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Archive - 2010

Date

March 2nd

Times they are a-changing– to broadband

NORTH LIBERTY– In a new initiative, South Slope Communications will spend approximately $10 million every year over the next five or six years to install fiber optic cable throughout its coverage area, greatly increasing the company’s ability to provide high speed broadband Internet to its customers.
First stop – North Liberty.

Solon teenager charged with burglary, attempted murder in Iowa City

IOWA CITY– A Solon teenager will face felony charges after an attempted burglary in Iowa City last week.

County pursuing Shueyville road repair loan

IOWA CITY — An improved 120th Street through Shueyville is one mile closer to reality, but don’t consider the project shovel-ready just yet.
During a Feb. 17 key issues work session, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors directed Executive Assistant Andy Johnson to continue discussion and pursue an agreement with the city of Shueyville to fund the work.

February 27th

Irene Pudil

After residing her entire life within 400 ft. of her birthplace, Irene Frances Pudil, 92, of Swisher, passed away from heart disease on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. Services were held Feb. 19 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, followed by a luncheon served by the auxiliary at the Swisher American Legion. Visitation was Feb. 18 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids.

Accident kills Williamsburg teen

JOHNSON COUNTY– A three-car accident on Interstate 80 resulted in the death of a 14-year-old Williamsburg girl last Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Also involved in the accident was Dan M. Earhart, 59, of Solon.

Food for fines: Library’s Amnesty Month benefits pantry

NORTH LIBERTY— It happens. A person checks out a book from the library, with every intention of returning it on time. But then, something comes up and the book sits, and sits, and sits some more until a fine accrues.
Director Dee Crowner and her staff at the North Liberty Community Library have a novel way to pay-off sin of remissness.
Through the month of January, patrons can bring in non-perishable food items in lieu of cash. The food is then donated to the North Liberty Community Pantry. Each item is worth $1 off the patron’s fine. The food drive is a key element of Fine Amnesty Month.

A super time; free event brings NL together for the big game

NORTH LIBERTY — For the sixth year, football fans gathered in the Gerdin Conference Center in the basement of the North Liberty Community Center for “the big game.”
Superbowl 44, with the New Orleans Saints taking on and defeating the Indianapolis Colts, was projected onto two walls for the big-screen effect. A community potluck provided supper for the masses, and activities were set up for the youngest, including a broadcast of “the Puppy Bowl.”

Footprints in India: former North Liberty council member leaves home to volunteer

NORTH LIBERTY– From law student to claims adjuster, from U.S. Senate staffer to criminal defense attorney, from civic board member to politician, Jim Wozniak has held some important positions in the communities in which he has lived. He is now leaving them all behind for a new and very different role.
Wozniak departed Jan. 8 to become a volunteer for United Planet, an international non-profit organization that trains and sends volunteers to assist in community development projects in over 40 countries worldwide.

CCA board takes preliminary look at staffing and attendance areas

TIFFIN — A small meeting room in the high school library was packed, as teachers concerned for their futures with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District attended a board work session Feb. 17.
Staffing projections for the coming year was on the agenda, and with budget cuts looming, the teachers’ attention was warranted. The board also discussed attendance areas, an issue with potential impact down the road.

Signals to be added to Cherry Street

NORTH LIBERTY– This spring, left turns onto Highway 965 through North Liberty should get a little easier.
The North Liberty City Council approved a $369,000 contract to install traffic signals at the intersection of Highway 965 and Cherry Street. The contract was awarded to low bidder Advanced Electrical Services, Inc., of Iowa City by unanimous council vote on Feb. 9.