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Archive

August 27th, 2012

Pantry groundbreaking Aug. 29

NORTH LIBERTY– Dirt has been moving at the new North Liberty Community Pantry building site. The pantry is excited to have raised enough funds to start a new building, and SouthGate Construction has already begun construction work. “We are eager to celebrate the community support that has made this project possible,” said Pantry Director Tina DuBois.
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. at 85 N. Jones Blvd., in North Liberty. Everyone in the community is invited.

Deadline for logo contest Aug. 31

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty is gearing up to celebrate its 100th birthday in November 2013, and the North Liberty Centennial Committee is calling for submissions for its Centennial Logo Contest.
Create a logo representing the city’s 100th birthday. Entry deadline is 12 p.m., Aug. 31. Entries, including a kids’ division, must be submitted via email to nlibcent.pr@gmail.com. Submissions must be in four colors or less. Be sure to include contact information.
All entries will be considered, and everyone is invited to participate.

NL Fun Run/Walk to be Sept. 16

IOWA CITY– The North Liberty Steering Committee of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce presents the ninth annual North Liberty Fun Run/Walk to be held on Sunday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, the event features a 5k route and children’s race. The race starts at 650 W. Cherry St. near the gazebo at Liberty Centre. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with the children’s race beginning at 9 a.m. followed by the 5k at 9:15 a.m.

South Slope Cooperative presents grants to local nonprofit groups

NORTH LIBERTY– South Slope Cooperative and Iowa Network Services, Inc. (INS) are pleased to announce the following grants have been awarded in the companies’ matching grant programs:
Boy Scout Troop no. 37, $1,000; North Liberty Blues and BBQ, $400; and Optimist Club of North Liberty, $2,000.

For whom the bell (finally) tolls!

TIFFIN– The bell was rung, finally.
Last season, the brass bell from the USS-King (DD-242) was mounted just outside of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ football stadium. It was to be rung following a gridiron victory.
However, in a winless 2011 campaign, it stood as a silent sentinel.
Friday night though, it rang loud and clear, and was likely heard in Coralville and Oxford as the Clippers enthusiastically celebrated their 35-7 season opening win over the Mustangs of Independence.

Clippers fall to Solon in season volleyball opener

TIFFIN– Coach Brian Bronzynski and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers took to the floor Thursday, Aug. 23, to open the 2012 varsity season with a visit from friendly rival Solon.
Despite only losing four players to graduation and having an experienced team, and despite a recent shake-up at the top of Solon’s program; the Lady Spartans proved to be too much to handle.
Solon won the match 3-1.

Trio of state competitors lead way for West X-country

IOWA CITY– Two seniors and a junior will lead the West High Women of Troy through the 2012 cross-country season. Molly Leveille and Pombie Silverman (seniors) with Ashlynn Yokom (junior) constitute the squad’s returning starters for coach Mike Parker.
Leveille had a best time of 14:29 last season, Silverman posted a 14:35 and Yokom had a best finish of 14:53.
Annie Schaeckenbach, a senior, is a returning letter winner while junior Sofia Mendoza adds depth to the squad following distance running during track season.

August 23rd

Road show of support

TIFFIN– Johnson County voters will decide on Nov. 6 whether or not to approve a $46.8 million bond issue to be used for the construction of a new justice center adjacent to the county courthouse in Iowa City.
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee (CJCC), with the blessings of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, has been trying to raise awareness for their cause, hosting tours of the current jail facility and courthouse to show first-hand safety, security and space issues.

August 20th

Food For Thought

It was sometime in the ’60s. We were living in a big house in Iowa City’s Goosetown area. The house didn’t have central air conditioning, but my husband had bought one window unit for our bedroom– the justification being that he needed to have a good night’s sleep in order to be able to work the next day. The kids and I, he reasoned, spent most summer days out of doors anyway and, on really murderous days, we could go to the park for a swim in the pool, or splash in the spray from the hose in the back yard. He, on the other hand, had to stay in his office and work. His air conditioned office.

Walkin'

President Obama found himself in a pajama party of Republican bedfellows during a campaign stop at our state fair recently. The odd pairings of beach blanket bingo were brought about because Obama supports a renewal of subsidies for wind power generation.
It puts Obama in bed with none other than Republican President George H.W. Bush, who signed into law The Production Tax Credit (PTC) in 1992. Besides subsidizing wind, PTC also promoted other renewable energy sources including solar and geothermal.