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May 21st, 2012

Solon school board bumps lunch prices for 2012-13

SOLON– School lunches will jump next year in all three Solon schools and for staff.
Lakeview Elementary students will pay an additional 30¢, while middle school prices will increase 20¢, and high school meals will cost an extra 35¢. Adults will pay $3 for meals.
The increases, approved by the Solon school board last week, are expected to add $43,000 to the district’s nutrition coffers.

Mighty mission packed into little library

SOLON– The best things in life really are still free.
And books are some of the best life has to offer.
That’s why Solon’s Jack Neuzil chose to initiate Solon’s first Little Free Library just outside Solon in the north Twin View Heights subdivision.
“Even in this digital age, books still appeal,” said Neuzil.

Solon churches to co-sponsor ‘Griefshare’ support group

SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon United Methodist Church and Our Lord’s Church of Solon are co-sponsoring a community support group for those experiencing loss in their lives. “Griefshare” will begin Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the library at St. Mary. “Griefshare” is a program to help individuals cope with the loss of a loved one.

Closed for Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day and will reopen at noon on Tuesday, May 29. There will be no Storytime on Tuesday, May 29. Summer library hours begin on Friday, June 1. A reminder to students, that even though school will be out for the summer on May 29, the library will not be on summer hours until June 1.

City-wide garage sale registration continues

Movie Clips

“Chronicle” (2012, PG13, SciFi/Thriller) Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
“The Grey” (2011, R, Action/Adventure) After their plane crashes in Alaska, seven oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. Stars Liam Neeson and Dermot Mulroney.

Old Gold Menu

Wednesday, May 23:
Salmon loaf, dill potatoes, sunshine carrots, mixed green salad w/assorted dressings, oatmeal cookie. Fourth graders.

Thursday, May 24:
Swedish meatballs over egg noodles, diced beets, spinach Mandarin salad w/assorted dressings, tropical fruit. BINGO.

Friday, May 25:
Oven fried chicken, baked half potato w/sour cream, stewed tomatoes, Mandarin oranges, Rice Crispy bar. Cards.

Monday, May 28:
Memorial Day holiday.

Tuesday, May 29:

Girls take third

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
DES MOINES– The number three loomed large for Solon’s girls in the 2012 State Track and Field Meet held May 17-19 in Des Moines. Dubuque Wahlert, Davenport Assumption and Solon– the three teams who finished in that order at state last year– showed the same finish in the toughest Class 3A district meet earlier this month. And they finished in just that order again at State 2012, outdistancing the rest of the 3A field at Drake’s University’s Blue Oval.

School of hard knocks for Solon soccer

By Kelly Meyer
Special to the Economist
Teamwork is what the Solon girls soccer program is all about. “We are really starting to work together well as a team,” said head coach John Tucker. “We have been emphasizing possession and control to add to our already potent offense.” 

Solon Girl Scouts celebrate with tree giveaway

SOLON– The Girl Scout troops of Solon would like to offer a free tree to anyone in the Solon area to commemorate the organization’s century celebration. The red maple and white spruce trees have been purchased through the National Arbor Day Foundation. Both are selected for quick growth and will do well in this area at this time in a variety of soil conditions. If cared for (watered), the trees should last for years to come. If interested, the Solon Girl Scouts request the following:
• Call Iowa One Call and mark the place you would like the tree planted;

Girls on the trail, running and pulling!

SOLON– Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a 12-week program that helps prepare third through sixth grade girls to run a 5K race. Along with the physical training, there are lessons each day that teach positive life choices, including giving back to the community. GOTR in Solon chose a garlic mustard pull for their community service project.