch and Superintendent Steve Murley from direct participation via telephone during their Tuesday, July 22, business meeting.
Orville Townsend Sr., appointed unanimously to the board during a special meeting July 21, was sworn in and seated to attend his first meeting since his previous service on the board in the 1980s.

NL council chooses Moore

City will still be required to fill post by election in November

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty City Council has chosen Dave Moore to fill its vacant seat.
There were five applicants for the position of councilperson, a vacancy created June 24 when councilor Gerry Kuhl was appointed to the late Tom Salm’s mayoral post. The remaining four members voted unanimously to appoint someone to the empty council seat.

Boys earn state tourney berth, but fall to No. 1 seed

DES MOINES– The Spartans had their chances, but couldn’t put enough runs on the board.
Solon fell to No. 1 seed Waverly-Shell Rock, 3-1, in a Class 3A quarterfinal game at Principal Park Tuesday.
Solon entered the tournament as the No. 8 seed.
“Our goal coming in was to put pressure on them, and we did that virtually every inning except for maybe one or two,” commented head coach Keith McSweeney after the game. “We just couldn’t come up with that big hit in those early innings.”

Lady Spartans take second`

Dallas Center-Grimes holds Solon to one hit in 4A title game

FORT DODGE– One hit was not enough to win a championship.
The Solon Lady Spartans fell to No. 1-ranked Dallas Center-Grimes, 5-0, in the 4A softball championship Friday.
Solon’s powerful offense could muster only one hit against Dallas Center-Grimes pitcher Paige Lowary, and ended up toting the runner-up trophy off the Harlan Rogers Park diamond in Fort Dodge for the second time in three years.
It was the first shutout of the season for Solon.

Pick up middle school football equipment Aug. 12-13

SOLON–Equipment handout for Solon seventh and eighth graders planning on playing football this fall will be as follows:
Eighth grade on Tuesday, Aug. 12, beginning at 4 p.m., and seventh grade on Wednesday, Aug. 13, beginning at 4 p.m. This will take place at the middle school. Athletes please make sure that you have an updated physical on file in order to participate.

Solon Robotics Open House Aug. 7

SOLON– Solon Robotics will host an open house on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Industrial Tech building (former wood shop) located behind the Solon Middle School Auditorium.
Solon Robotics is an after-school program open to middle and high school students in the Solon Community School District. Student teams design, build, program, and compete with robots in challenges that are new each season. More information is available at: http://www.vexrobotics.com/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ-5H3JVtPs.

Solon Public Library

Babygarten

Babygarten helps to nurture the bond between caregiver and child, increase eye-hand coordination, and develop body awareness. This rhythmic program will enrich your child’s life from the very beginning and provide an excellent foundation for the future. Each session will feature music, board books, and toys and is intended for children ages birth to 24 months.
Our next Babygarten program will run on Fridays from Sept. 5 through Oct. 10, at 9:30 a.m. Registration is free. Call the library at 319-624-2678 or email cmajor@solon.lib.ia.us.

The Longmire Series

Solon Senior Advocates plan August senior trips with new minibus

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates has announced several opportunities for short senior trips in August utilizing the organization’s new minibus.
Thursday, Aug. 7: Lisbon Sauerkraut Days in the Park; ice cream, baked goods, music and fireworks, 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5.
Friday, Aug. 15: Bluff Lake Catfish Farm, Maquoketa; all-you-can-eat whole and filleted catfish. Leave Solon at 2 p.m. Cost is $7.50.
Sunday, Aug. 17: Ely Polka Fest, Ely American Legion; 10 a.m. Polka service with St. John Lutheran Church, food, drink and dance to follow. Barefoot Becky playing. Cost is $5.

Car crash ends chase in Solon

SOLON– A vehicle matching the description of one involved in a Cedar Rapids shooting incident took law enforcement authorities on a chase that ended with a crash in Solon.
According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Department, charges have been filed against five individuals, including one juvenile.

Trapshooting team can drive set for Sept. 6

SOLON– Save your cans for the Solon Trap Shooting team. The team will be holding an upcoming can drive Sept. 6. Watch for details or call Gerald Chaloupka at 624-2825 for more information.