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May 7th, 2012

Blues & BBQ, all hopped-up

NORTH LIBERTY– As if you need one more reason to and enjoy Iowa’s best blues music, fun family activities, fireworks and delicious, simmering barbecue.
But the sixth annual North Liberty Blues & BBQ offers one more incentive to come out and enjoy the day on Saturday, May 26.
Craft beer.
Red’s Alehouse of North Liberty is the title sponsor for the festival’s beverage garden this year, and Red’s is brining in locally-crafted microbrews, to add another level of good taste to the growing community festival.

Teachers to get four percent pay increase

IOWA CITY– The teachers’ union collectively bargained in Iowa City last month for a 4.2 percent raise, ratifying a new contract with the Iowa City Community School District.
Iowa City Education Association bargaining representative Tom Yates, who claimed to have the power to say yes, no, or maybe as a negotiator for the teachers, said the two sides had easily reached the agreement because of their thoroughness and clarity.
“We don’t have a lot of issues of people feeling their being taken advantage of from either side,” he said.

New directions for CCA board members

TIFFIN— It happened to our state legislators and cost us a congressman. And it’s also happening to the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School Board of Directors.
It’s redistricting, and it could change the look of the board in 2013.
The results of the 2010 Census led to a number of political districts being redrawn, and the school board director districts are no exception. The school district is divided into four divisions: District 1 includes the Amana Colonies, District 2 has Tiffin, District 3 includes Oxford, and District 4 encompasses CCA’s portions of North Liberty and Coralville.

UI DeGowin blood drive May 14

IOWA CITY– The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Monday, May 14, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the Gerdin Conference Rooms 1 and 3.
To be eligible to donate blood a person must:
• Be 17 years old or 16 with parental consent.
• Weigh at least 110 pounds.
• Be cold or flu symptom-free for five days.
• Pass a mini-physical and medical history inquiry.
• Have a photo ID.
• Know Social Security or driver’s license number.
• Drink fluids and have a meal prior to donation.
• Bring a list of current medications.

County auditor candidate Weipert to host meet-and-greet May 13

TIFFIN– Travis Weipert, Democratic candidate for Johnson County Auditor, will be at The Tiffin Depot Sunday, May 13, from 9-10 a.m. The public is invited to join Travis and get to know him while sharing thoughts, questions and concerns. The Tiffin Depot is at 221 W. Marengo Rd., Tiffin. This event is free and open to the public.
Please contact the Weipert for Auditor Campaign with any questions at travisweipert@gmail.com.

Lions Club invites community to learn more on Thursday, May 17

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Lions Club is honored to invite you to “Why We are Lions,” on Thursday, May 17, from 6:15 until 7:15 p.m. at the North Liberty Pizza Ranch. Please come and learn about community service being extended locally and the amazing things that take place when people work together. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Mike Sojka at 319-936-2103 or mikesojka@hotmail.com or Clark Adams at 319-430-2868 or adamsck@southslope.net.

ICCSD education foundation to sponsor breakfast on May 16

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Foundation will hold its “Education is Everybody’s Business Breakfast” on Wednesday, May 16, at the Clarion Highlander Hotel from 7-8:30 a.m.

Services added to free health fair June 2 in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– Nutrition demonstrations, physical exercises, ergonomics information, visual tests and free tooth brushes and mouthguards have been added to the list of services available free at the Healthy Living Fair, hosted by First United Methodist Church in North Liberty from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.
The fair, a ministry of the church, is for North Liberty residents who need basic health care checks but face difficulty covering the costs and who, otherwise, might avoid the checks.

West boys out-kick Lin-Mar 3-2

CORALVILLE– At halftime, West High coach Brad Stiles wasn’t overly thrilled with his guys’ first-half performance. After shifting some players into new positions and reviewing his strategy and desire for at least one more goal (West led 1-0 at the break thanks to Justin Baker scoring not quite three minutes into the first half); he sent them back onto the field with these parting words: “Do it in the first 10 minutes and we’ll all have big smiles on our faces at the end.”
It didn’t quite work out that way.

Tough days for CCA girls’ golf

MIDDLE AMANA– The Clipper girls’ golf team met Independence on the greens Thursday, April 26, for a dual meet. Even with nearly perfect weather conditions it was a less-than-perfect day for Jason Goslin’s crew.
“It was a tough day for both teams,” assistant coach Carmine Scarpa said. “Scores were high and the long walk took its toll.”
CCA’s Gabi Scarpa tied with Indee’s Mackenzie Black for first with a 48, but a card on the second hole bought her the medal. Scarpa had medaled at all six meets in which she competed so far this season.
Results:
Gabi Scarpa, 48
Anna Johnson, 59