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Ely Fall Fest and Classic Car Show Sept. 16-18

ELY– The ninth annual Ely Fall Fest returns Sept. 16-18. The weekend festival begins Friday night with a Moonlight 5k and 1 mile run at 7:45 pm, followed with a community celebration. Saturday is an all-day festival featuring over 20 activities and events, including kids’ inflatables and games, an adult co-ed softball tournament, a cornhole tournament, pet parade, youth punt/pass/kick competition, magic show, wiener dog race, and live music throughout the day. The day is capped off with a fireworks display at dusk. Sunday is fully devoted to the Classic Car Show, 8 a.m. to 3:30 pm.

Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing Saturday, Aug. 20

OLON– The annual Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Lake MacBride Golf Course. The event will be a 4-person best shot contest. The entry fee is $50 per golfer which includes greens fee, lunch and a drink ticket. There will be two sessions, one at 7:30 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served between the two groups starting at noon. Those interested in participating need to call the Lake MacBride golf course at 319-624-2500 or Adam Stahle at 319-270-7463 to sign up.

The Great Race

Rural Shueyville man completes cross country road rally

SHUEYVILLE– For Shueyville’s John Williams, the third time was not only the charm, but also charmed.
Williams, a retired teacher from the College Community School District’s Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids, participated in the 2016 Great Race cross-country road rally and made it all the way from near the California coast to Moline, Ill.
This was Williams’ third attempt at the event, held annually since the early 1980s, and the first time he made it from starting line to finish line.

Movie Under the Stars Thursday, Aug. 11

SOLON– As daylight fades, the movie rolls Thursday, Aug. 11, at Randall Park in Solon. Join neighbors and friends for Family Movie Night when the 2009 film ‘Up’ is featured.

Herdliska tabbed for temporary council seat

Two Solon council seats to be placed on general election ballot

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– It will cost the City of Solon about $1,500 to add two council seats to the November general election ballot.
Council members voted at a regular meeting Aug. 3 to appoint former member Ron Herdliska on an interim basis to replace Dale Snipes, who resigned at the beginning of July.
Herdliska’s term on the council will be temporary, however, as he has no plans to fill out the remainder of Snipes’ term, which extends through 2019.

Swisher American Legion Auxiliary Juniors start school supply drive

SWISHER– Swisher American Legion Auxiliary Juniors will start a back to school supply drive for veterans’ families with a parade in the Swisher Fun Days parade.
The float in the Swisher Fun Days parade will kick off a school supply drive. Donations of any and all school supplies, including monetary donations, may be dropped off at the following Swisher businesses: Kava House, Shooters, Shelton’s Grocery, Swisher Trust and Savings Bank and Carrie’s Creations. Donations will be collected Aug. 8-13.
All donations will provide for veterans’ families in need.

Old Gold Diner

Thursday, Aug. 11: 2016 State Fair begins. All beef corn dog, loaded potato skins, fruit yogurt parfait, funnel cake fries with caramel. Bingo a.m. and p.m. Foot clinic – call for appointment.

Friday, Aug. 12: Crumb topped fish fillet, baked potato, asparagus with Hollandaise, starburst poke cake. Cards a.m. and p.m.

Monday, Aug. 15: Roasted chicken, parsley mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, melon cubes.

Tuesday, Aug. 16: Lasagna, seasoned green beans, garlic bread, buttermilk brownie. Bingo a.m. and p.m.

Renegades 10U softball wins USSSA tournament

The Renegades 10U Softball Team won the USSSA State Tournament in Des Moines. The team was 39-7 heading into the National Championship in Branson, Mo. on July 11-16. Back row: Lilah VanScoyoc, Addison Fishman, Grace Laubenthal, Claire Ernst, Delaine Tyler and Kylie Hamers. Front row; Kaly Thomas, Isabelle Mehmen, Brynlee Slockett, Kaelin Moores, and Isabella Tafolla. Coaches are: Tiffany Fishman, Kevin Hamers and Meagan Moores. (contributed photo)

11U Spartans win tourney in Des Moines

The Solon Spartans 11U baseball team won a state tourney in Des Moines over the Fourth of July weekend. Front row: Ryan Rassmussen, Sean Stahle, Oaken Foster, Nathan Schadler, Quinton Heineman; Second row: Blake Timmons, Rhyse Wear, Landon Shive, Austin Bell, Aiden Doyle, Adam Smith. Coaches: Nathan Wear, JP Heineman, Kyle Stahle and JT Timmons. (contributed photo)

Corn roast, live music at Iowa Grown Market Aug. 13

NEWPORT– It’s time for the Iowa Grown Market’s first annual Community Corn Roast. The entire community is invited to the event Saturday, Aug. 13, at 2613 Newport Rd. NE, in Solon. Join the free family fun as the market serves up fresh roasted sweet corn to the righteous tunes of local band Notes from the Underground. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and cooler of your favorite beverages, the market will provide the rest. Live music is presented from 3-5 p.m. The event will be rescheduled in the case of rain.

Ely Fall Fest Sept. 16-18

ELY– The ninth annual Ely Fall Fest returns Sept. 16-18. The weekend festival begins Friday night with a Moonlight 5K and 1-mile run at 7:45 p.m., followed with a community celebration. Saturday is an all-day festival featuring over 20 activities and events, including kids’ inflatables and games, an adult co-ed softball tournament, a cornhole tournament, pet parade, youth punt/pass/kick competition, magic show, wiener dog race and live music throughout the day. The day is capped with a fireworks display at dusk. Sunday is devoted to the Classic Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Family Movie Night Under the Stars Thursday, Aug. 11

SOLON– As daylight fades, the movie rolls Thursday, Aug. 11, at Randall Park in Solon. Join neighbors and friends for Family Movie Night when the 2009 film ‘Up’ is featured.