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Solon Economist

Solon KCs breakfast coming March 3

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus will host a breakfast Sunday, March 3, from 8 a.m. until noon at St. Mary Catholic Church parish hall. The cost is $6 for ages 12 and older, $3 for ages 6 through 12, and free for ages younger than 6. Omelets are available upon request.

Methodist youth group collecting non-perishables for Pine Ridge Reservation

SOLON– Youth members of Solon United Methodist Church will be collecting nonperishable food items to be taken to the residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation at Wanblee, SD, through Friday, March 1.  

Solon Senior Advocates reschedule events

SOLON– The Senior Advocates have rescheduled the Meal and a Movie “Great Hope Springs,” to Friday, March 1. The Anamosa Penitentiary Museum trip was rescheduled to Thursday, March 7, due to bad weather. Call 319-624-2710 for reservations.

Solon Public Library

New circulation system

SCSD calendar

Thursday, Feb. 28

HS Dance, All-Iowa Honor Dance Team Rehearsals and Performances, 6:30 PM

Friday, March 1

HS Dance, All-Iowa Honor Dance Team Rehearsals and Performances
Solon Musical Showcase, HS gym, 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 2

HS Dance, All-Iowa Honor Dance Team Rehearsals and Performances, 7:30 PM
MS Show Choir, Xavier Xtravaganza Invite
SEIBA Jazz Festival, IC West

Monday, March 4

JV-V Girls Track - Washington Indoor @ U of I, 4 PM

Tuesday, March 5

V Boys Basketball, State Tournament, Des Moines

No dance for Spartans

Panthers’ second half sends Solon home, 51-33

IOWA CITY– Turnovers and a suffocating Mount Pleasant defense spelled trouble for the Spartans.
Solon fell in the Class 3A Substate 5 final, 51-33, to the defending champion Panthers Monday night at Iowa City West.
The Spartans held a 14-point lead at one point in the first half, but a wound-up Mount Pleasant team started hitting the 3-pointers they missed earlier in a second half that saw only one made field goal by Solon until the game was in its final minute.

Solon Archery club members qualify for state competition

Eight Solon Archery Team members qualified for the state archery shoot in Des Moines March 2. State qualifiers were Jarrett Manifold, Jordan TePoel, Mathieux Rehnke, Rodney Wittich, Brianna Pike, Jonathen Rehnke Eric Swartzendruber and Nicole Breese (not pictured). (contributed photo)

Solon Dollars for Scholars ‘Bringing in the Green’ carnival March 3

SOLON– Attention juniors and seniors: The Solon Dollars for Scholars “Bringing in the Green” carnival will be held on Sunday, March 3, at the Lakeview large gym. Dollars for Scholars needs juniors, seniors and their parents to help make the carnival a success again this year. All the money raised will be used for scholarships for the Solon graduating class of 2013. Sign-up sheets are in the high school office or contact Denise Moses at 319-331-3507 for more information.

Trapshooting team can drive Saturday, Feb. 23

SOLON– The Solon trapshooting team is about to kick off another season. The team will be holding a can drive on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and the drop-off point will again be the North Liberty American Legion (Club 76), one mile out of North Liberty, going toward Solon on Mehaffey Bridge Road.
Contacts for pick up or questions will be Scott Rath, 319-626-6809, Gerald Chaloupka, 319-624-2825, or Al Ziskovsky, 319-350-5362

Senior Advocates seek community input on purchase of new van

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates want to replace their aging 10 passenger van with a larger 25 passenger bus. In order to justify the purchase and attendant expenses, the group feels it should be available to various community organizations and groups. It will be necessary to schedule fee-based usage from others in addition to the Advocate’s senior trips in order to justify the purchase.

Dahms to hold candidate event Feb. 22 in Solon

SOLON– Terry Dahms, a candidate for the open seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, will host a “Meet Me” event from 7 to 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at Savvy Coffee & Wine Bar in Solon.

12U Sluggers planning extreme 5k March 9

SOLON– The Solon Sluggers 12U baseball team is organizing a fundraiser for its baseball team.  The Sluggers are in the process of organizing the Solon Survivor Extreme 5k on March 9 at 9 a.m. This is an “off the grid” race full of obstacles, water and hills.  Look for details in next week’s paper.