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Archive

June 17th, 2012

A funny thing happened to Nathan Timmel

NORTH LIBERTY— He’s been to Iraq and Afghanistan but he’s not a soldier. His words have brought comfort to our troops, but he’s not a chaplain. He’s written a book about his life. He has a dog named Kitty. He has raised money for charity, but he’s not a celebrity…yet.
He is Nathan Timmel, a professional comedian hoping to make it big.

June 14th

An awesome father’s day

JOHNSTON– This Sunday, as families everywhere celebrate Father’s Day with the traditional gifts of power tools and new ties, one local family will see it just a little bit differently for the rest of their lives.
“Really, it sounds so cliché, but don’t take your kids for granted,” said North Liberty father of four Brad Zschiesche. “You don’t want to have any regrets.”
His wife Amy, who also had a most unconventional Mother’s Day, agreed.
“Just cherish each moment that you have with your kids and don’t take anything for granted, because life can change in an instant,” Amy said.

Primary over, candidates now look toward November

EASTERN IOWA– Results of the June 5 primary election have been officially tabulated.
Canvasses for Johnson County were conducted early this week, showing clear winners in the contested primary races for seats in U.S. Congressional District 2 and Johnson County Auditor.
Candidate for U.S. Congressional District John Archer, an attorney from Bettendorf, beat opponent Dan Dolan, a homebuilder from Muscatine, for the Republican nomination, 58 percent to 42 percent in Johnson County. Iowa’s Second Congressional District covers 24 counties in Eastern Iowa, including Johnson County.

Nursing home, Casey’s change direction

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Two businesses recently seeking to locate in North Liberty have changed their minds, at least for now.

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to NL community center June 26

NORTH LIBERTY– Residents living in the North Liberty area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. North Liberty Community Center will host Life Line Screening on June 26.
Four key points every person needs to know: Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability. Eighty percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke. Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke. Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient.

Local employee charged with seven counts of forgery

NORTH LIBERTY– Nicole Marie Campbell of Coralville was charged with seven counts of forgery after she allegedly wrote checks on the account of an 87-year old resident of the North Liberty Living Center.

The right stuff-ing

NORTH LIBERTY– Sometimes, a hug from a soft, furry friend is just what you need to make things better.
Local Girl Scouts from troops 5555, 8720 and 8034 get that; some have young friends and family members who have endured hospital stays, and they can imagine what it would be like to be away from home and ailing.
“I bet they would want something to play with,” said seven-year-old Scout Caitlin McCabe.
So the local troops set out to make that happen. The troops decided to build stuffed animals for pediatric patients in the University of Iowa Hospital’s cancer unit.

Cougars too much for West’s Women of Troy

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
MUSCATINE— With shock and sadness all around him, West High coach David Rosenthal remained as up-beat and positive as he could.
“I really think we out-played them,” the coach said in the wake of a 2-0 loss to Cedar Rapids Kennedy in the first round of the Class 3A girls state soccer tournament. “We made a couple mistakes; they took advantage of a couple mistakes of ours, and deserved to win.”

Twice as nice for West softball

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

Clippers scuttle Blue Raiders

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TIFFIN— June 6, 2012: The 68th anniversary of D-Day. For the Anamosa Blue Raiders, they may well have felt like they were under siege as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers unloaded a batting barrage. Andrew Davis’ Clippers put up 29 hits and 29 runs in a varsity double-header to win 17-7 and 12-2 on the home diamond.