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Archive

June 6th, 2011

Book sale results

Despite the nasty Sunday weather and a power outage, the Friends of the Library are pleased to report a good turnout at the Annual Memorial Day Weekend Used Book Sale. With over 7,000 items offered for sale, there seemed to be a good selection for everyone. Many people browsed and selected books, audio books, CDs, DVDs and VCR movies. On Monday, with bargain rates of 10 items for a dollar, most items were cleared out by the time the sale ended at 12 p.m. Proceeds will be used for supplies and equipment as well as expanding the library collection of books, audio books and DVDs.

Summer Reading Program Week 2

The Solon kids were ready and the kick-off party last week was a huge success. With over 350 patrons passing through the doors, Youth Services Librarian Jen Leveck said “It was so amazing to see so many kids and parents excited about summer reading.” A big thank-you shout-out to Hills Bank, Mt Vernon for providing refreshments in the meeting room.

Solon trumpeters perform for International Guild

MINNEAPOLIS– The Solon High School Trumpet Choir auditioned and was accepted to perform at the International Trumpet Guild conference on May 25, 2011, in Minneapolis. They provided prelude music for Mark Niehaus who is the principal trumpet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. They were the only high school group who performed at the conference; all other performances were by college groups or professionals from all over the world.

Old Gold Menu

Wed, June 8: Sponsored meal: Cream of potato soup, chicken salad sandwich, broccoli cauliflower salad, fruited gelatin, birthday cake & ice cream.
Thu, June 9: Roast beef sandwich, potato chips, spinach Mandarin salad w/dressings, pistachio fruit salad. BINGO/BP/Foot Clinic.
Fri, June 10: Egg salad sandwich, calico vegetable salad, orange apricot salad, banana bar. Cards.
Mon, June 13: LS hot turkey sandwich w/gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, peaches, ice cream cup.

Solon just short of title

DES MOINES– Call it unlucky.
The Solon Spartans were just over a minute away from what appeared to be a certain overtime against Iowa City Regina in the 1A state soccer championship game.
But it was not to be.
Regina’s Johnny Rummelhart was speeding into Solon’s half of the field and was cut off by Solon defender Nick Day. But the ball didn’t clear, it dropped in front of Regal Zach Pechous, who nudged it further away from Spartan goalie Derrick Loveless, and Regina’s Chris Nott tapped it in.

Lady Spartans roll at softball classic

SOLON– Solon’s varsity softball squad continued to rack up wins last week.
The Lady Spartans took a double-header against Dyersville Beckman last Tuesday, then hosted the inaugural Solon Softball Classic and emerged with two more wins.
Against Beckman, Solon won the first game, 4-1. Arran Weeces was the winning pitcher with 11 strikeouts. Alyssa Rickels went 2-4, Casey Musgrave went 2-3 and Rylee Smith went 3-3.
In game two, Solon bested Beckman 12-0. Casey Musgrave was the winning pitcher. Kristen Purdy threw in relief. Emily Bransky was 2-3 with three stolen bases. Kara Misel was 2-3.

Solon defeats No. 7 4A Des Moines Valley

DES MOINES– The Solon Spartans baseball team beat West Des Moines Valley 7-0 after the state 1A soccer championship Saturday in Des Moines.  Four soccer players came over to the game after their final to help salvage a little something from a disappointing day.
Solon’s team travelled over from Cownie Soccer Complex and basically threw their cleats on and beat the No. 7 team in Class 4A (and the state’s largest high school).

Miracles in Motion to host 5K/10K June 25 in Solon

SOLON– Miracles in Motion is holding its 10th annual 5K/10K Challenge in Solon on June 25 at 8:30 a.m.
The 5K fun run, walk, and wheel is a loop course that starts and finishes at the Solon Recreation & Nature Area. The 10K is a point-to-point trail race starting in Macbride State Park and ending in Solon.
The early bird entry fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children (10 and under).
Online registration, course maps, entry forms, and additional information is available through the 5k/10k link at www.miraclesinmotion.net.

Sheriff releases annual report

IOWA CITY– Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek has released his annual report for 2010 detailing the activities of the sheriff’s office.

Record-number class graduates from CCA

TIFFIN — The largest class in the history of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district, 141 Clippers strong, crossed the stage and received their diplomas during the Commencement ceremony held Sunday, May 29.
Valedictorians Zach Manders, Hannah McGrath, Shelby Novak and Katie Weih performed a brief skit in lieu of giving speeches. School board members Tim Hennes (president) and Kathi Huebner had the honor of conferring diplomas upon family, as Maria Hennes and Ethan Huebner graduated.