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Solon Economist

Venture Crew informational meeting Oct. 21 at St. Mary

SOLON– An informational meeting will be held for those interested in joining Venture Crew. Anyone between the ages of 14 to 21 interested in High Adventures should plan to attend a meeting at St. Mary Church in Solon on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The meeting is open to all denominations and both genders.
Adults interested in helping with forming the group should attend as well. Those interested in attending who have questions may contact Tim Broghammer at 319-624-2700.

There to help

Rural Health and Safety Clinic faces many challenges

HILLS– President Ronald Reagan is quoted as saying, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”
For four years, Roger Stutsman and Kelley Donham have been trying to convince farmers they are not from the government, and they truly are there to help.

Eastern Iowa Orchid Society show Oct. 17-18

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Eastern Iowa Orchid Society in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce The Fourth Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and Sale on Oct. 17-18, at the Noelridge Park Greenhouse located at 4900 Council Street NE. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. The show is free and open to the public

Solon defeated by Maquoketa, 21-17

Who will step up?

MAQUOKETA– “Who are those guys?” A line, repeated time and again, by Butch Cassidy in the 1969 movie, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
It was a line repeated on Friday night when the Maquoketa Cardinals defeated the Solon Spartans, 21-17.
With several players capable of making an impact on the game sidelined, the Spartans seemed vulnerable and needed some supporting players to step up.
Who were those guys?

Home stretch ahead

Boys finish 11th, girls 10th at North Linn

TROY MILLS– The stakes go up in the final days of the 2015 cross country season. Solon’s boys and girls go from Thursday’s WaMaC conference meet to the state qualifier next week, and hopefully on to state, Oct. 31.

Rough October so far for Lady Spartans

DeWITT– Heading into Senior Night Oct. 13, the month had not been kind to Solon’s varsity volleyball team.
Its only two wins came at a Waverly tournament Oct. 3, and both against Crestwood.
The Lady Spartans dropped to 7-20 on the season heading into the final home match against Anamosa, having been swept by Central DeWitt, No. 1 (4A) West Delaware, and several ranked teams at a Cedar Rapids tournament Oct. 10.
In addition, the team lost senior Josey Hajek to a sprained ankle at the Waverly-Shell Rock Invite, the second time this season she’s been sidelined by injury.

Spartan Wrestling Club starts with meeting on Monday, Nov. 2

SOLON– As the temperature outside begins to drop, the action in the Solon wrestling room starts to heat up. This year is no exception as The Spartan Wrestling Club prepares to begin another successful season. The emphasis continues to be on learning the fundamentals of wrestling and having fun.

Remembering Solon’s fallen

Window display tells the story of Solon’s war veterans

SOLON– In November 1942, a Japanese torpedo sank the USS Juneau, a light cruiser. Among the dead were five brothers from Waterloo: George, Francis, Joseph, Madison and Albert Sullivan. News of the deaths of the five Sullivan brothers became a rally cry for the war effort as their story went nationwide.

Solon Trapshooting Team can collection Saturday, Oct. 17

SOLON– Solon Trapshooting Team will be collecting cans on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8-11 a.m., at the Solon Fire Station to raise funds for the program. For questions regarding the can drive, contact Kris McAtee at 319-325-3438.

Swisher Legion Auxiliary to host all-you-can-eat breakfast Oct. 11

SOLON– Solon Trapshooting Team will be collecting cans on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8-11 a.m., at the Solon Fire Station to raise funds for the program. For questions regarding the can drive, contact Kris McAtee at 319-325-3438.

Swisher Legion Auxiliary to host all-you-can-eat breakfast Oct. 11

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Oct. 11, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children, with everyone welcome to join the Auxiliary for breakfast at the Swisher American Legion.

Our Lord’s Church to host Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 17

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will hold its 11th annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church, located at 131 N. Market St.
The soup luncheon will feature homemade chili, chicken noodle and chicken tortilla soup, along with hot dogs, chili dogs and drinks. The bake sale will include fresh farm eggs, bread from the Sykora Bakery and other member specialties.
The church will again be selling Dutch Letters, a pastry from Pella, crafts and other items. Dutch Letter orders must be made and paid in advance by Oct. 12.