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Archive

October 10th, 2012

Shared space spares waste

IOWA CITY– Four nonprofit organizations came together last Thursday to celebrate a very welcomed gift.
In September, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors agreed to sell its former Public Health building for $1 to the Crisis Center of Johnson County. Space in the 7,300 square foot building will be used to supplement the Crisis Center’s current location next door, and the rest will be leased to the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP), the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) of Johnson County and Iowa City’s Free Lunch Program.

CCA test scores decline

OXFORD– Standardized test scores have dropped in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district, but officials say it isn’t cause for alarm.
Yet.
District Curriculum Director Mark Ernst gave the Annual Progress Report (APR) for the 2011-2012 school year during the school board of directors’ monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The complete report meets the requirements of the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) report necessary under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act, and the APR required under the Iowa Code.

ICCSD board tables high school money grab for possible bond vote

IOWA CITY– A presentation from new ICCSD financial chief Craig Hansel put the brakes on reallocation of SILO funds for a new high school.
A policy change for $32 million in SILO monies was on the Oct. 2 agenda, but the motion was tabled until the board’s facilities and financial committees could meet again to decide the fate of the facility money pile after Hansel’s slides showed untapped potential.

Guitar hero bridges into new NL business

NORTH LIBERTY- After playing for 25 years, Darwin Lindahl should know guitars. He knows their histories, construction and components. He knows the tone, dynamics and performance of guitars and effects pedals. He knows the knock-off guitars after which other guitars are modeled, like Gibson’s famous Les Paul and a Fender Stratocaster.
He also gets excited about any cool axe with what he calls “curb appeal.” Guitars made of ash wood or those with a mahogany body and a maple top, a few choice guitars on consignment, and guitars for guitarists with chops.

ICCSD board tables high school money grab for possible bond vote

IOWA CITY– A presentation from new ICCSD financial chief Craig Hansel put the brakes on reallocation of SILO funds for a new high school.
A policy change for $32 million in SILO monies was on the Oct. 2 agenda, but the motion was tabled until the board’s facilities and financial committees could meet again to decide the fate of the facility money pile after Hansel’s slides showed untapped potential.

Scouting for Food Drive Oct. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– The 2012 Scouting for Food Drive will take place on Oct. 13. Please put out food by 8 a.m. Saturday morning for the Scouts to pick-up. All food donated in North Liberty will go to the North Liberty Community Pantry. The pantry is averaging more than 500 visits per month. Please help meet local food needs by putting out non-perishable items on Oct. 13.

Penn school can, bottle drive Oct. 16

NORTH LIBERTY– The Penn Elementary School PTO is holding a can and bottle drive on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the school on 230 N. Dubuque St. Pop cans and plastic and glass bottles will be accepted. If it has an “IA 5-cent” deposit, they’ll take it. Just drive up and drop them off– they do the sorting. Cans and bottles should be reasonably clean and dry. Flattened or crushed items cannot be accepted. Contact the Penn PTO with questions at PennPTO@gmail.com or 319-626-4964.

Stone Soup supper for pantry Oct. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will hold its fourth annual Stone Supper on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the South Slope Community Room in North Liberty. All community members are invited. Cost is $10 for adults (13 and up) and $5 for children (12 and under). Dinner includes soup, salad, bread, dessert and drink. A silent auction will be held from 5 until 6:45 p.m. The North Liberty Community Pantry was founded on the belief that we are neighbors helping neighbors. Please help your neighbors and support the Stone Soup Supper.

Free veterans dinner to be Nov. 13

Free veterans dinner to be Nov. 13
NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Ladies are inviting area veterans to a complimentary Veterans Day dinner for any veteran and one guest at the South Slope conference center in North Liberty.
The dinner will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13. so as not to conflict with veterans attending the USO program at Riverside on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Watch for more information in the Leader, or for questions or reservations call Delaine at 319-626-6475 or Kris at 319-853-0285, or send an e-mail to: club76nl@gmail.com.

Free car wash Oct. 13 to benefit ICCSD music programs

IOWA CITY– There will be a free car wash on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to benefit all Iowa City Community
School District (ICCSD) performance music groups. The event is sponsored by the ICCSD Music Auxiliary. Free will donations will gladly be accepted.
There are six locations, so there is no excuse for a dirty car. The locations are:
• North Dodge Hy-Vee, North Dodge St., Iowa City (New location).
• UI Community Credit Union, Penn St., North Liberty (New location).
• Two Rivers Bank, Hwy 6 West, Coralville.