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Archive

August 7th, 2012

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

“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.

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.

August 2nd

Don L. “Donnie” Howard, Jr.

Don L. “Donnie” Howard, Jr. 61, of Letts, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012 at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Rev. John Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Following the interment a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Community Room. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

July 30th

Food For Thought

We used to look forward to the county fair every summer. We didn’t have a local festival as many towns did even then, much like Beef Days and all the other “days” we now have to choose from every summer. I can think of Corydon’s Old Settler’s Days, Britt’s Hobo Days, and Pella’s Tulip Time, to name a few. The best we could hope for, besides the fair, was that a traveling circus would come to town. These weren’t always accompanied by carnival rides, and they were often rather small affairs– sometimes only a few acts and some caged animals to view.

Walkin'

2009: The year Remington sold its ten-millionth model 870 12-guage shot gun, the same model James Holmes used to begin his killing spree in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater.
100: Bullet capacity of the drum magazine of the Smith and Wesson M&P 15, the second weapon Holmes used. The gun, which is basically a semi-automatic version of the fully-automatic, military assault rifle called an M16, jammed.
18: Number of seconds he could have shot all 100 bullets if the gun had not jammed.