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Solon Economist

Jazz at the Commons March 30

SOLON– Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the performances and have dinner with their families as Solon High School presents Jazz at the Commons Sunday, March 30, at the high school commons with performances by the high school jazz bands and choirs. Live Jazz begins at 5 p.m. All proceeds from food and other donations will support the Solon High School Jazz program.

Solon seniors struggle with transportation

SOLON– Solon Senior Advocates president Sandy Hanson has her hands full.
Not only does she work to keep the Old Gold Diner going, but she is also often fielding calls from Solon’s seniors who are concerned about how to get to their medical appointments.
“I get a call about every two weeks asking how they can get to their appointments,” Hanson said. “I would really like to get Solon on the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, but we need volunteer drivers.”

T-shirt artwork sought for the 2014 Solon Beef Days celebration

SOLON– The Solon Beef Days Committee is soliciting T-shirt designs to mark the 2014 Solon Beef Days celebration to be held on July 18 and 19.

South Slope workers ratify contract

NORTH LIBERTY– Representatives of South Slope Cooperative Communications and members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) announced Monday the two groups had reached a collective bargaining agreement effective until September 2015.
The CWA and South Slope management had been involved in a contentious dispute over contract terms since Oct. 31, when the workers’ previous contract expired. South Slope locked workers out based on the lack of an approved contract, and the union subsequently voted down a proposed new contract.

See the forest for the trees?

DNR addresses Macbride forest management plan

By Paul Deaton
Solon Economist

SOLON– When Anthony Sells built the first sawmill with an upright saw in Big Grove Township in 1839, there were a lot of nearby trees. Things changed as the land was cleared for development, to the extent that when the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently marked a number of mature trees in the state park, people noticed and wondered what was going on.

Last chance to register for youth baseball and softball programs

SOLON– Registration for summer baseball and softball for ages 9-13 will continue through the middle of next week. Games will be played in Solon, North Liberty and Coralville in conjunction with the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball league. All Solon kids will be kept together on “Solon” teams. This league is typically a 12-15 game season plus tournament at the end of the season. Season typically runs end of April through end of June. Parents can register their kids online at https://solon-iowa.cogran.com/ Sign-up today to secure a spot.