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May 17th, 2018

Solon Legion Memorial Day services

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Family will be hosting Memorial Day Services at Legion Park at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 28. Transportation will be available from the Legion to the Legion Memorial. Plan on being at the Legion by 7:30 a.m. for a ride to the Legion Memorial. Refreshments at the Legion will follow the ceremony.
The Veterans Trail Ceremony will be at the East Overlook Park by the Coralville Dam at 1:30 p.m.
Evening service will be at the Sutliff Bridge at 9 p.m. This service is to honor those that were lost at sea.
Please plan on attending these services.

New Farmers Market opens May 29

SOLON– The Solon Farmers Market will be located in the parking lot of Mushroom Park on Tuesdays, from 3-6 p.m., starting May 29. Other days the market will be open are Sunday, May 27 (Solon firefighters breakfast), and Saturday, June 2 (weekend of Solon garage sales). The hours those days are 8-11 a.m. For vendor information, go to the city website, www.solon-iowa.com and open the Solon Farmers Market page.

e-cigs banned from public places

Council passes e-cigarette ordinance

SOLON– If you’re somewhere in Solon where you can’t smoke a real cigarette, you now can’t use an e-cigarette either.
At a May 4 meeting, Solon City Council members passed the third and final reading of an ordinance banning alternative nicotine and vapor products from use in areas defined as smoke-free by the state.
The ordinance, introduced at an April 4 session, adopts Chapter 142D of the Code of Iowa, known as the “Smokefree Air Act,” and amended the law to include newer nicotine delivery systems.

Varsity boys 2nd, JV boys 3rd at WaMaC East coed meet

SOLON– The Solon Spartan boys track and field teams, junior varsity (JV) and varsity, both flourished at the WaMaC East Divisional Championship meet, finishing third and second, respectively on Monday, May 7, postponed from Thursday, May 3, due to inclement weather, at Spartan Stadium.

Spartan boys track and field team 5th in 3A qualifier

Ira 110 hurdles first, Linderbaum first in shot/third in discus, 800 sprint medley third

SOLON– Coach Mark Sovers posted to Twitter on Thursday evening, May 9, a picture of the empty Spartan Stadium track’s lanes, with the sunset-illuminated school in the background, empty. The caption accompanying the picture read, “Reflecting on the incredible opportunity to coach such unselfish, relationship driven athletes. Looking forward to the best version of who we are shining through. #humble”
Spartan Stadium lights blazed on Thursday, May 10, as Solon hosted a coed Class 3A qualifying track meet.

Solon falls prey to Vinton- Shellsburg

Vikettes triumph over Lady Spartans in soccer, 3-1

By Jeff Hess
Solon Economist
SOLON– The Spartan Stadium was aglow most of the week. Friday night, May 11, was no different as the Lady Spartans soccer team hosted the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes, falling prey to them, 3-1, under the lights.
After about 20 minutes of offensive and defensive transitions, working up and back on the field, the Vikettes scored to take the lead, 1-0, with 19:13 aglow atop the Spartans’ scoreboard.

Girls send 14 to state

Four field events, six relays, three individuals

SOLON– Senior Sophie Nicol’s track season has gone a little rough.
“I was sick. There was an injury,” she said. “I spent the longest time getting my endurance back, trying to qualify for state.”
She has run just about every distance in her four year high school career. It took the toughest one, in the state qualifier, to make her statement.

James Pavelka

James “Jim” Joseph Pavelka, 94, of Martelle, died Monday, May 7, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral Mass was held Friday, May 11, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Solon, with burial following at St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday May 10, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon.

Norman Dale “Doc” Brumwell

Norman Dale “Doc” Brumwell, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018.
Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Solon United Methodist Church with Rev. Scott Kober officiating. Burial with military honors by the Solon American Legion followed at Oakland Cemetery, Solon. Visitation was Monday, May 14, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Solon United Methodist Church, the Solon American Legion or the Solon fire department.

Color me blue

Walkin'

I’ve been feeling a little blue this week.
It all started when I came across a video posted on Facebook that really set me off. The clip was taken by an anonymous bystander in a store of what is presumably a mother and her 4-year-old. The preschooler is acting horribly, throwing a foul-mouthed tantrum because she wants something she can’t have. A store employee or manager steps in to intervenes and keeps the child from grabbing what it wants. The woman and child are black. A sloppily-dressed bystander is also black. The man intervening is white.