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Archive

September 7th, 2011

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In 2008, the Iowa Legislature repealed the School Infrastructure Local Option (SILO) and put in its place the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) one percent sales tax.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.

Women’s Club pool party Sept. 8

SOLON– The public is invited to a pool party at Terri Jedlicka’s home at 613 S. Market St., Solon, on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. to share in good food, drinks and company at the first meeting of 2011-12 of the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club. Wear a swimming suit and/or shorts and a funky hat, join us for this fun and informative evening.

Fall hours have resumed

Sept. 1, the library resumed fall hours, opening at 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closing at 8 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the library will open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.. These hours will remain in effect until the end of May. The library is closed on Sundays.

Young patron usage policy

Patrons under the age of 18 must have parental approval on file at the library, before they can sign-in to use a public computer. The parent or guardian must sign the permission card in person at the circulation desk prior to their underage patron using a public access computer. The signed permission slips will be kept on file indefinitely. Young patrons who do not have a signed permission slip on file will be denied use of the computers. Public access computers are not Internet filtered. The library staff does not monitor usage by the patrons.