• strict warning: Non-static method view::load_views() should not be called statically in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 837.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::db_objects() should not be called statically in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/includes/view.inc on line 1367.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 14.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.

Solon Economist

Save the Legion Field

Solon Black and Orange Baseball to undertake improvements

New lights first for 50-year-old baseball field

SOLON– The Solon Black and Orange Baseball Club would like to light the night and keep the Legion Baseball Field in use for generations to come.
The club has an extensive plan for renovating the 50-year-old field, and is ready to embark on fundraising for an ambitious, multi-phase improvement project.
The Legion Baseball Field, immediately west of the Solon Public Library, occupies most of the Legion Park– also home to the Solon Veterans Memorial and the Johnson County Freedom Rock.

White named national softball coach of the year

SOLON– Fans of the Lady Spartan softball program are probably used to watching head coach Jim White pace the baseline in a black polo and khaki shorts.
But White donned a suit Wednesday, June 21, for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Coach of the Year Awards Night Banquet in Peoria, Ill.
White, one of eight finalists, was the recipient of the 2017 National Softball Coach of the Year.

Watch out for these new signs.

The City of Solon has installed new stop signs at the following intersections:
Cedar and Main;
Dubuque and Main.
Another new sign is planned for the intersection of North and Cedar streets, but has not yet been installed. Watch out for these new signs.

City responds to lawsuit

City of Solon news release for June 29

SOLON– In an article on June 8 in the Solon Economist, it was reported that a lawsuit was commenced related to drainage and storm sewer issues resulting in damage to a residence on Bergamot Lane. As indicated in the article, several parties were listed as defendants including North Corridor Custom Homes, Inc., Fox Run Development, Inc., MMS Consultants, Inc. and the City of Solon. The City has contacted its insurance company which has appointed legal counsel for defense of the case.

Solon High School Science Fair winners announced

SOLON– The second Solon High School Science Fair this school year was held May 24. Out of the 52 projects entered, 15 students advanced to the finalist round.
At the end of the finalist round, first place was awarded to Nico Longo for testing the effect of insulation type on heat retention.
Second place was awarded to Katie Butterfield for testing the effect of salt type on metal corrosion.
Third place was awarded to Spencer Wolfe for testing the effect of blade length on wind energy produced. The finalists and place winners are pictured at right.

July activities for Old Gold Diner

June was a little more laid back than May, but as usual we had a great time.
• Thanks to the Solon Centennial Lions Club for the second May Sponsored Meal. There is a lot you don’t know about the Lions club if you were not able to be here for the meal. If you get another opportunity to learn about them, be sure to do so.
• Thank you to Bridge Community Bank for sponsoring the meal in June. We all know about the regular services of the bank, but it was good to hear about the financial planning opportunities they offer.

Ely firefighters pancake breakfast July 4

ELY– The Ely Fire Department is hosting its annual pancake breakfast Tuesday, July 4, from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1300 Main St. There will be all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon and freshly cracked eggs.
Cost is $8 in advance for adults and $8.50 at the door, and $3 for children ages 5-12. Visit elyiowa.com for more information.

Ely Fourth of July parade 6-8 p.m.

ELY– Ely’s annual Fourth of July parade will be held at 6 p.m. on July 4. The parade will begin at the fire station and will loop around and end at city hall. To enter into the parade or to volunteer, visit elyiowa.com and click on 4th of July Parade 2017 under Events.

Preparing for postseason

Lady Spartans sweep Maquoketa, go 3-1 at home Classic

SOLON– Head Coach Jim White wanted his team to be challenged over the weekend at the Solon Classic softball tournament, and they were.
The Lady Spartans went 3-1 at their weekend tourney, defeating Mediapolis, City High and Des Moines Lincoln before falling to Iowa City West.
Coupled with a home sweep of Maquoketa June 22 and a split with Western Dubuque June 26 and Solon moved to 25-10 on the season.
The Lady Spartans dropped from No. 5 to No. 7 in Class 3A in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union rankings issued June 22.

Spartans take doubleheader from Williamsburg

Solon drops two at home to league-leading Western Dubuque

WILLIAMSBURG– Solon’s varsity baseball team took a pair of games on the road at Williamsburg June 22.
The Spartans held the Raiders just two runs over the course of a doubleheader, both on leadoff home runs by Williamsburg senior Derek Greiner, one against Solon freshman Cam Miller, one off junior Luke Ira.
Solon rebounded in both games to shut the Raiders down, while cranking up the offense in 9-1 and 10-1 wins.
Miller captured the win in the 9-1 opener, striking out eight and walking three while giving up only two hits over six innings, including Greiner’s lone earned run.

Solon Parks & Rec Dept.

FALL FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION UNDERWAY SOON

Council to restrict "Citizen’s Speak"

Action expected on proposed guidelines for public input

SOLON– The Solon City Council is going to look at modifying the way it interacts with the public.
At a meeting June 7, council members and Mayor Steve Stange discussed a resolution establishing guidelines for the Citizen’s Speak portion of regular council agendas.
The changes unsettled two residents, both former council members.
No action was taken, but the resolution is expected to appear again on a future agenda.