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Archive

September 6th, 2017

I’m back

Walkin'

It’s been a busy couple of months since I last filed a column at the end of June.
In July, my oldest and dearest friends, Frank and Jan, stopped by for a long weekend.
Frank and I go back to junior high.
In the earliest days of our friendship, we went stag to the Rolling Meadows movie theater and sat, an open seat between us, hoping a couple of lovelies would look over and find us irresistible.
Then, as we matured, we’d take dates to the show instead of hoping they parachuted into the seats next to us.

August 30th

NLCF Treasure hunt ends Sept. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– A treasure hunt, with a grand prize of four tickets to the Sept. 23 Iowa Hawkeyes’ football game versus Penn State (complete with parking pass and tailgate), is set to help raise funds and awareness of the North Liberty Community Fund (NLCF).
Entry fees for the Grow Our Community Treasure Hunt are $25. Participants will visit local businesses to collect stamps on a Community Fund card, from Aug. 1 to Sept. 9. Entering is simple, and you can pick up your entry form and map at Great Western Bank in North Liberty beginning Aug. 1.

Ashley Briggs top Froster at State Fair

DES MOINES– Two North Liberty amateur cake decorators took home awards from the Cake Decorating competition, judged August 7, prior to the start of the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
Entries were judges on execution, difficulty, appearance, neatness, originality, design, edible applications and use of color.
Ashley Briggs and Monica Walz, both of North Liberty, placed in the following categories:
Adult Open - Sculpted
1) Ashley Briggs, North Liberty
Adult Open - Single Tiered
1) Ashley Briggs, North Liberty
Adult Open - Tiered
2) Ashley Briggs, North Liberty
3) Monica Walz, North Liberty

Puppet Show at Grace Church Sept. 9

NORTH LIBERTY - Grace Community Churrch in North Liberty will be hosting the Hairy & Co Puppet Show on Saturday, Sept. 9.
The shows are at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and is open to the public. No tickets are needed for the free show.
Hairy and his furry friends learn valuable lessons from the Bible through singing, storytelling, and of course, laughter, that resonates with kids of all ages (and grown ups, too).

Saluting the end of summer

Annual fundraiser for NFLD held

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department held their annual Salute to Summer event Saturday, Aug. 19, at their fire station. The annual event, the only fundraiser for the volunteer firefighters, has traditionally been held at Bobber’s but moved to the station this year.
Firefighter/EMT Mallory Barney, this year’s event Chairperson, said the ever-increasing call volume was a factor in moving the event.

Getting the band back together

Getting the band back together

Liberty High kicks off its first year

Doors open at Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– The doors of Liberty High School opened to 757 students Wednesday, Aug. 23, as the 2017-18 school year started for the brand new school.

CCA, Tiffin council compare notes

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Tim Kuehl opened a joint meeting between the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District’s Board of Directors and the Tiffin City Council by saying, “We’ve got so many things going on between the school and the city, that the more we can collaborate and even just know what the other hand is doing, I think that is critical and helpful to the success of both of us.”

State Forest Nursery launches new online store

AMES– Ordering trees from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) State Forest Nursery just got easier. A new online sales site– http://nursery.iowadnr.gov/– features dozens of quality native Iowa trees and an easy check-out process.
Also new in 2017 are changes to how nursery stock can be used to accommodate a wider audience of people wanting to order bulk trees:
• Customers can purchase trees in bundles of 25, compared to previous order minimums of 200.
• Seedlings can be used for any purpose, including windbreaks or decorative landscaping.

Girls 4th, boys 9th in Prairie invitational

CEDAR RAPIDS– Come to Prairie? Run with a crowd.
Each year, Solon’s cross country opener, at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School, provides an eye-opener of what is going well early in the season… and what needs improvement.