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Solon Economist

Rebuilding

Lady Spartans short on basketball experience

SOLON– Tony Nicol isn’t totally starting from scratch as he prepares the Lady Spartans for the 2013-2014 girl’s varsity basketball campaign, but he’s got a lot of work to do.
The Spartans finished 11-12 last season, good for third place in the WaMaC conference. That team featured six seniors: Kristen Purdy, Rachel Purdy, Kara Misel, Karly Kramer, Brittney Stinocher and Emma Rickels. In the wake of their graduations, Nicol finds himself with three returning starters.

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Jobs program for veterans announced

By Sally Stutsman
Iowa house

School leaning toward $25M bond issue

Look for a vote in spring of 2014

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– Twenty-five million dollars.
That’s the projected price tag of a bond issue the Solon Community School District (SCSD) Board of Education expects to put before voters in spring of 2014.
But it still isn’t clear what the money will buy.
The district has a wide range of options, including a new middle school and a high school auditorium, and some of those were discussed again at a Nov. 11 board meeting.
What is clear is that the district will have approximately $25 million in bonding capacity to work with.

Our Lord’s Church annual candy and gift sale Fri. and Sat. Dec. 6-7

New Yoga class to begin this week
SOLON– Solon Parks and Recreation is offering a yoga class that began Tuesday, Nov. 19. The class will be held on Tuesday evenings in the lower level of Brosh Chapel Community Center from 5:45 until 6:45 p.m.
Registration forms can be found on the city website at www.solon-iowa.com under the parks and recreation page.
Forms are also available at the city office. The five-week yoga class will meet on the following days: Nov. 19, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17.

Solon teens injured in I-380 rollover

GILBERTVILLE– Two Solon school students were injured in a rollover accident on Interstate 380 Thursday, Nov. 14, subsequent to a semifinal football playoff game at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.
Allie Mercer, 17, and Alexa Roeder, 18, sustained non-incapacitating injuries when driver Shae Scott, 18, lost control of the 2002 Ford Expedition she was driving, according to a state accident report filed by the Black Hawk Sheriff’s Department.