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Solon Economist

City Wide Clean Up Day June 13

SOLON– The City of Solon will host its annual City Wide Clean Up Day on Saturday, June 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. City residents may drop off garbage and recyclables at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. Those dropping off should be prepared to present identification.

Methodist Church to host blood drive June 27 at Family Life Center

 SOLON– Solon will host a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, at 122 N. Iowa St., inside the Solon United Methodist Church Family Life Center gymnasium.
To make an appointment to donate, please contact Rick Havel at 319-530-1596 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 682 to locate the drive.

Turkey Vulture Festival June 20

IOWA CITY– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting the Fifth Annual Turkey Vulture Festival on Saturday, June 20, from 8 a.m. until noon at Coralville Lake’s East Overlook Picnic Area. This is a free, family event and the Corps encourage parents to accompany their children. Activities will include face painting by Funny Face Designs, temporary tattoos, children’s games, crafts and more.

Mary’s Meals founder returns to Solon

SOLON– Solon’s favorite Scottish son, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, returned for his second visit in less than a year, as part of his global launch of his recent book, The Shed That Fed A Million Children. MacFarlane-Barrow is the founder of Mary’s Meals, a global charity that aims to break the cycle of poverty by providing children with a nutritious daily meal in a place of education.

Solon softball 10-1

SOLON– The Solon Lady Spartan softball team is ranked No. 2 in Class 3A and collected its 10th win of the season over the weekend at the Solon Round Robin Tournament.
Solon pitched a shut-out against both its opponents, defeating Iowa City City High 11-0 and Highland 7-0.
Senior Emily Ira pitched seven innings, striking out 17 and allowing only one hit and two walks to get the win against Highland.

Assumption ends Lady Spartan season

Solon defeats West Delaware, Beckman in regional soccer

DAVENPORT– It was the expected match-up, No. 12 Solon against No. 3 and perennial tournament winner Davenport Assumption on Assumption’s home turf.
The home fans went away happy.
Assumption ended the Solon Lady Spartans’ soccer season Monday, June 8, with a 9-1 win in the Class 1A Region 7 final.
Solon had reached the regional final with good wins against West Delaware and Dyersville Beckman, but Assumption proved to be too much.

Dr. Davis Eidahl selected by school board as new Solon superintendent

Ottumwa super to replace Miller

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– After his semifinal interview with the Solon Community School District Board of Education last week, Dr. Davis Eidahl knew Solon was the right place.
“The questions that the board asked, the priorities that they identified, they’re really focused on that student achievement, making sure that those students that enter into the Solon district, they leave with a tremendous educational advantage because of the experiences they had,” Eidahl said. “And that is really right up my alley and something that excites me.”

Supervisors, Shueyville discuss improvements to Curtis Bridge Road

Unique situation, unique proposal

SHUEYVILLE– For anybody who has driven the length of Curtis Bridge Road in northwest Johnson County, to say it is in bad shape would be an understatement. Its dilapidated condition led county officials to move the road up on its Five-year Road Maintenance and Improvement Plan, with work scheduled to begin late this summer.
Some surface material will be ground down, and the road will be widened two feet on either side before a hot asphalt overlay is applied for a smoother ride.

Solon FBLA can drive May 30

SOLON– Save your pop cans. As a way to raise money to help a student attend and compete at the National Leadership Conference, Solon FBLA will conduct a pop can drive on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Those wishing to drop off cans and bottles may do so at the high school. Those wishing to donate but unable to do so during the day of the can drive, please contact Jodi Leimkuehler at the high school at 319-624-3401.

Three summer sessions of Solon boys basketball camp

SOLON– Solon boys basketball is excited to offer three summer sessions of basketball camp in June and July.
Session I runs June 8-11 and costs $50; Session II also costs $50 and will be held June 22-25; while Session III runs July 20-21 at a cost of $25. Special pricing is available for more than one session.
Campers will receive individualized instruction from Solon’s coaching staff as well as from guest coaches that have played at a high level. 

Solon Senior Advocates

Proposed Senior Advocate trips

All trips leave from Solon Recreation and Nature Area.
*Bus trips
*Thursday, June 18: Paddle Boat/Grist Mill, Muscatine
Thursday, July 16 – Maharishi U. – Fairfield
*Thursday, August 20 – Bellevue/Galena
Call 624-2710 or 430-8655 or sign-up at Old Gold Dining.
If you have signed up for a trip, please call two weeks in advance if you must cancel as the Advocates need to reserve a bus and often purchase tickets ahead of time.

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Gunnells, Ham win consecutive titles for Solon track teams

DES MOINES– Solon senior Connor Ham held off all challengers Saturday, defending his state titles in the 110-meter high hurdles and the 200-meter dash at the State Co-Ed Track and Field meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
The Solon boys track team scored 38 points to finish in sixth place out of 47 teams which scored points at last weekend’s Class 3A state track meet.