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June 25th, 2012

Council meetings now at 6:30 p.m.

NORTH LIBERTY–North Liberty City Council meetings have a new start time. Meetings will now begin at 6:30 p.m., and will still be held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the North Liberty City Council chambers, 1 Quail Creek Cir., North Liberty.
The meetings will still be televised live and re-run during later dates on North Liberty Television (NLTV).

Holy Trinity to host Wildwood Forest VBS in July

NORTH LIBERTY– Holy Trinity Church invites area children to join in Vacation Bible School and Day Camp scheduled for July 23-27, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 650 240th St. NE, North Liberty.
Holy Trinity, a growing Lutheran church in North Liberty, is planning an action-packed week of summer fun for children.

Women of Troy split, trading shut-outs and remembering “Line”

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Tuesday night was tough for the Women of Troy, when the squad faced-off against a potential regional semifinal opponent. The Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead galloped into town, and West was dealt its first loss in 17 outings.
Tuesday also would have been the 18th birthday of beloved friend and teammate, the late Caroline Found.

Clipper girls are red hot

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) scoreboards are getting quite a workout these days. The board at the boys’ diamond in Tiffin sputtered and failed during a June 14 doubleheader against Waterloo Columbus that saw 27 runs go up in one game. Monday, June 18, the board in Oxford at the softball diamond wouldn’t even turn on.
Perhaps it knew the Clippers were going to fry its electronic mind with 42 runs over seven innings.

J-Hawks one better than Trojans last week in Iowa City , with Jefferson 8, West High 7

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks got past the West High Trojans Monday, June 18, on West’s diamond, winning 8-7 in varsity action.

June 24th

Swisher sets its course for the future

SWISHER– “If Swisher doesn’t define itself, someone else will.”
But Kehla West, Swisher’s summer planning intern, said she believes the community is too valuable for that to happen.
West grew up on a farm in a similar-sized town in Indiana and will conduct a June community survey about Swisher’s future. In May, she started work as a part-time intern to draft a comprehensive plan for the town.

National champion cheer gym recognizes NL athletes

NORTH LIBERTY– Rebel Xtreme, Inc., eastern Iowa’s all-star cheerleading and tumbling/trampoline gym, finished its 2011-2012 season this spring, with a number of significant accomplishments for the program’s team and individuals.

1932 to 2012<br> Linder tire

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– 1932 was a hard time to start a business, but in hard times there is often opportunity.
That was the year Henry Linder, with an Iowa City High School diploma and a few years of experience at Bernie Sparks Standard Tire, bought a bankrupt tire business for $2,800.
His shop was relocated to its current Iowa City location on Riverside Drive in 1973 and today his grandson, John J. Linder, runs Linder Tire Service, in business for 80 years.

June 18th

Food For Thought

Raccoons dug up my son’s tomato plants– twice. We won’t know for a while if the electric fencing he put up will prevent further vandalism. I see them early, just after the sun is up, making their way back from the pond. I suspect that, if they didn’t have the pond so handy, they would go the other way to the creek in the pasture. Raccoons do need water. Not only to drink, but to help them eat. We once thought it charming that they so carefully washed their food before eating it.

Walkin'

A couple of years ago I wrote and received a grant to plant several small trees at the elementary school where I’ve been working part time. The low bid came from a company owned by Mennonites, and despite driving to the worksite in a truck all of the other labor was done by hand. You could tell the three-man crew– two young and one older– knew what they were doing as there was very little wasted motion. The young bucks did most of the heavy labor while the old man supervised and pitched in occasionally.