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Solon Economist

Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast Saturday, May 6

SOLON– Invite friends and family to attend the May Day Breakfast at the Solon United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 6, from 7-11 a.m.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast consists of egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and/or rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 5-12. Younger children are free.
Tickets will be available at the door or from the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club members.

County assessment center unveiled

SOLON– A county initiative to build a behavioral assessment center received positive responses from members of the Solon City Council.
“I can guarantee you the money that is saved by having these types of services for people that are mentally ill, versus throwing them into a jail or a prison system, is substantial,” council member Shawn Mercer said after a presentation during an April 19 meeting.

Sign up to get on the City-wide Garage Sales map

Solon’s City-wide Garage Sales will be Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3. Those holding their own sale seeking to get on the City-wide Garage Sale Map can obtain a registration form available inside the library or on the library’s website, www.solon.lib.ia.us.
For those who do not have enough items for their own sale, the Friends of the Solon Public Library gladly accept donations for the benefit of the library. Items may be dropped off any time. (The Friends cannot accept donations of bedding and clothing.)

Solon Education Foundation popup fundraiser for reading materials

www.solonedfound.org/

SOLON– The Solon Education Foundation is running its first ever “popup” fundraiser using its online donation feature at www.solonedfound.org/.

Hole in one at Saddleback

Scott Seagren of North Liberty got a hole-in-one Sunday, Easter afternoon, on hole #17 at Saddleback Golf Course in Solon. It was witnessed by his 10-year-old son, Nolan Seagren. (contributed photo)

Lexie Cass selected as National American Miss Teen Iowa state finalist

SOLON— Lexie Cass, the 17-year-old daughter of Marvin and Rhonda Cass of Solon, was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Teen Iowa Pageant to be held July 8-9, at the Ramada Inn Convention Center in Waterloo. The pageant is held for girls ages 16-18.

Lady Spartans make their mark at Drake Relays

Durr third in high jump, 4x4 breaks school record again

DES MOINES– Weather and track conditions were consistent through the weekend at the Drake Relays; cold, wet and windy. Solon’s girls responded, though, with highlight performances and others which still kept them near the top of the state’s high school track finishes, as they now head into their 2017 homestretch.
Drake is a late-season pause in the high school regular season. Top Iowa high school track and field performances share the limelight with regional and national college/university competition, special international elite events and Olympic rematches.

Spartans 2nd at Pacha Relays

TIFFIN– The old adage held true, in Iowa you can feel every season in a week.
Teeth were chattering, blankets abounded, stocking caps and mittens were worn and the sun shown brightly as the Spartan boys and Lady Spartans took to the oval at Tiffin’s Clear Creek Amana High School to compete in track and field events Thursday, April 27, as part of the Pacha Relays.

Lady Spartans first at CP-U, CCA meets

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

In the wake of the 2017 Drake Relays and results already posted from some of the big meets this spring, here is a quick ‘catch up’ with the Lady Spartans progress over the last three weeks.

Stormin’ Pointer Invitational, April 24
CENTER POINT– It was a two-team race between the host school and Solon, with the Lady Spartans racking up 144 team points for the crown. Host Center Point-Urbana was next with 100. Maquoketa Valley (57) led the rest of the 10-school, 3A-2A field.

Spartans fifth at Maquoketa Valley’s Wildcat Relays

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
DELHI– Heading the Solon Spartans’ TeamSnap homepage is the phrase, “Little things that chain together to create a moment.”
The Spartans are starting to link successes together and build on performance. It has been the team goal and Coach Mark Sovers’ resonating theme from the onset of the season, and he hopes to capitalize on this belief heading toward championship season.

Lady Spartans defeat W. Dubuque, Mt. Vernon

SOLON– Solon’s varsity girls moved to 8-3 on the season with a pair of convincing home soccer wins last week.
The Lady Spartans, ranked No. 11 in Class 1A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, defeated Western Dubuque 3-0 on April 25 and downed the Mount Vernon Mustangs 4-1 in soggy conditions April 28.
Senior Josie Durr accounted for all of Solon’s goals in the two matches to give her 47 for the season, according to online statistics.

Spartans lose close one to Regals