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April 9th, 2014

Johnson County Sheriff’s office releases 2013 annual report

Curious trends in crime stats

JOHNSON COUNTY– Sometimes there are no clear cut answers to explain why things are the way they are. As an example, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) released its annual report documenting the department’s activities in 2013. While some categories of offenses are down, Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek is at a loss as to why, exactly. On the other hand, in general, calls for service are up, continuing a trend that shows the department is busier with each passing year.

Brez bows out

Longtime West High coach retires

IOWA CITY– One day earlier and it may have been written off as an April Fool’s Day prank.
But Kathy Bresnahan’s post on the social media site Facebook last Wednesday (April 2) was no joke as she announced her resignation from coaching the Iowa City West High Women of Troy varsity volleyball program.

Boys track runner-up at Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON– The Solon varsity boys track team turned in a strong performance at their first outdoor meet of the season, finishing runner-up in a strong field at Mount Vernon Saturday, March 29.
The meet was a sign of good things to come, as the Spartans won seven events and placed in 11 others, with a variety of athletes contributing points.
Team Scores were as
follows:
1. CPU 134
2. Solon 132
3. Monticello 90
4. Mount Vernon 83.5
5. Lisbon 65
6. Bellevue 51.5
7. Dyersville Beckman 48
8. Maquoketa 39
9. CCA 33
10. Davenport Assum 22
Field event place winners included:

Solon dumped by Prairie Hawks

CEDAR RAPIDS– It was cold. It was windy. There was a threat of rain.
In other words, it was a perfect day for high school soccer.
Solon’s varsity Spartans opened their 2014 season last Thursday with a trip to Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids to face Cedar Rapids Prairie in a jamboree hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington. Both squads were ranked 13th (2A for Solon, 3A for Prairie) in preseason rankings issued by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Boys win title at chilly Tipton track meet

TIPTON– The Solon varsity boys fought the elements to win a cold and windy track meet held last Tuesday at Tipton.
Team scores were as follows:
Solon: 150
North Cedar: 117
Iowa City Regina: 89
West Branch: 83
CCA: 48
Lone Tree: 41
Individual and relay place winners:
High Jump: Matt Roeder, first, 5 feet, 10 inches; Jaden Durr, third, 5 feet, 8 inches.
Long Jump: Zach Nunemaker, second, 20 feet, 5 inches; Jaden Durr, third, 20 feet, 4.5 inches; Emilio Villagrana, fourth, 20 feet, 3 inches.

Lady Spartans run with the big schools at J-Hawk Relays; take first at Tipton Early Bird

Strong showing

CEDAR RAPIDS– Finally. A warm day for a track meet. And with a fifth place finish in the J-Hawk Relays on Friday, April 4, the Lady Spartans showed they could run with the big girls. Of the 14 teams there, 10 were Class 4A schools; all among the 25 largest enrollments in Iowa. The other four were 3A teams, with Solon the smallest.

Third “Spartan Dash” April 26

SOLON– The Lakeview PTO will host its third annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 26, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that will serve as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a “family team.” Family teams will walk, skip, or run through obstacles set up along the one-mile trail in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area (SRNA). Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to have you laughing.

SCSD seeking foreign exchange student host family

SOLON– The Solon Community School District (SCSD) is seeking one Solon family to host a high school-aged foreign exchange student for the 2014-2015 school year. If your family is interested, please contact PAX Academic Exchange at 1-800-555-6211 or go online to www.pax.org.

Solon Public Library

Are you new to Solon?

Please stop in and check out the services we offer at the Solon library! We have popular titles, large print, westerns, Christian fiction, science fiction and lots of non-fiction for gardeners, history buffs, financial tips, good health habits, and much more. We have a large audio book collection and DVDs for both children and adults. Also available for check out are puzzles, puppets, and cake pans. In our reading area, you will find four area newspapers and a variety of magazines.

Solon Methodist Living Last Supper performances begin April 11

SOLON– Members of Solon United Methodist Church (SUMC) will be presenting five Living Last Supper performances in April, including their first interstate show and a Maundy Thursday performance at SUMC.
The Living Last Supper is a dramatic interpretation where each disciple reflects upon one’s life with Jesus in the setting of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting.