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Solon Economist

Spartan Fund Run Oct. 26

We would like to thank the individuals, businesses, and the Solon Community for your generosity and ongoing support of our students and schools by way of time commitment and financial contributions. We are fortunate to live in an area where like-mindedness and readiness to collaborate is so prevalent. This year, the Spartan Fund Run is set for Saturday, Oct 26, rain or shine. Please come out for some family fun and to support a worthy cause.

Online registration is available at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/SpartanFundRun

First Presbyterian Chicken Noodle Supper Oct. 19

ELY– First Presbyterian Church near Ely is hosting its 64th Chicken Noodle Soup and Kolach Supper on Saturday, Oct. 19. Serving is from 4 until 7 p.m.
This year more music will accompany this annual tasty dinner. The Iowa Accordion Club will start the entertainment at 3:45 p.m. and conclude at 5:45 p.m. A new addition to the event is bluegrass music by Riverbottom Ramblers from 6 until 7 p.m.
The menu includes hearty chicken noodle soup, rolls, relish plates, crackers and the church’s signature fresh kolaches.

Good late season finish, tough road ahead for XC

TROY MILLS– After a fourth (girls) and eighth (boys) place finish at North Linn, Solon’s boys and girls cross country squads head into conference this week, and then tough state qualifying meets as their seasons hit the home stretch.
The Spartans host the Oct. 24 state qualifier, but are among four ranked 3A schools– and a late upstart– at a meet where only three teams qualify for the Nov. 2 state meet.

Girls get dirty, too

Solon’s Jada Murphy tears up the motocross tracks

SOLON– She’s been called, “The Wild Child,” and “The Rabbit.” You can call her Jada.

Our Lord’s Church Fall Festival fundraiser Oct. 19

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will hold its ninth annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the church, located at 131 N. Market St., Solon.

scouting for food in Solon: Pick-up Saturday, Oct. 12

SOLON– The Cub Scouts and boy scouts will be out this week (Oct. 5 through 10) handing out bags in their neighborhoods. They will be back out on Oct. 12 to pick up food left in the bags for them. All the food collected in the Solon area will be going to the Solon Community Food Pantry at the Solon United Methodist Church. The drop off for food will also be at the church.

St. Mary Catholic Church to host blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 24

SOLON– A Solon community blood drive will be held from 3 until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1749 Racine Ave. N.E., inside Fellowship Hall.
To donate, please contact Deb Gaddis at 319-624-2844 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org.

Lady Spartans overwhelm Raiders

SOLON– The Anamosa volleyball team looked like a deer in the headlights.
The Solon Lady Spartans rattled off 10 straight points behind the serving of junior Taylor Nearad and never looked back, sweeping the Anamosa Raiders 3-0 in a conference match-up last Tuesday in Solon.
Nearad was a serving machine for the Lady Spartans, going 24-27 with 10 aces from behind the service line. No other Lady Spartan had more than seven serves.
Solon won 25-6, 25-12 and 25-6, with liberal substitutions throughout the match.

Big score

Spartans roll up 64-3 win over Anamosa Raiders

SOLON– It didn’t take long to see where this game was going.
Solon’s Jordan Wymer took the opening kickoff 97 yards down the Spartan sideline for a touchdown, and it was off to the races.
Moments later, Solon intercepted Anamosa quarterback Austin Seehusen deep in Raider territory. Two passes to Nathan Hawkins later, there was less than a minute elapsed on the clock, and Solon had taken a 14-0 lead over the winless Anamosa Raiders.
The Spartans rumbled to a 64-3 win Friday night, moving their record to 5-1 on the season, and an unblemished 3-0 in conference play.

Girls first, boys second at Williamsburg invite

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

WILLIAMSBURG– Solon’s girls scored a team and individual title at the Williamsburg invitational cross country meet Sept. 30.

Dock hosting Solon jazz combos

SOLON– The Dock Restaurant is hosting a Solon Music Night on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Patrons can enjoy the musical talents of several Solon jazz ensembles while dining at the Dock, and 10 percent of all food sales will be donated to the Solon High School Music Department.

Our Lord’s Church Fall Festival fundraiser Oct. 19

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will hold its ninth annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the church, located at 131 N. Market St., Solon.