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July 9th, 2012

Jack Zschiesche is home!

NORTH LIBERTY– Jack Zschiesche is home!
After 107 days in the hospital and a recovery facility, the 6-year-old from North Liberty returned home on July 3, exceeding the expectations of his physicians and therapists. Jack, nicknamed JZ by a neighbor, experienced an aneurism due to an arteriovenous malformation in his brain while on vacation with his family in Minneapolis in March. He underwent five surgeries and 15-and-a-half weeks of hospitalization and therapy before he could return home with his parents, Brad and Amy Zschiesche, and his three siblings, Drew, Cade and Lila.

Forevergreen Road study picks up where it left off

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty is jumping back into bed with Coralville; this time, it’s a potential roadbed.
The two cities decided to re-open a road study on Forevergreen Road, the dividing line that separates Coralville’s northern boundary from North Liberty’s southern one. The communities will equally share the cost of a $57,000 engineering study that will determine the best alignment for the extension of Forevergreen Road eastward to North Liberty Road.

Old school, new school, and what happens between

IOWA CITY- 2016 was the optimistic date used in a May 2012 school administration report on a hypothetical “North Central High School” for Iowa City Community School District committee meetings on a new high school. The committee used University of Iowa projections that predict an increase to nearly 2,200 students at West High and 1,600 at City High in the next four years.
West High has an official capacity of 1,800 and is currently more than 100 students beyond that limit.
But West High wasn’t always crowded.

TiffinFest 2012 this weekend

TIFFIN– Join the community in celebrating TiffinFest 2012, on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, at Tiffin City Park, Hwy. 6 East, in Tiffin.
On Friday, the parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and the street dance will be near Slim’s Saloon beginning at 9 p.m.
On Saturday, the fun begins when the park opens at 10 a.m. Kids can enjoy inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting and a fossil dig. There will also be a talent show, bingo, food, a beer tent and bag games.  End the day with the rodeo at 7 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. For more information, visit tiffinfest.org.

Horn quartet in concert at F.W. Kent Park July 17

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Conservation Department is excited to announce another free outdoor concert coming up on July 17 at F.W. Kent Park.
Tuesday, July 17, the Bon Vivant Horn Quartet will kick-off the week with a concert at the Youth Group Camp at F.W. Kent Park at 7 p.m. Bon Vivant is made up of local professional French Horn players. They will play a selection of chamber quartet music arranged for French Horns.

IC Regina celebrates Hot Summer Nights with free public events July 12, Aug. 9

IOWA CITY– Spend an evening at Iowa City Regina with the new Hot Summer Nights series; it’s sure to be a cool treat.
In an effort designed as a thank you and to acknowledge the community for its continuous support and dedication, the school is hosting two evenings filled with great food and talented bands. These are free public events that provide a safe and family atmosphere and also offer something different to do on Thursday nights this summer.

Donate to NL pantry during its Thanksgiving in July drive

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) invites local businesses to participate in Thanksgiving in July.
The last two years, local financial institutions held food drives and competed for a traveling turkey trophy, awarded in 2011 to Hills Bank & Trust for amassing the most contributions. In total, the North Liberty Community Pantry received the equivalent of more than 10,000 pounds of food in July 2011.

Swisher to hold farmers’ market at Fun Days

SWISHER– A special farmers’ market and vendor fair will be held in downtown Swisher Saturday, Aug. 4, during Swisher Fun Days.
A huge variety of sale items, from produce to purses, will be featured. Contact Jean at 319-521-6869 for more information.

Landscape project decorates North Central Junior High entrance

NORTH LIBERTY– Completed in 2006, North Central Junior High is getting a makeover thanks to numerous public and private partnerships.
Launched during its inaugural year by the school’s Parent Student Teacher Organization (PSTO), the school’s landscape got a big boost when McKenzie Wierda elected to take it on as an Eagle Scout project in 2011. He recruited nearly 50 scouts, school and church friends and their family members to help on consecutive Saturdays in May and June to make the improvements.

Trojans reign in rivalry clash

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Take hot, humid weather, add in a long-standing rivalry, and you have the ingredients for two nights of dramatic high school baseball.
Charlie Stumpff’s West High Trojans survived the heat and rival City High in a two-night battle for citywide bragging rights.