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Archive

January 9th, 2012

Girls find offense against Anamosa

SOLON– For three quarters against Dyersville Beckman, the Lady Spartans couldn’t buy a bucket.
Against Anamosa, they were coming cheap.
Solon’s girls found their offense against Anamosa Friday night at home, posting a 59-27 win that was just what the doctor ordered after a 28-27 loss Tuesday at Dyersville Beckman.
Ten different Lady Spartans scored and 11 recorded rebounds in the blowout win.
“I was very pleased,” said Head Coach Mark Sovers. “It was by far our best effort over four quarters.
“I’ve got to give them credit for coming back after a tough loss,” he said of his team.

Alcoholics Anonymous announces new Solon chapter meeting weekly

SOLON– Alcoholics Anonymous announced a new chapter in Solon at space donated by Our Lord’s Church, 101 N. Market St. Meeting time is 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees. For more information, contact Larry at 319-624-3106.

Goose island

Canada geese have been lounging around the edge of the retention pond in front of the South Slope Telecommunications building in North Liberty recently. Hundreds of geese have been making a stop on the pond and its surrounding walking path, in no hurry to make it to their southern destination because Iowa’s winter has been so mild thus far.

Sheriff’s office requests help in solving burglaries

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Sheriff’s office is requesting help from the public for any information related to the investigation of car burglaries in Tiffin. Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 319-358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Need not provide identity to collect reward.

All aboard for Reading on the Rails event Jan. 15

IOWA CITY–Order tickets now for the “Reading on the Rails” excursion Sunday, Jan. 15. The Hawkeye Express train will travel between the North Liberty Community Library and the University of Iowa library.
Children and adults of all ages may participate. Online tickets will only be available for pick-up at the “Reading on the Rails” will-call booth at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 14. No Exceptions.(A PayPal receipt is not a ticket).

Blue ribbon for Blues & BBQ

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s annual Blues and BBQ event celebrated its fifth birthday this past summer. Recently, event organizers were given even more to celebrate.
Liberty Centre Blues & BBQ was chosen as the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) 2011 Attraction of the Year.
The award was presented at the CVB’s Annual Luncheon and Report on Dec. 1 at Iowa City’s downtown Sheraton Hotel. CVB President Josh Schamberger said the recognition, which has been in place for at least 12 years, is nominated and awarded by the entire CVB staff and its 14-member board

Some Iowa taxpayers in a tiff over TIF law

CORALVILLE– Peter Fisher of the Iowa Policy Project was surprised by the number of local residents willing to sit through two hours of discussion on something as mundane as property taxes.
“I thought there would be a few really wonky types like me,” Fisher told the standing-room-only audience that gathered at the Coralville Public Library Jan. 4 to hear a presentation and panel discussion on Tax Increment Financing (TIF).

Technology petting zoo at the North Liberty library

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library (NLCL) will be offering a technology petting zoo for the public. Janet Lubben, NLCL’s technology services librarian, will have several gadgets for people to test drive. There will be a PC Tablet, iPad and Nook on site. Lubben will discuss services the library offers, such as free downloadable audio and e-books. Feel free to bring your device along if you have questions about it.
There will be a question and answer session about devices people have purchased or received as gifts. Information sheets will be available at the table.

Fine amnesty month at North Liberty Community Library

NORTH LIBERTY– January is fine amnesty month at the North Liberty Community Library. Fines on all overdue material returned in January will be forgiven. It does not matter how overdue the material is, even years overdue. The library would just appreciate getting their material back. Existing fines will not be forgiven but may be paid in cash, in food for fines, read off or worked off. Call 319-626-5701 and talk to a staff member with any questions.

North Liberty Community Library board opening

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library is accepting applications for a position on the Library Board of Trustees. Applicants must be a resident of North Liberty and have a strong interest in the future of the library. Applications may be picked up at the library, or on the City of North Liberty’s commission website at http://northlibertyiowa.org/government/commissionsboards/.
Applications will be accepted until Feb. 15. For further information contact Dee at 319-626-5701 or via email at librldy@north-liberty.lib.ia.us.