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NL Legion to hold Memorial Day service, flag raising

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Post 1976 will hold Memorial Day Services Monday, May 25, at 10 a.m. at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty and a military flag raising ceremony at 10:45 a.m. at the Post, 2349 Mehaffey Bridge Rd., North Liberty. Guest speaker, Sgt. Maj. Randy Osweiler (ret.) will address the crowd, and a social at the Legion post will follow. All are welcome. Questions can be directed to Jeremy Freerks via email at jfreerks@msn.com.

Celebrate Seiberling May 28

IOWA CITY– Bur Oak Land Trust, Project GREEN and the City of Iowa City will celebrate the life of Nancy Seiberling on Thursday, May 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Project GREEN gardens at the historic Ashton House, 820 Park Rd., Iowa City. Dedication of the Nancy Seiberling Peony Garden will take place at 5:30 p.m. 

County seeks feedback to identify health priorities

IOWA CITY– Over the course of 2015, Johnson County Public Health (JCPH) is partnering with over 30 local agencies to complete the Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan (CHNA-HIP) for Johnson County. This 12-month process, undertaken every five years, collects quantitative and qualitative data from local and state sources to determine areas of need for residents.

Swisher supports county-wide Community ID program

SWISHER– At its regular meeting on Monday, May 11, the Swisher City Council announced its support for a county-wide community ID program. A resolution was presented to the council that recognized that not all residents may be able to obtain a state-issued identification card, which in turn could prevent them from obtaining access to certain basic services in Johnson County. The Council approved the resolution by a vote of 4-0. Council member Mary Gudenkauf was absent.

Rotary Club of Coralville North Corridor presents books, checks

CORALVILLE– The Rotary Club of Coralville North Corridor (CNC) presented books and checks to area libraries at its regular club meeting on March 11. Libraries receiving the annual donations this year included: Coralville, North Liberty, Clear Creek Amana High School and Amana Elementary.
CNC Rotary supports literacy as a major project and also provides over 700 dictionaries to area fourth grade students each fall. CNC Rotary also supports the SAT/Rotary Interact Club at Clear Creek Amana High School. The club meets at Vesta Restaurant in Coralville on Wednesdays at noon.

North Liberty resident Amy Leitch named honoree for 100 Great Nurses of Iowa program

The best of health in Iowa

By Jen Moore
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Patient care has always been a priority for nurse practitioner Amy Leitch.
She enjoys getting to know each and every one of her patients and loves making hospital visits– an experience that’s normally dreaded– into something a little brighter.
“When they’re happy to see you again, that’s a great feeling,” Leitch said. “Having them say ‘you made my experience better,’ it makes a difference.”
But for a brief moment in her 13-year-long nursing career, Leitch stepped away from that side of the profession to pursue a job in procurement services.

North Central eighth graders attend Financial Literacy Fair

CORALVILLE — Shaneka Johnson’s eyes popped out as her jaw dropped as she learned first hand just how expensive it is to buy a house or rent an apartment. Johnson was one of the North Central Jr. High eighth graders taking part in a Financial Literacy program sponsored by the Workplace Learning Connection (WLC) in partnership with the University of Iowa Community Credit Union Monday April 20 at the Coralville Library.

Clipper girls earn first divisional conference championship

Wins over South Tama, Williamsburg and Western Dubuque build confidence entering final matches of season

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– It was a very good week for Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls on the soccer field. The Clippers went 3-0, earned their first ever divisional conference title and posted some individual scoring milestones.

Clippers head for state track

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MOUNT PLEASANT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers qualified six individual athletes and three relay events for the 2015 State Co-Ed Track and Field Meet based on their performances at a Class 3A District Meet Thursday, May 14, in Mount Pleasant.

IC West sends athletes to State Co-Ed Track & Field Meet

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MARION– The West High Trojans and Women of Troy track and field athletes punched their tickets to the State Co-Ed Track & Field Meet by placing first or second at a regional meet Thursday, May 14, at Linn-Mar High School in Marion.
The state meet is set to run from Thursday, May 21, through Saturday, May 24, at Drake University in Des Moines.
The following lists the event, athlete(s) and qualifying time as per the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Iowa High School Athletic Association.
Girls 400-meter dash: Emilee Benedict, 1:02.09

NL wastewater treatment plant to be expanded

Estimates reach $15.3 million, bids put off until May 21

NORTH LIBERTY– Even cities sometimes have to go with the flow.
Bids for North Liberty’s wastewater treatment facility expansion project were due May 7 and were expected to be considered at this week’s council meeting, but City Administrator Ryan Heiar told the council some potential contractors declined to bid because of several other large project bids due the same day.
Therefore, the bid deadline was changed to May 21.

Students, pros have 77 days to build CCA’s STEM Center

TIFFIN— Shortly after the end of the current school year, construction will begin on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center on the campus of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District in Tiffin. At the heart of the project will be a dozen students from CCA and other schools in Kirkwood Community College’s seven-county area. The students will work alongside seasoned professionals as they gain hands-on training in the construction trades, as well as college credit through Kirkwood.