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Community

Clear Creek Amana students earn all-state music honors

TIFFIN– Two Clear Creek Amana (CCA) students attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected to participate in the Iowa All-State music festival in Ames held in November. Ashly Ives, the daughter of Brian and Kylan Ives of Oxford and Andrey Floryanovich, son of Sergey and Anna Floryanovich of Tiffin, were both accepted into the 282 piece All-State Band.

Softball and baseball can drive on Saturday, Feb. 8

SOLON– The Solon High School softball and baseball programs will be conducting a joint can drive on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Players, parents and supporters of these programs will be fanned out in the community in search of cans. If you already have cans collected, these programs would appreciate your donation.

School board looking at Sept. bond vote

$25M buys a middle school, auditorium and a few other extras

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist

SOLON– It looks more and more like the Solon Community School District (SCSD) will put a bond issue before voters in the district in September.
The rough outline includes an auditorium addition at the high school, a new middle school and a few other add-ons at a cost of somewhere between $23 to $25 million.
And while it’s still all conceptual, the discussions are ongoing.

Post Prom Fundraiser at the CR RoughRiders

SOLON– Solon High School will hold a Post Prom Fundraiser at the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on Saturday, March 1, at 7 p.m.
Come support the Post Prom while having fun at a hockey game. Purchase your discounted, blue zone tickets online and $5 will go back to support Post Prom.

Cramer to speak about water quality in Africa

SOLON– Solon engineer Mark Cramer will be guest speaker at the Thursday, Feb. 13, meeting of the Solon Women’s Club. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Solon Public Library meeting room, and is open to the public.

Old Gold Diner to feature gala celebration on Valentine’s Day

SOLON– Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, is going to be an exciting day at Old Gold Senior Dining. An exceptional menu will be one special treat with other surprises in store. Be sure to call Duane at 319-624-2251 to sign up for this gala celebration by noon, Friday, Feb. 7. The cost is $3.25. Come be a part of this very special holiday.

Women’s Club makes Music Camperships available

SOLON– The General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) and Iowa Women’s club sponsors several music campership awards for deserving sixth-12th grade students. These awards can be applied toward tuition and room and board at a summer music camp within Iowa. Camperships are awarded in the amount of $400. Award recipients are responsible for the balance of their costs.

Solon Public Library

Tax forms are arriving

Basic federal tax forms are now available. Iowa state tax forms will be printed, by the library, and placed on display. The Iowa instruction booklets are only printed, by request, and there will be a fee.

Mark your calendars for the City Wide Garage Sale

If you’re planning a garage sale, now is a good time to start preparing so mark your calendars for the first Saturday in June. The dates this year will be Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7.

New window display

Solon Booster Club “Celebration of School Athletics” Feb. 28

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club is holding its first annual “Celebration of Solon Athletics” on Friday, Feb. 28, at Lake Macbride Golf Course. Tickets for the event are $25 per person with all proceeds benefiting the Solon Athletic Booster Club in support of Solon High School and Middle School athletics.
The schedule for the evening will be as follows:
6 p.m.: Doors open (cash bar available to patrons);
7 p.m.: Dinner: (roast beef or chicken, potatoes, and salad);
Entertainment: Solon Jazz Band performance (pre-dinner and dinner);

Synergy named Grand Champions

Solon MS show choir with early season success

JOHNSTON– Synergy, one of two show choirs at Solon Middle School, recently opened its season competing at Johnston and Dallas Center-Grimes. On Friday, Jan. 24, Solon competed at Johnston Showzam, which featured mostly 4A schools from the Des Moines and Omaha metro areas. Solon took first place in Class 3A, and finished third overall in the nine-team field, placing only behind Urbandale and Omaha Westside. Special recognition went to eighth grader Ellie Hawkins, who received the competition’s Best Female Soloist award.

NL reduces projected shortfall

Administration presents budget that is $57,000 below revenues

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s budget picture is much rosier than the last time it was presented.

Van Allen school to be expanded

Four new classrooms will serve 100 additional students

IOWA CITY– Paintings by Van Allen and Penn Elementary School students on the walls of the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) school board meeting were a colorful backdrop as Superintendent Stephen Murley and the board held brief discussions during an equally brief meeting on Jan. 28.