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St. Mary Health and “Wholiness” Walking Program begins

 SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church of Solon will host an open parish hall Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. to allow the community to walk indoors this season. The new program began Monday, Oct. 31, to coincide with the governor’s Healthiest State Initiative.
Twenty-five laps around the perimeter of the parish hall is equivalent to one mile. Stop in and exercise with your friends or come and walk solo. The invitation is extended to the entire community. Call the parish office at 624-2228 with questions. 

Coping with loss during the holidays

 SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon United Methodist Church, Our Lord’s Church and the Brosh Chapel and Community Center will host the second annual Holiday Griefshare Program on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the Brosh Community Center.

Old Gold Menu

Wed Nov 2:
Salmon Loaf, dill potatoes, green beans, tomato cuke salad, oatmeal cookie.
Thu Nov 3:
LS Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes w/gravy, broccoli Normandy, pears, chocolate pudding. BINGO
Fri Nov 4:
Oven Fried Chicken, baked potato half w/sour cream, stewed tomatoes, Mandarin oranges. ICPD/Scams & Fraud, Cards.
Mon Nov 7:
Swedish Meatballs w/egg noodles, Scandinavian veggies, creamy cuke salad, diced cantaloupe. Dietician.
Tue Nov 8:
BBQ Chicken, party potatoes, Capri vegetables, peach salad, applesauce cake. BINGO / City Rep.

Benzing, Smith pace girls to fourth

FT. DODGE– On the State meet stage, you run your best and hope for the best. With a runner-up finish for Lauren Benzing and teammate Alex Smith grabbing 12th, Solon’s girls capped their cross country season with personal bests and a fourth-place finish in a tight Class 3A race Saturday in Fort Dodge.

Cardiac Kids

SOLON– If you weren’t there, you missed a thriller.
The Solon Lady Spartans were hosting an opening round postseason game Monday, Oct. 24, against Williamsburg and dropped the first two games.
Then began a dramatic comeback that culminated with a 3-2 win and a throng of students celebrating at center court.
Solon advanced at the end of a five-game rollercoaster, 19-25, 22-25, 25-12, 25-15, 15-6.
The win placed Solon in a regional semifinal Thursday against Knoxville at Williamsburg. The Lady Spartans quickly dispatched Knoxville, 25-8, 25-8, 25-14.

Spartans give CPU nowhere to go

SOLON– The Stormin’ Pointers were no match for the Spartan defense.
Playing in the first round of the Class 3A postseason football tournament, Solon smothered Center Point-Urbana (CPU) 44-0 Wednesday to advance against a more formidable opponent, 8-2 Union of LaPorte City, Monday night (Oct. 31).
The Spartans limited CPU to just 39 yards of total offense, all of them on the ground. A lone Stormin’ Pointer completion went for no yardage. In fact, CPU quarterback Ryan Wilkin completed two more passes to Solon’s Andy Klouda.

Spartans taken out by Knights

SOLON– There will be no fifth consecutive championship for Solon.
The sixth-ranked Spartans lost to Union of LaPorte City 39-24 in a second-round football playoff game Monday night in Solon.
The Spartan defense, stalwart all season, could not stop the Knights and their senior running back Wes Burnside.
Burnside carried the ball over 30 times for almost 200 yards against Solon.
The defending 3A champions fell into a 19-7 hole in the first half and Union scored on its first two possessions in the third quarter to put the game just out of reach for Solon.

Constructive ideas, positive campaigns

NORTH LIBERTY– The four people hoping to secure one of three open seats on the North Liberty City Council came together last Wednesday, Oct. 26, to share their positions on city business.
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County hosted the Council Candidate Forum for North Liberty candidates. The event, moderated by Iowa City Attorney and current North Liberty Board of Adjustment member Allison Werner Smith, was sparsely attended, with just six people in the audience, including current council members, the mayor and two candidates’ wives.

ICCSD class sizes creep upward

IOWA CITY– Although the state’s budget of zero-percent allowable growth has constrained staff hiring, student numbers continue to rise in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD), according to the early projections of assistant superintendent Ann Feldman.
Feldman reported her findings at an Oct. 25 session of the ICCSD board of education.
At the elementary schools, Feldman counted 291.5 staff members, but, she said “that’s homeroom teachers; there are a lot of other teachers, librarians, counselors, and instructional coaches” also on the payroll.

NL Vets Day Dinner moved to Nov. 15

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Veterans Day dinner has been moved to Tuesday, Nov. 15, at South Slope’s community room.
The change has been made due to a USO show planned at Riverside Casino on Nov. 11.
Registration for the Veterans Day event begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a program. The program will feature a Power Point presentation and combat footage presented by a local Iowa veteran who recently returned from duty in Afghanistan.