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By Lori Lindner

Babe Ruth baseball winds up for new fall league

Registration deadline Aug. 3

NORTH LIBERTY– The community of North Liberty has played baseball for nearly 100 years now; can there possibly be anything new?
Surprisingly, there is. The North Liberty Babe Ruth Baseball League– historically played through the summer– will now offer structured games in the fall as well.

Local tradition turns 10 on the Fourth of July

JOHNSON COUNTY– Thanks to the commitment of one area neighborhood, a patriotic tradition continues.
Residents of the Hickory Heights development, situated off Lake Manor Road between the communities of Solon, Shueyville and North Liberty, have celebrated the July 4th holiday for 10 years now, in much the same fashion as thousands of small communities across the country; with a parade featuring color guards, fire trucks, decorated vehicles, and horses adored in red, white and blue finery bringing up the rear, followed by family-friendly cookouts and even live music to entertain the crowds.

Prairie Trail West rolls on

Tiffin council approves development along Highway 6

TIFFIN– Another new development will be popping up in Tiffin, this one closer to the heart of the community and next to Clear Creek Amana High School.

NL employees receive FY14 pay increases

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NORTH LIBERTY– At its June 26 meeting, the North Liberty City Council unanimously approved fiscal year 2014 salaries for city staff.
The resolution called for a two percent cost of living increase for all city employees, with an additional 2.45 percent longevity increase for those who are eligible.

Tie up at The Dock

The Dock opens under new management, new name

SOLON– John Ahlf believes Solon is hungry for something different.
And he has prepared to serve it up, with a fresh menu, distinctive service and an updated look in the renamed Dock Fine Dining and Spirits restaurant.
It’s not just the name, the food or the new décor that Ahlf revamped in the hopes of creating a new dining experience in Solon, in the former location of Jo’s Roadhouse at 101 Windflower Ln.

Residents to pay more for water usage

Water, sewer consumption rates to rise July 1, bigger jump coming next year

NORTH LIBERTY– The river is not the only thing on the rise.
North Liberty residents will likely see their water and sewer rates increase beginning July 1.
Last Tuesday, May 28, the North Liberty City Council approved the first reading of ordinance amendments to increase the rates people pay on their water and sewer usage.