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Solon Economist

Solon jazz takes two top spots

SOLON– Last year, the Solon High School Vocal Jazz department made history having three of its groups selected for the state championships.
The program topped that accomplishment this year, making history all over again.
In the March 27 state jazz championship at Valley High School in West Des Moines, the top two places went to Solon High School. It was the first accomplishment of its kind for the competition in the state of Iowa.

SHS Clean-up Day, April 30

SOLON– Solon High School Community Clean-up Day will be on Monday, April 30, in the afternoon. Businesses or individuals wanting specific help with spring cleaning projects should contact the high school office at 319-624-2381 to be added to the list.

7th Annual Spartan Dash, April 28

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary PTO will be hosting its seventh annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 28, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that will serve as the Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. Interested individuals should signs up to participate in the event with a “family team.” Family teams will walk, skip or run through obstacles set up along the 1-mile trail in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area (SRNA). Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to have you laughing.

May Day Breakfast, May 5

SOLON– Highlight Saturday, May 5, on the calendar and remember to attend the Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast at the GFWC/Iowa Solon Methodist Church from 7-11 a.m. At the breakfast, the following items will be served: Egg and meat casseroles, homemade rolls and kolaches, fruit, orange juice, milk and coffee.
The cost is $6 per adult and $3 for children (ages 5-12) tickets are available from GFWC/Iowa Solon Women Club members or at the door on May 5.
The profit made from the breakfast will be split between the Solon Public Library and the Solon Community School District libraries.

City to tackle Kingston and Short

Council dips into road use reserves for three projects

SOLON– The big bump is going bye-bye.
A section of Short Street between West Street and Iowa Street will be reconstructed this year to add parking and address a hump in the road where an alley intersects.
The project, along with two others, was approved by Solon City Council members at an April 4 meeting as part of the city’s proposed 2018 street improvements.
Also included for this season will be an asphalt overlay for a part of Kingston Drive, and another section of Short Street between Iowa and Dubuque streets.

City Wide Garage sale registration

Solon’s City-wide Garage Sale is set for the first weekend in June: Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. If you don’t have enough for your own sale, you can always donate items to the library. The Friends of the Solon Public Library hold their own sale, with proceeds benefiting the library. (The Friends discourage donations of bedding and clothing as those items do not sell well.) The Friends will also hold a plant sale on June 2, so please think of the library when you’re dividing your perennials.

Ely News by Lenna See

Gail Nederhiser, McKenzie and Amelia Hartl, Bonnie Fencl and Connie Brown spent a week vacationing at Ocean Beach, Alabama, on the Gulf of Mexico. They stayed at the Blue Waters Condo. They enjoyed sightseeing and the beach.

Solon News by Lenna See

Leo and Elaine Shima were among a group of dinner guests on Easter Sunday of Larry and Katy Pacha of Oxford.

Scott and Cheryl Leaverton and Chloe of Cedar Rapids, Paula Fiala of North Liberty and Bud Lingel were guests at an Easter Brunch at the home of Phyllis Fiala.

Ronald See, Tim See and Rebecca See enjoyed Easter Sunday dinner at the Uptown Bar and Grill in La Salle, Illinois, where they met with relatives from Chicago, Illinois, Rock Island, Illinois, and Detroit, Michigan.

2016-17 City of Solon audit released

SOLON– Kronlage & Olson, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, released an audit report on the City of Solon for the year ended June 30, 2017.

Ladies 3rd at Jesse Day Relays

Drake Relays deadline is Friday

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist
DAVENPORT– Iowa’s spring track season has been cold and gray so far. So, temperatures in the low 60s felt like a tropical breeze wafting across the track as the April 12 Jesse Day Relays began in Davenport. By the time Solon’s girls notched first in the meet-ending 4x400-meter relay, though, raw cold had returned.

Boys upset No. 2 Blazers

Spartans move to 8-2 Monday with soccer win over W. Delaware

DYERSVILLE– The Solon boys didn’t mind Friday the 13th one bit.
Solon’s varsity boys’ soccer team traveled to Dyersville April 13 to face the second-ranked (Class 1A) Beckman Catholic Blazers and came away with a hard-fought, 1-0 upset win.
The lone goal came in the first period of play off a long free kick by senior Nick Radcliffe which found junior Luke McInnis whose header into the net was the difference in the game.
Senior goalkeeper Eric Weetman delivered another shut out with four saves against no goals allowed.

Lady Spartans fall prey to Blazers, 3-0

Beckman Catholic serves Solon first home loss of 2018

SOLON– Mother Nature appeared to shake off all her unlucky perspiration from the seasonal temperatures on Thursday over the noticeably colder and windswept Spartan Stadium as the Trailblazers of Beckman Catholic, from Dyersville, served the Lady Spartans their first home loss of the 2018 season on Friday, April 13.
Beckman Catholic, first place in the WaMaC East, faced the Lady Spartans under windy and cool conditions as the heavens occasionally spat upon both teams.