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Solon Economist

Solon old gold diner

October 2017 Old Gold Diner activities

September is fleeting away taking with it a great meal sponsored by Mercy Family Medicine of Solon, followed a week later with a room buzzing with the first class of fourth graders this school year. They always keep us young.
The fundraiser has not happened yet, but by reservations it looks to be a good day. Everyone’s support of this important program is appreciated.

Ely News by Lenna See

Elmer Smyth was honored on his 83rd birthday on Tuesday, evening, Sept. 5, with a dinner at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Joy Smyth. Among those attending were his children, grandchildren and their spouses, and great-grandchildren.

The Annual Nemecek Family Reunion was held on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the First Presbyterian Church near Ely. About 25 attended form Solon, Ely, Cedar Rapids and Marion. Hosts were Norman and Terry Zahradnik.

Fall auction nets haul for Sts. Peter & Paul

Historical foundation runs low on fixin’s at annual fundraiser

SOLON– Kolaches and burgers were steadily flying off the counters at Sts. Peter and Paul’s annual fall auction fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 17.
“We were starting to run low on a few food items in the kitchen,” said Jean Litts, the organizer of the Sts. Peter and Paul Historical Foundation and Chapel’s annual Fall Fun Auction. “No one was ever in danger of going hungry, as we had plenty of burgers and buns and kolaches left, but things like potato salad and beans, we were definitely running out on.”

Sixth Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show Oct. 21-22

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Eastern Iowa Orchid Society in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department announced The Sixth Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and Sale on Oct. 21-22, at the Noelridge Park Greenhouse, 4900 Council St. NE in Cedar Rapids. The show is free and open to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Solon takes control of District lead

Indians no match for Spartans, 43-7

OSKALOOSA– The Solon varsity football team set up Homecoming Week, Sept. 25-30, in grand fashion as the Spartans ruled the Oskaloosa Indians, 43-7, in dominant, defensive fashion Friday, Sept. 22, in Oskaloosa.
Solon sole possession of first place in Class 3A District 5 with staunch defensive and consistent offensive performances, handed the Oskaloosa only its second loss of the season.

Cross country runners battle the heat

Girls third, boys move the pack up for eighth at Anamosa

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

ANAMOSA– Normally, the Anamosa Cross Country Invitational is an early autumn, mild weather event in a county park. However, major lake renovation forced a change in location… and Mother Nature turned up the heat. With bright sunlight and the temperature on its way to 90, runners learn to adjust before, during and after running 3.2 miles.

Lady Spartans sweep Maquoketa

Senior Night for volleyball team Oct. 3 against W. Dubuque

MAQUOKETA– The Lady Spartans visited the Cardinals at just the right time.
After taking on ranked teams at weekend tournaments in September, Solon’s varsity volleyball team was due for an easy win, and Maquoketa hit the spot.
The Lady Spartans chalked up a WaMaC Conference divisional win with a 3-0 sweep of the Cardinals Sept. 19 in Maquoketa.
“Maquoketa came at a great time,” Solon Head Volleyball Coach Sarah Ferin said. “We are getting our rhythm down now and it was nice to see the players relax and just play good volleyball.”

Solon Parks & Rec Department

Parks and Rec director Mike Reeve will be on vacation from Sept. 30 through Oct. 6.

Homecoming court announced

Solon’s Homecoming royalty will be named this week, culminating with the crowning of the queen Friday night during halftime of the varsity football game against Fort Madison. The 2017 Homecoming Court includes: (front) Alexis Ashton, Grace Keith, Ellen Cross, Delaney Bair, Sophie Nicol, Olivia Felton; (back) Nick Radcliffe, Luke Ira, Tyler Linderbaum, Payton Bandy, Zach Wegmann, Spencer Wegmann and Jaden Owen. (photo by Doug Lindner)

St. Mary's Harvest Fest. Oct. 1

SOLON­– St. Mary Catholic Church will be holding its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1.
The community is invited to enjoy a chicken and wood-fired smoked pork dinner with homemade salads, desserts and more from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will also be a bidding barn with guided hunt, live auction, country store and children’s events as well as a festival raffle. This year the top prize will be season tickets for two people for the Hawkeye men’s basketball games along with parking passes.

Booster Club Golf Outing Sept. 30

SOLON– The annual Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing is Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Lake MacBride Golf Course. The event is a three-person best shot contest. The entry fee is $60 per golfer and includes greens fee, lunch, a door prize and a drink ticket. This year the outing is limited to one session at 8:30 a.m. (PLEASE NOTE change in time). Lunch will be served after golf. Those interested in participating need to call the Lake MacBride Golf Course at 319-624-2500 or contact Adam Stahle at 319-270-7463 to sign up.

Brown, Jedlicka, Coons picked for board

Incumbents hold seats in Sept. 12 school election

SOLON– Less than 100 votes separated the four candidates, but experience ended up winning, in the Sept. 12 school election.
Incumbents Tim Brown and Rick Jedlicka, and former school board member Dan Coons were elected to four-year terms on the Solon Community School District’s Board of Education.
Only 31 votes separated Coons from the fourth candidate, Nicole Pizzini.
Brown received the most votes with 352, followed by Jedlicka (326), Coons (303) and Pizzini (272), according to final preliminary results posted by the Johnson County Auditor’s Office.