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September 7th, 2011

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Auxiliary Spaghetti Supper For Scholarships Sept. 7

SOLON– The annual Spaghetti Supper For Scholarships will be held along with the 2011 Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The spaghetti supper will be held at Solon American Legion Club, serving from 5-7 p.m. Adults are $7, children ages 6-12, $4, and children under five eat free.
All proceeds are used toward scholarships for graduating seniors. The event is sponsored by Solon American Legion Auxiliary.

Solon KCs host breakfast Sept. 11

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus will be hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, Sunday, Sept. 11, at St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults, 12 and under $4, under age 4 eat free.

Veteran’s memorial breakfast Sept. 18

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will hold a veteran’s memorial breakfast on Sunday, Sept.18, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Legion.
The all-you-can-eat menu includes: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, juice, coffee and milk at a cost of only $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12. Children under five eat free.
All proceeds go to the Solon Veteran’s Memorial fund.

Coaches and referees needed for soccer and flag football

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation department is looking for coaches for its upcoming fall soccer and flag football programs. Parents, relatives and high school students are all welcome to help coach. No experience is required. Without coaches, the programs cannot happen. In appreciation of your help the head coach will be reimbursed for one child’s registration. In addition, the Solon Parks and Recreation department is looking for referees and officials.

Deciding where sales tax money goes

SOLON– It’s that penny in sales tax you pay.
In 2008, the Iowa Legislature repealed the School Infrastructure Local Option (SILO) and put in its place the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) one percent sales tax.
Statewide, the sales tax in Iowa is now six percent (6%).
Money generated by the tax is collected and divided equally per-pupil and dispersed to community school districts. The schools must make a general declaration to the public and the state government of how the sales tax funds will be spent– the Revenue Purpose Statement (RPS).

Young to coordinate city recreation activities

By B. Adam Burke
Solon Economist
SOLON– Travis Young is Solon’s new Activities Coordinator, the first to be hired in the newly-created job.
He’ll split his time between Parks and Recreation programming and the Public Works department doing groundskeeping work.
On just his fourth day on the job, Young, 25, marveled at the opportunities in the area.
He gave praise to Solon’s community and what it offers, “We have the facilities to do a lot. We’ve been blessed. People have been generous,” he said, noting the donated time and money given to create the Solon Recreation and Nature Area.

Spartan Fund Run Sept. 17

SOLON– The Spartan Fund Run is Sept. 17. Both online registration and paper copy are available on the school’s registration website under “Spartan Fund Run,” the event website at www.spartanfundrun.com, as well as in each school office, and at various locations around town. This is the 10th anniversary and to celebrate, the race route has been changed and moisture wick shirts are available. For additional fun, runners can choose to participate as a team and their team name will be printed on each shirt.

St. Mary Harvest Festival Sept. 25

SOLON– St. Mary of Solon Harvest Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A pork and chicken dinner will be served. Adult advance tickets are $9, at the door $10, and children advance tickets are $5, or $6 at the door. The fest will feature a country store, silent auction, baked goods, children’s games and a raffle. Raffle prizes will be drawn at 2 p.m.: first prize $1,000, second prize $750, third prize $250, fourth prize Fat Tire Bike.

Ely All-School Reunion set for Wednesday, Sept. 14

ELY– Any and all who have attended Ely School are invited to the 2011 Ely All-School Reunion.