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Solon Economist

Spectacular 2018

Solon annual dance team show Saturday, Jan. 27, at high school

SOLON– Solon’s dance team will present “Spectacular 2018” on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Solon High School gym. Several dance teams and studios, including Solon’s very own award winning Solon Dance Teams, will create a show highlighting the dance season. Admission is $5 or use your district activity pass. Concessions and shirt sales will be open during the evening. Snow date will be Friday, Feb. 9, at the same time.

School board members, superintendent, earn Awards

Board members and administrators from Iowa public school districts and AEAs recognized for commitment to learning and leadership

DES MOINES– The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) presented individual honors to Solon Community School District board members Tim Brown and Adam Haluska, and Superintendent Davis Eidahl, at the 2016-17 annual Better Boardsmanship Awards on Nov. 16 during the IASB Convention at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

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Fire and ice

Area firefighters cope with difficult fires and brutal weather conditions

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“Fill the Gym” night, Jan. 19

Solon High School hosts “Fill the Gym” night Friday, Jan. 19
SOLON– Solon High School is hoping to pack the stands Friday, Jan. 19, for a home varsity boys basketball game against the Western Dubuque Bobcats.
Admission will be free for all Solon students, with ninth-grade action beginning at 4:30 p.m. followed by a 10th grade game at 6 p.m. Varsity tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Optimist basketball contests Jan. 28

SOLON– The Optimist Club of Solon will host its annual Basketball Contests Sunday, Jan. 28, at the former Solon Middle School (Iowa Street) gymnasium. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the contests start at 1 p.m. Contests will include dribbling, passing and shooting for boys and girls ages 8 through 13. First, second and third place awards will be given to each age group and to overall boys’ and girls’ champion. Contestants will need to bring their own basketball.

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KC free throw contest Jan. 28

SOLON– Sunday, Jan. 28, the Knights of Columbus (KC) Council 12129 in Solon will hold a basketball free throw contest for competitors ages 8-14. The competition will be held at the old Solon Middle School gym on South Iowa Street. Again, it will be in conjunction with the Optimist Club of Solon Tristar Basketball Contests. Free signup and warm ups start at 12:30 p.m., with competition from 1-2 p.m. Each of the winners, 9-14, may earn the opportunity to compete in district, regional and state levels. KC District competition is at 2 p.m. Parents and friends are welcome to watch.

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“Famous” Kettle-Fried Chicken, Feb. 3

SOLON– The Solon Sons of the American Legion will host their annual “Famous” Kettle-Fried Chicken Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Solon Legion. The menu includes all-you-can-eat, delicious kettle-fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, oven-baked beans, bread, dessert and drinks. The meal will be served from 5-7:30 p.m., with take-out available. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children under 6 eat free. Proceeds benefit Solon community and veterans projects.

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Women’s Club application deadline Feb. 1

SOLON– The GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club sponsors scholarships and music campships with a Feb. 1 deadline each year.
Scholarship packets are available at the Solon Middle and High School guidance counselor’s office or through the music instructors. These scholarships are sponsored by the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club.
Email requests to Karen Martinek at karengfwc@gmail.com or Eileen Hageman at eileen.hageman@gmail.com. All applications must be postmarked on or before Feb. 1.
• GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club Scholarships

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Ely News by Lenna See

Christmas supper guests of Glenn and Frances Buresh were Shawn and Glenda Smith and Zane, of Tiffin, John Buresh, Drake Brunscheen, Braden Buresh and Bryce Buresh and friend, Kasi.

Solon 2nd, place 13 in home tournament

Linderbaum only champion, at Ed Hadenfeldt

SOLON– It was a respectable second-place showing for the varsity Spartans wrestling team.
Solon hosted its Ed Hadenfeldt Wrestling Invitational Saturday, Jan. 13, and while Lisbon captured the team title, the Spartans crowned one champion and placed a total of 13 on their way to runner-up.

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Close loss, close win

Spartans rebound from last-second Mt. Vernon loss to topple Regina

IOWA CITY– One day you’re on the wrong end of a bad beat, the next day, you’re back on top.
Such was life for the Solon varsity boys’ basketball team last week.
After bouncing back from their first home loss of the season with a road win at Maquoketa Jan. 9, the Spartans saw an early lead escape and fell at Mount Vernon on a last-second bucket Friday, Jan. 12.
Solon turned around Saturday with a 48-42 win at Iowa City Regina, holding the Regals to their lowest point total of the season and allowing only 14 points over two quarters of play.

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Lady Spartans drop two at home

Solon girls lose in final moments against Maquoketa Cardinals

SOLON– The Lady Spartans stumbled the week of Jan. 8-12, dropping a close game on Tuesday, Jan. 9, against the Maquoketa Cardinals, 52-49, in the final minutes and falling short the second half, 41-28, facing Highway 1 rivals the Mount Vernon Mustangs on Friday, Jan. 12.