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Making progress: CCA schools taken off “watch list”

OXFORD — Clear Creek Amana (CCA) monthly school board meetings open with good news, typically a brief report on a fine arts program, athletic, or academic accomplishment. For the July meeting, District Superintendent Dr. Paula Vincent delivered some much anticipated good news on the academic front: none of the CCA schools are currently on the U.S. Department of Education’s watch list for troubled schools.

MidAmerica Hobbies owner seeks deed from city

NORTH LIBERTY– The owner of a local hobby store, claiming to have unfinished business with the city, aired his frustrations in a public meeting July 14.
Bill Kiesel, owner of MidAmerica Hobbies in North Liberty, approached the North Liberty City Council to recount a 2006 agreement between the City, an agreement that Kiesel said includes a transaction that has yet to occur.

North Liberty man arrested for his role in Iowa City bank robbery

IOWA CITY– Iowa City Police have made the first arrest in regards to the robbery of American Bank and Trust, 551 Westbury Dr.

Highway 965 (JW60) closed for paving improvements

JOHNSON COUNTY– Highway 965 (JW60) is closed to through traffic beginning Monday, July 20.
The Johnson County Secondary Roads Department issued a notice that the roadway has been closed in order to make paving improvements to approximately 2.8 miles of Highway 965 from just North of the Iowa River to 120th Street.
A detour route is marked for through-traffic. Through traffic will be detoured to Interstate 380 from 120th Street (the Swisher-Shueyville exit) to Penn Street in North Liberty

NL police officer injured during car chase

NORTH LIBERTY– A North Liberty police officer was injured during a car chase in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 25.
Around 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, North Liberty police officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Lance Robinson, 38, of North Liberty. Robinson refused to stop for the officers and a pursuit ensued. The pursued vehicle traveled south to Commerce Drive in Coralville and returned to North Liberty via Highway 965. The subject was stopped in the area of Hawkeye Drive and Highway 965.

Time to talk football

IOWA CITY– Media day for Iowa football is coming up on Friday, Aug. 7 so it’s time to talk Iowa Hawkeye football.
In the next two weeks I’ll take a look at Iowa’s schedule and try to figure out who will be favored.
This week I’ll look at the first six games including home games with UNI, Arizona, Arkansas State and Michigan. Iowa State and Penn State are on the road.

Sept. 5, Northern Iowa: This game might be a little closer than the Hawks want, although Iowa should win.
Panther head coach Mark Farley and his staff do a great job of finding players that fit into his system.

Fry Fest volunteers needed

CORALVILLE– Fry Fest, a celebration of everything that is Hawkeye, is seeking a large number of volunteers to help put on this tremendous event on Friday, Sept. 4.
There are fun volunteer opportunities that will fit everyone’s interest. For a listing of volunteer opportunities for Fry Fest, please visit the Fry Fest website at www.fryfest.com or contact Patti Fields at (319) 338-7823 or pfields@unitedwayjc.org.

Dog/cat first-aid class August 3

IOWA CITY – The American Red Cross is known for helping to keep Eastern Iowans and their families healthy and safe. We all know dogs and cats are more than pets—they’re family. And just like any other member of the family, pets deserve to be cared for and protected.
That’s why the American Red Cross has developed Pet First Aid for Cats and Dogs.
The next class is Monday, Aug. 3 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Iowa City Red Cross office, 373 E. College St, Iowa City. Register by calling (319) 393-3500.

Student athletes to be fitted for mouth guards starting Aug. 3

IOWA CITY– Mouth guard fittings for Iowa City Community School District and Regina athletes will take place at the following locations and times. If no location is listed, please contact the school for more information:
Mon., Aug 3 – City High School, Athletic Training Room, 6 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 4 – Regina High School, 6 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 5 – West High School, Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 10 – South East Junior High, Room 209, 6 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 12 – Northwest Junior High, MPR, 6 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 13 – North Central Junior High, Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

MidWestOne to collect school supplies for area children

NORTH LIBERTY– Help local kids start the school year off with everything they need! MidWestOne Bank, 465 Highway 965 NE, Suite A, will be collecting school supplies for students in need beginning Aug. 1 through Aug. 20. Donations may be dropped off in the lobby during regular business hours. The supplies will be donated to local schools for students in need of supplies as they start the school year. Please call Melisa Henley at (319) 356-5800 with questions.