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Solon Economist

Ferguson doubles up in shot put, discus

Spartans dominate Denny Gruber Invitational

SOLON– Solon hosted its own invitational track meet last week, named in honor of former boy’s track coach and teacher Denny Gruber. He was most likely proud as he watched the Spartan boys outdistance second place Mt. Vernon by 57 points to claim the team title.
Final scores were as follows:
Solon 137
Mt. Vernon 79.5
Regina 76.5
Vinton-Shellsburg 70
CCA 67
Beckman 57
North Cedar 48
Assumption 23
Gruber still coaches the jumpers for Solon and they helped to get the team off to a great start in the field events, scoring two places in both the high and long jump.

Gunnells wins Drake shot put crown

DES MOINES– They say to save your best for last.
Solon’s Shelby Gunnells took the old axiom literally and popped a career-best on her final throw at the 2014 Drake Relays to win the girls high school shot put competition.

Lady Spartans blank West Delaware, Anamosa

SOLON– Solon’s Lady Spartans started last week off winning their second home soccer game of the season against West Delaware with a shut out score of 10-0 with 6 minutes still remaining in the second half.
The addition of two freshmen to the starting varsity roster has proven that this season’s team is on its way to a winning season.
Freshman Josie Durr and Junior Emma Moss dominated the scoreboard with four goals each. Senior Anna Seydel contributed two goals. Credit for assists went to Ali Herdliska, Jade Flansburg, Anna Seydel and Nicole Oberthien.

Parents still don’t understand SBG

Report shows interpreting grades on PowerSchool continues to stymie

SOLON– Parents just don’t understand.
A year didn’t do a lot to improve the comprehension of standards-based grading (SBG) for parents in the Solon Community School District (SCSD).
An SBG report presented at the April 14 meeting of the Solon school board showed that parents participating in a spring survey have not significantly improved their understanding of what their student is learning.
“We definitely need to do a better job helping them understand PowerSchool,” Director of Instruction and Technology Matt Townsley told board members. “That continues to be a concern.”

Randall Park reopens, council considers Windmill Estate sewer

Spring is welcomed by City

SOLON– Spring arrived late, Randall Park reopened, and the council prepared to spend more money to support growth at an April 17 city council meeting.
Council members also approved a seasonal, part-time landscaping position for the city as they moved through a packed agenda.
“Randall Park is open and getting used,” said Scott Kleppe, director of public works. “Last Friday there were probably 15 parents and kids down there as we were seeding.”

Solon Women’s Club to host May Day breakfast Saturday, May 3

SOLON– Highlight May 3 on your calendar to remind you to attend the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast at the Solon Methodist Church from 7 until 11 a.m. Egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk will be served.
The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children (ages 5 through 12) tickets are available from GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club members or at the door on May 3. Bring your family and friends and receive a special deal: five adult tickets for $25 and/or five children tickets for $12.