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September 7th

120th St. bids likely to be let in September

SHUEYVILLE– The long-discussed 120th Street reconstruction project continues to move forward, but don’t look for any major work in the immediate future.
Johnson County Secondary Roads Department Director Greg Parker said the county has completed its review of the preliminary plans being prepared for construction. He anticipated receiving the final construction plans by the middle of the month for final review.
“Unless any major hitches take place, we are currently planning for a September letting timeframe” Parker said.

Rural telecom providers band together against broadband plan

SOLON- Rural Iowa telecom providers have joined forces to raise awareness about a Federal Communications Commission plan they say will hurt rural broadband service.
The Iowa Telecommunications Company Coalition, made up of the Iowa Telecommunications Association, Iowa Network Services, and the Rural Iowa Independent Telephone Association, set up a website, www.thegreatdisconnect.org, to educate telecom customers about the plan.

Chamber made

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s councilors, commissioners and staff have a new place to spend their nights at the round table.
The city renovated and update a 4,000 space in the building two doors down from its current City Hall, at 1 Quail Creek Circle. The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and open house showcasing the new facility on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:15 p.m., before the city council meeting.

Rolling over the Regals

TIFFIN— Brian Bronzynski’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity volleyball team picked up a win Tuesday night, Aug. 30, at home against Iowa City Regina. The Clippers took the set 3-0 with scores of 25-16, 25-13 and 25-14.
“During the match, I didn’t feel we played very well,” Bronzynski said. “After watching the recording, I changed my mind. We played solidly.”

Meet your school board candidates

IOWA CITY– Voters in the Iowa City school district will face many choices on the Sept. 13 ballot.
Ten candidates have filed to run for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Board of Education. Voters will decide Tuesday, Sept. 13, on who will fill the vacancies.

Later than sooner

SUTLIFF– Those wanting to see the historic, flood-damaged Sutliff Bridge rebuilt and repaired will have to wait a little longer.
“We are several months behind on the completion of the final plans,” said Andy Johnson, Executive Assistant to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. VJ Engineering has sent the final plans to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO). Both agencies have to review and approve the plans before the project can move forward.

Sign up now for Poemics language arts workshop to be held Sept. 10 at NL library

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa Youth Writing Project is bringing “Poemics” to North Liberty. This free program fuses poetry with comics, university with community, and youth with writing and reading.
Available to junior high and high school students, the sessions will be held at the North Liberty Community Library, recreation center meeting rooms G2 and G4, from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 10, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. There will be a final event in downtown Iowa City during the weekend of Oct. 8. Register online at: www.iywp.org.

Monarch tagging to be held Sept. 17

NORTH LIBERTY– Ever wondered how something as delicate as a butterfly travels over 1,500 miles to Mexico? Now you can find out.
Forevergreen Garden Center will host its annual Monarch butterfly tag-and-release event on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Forevergreen Garden Center, 125 Forevergreen Rd. Registration and tagging begin at 9:30 a.m., presentation begins at 10 a.m. Tagging will continue after the presentation, and the release will take place after the last tagging session.

Eighth annual Fun Run/Walk scheduled for September 18

FUN RUN/WALK
Sunday, Sept. 18
9 AM REGISTRATION
LIBERTY CENTRE PARK

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Steering Committee of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce presents the eighth annual North Liberty Fun Run/Walk, to be held Sunday, Sept. 18. Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, the event features a 5K route and children’s race. The race starts at 650 W. Cherry St., near the gazebo at Liberty Centre. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., with the children’s race beginning at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K at 9:15 a.m.

Big plays win the night

IOWA CITY — Big penalties and missed opportunities plagued the Iowa City West High Trojans Friday night at home against Dubuque Hempstead.
But big plays propelled the Trojans to a 41-17 MVC win.
Jeremy Morgan set the table early in the first quarter with an interception. Although his run was cut short by a Mustang, the Trojans were in position to score, and Colin Baker did just that with 10:07 remaining in the quarter. Alex Troester’s PAT kick was good, and West had an early 7-0 lead.