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North Liberty Leader

North Liberty Pantry to host Taste and Tour Open House Wednesday, Sept. 27

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) will host a Taste and Tour Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m. NLCP is located at 89 N. Jones Blvd. with Growing Together Garden on the west side of the building. This event is free and open to the entire community.
The Taste and Tour gives the community an opportunity to meet and greet staff members, learn about NLCP services and volunteer opportunities, and check out Growing Together Garden, a collaborative learning space.

North Liberty Community Library board of trustees vacancy

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the North Liberty Community Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County to serve an unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.

NLFD responds to Fareway fire

Store reopened Monday, Sept. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– A Sunday morning fire at the Fareway grocery store is believed to have been caused by a refrigerator motor.
Members of the North Liberty Fire Department were dispatched at 10:32 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, after receiving reports of alarms going off and smoke coming from the roof of the structure located at 615 Westwood Dr.

Lord’s Acre Sale

Saturday in Shueyville Lunch, auction, sales and activities for a good cause

SHUEYVILLE– Kitchens and craft rooms are humming with activity across the Shueyville United Methodist Church community, as members and friends of the church’s congregation prepare for the church’s 70th Annual Lord’s Acre Sale.
The sale is to be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church, which is located at 1195 Steeple Ln. NE in Swisher.
The sale will feature a market, a chicken noodle soup lunch, a live auction, kids’ activities and fellowship, said Brenda Swanson, who has coordinated the past four sales.

North Liberty one of the 20 safest cities in Iowa

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah– North Liberty is one of the safest communities in Iowa, according to a report issued by a national home security company.
In its 4th annual Safest Cities in Iowa report, SafeWise ranked North Liberty as the 11th safest city in Iowa with a population of more than 3,000 people.
Eldridge ranked first, followed by Hampton and Waukon.
North Liberty improved its ranking from 21st the previous year.

Four candidates for three board seats

SOLON– Two incumbents and two challengers will face off for three seats on the Solon school board Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Incumbents Tim Brown and Rick Jedlicka are seeking re-election, while former school board member Dan Coons and newcomer Nicole Pizzini are also on the ballot for the three at-large, four-year terms.
Most district residents will cast ballots at Solon City Hall. Residents of Jefferson Township-East will vote at the Shueyville Community Center. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Platz selected as NLFD fire chief

Nov. 6 start date, pending city council approval

NORTH LIBERTY– As long as the city council agrees, North Liberty will have its first full-time fire chief on Nov. 6.
Brian Platz, a former assistant chief (and current firefighter) for the Solon-Tri Township Emergency Response Agency (volunteer) and current deputy chief for the Iowa City Fire Department (ICFD), was announced as the new chief Friday, Sept. 1, pending North Liberty City Council approval at a Tuesday, Sept. 12, regular meeting.

Looking Sharp

Helping families start school year

NORTH LIBERTY– Servolution, a revolution of service, came to Penn Meadows Park, in North Liberty, Friday, Aug. 18, to help families in need with preparations for sending kids back to school.
The event, spearheaded by Life Church of Coralville (formerly of North Liberty), was the second of three. The first took place Thursday, Aug. 17, at Clear Creek Amana High School, in Tiffin, and the third on Monday, Aug. 21, at Kirkwood Elementary, in Coralville.

North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball Fall Fun Ball registration open

NORTH LIBERTY– NLYBS will be partnering with Diamond Dreams Baseball and Softball Sports Academy during the sixth season of Fall Fun Ball. Diamond Dream trainers work with boys and girls who will be in first through eighth grade during the 2017/2018 school year.
The season consists of five sessions, on Monday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or dark, beginning Sept. 11. The season ends on Oct. 9 unless there is a rainout and then the last night will be Oct. 16.

Puppet Show at Grace Church Sept. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– Grace Community Church in North Liberty will be hosting the Hairy & Co Puppet Show on Saturday, Sept. 9.
The shows are at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and is open to the public. No tickets are needed for the free show.
Hairy and his furry friends learn valuable lessons from the Bible through singing, storytelling, and of course, laughter, that resonates with kids of all ages (and grown ups, too).

North Liberty Pantry to host Taste and Tour Open House Wednesday, Sept. 27

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) will host a Taste and Tour Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m. NLCP is located at 89 N. Jones Blvd. with Growing Together Garden on the west side of the building. This event is free and open to the entire community.
The Taste and Tour gives the community an opportunity to meet and greet staff members, learn about NLCP services and volunteer opportunities, and check out Growing Together Garden, a collaborative learning space.

Clubs and businesses want space on Tiffin’s new LED board

TIFFIN– A fish fry, a car wash, a golf outing. Area clubs, organizations and businesses have been vying for advertising space on the City of Tiffin’s new LED welcome sign.
“I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you we kind of saw this coming,” said City Administrator Doug Boldt at a Tiffin City Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 15. “And they’re not necessarily all in Tiffin.”
He said he and Deputy City Clerk Ashley Jay-received multiple requests to include information about events and fundraisers on the sign, which became functional in July and sits on the lawn outside city hall.