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Solon Economist

Rollin’ along the highways & Byways

Great Eastern Iowa Tractorcade comes through Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY– Fourteen years and still rolling.
WMT Radio sponsored the 14th annual Great Eastern Iowa Tractorcade June 9-11, with approximately 530 tractors motoring their way across the highways and byways of southeast Iowa.
The event began as an idea from local radio personalities at WHO Radio, who worked with WMT Radio– A Clear Channel station and one of the area’s leading agricultural reporting entities– to bring vintage and contemporary tractor owners together in a central location, said Clear Channel’s Renee Uthoff, who organizes WMT’s event.

Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Macbride

SOLON– Celebrate Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Macbride at dark.
The Fourth of July boat parade will start at the Lake Macbride causeway at 4 p.m. Please come and decorate your boat. Rain date is Saturday, July 6.
Donations toward the fireworks are welcome and can be sent to: Mark Ramsey, 1598 Spartan Cir. NE, Solon, IA 52333.

Solon girls basketball camp July 15-18

SOLON– There will be a basketball camp this summer for girls going into fourth through eighth grades next year. The camp will be held July 15 through 18 in the Solon High School gymnasium. The seventh and eighth grade camp will be held from 9 until 11 a.m., and the fourth, fifth and sixth grade camp will be held from 1:30 until 3 p.m.
The camp cost is $50 which includes a T-shirt. Current Lady Spartan coaches and players will be instructing the girls in basketball fundamentals.
Please contact coach Tony Nicol at tnicol@solon.k12.ia.us if you are interested and need a registration form.

Eighth graders manning Music on Main

SOLON– Eighth grade students planning to go on the educational trip to Washington D.C. in April 2014, are selling concessions at the weekly Music on Main Street events in Solon. Drinks, popcorn and other summertime treats will be available during each week’s performance. All profits and donations will help to defray the cost of the Washington D.C. trip for students.

A tale of two teachers: Hemann, Kopp say goodbye

SOLON– Students who were anxiously getting ready for the final bell to ring have gone home for the summer, and now teachers Tama Hemann and Diane Kopp are clearing out their rooms one last time.
Both retired this year, Kopp having taught for 37 years, and Hemann 41 years– each of them had dream classes this year, and with grandchildren to care for, the timing just felt right.

Eight in a row

Four doubleheader sweeps get Solon’s baseball team moving in the right direction

SOLON– The Solon varsity baseball team is on a roll.