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April 2nd

Blues kids to make their own music

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Blues & BBQ is revving up, and the planning committee needs some assistance. Don’t worry, you are not going to be asked to buy wrapping paper, popcorn or cookies.
We want your junk.
Yes, that’s right, we want your trash.
Blues & BBQ is North Liberty’s free annual music festival, this year scheduled for Saturday, May 26, beginning at 11 a.m. A new element to this year’s party will be the children’s Musical Playing Ground, where kids make musical instruments from materials (a.k.a. junk) they’d find at home.

Firing up for NL Blues & BBQ

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s time to fire up the grills, tune up the guitars and put on your blues shoes. The sixth annual North Liberty Blues & BBQ festival is on for Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Rain date of Sunday, May 27).

Garner school seeking treat donations

NORTH LIBERTY– With Garner Elementary School’s first annual Fun Fair fast approaching, the committee needs the support of Garner families. As part of the festivities, there will be a cookie walk and a cake walk. The planning committee is asking Garner families to donate a total of 65 cakes and 65 dozen cookies. To sign up to donate cookies, go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C4CADA82EAB9-cookie.To sign up to donate a cake, go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C4CADA82EAB9-cake.

New bus route starts Monday

NORTH LIBERTY– Starting Monday, April 2, the public bus route will offer additional stops throughout North Liberty. New stops include several west of Highway 965, such as Fairview Lane. and Sugar Creek Lane. Previously, the bus route only included North Liberty stops along Front Street and the Community Center.

120th Street work to begin April 9

SHUEYVILLE– Reconstruction of 120th St. from Interstate 380 to Club Road will begin the week of April 9, weather permitting. The work involves removal of the existing pavement, earthwork, installation of culverts, storm sewers and intakes; and construction of new pavement, driveways and sidewalks. The project will be phased to limit work to sections that will reduce the impact to the traveling public.

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.

Penn PTO to hold ‘Every Nickel Counts’ can drive

NORTH LIBERTY– The Penn Elementary School PTO is holding a can drive on Tuesday, April 10, from 2:45 until 6:45 p.m. at the school on 230 N. Dubuque St. Pop cans and plastic and glass bottles will be accepted. If it has an “IA 5-cent” deposit, they’ll take it. Just drive up and drop them off… they do the sorting. Cans/bottles should be reasonably clean and dry. Flattened or crushed items cannot be accepted. All funds raised will go to the Penn library makeover fund. Contact the Penn PTO with questions at PennPTO@gmail.com or 319-626-4964.

A legal pitch

NORTH LIBERTY– A former Hawkeye baseball star is now laying down the law in North Liberty and he’s got the only game in town.
Ryan Prahm, who signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians after several seasons pitching for the University of Iowa, has been practicing law in North Liberty since last fall.
He’s the only attorney currently practicing in the growing city and he said he likes it that way.
“The people I’ve gotten to know here have been great,” he said.

Sherman’s march

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY— In November of 1864, General William T. Sherman began his famous “march to the sea.” In November 2012, Steve C. Sherman hopes Johnson County voters will send him marching to the State Capitol in an effort to represent them in the House of Representatives.