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Solon Economist

Road tripping through county projects

Supervisors, staff view progress of current road, bridge improvements

JOHNSON COUNTY– Johnson County supervisors and county staff hit the road on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
The purpose of the trip was to tour road sites, receive updates on projects and view road conditions in various spots throughout the county, an effort undertaken annually, said County Engineer Greg Parker, who supervises the Johnson County Secondary Roads Department.

Solon Public Library

New puzzle table

Toward the west end of the library we now have a table set up with a jigsaw puzzle on a revolving puzzle frame. Stop in and work on it for a while and check on its progress. It takes a village to do a puzzle.

Note about fire engine display window

Lady Spartans fall to Linn-Mar

WILLIAMSBURG– The Lady Spartans are now the No. 1 team in Class 4A volleyball, the team everyone else will want to knock off.
And indeed, Solon encountered its first loss of the season over the weekend against un-ranked Linn-Mar as part of that team’s home tournament Saturday.
Linn-Mar dispatched Solon 21-18, 21-18 in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Solon defeated Waterloo East (21-13, 21-9), Muscatine (22-20, 21-17) and rolled over Marion (21-13, 21-9) over the course of the tournament.
Game statistics were not available as of press time.

Spartans bounce back for 45-13 win over Panthers

MOUNT PLEASANT– The Solon varsity football team returned to its winning ways Friday night.
The Spartans traveled south to Mount Pleasant for their first road game and came away with a convincing 45-13 win.
But Solon started slow and trailed for much of the first quarter before getting it into gear.
“We allowed them to march the ball down the field and score on their first series. In the process, they chewed up an entire six minutes,” said head coach Kevin Miller. “In the second quarter we settled in and executed on both sides of the ball.”

Cross country plays catch up after early heat delays

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

ATKINS– Temperatures in the 90s cancelled the season opener and pushed back another early meet before Solon’s cross country schedule returned to normal for the Benton Invitational, Sept. 14.
No blistering heat to worry about there; with morning temperatures in the 50s and plenty of fans wearing light jackets.

Jedlicka, Schwab and Brown elected to school board

Highest turnout in county

SOLON– Voters in the Solon Community School District sided with experience in the Tuesday, Sept. 10 school board elections.
Rick Jedlicka, Dick Schwab and Tim Brown were chosen to fill three seats on the board.
Schwab was the lone incumbent in the six-person field, while Brown had previously served as a school board member, Jedlicka spent over a decade as mayor of Solon. Board members Dave Asprey and Lianne Westcot did not seek re-election.