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North Liberty Library to hold Spring Book Sale

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library Spring Book Sale will run from June 11 to June 18 during library hours. Books of all types as well as A/V material will be on sale.
For more information on library hours, visit the website at www.northlibertylibrary.org or call 626-5701.

Coralville RAGBRAI needs you

Host a rider, win FRY Fest package
CORALVILLE– With less than 10 weeks until Coralville hosts over 15,000 RAGBRAI riders, committee members are reaching out to the community for housing and volunteer support.

June 8 blood drive at Centro, Inc.

NORTH LIBERTY– Centro, Inc. will host a blood drive on Wednesday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Donors can sign up for an appointment with Marla Wessel by calling 626-5504.
Donors who last gave blood on or before April 13, 2011 are eligible. New donors are encouraged and walk-ins are also welcome.

Free rain garden seminar June 4

CORALVILLE– Rain gardens are used as a way to manage storm water and improve water quality. Lucy Hershberger of Forever Green, Inc. believes that recent flooding in Iowa demonstrates the need to manage surface runoff and reduce flash flooding and pollution in Iowa’s rivers and streams. On June 4 at 10 a.m., Hershberger will lead a free rain garden seminar to help Iowans decrease rainwater runoff and divert chemicals and fertilizers out of waterways.

Coralville land purchase takes NL by surprise, officials say

NORTH LIBERTY– At least three North Liberty City Council members and the mayor said last Tuesday a proposed land purchase by the City of Coralville, located in the fringe area formerly shared by the two communities, took them by surprise.
In turn, Coralville officials are just as surprised by North Liberty’s reaction.

One big gust, and Blues was a bust

NORTH LIBERTY– It was one storm, one gust, one wet time.
The thunderstorms and high winds that passed through the North Liberty/Solon area on Sunday, May 29, damaged some equipment and saturated the fields where organizers had set up for North Liberty’s fifth annual Blues & BBQ festival.
Three tents were shredded after tables were carried up and over the tops of the tents by the wind, portable toilets were blown over, and the beverage garden area turned into a small lake at about 9:30 a.m. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured during the storm.

Principal makes a pitch for scholarship, stability for students

NORTH LIBERTY– Julie Robinson, principal at Penn Elementary School in North Liberty, has a double vision.
After 26 years in the field of education, 25 of them spent helping to shape an excellent educational setting for children at Penn, she understands how important a stable environment is to children’s learning.
She also knows that in the increasingly hectic and busy lifestyles of today’s families, trying to fit everything into a consistent routine is difficult, at best.

Free family fishing clinic in NL June 4

NORTH LIBERTY– Family fishing, fishing tips, food and prizes are featured Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liberty Centre Park in North Liberty. As part of Iowa’s Free Fishing Days (June 3-5), veteran anglers, parks and fisheries workers will help families get started on the water during free fishing clinic.
During Free Fishing Days, Iowa residents may fish without a license.

Spartans defeat No.4 IC West

SOLON– Solon’s varsity baseball team is off to a 5-0 start.
The latest win came Monday, May 30, with a Memorial Day matchup against No. 4 Iowa City West (4A).
Solon downed the Trojans 6-2 behind a substantial scoring effort by senior Nick Day. Day belted two 2-run home runs and collected five RBIs on the day.
Brandon Shulista (2-0) struck out 11 batters and allowed only three hits, but one of them was a two-run shot that gave West the lead in the third inning.
Monday’s game featured retiring High School Principal Bob Lesan throwing out the first pitch against West High.

Will the girls be far behind?

SOLON– The Lady Spartan soccer team ended regular season play with a successful Senior Night.  
Solon rolled to a 3-1 victory over the Regina Regals in a hard-fought, weather-delayed game on Tuesday, May 24.  Early in the game, Alison McKinnie scored on a perfect pass from Danielle Herdliska.  The rest of the first half the Spartans and Regals battled equally on both ends.  By halftime, Mother Nature took over and sent everyone ducking for cover.  Play resumed over an hour later with showers still falling.