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Cougars, bobcats making a comeback . . But what about bats?

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– White nose syndrome is the scourge of bat colonies worldwide. The disease was first tracked out of a cave in Europe, where larger bat species have been able to resist its effects and survive winters.
In Iowa and the U.S., micro-bats swarm the evening air, vacuuming up and devouring their weight in insects each night.
But with a lower body weight, micro-bats have a harder time fighting off the fungal infections from white nose syndrome.

“Up ‘N Atom” Optimist Club of North Liberty August calendar

NORTH LIBERTY– The Optimist Club of North Liberty announces its August meeting schedule:
Aug. 9: Regular Thursday dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: Julie Robinson of CREW Summer Camp.
Aug. 13: Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Darlene Smith’s home.
Aug. 23: Regular Thursday dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: Carolyn Pals from Lego League.

Linder Tire celebrates 80 years in Iowa by giving back to community

IOWA CITY– Linder Tire Service, Inc., celebrated its 80th anniversary in June by pledging four dollars for every tire and eight dollars for every alignment sold during the month of June to these local organizations: The Iowa City store donated to the Johnson County Salvation Army. The North Liberty location supported the North Liberty Food Pantry and the Grinnell store partnered with the Grinnell Community Daycare and Preschool.

Families get help with back-to-school readiness at Penn “Servolution” Aug. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– Inspired by community members and with a mission to get local kids on track for a productive school year, a “Servolution” is coming to North Liberty.
But it won’t work without your help.
The Aug. 13 Servolution at Penn Elementary was created by Adam Kolosik, as part of his Love Wins Ministry at Life Church, and was made possible by Kris Hynek of the North Liberty Family Resource Center (NLFRC) at Penn.
What’s a Servolution? What does it mean?
It’s a revolution of service, according Kolosik, a pastor at Life Church, who said, “Mission is why we exist; love is how we do it.”

Solon considers deal for microbrewery

SOLON– It’s not a done deal, but Solon could be getting its own microbrewery.
The City of Solon is considering a package of financial incentives which could result in the demolition of a downtown Solon business to make way for a new microbrewery to be owned and operated by the team behind North Liberty’s popular eatery, Red’s Alehouse.

Tailgate with Tim Dwight for NL Pantry

 NORTH LIBERTY– Kick off the 2012 football season with the North Liberty Community Pantry. Tim Dwight will be available to take pictures, sign autographs and speak. All proceeds will go toward the North Liberty Community Pantry Building Fund. Appetizers included. Cash bar.
Aug. 23 from 5-7 p.m.at the University Club, Iowa City.Cost: Adults $30, Children (five-12) $15, Children (under five) free. Book of 11 tickets is $300.
Join Tim Dwight for a great event to support an important community resource.

North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball to hold Fall Fun Ball

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) will offer Fall Fun Ball for girls and boys ages six through 10 years. The purpose is to provide a fun, relaxed fall baseball/softball experience for kids who want to play for the first time, want to continue playing for a few more weeks or are considering playing in a more advanced league next spring. The primary focus of Fall Fun Ball is to help kids transition into rookie and junior leagues, as well as to provide some additional fall recreation to those age groups that may not have other activities.

Red Cross courses at Tiffin training center

 TIFFIN– The American Red Cross will be offering courses at the Tiffin training center, 521 W. Marengo Rd., Tiffin.
Course schedule is as follows:
• Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR and BBP, Sept. 1, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
• Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED Sept. 10, 6-9:30 p.m.
• Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED Review Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m.
For more information call 800-RED CROSS or 800-733-2767. Email: Support@redcrosstraining.org.
To register: http://www.redcross.org/takeaclass or 800-RED CROSS

CCA Baseball Club tryouts Aug. 18

TIFFIN– The CCA Baseball Club will be holding tryouts for the 2013 baseball season Saturday, Aug. 18, (rain date Sunday, Aug. 19), and Sunday, Aug. 26, (no rain date) at the Tiffin ball fields.
Tryouts for 8U, 9U and 10U will be held from 10 a.m. until noon. Tryouts for 11U, 12U and 13U (14U to be determined) will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. Please arrive up to one hour early to register and warm up. Save time by preregistering at the club’s website, www.ccabaseballclub.org. Players will be allowed to attend both days and the highest of their total score will be utilized.

DeGowin blood drive at NL Recreation Center to be Aug. 12

IOWA CITY— The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center will hold a blood drive on Monday, Aug. 6, from 4 until 7 pm in the Gerdin Conference Rooms 1 and 3 at the North Liberty Recreation Center.
In an average week, UIHC patients need nearly 600 units of blood products. One pint of donated blood can help save the lives of several people.