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CCA community clean-up day April 27

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) annual community clean-up day will be held on April 27. High school students from CCA’s student assistance team will volunteer to help our older community members with yard work, windows, small household chores and general spring cleaning.
Students will work half days in the morning (arrive at 8:30 a.m.), half days in the afternoon (arrive at 12:30 p.m.), or for full days (8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.)

‘Make a Difference’ project April 21

NORTH LIBERTY– April 21 is the date for the North Liberty area “Make a Difference” spring work project.
Five local churches– St. Thomas More, Grace Community, Life Church, Holy Trinity and North Liberty First United Methodist– will be working together to help families with home repairs, yard work and clean up. Projects can include washing windows, building a ramp, painting walls, raking leaves or making minor repairs to someone’s home.

Pancake breakfast in Tiffin April 15

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Fire and First Responders will hold their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 15, from 7 a.m. until noon at the Tiffin Fire Station, serving pancakes, eggs, locally processed sausage, cinnamon rolls, and Clear Creek Orchard Jams. Special order items are also available. Free will donation. The organizatoin thanks the community for its continued support.

Community invited to ‘Daddy Daughter Dance’ scheduled for April 14

NORTH LIBERTY– Heartland Community Church of North Liberty will be hosting a “Daddy Daughter Dance” on Saturday, April 14, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Heartland Community Church, 70 S. Kansas Ave., North Liberty.
Titled “A Red Carpet Event.” It will include a dance, food, crafts, photos and more. There is no cost to the event, which is open for the public.

Schools issued report cards

IOWA CITY– The comprehensive school improvement planning (CSIP) committee and district officials sat down last week to review some of the accomplishments and direction of the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD).
Director of curriculum Pam Ehly shared the results of the Iowa Assessment, the test that replaced the Iowa Test of Basic Standards (ITBS) and the Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED). Ehly said the district would be sending information about the changes in the new tests.

Multifamily homes still multiplying

NORTH LIBERTY– Is there too much multifamily housing in North Liberty?
City council members have posed that question periodically since 2007, even passing and then repealing a moratorium on multifamily housing site plans that year.
But the apparent answer continues to be “No.”
Home buyers are still demanding it, developers are still asking to build it, and neighbors and city leaders are continuing to accept it.

(Sigh) What’s a poor dog to do?

NORTH LIBERTY — What’s a dog to do?
Kitty (officially Kitty Butters Fine-Timmel) wants to run, jump and play outside without the encumbrance and restriction of a leash. But the City of North Liberty doesn’t have a place for Kitty and his dog friends to do so.
“At large means a dog which is physically off the premises of the owner, handler, or custodian of the dog, and which is not secured by a leash which is under the control of the owner, handler, or custodian not exceeding ten feet in length,” says the city code.

Traffic Safety Coalition announces traffic fatalities in Iowa on the decline

CHICAGO, Ill.– The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show the number of fatalities on Iowa’s roadways declined 11 percent, including a 28 percent reduction in pedestrian fatalities, from 2006 to 2010. Iowa roads are getting safer with increased seat belt usage, improved air bag technology, safer driving habits and local police departments taking advantage of new technology to hold lawbreakers accountable through the use of live-saving enforcement tools such as red light cameras.

Mascher proposes legislation based on JECC issues

DES MOINES– Call it a good idea gone awry.
When the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center (JECC) was conceived, the concept was simple: consolidate the various public safety (fire, EMS and law enforcement) dispatchers in Johnson County in one combined dispatch center.

New faces in Solon girl’s soccer lineup

SOLON– Solon girls soccer coach John Tucker has a few new faces in the line up this year with the loss of several key players at graduation last year. Ali Herdliska and Emily Ament have joined Alison McKinnie, Brianna Pike and Jackie Meyer as forwards. Midfielders Abby Haas, Anna Seydel and Mattie Cook have been joined by Madi Durr, Candice Kucera and Marie Maston. Carissa Siddell and Vic Meade have been added to the backline to help out Katherine Carr, Allie Mercer and Katie Silberstein. Mikaela Lighty will be tending the goal this year.