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March 19th

Land Trusts are gaining ground

JOHNSON COUNTY– Despite rising land costs and a down economy, figures released in November 2011 show that now more than ever, people are making financial and individual commitments to preserve the nation’s natural areas for recreational use and habitat protection and to safeguard water supplies.
Data in the 2010 National Land Trust Census Report show that the total acres of land conserved by local, state and national land trusts grew by about 23 million acres in the last 10 years. Iowa showed a 22 percent increase in protected land since 2005.

Swisher’s Dance-Mor Ballroom is an all-ages time warp

SWISHER– In 1932 the Paramount Dance Pavilion got its start and a musical roadhouse legend was founded. Though set in downtown Swisher, next to the railroad tracks, don’t let the small-town look of the place fool you. The greatest of the greats have crooned here: Lawrence Welk, the Dorsey Brothers, Glen Miller, Russ Morgan, Guy Lombardo, Sonny James, the Boxtops, Barbara Fairchild, the Buckinghams, Stonewall Jackson, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Bobby Vinton, Gene Vincent, Bobby Goldsboro, Bobby Vee, Conway Twitty, Joe Diffie; they’ve all played here.

Forecast: clear and bright

NORTH LIBERTY– The bigger the business, the more attention it garners from the city governors, and the more likely it is to garner financial assistance in the form of tax rebates, forgivable grants and other incentives to locate here.
When it comes to small businesses, North Liberty’s role– as with most city governments– has largely been hands-off, until recently.
Now, North Liberty is beginning to reach out to the small business sector in new ways.

City seeks concrete solution

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN— Extending Ireland Avenue north to Highway 6 has been in the planning and discussion phase for several years, yet there are still many unknowns. Among them is where and how two mainstays of the Tiffin business community will be accessed.

NL turns to Cedar Valley for future animal services

NORTH LIBERTY– A relationship with the Cedar Valley Humane Society will rescue the City of North Liberty from an unplanned adoption of Iowa City’s proposed cost-sharing plan for a new animal shelter.
At its March 13 meeting, the North Liberty City Council unanimously voted to pursue a contract with the Cedar Valley Humane Society near Cedar Rapids for future animal services incurred when city employees find stray animals within the North Liberty city limits and cannot locate an owner.

Spring bake sale at NL First United Methodist to be held March 24

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty First United Methodist Church will hold a “Spring Extravaganza” bake sale on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The bake sale will be held at the church, which is located at 85 N. Jones Blvd., North Liberty. Contact Lindsay Nash at 319-541-0107 for more information.

North Bend spring extravaganza March 30

NORTH LIBERTY– North Bend Elementary’s Parent-Teacher Group (PTG) will be hosting a spring extravaganza fundraiser featuring a vendor show and silent auction Friday, March 30, at the Bella Sala reception and banquet facility east of Tiffin off Highway 6.
The silent auction runs from 5 until 8 p.m., with the vendor show from 4 until 9 p.m.

Swisher WILOS to host bake sale April 6

SWISHER– The Women’s Improvement League of Swisher (WILOS) will host a Good Friday bake sale April 6, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. at Swisher Trust and Savings Bank in Swisher.
There will also be an Easter bunny breakfast Saturday, April 7, from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at Swisher Trust and Savings Bank in Swisher. Come have your morning meal with the Easter bunny.

“Up ‘N Atom” Optimists of NL invite everyone to attend April events

NORTH LIBERTY– The Optimist Club Of North Liberty releases its calendar of upcoming events:
March 22: Regular Thursday Dinner Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: Terrance Neuzil, Johnson County Supervisor, speaking on Johnson County happenings.
March 31: Easter Egg Hunt, 10:30 a.m., community center.
April 9: Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Darlene Smith’s home.
April 12: Regular Thursday Dinner Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: Judy Bennett, hyperbaric treatment at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Fourth annual Parent University to be held March 29 at Van Allen

NORTH LIBERTY–Parent University will be held Thursday, March 29, from 6-7:30 pm. at Van Allen Elementary School, 170 Abigail Rd., North Liberty. Childcare (for children toilet trained and older only) will be provided at no charge.
Learn about practical tools that can be applied at home at a free event for all parents and caregivers of school-aged children.