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Community

Ely Road to closed from 382 to 140th

IOWA CITY– Weather permitting, Ely Road will be closed to through traffic from Highway 382 to 140th Street beginning Monday, Aug. 14, at 6 a.m. There will be no access to Ely Road from Highway 382. Local traffic access to A+ Lake Macbride Storage facility and Atherton Ridge Subdivision (Jocelyn Ct. NE) will be provided from Ely Road at 140th Street. Through-traffic should follow the marked detour from Highway 382 to Highway 1 to 140th Street and vice-versa.

Ely News by Lenna See

Robert and Eileen Jacobson were Wednesday, July 16, overnight guests of her brother, Stan Parks, in Clarion. On Thursday, they continued on to their destination of Pelican Rapids, Minn., to visit Robert’s sister and brother-in-law, Loretta and Edward Jenson. Also visiting at the Jenson home were the Jacobson’s son and family, Tony Kris, Matthew and Bryce Jacobson, of Naperville, Ill. They returned home Tuesday evening, Aug. 1.

The annual Landuyt family reunion was held on Sunday, July 30, at the Ely Community Center.

Free tickets for Aug. 18 Night with the Kernels

NORTH LIBERTY– On Friday, Aug. 18, the Cedar Rapids Kernels, a Minnesota Twins minor league affiliate, will host North Liberty Night with the Kernels, and there are some free tickets to give away.
Starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, adult North Liberty residents can get up to four tickets at the front desk of the Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St. There are a limited number of free tickets, and they will be distributed in person on a first-come, first-served basis only. Those picking up must show proof of residency: ID or current utility bill indicating a 52317 zip code.

Second annual Porchfest Aug. 19

NORTH LIBERTY–Porchfest is an afternoon where front porches in North Liberty become stages for FREE live music. This second annual event will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, from 3-8 p.m.

Liberty High Ready to go!

opens doors for a grand opening and dedication ceremony

NORTH LIBERTY — The doors to Liberty High School opened to a gym-filling crowd Saturday, Aug. 12, for a grand opening and dedication ceremony complete with a ribbon cutting.

School bond vote, election upcoming Sept. 12

Two incumbents face challenge

OXFORD– Voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will have some decisions to make on Tuesday, Sept. 12, as six candidates vie for three seats on the district’s school board of directors.

NLFD responds to home struck by lightning

NORTH LIBERTY–On Monday, Aug. 14, at 9:55 a.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to 330 Locust Drive in North Liberty for a report of a home struck by lightning.  North Liberty engine 112 arrived within three minutes after dispatch. The home owner reported hearing a loud crack, and then smelled smoke.  The fire was quickly located in the roof line and extinguished within four minutes after arrival. 
Estimated damage is unavailable at this time, but homeowners were able to return to the residence

CCA Elementary Back-to-School Night Aug. 21

AMANA– Clear Creek Elementary will host a Back-to-School Night on Monday, Aug. 21, from 4-6 p.m. Feel free to stop by and meet your child’s teacher and drop off their supplies for the new school year. Those of you that have pre-ordered supply boxes will have those waiting for you on your child’s desk.

Salute to Summer Donor Dash, Aug. 19

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Firefighter’s Foundation plans to host its ninth annual Salute to Summer on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This year, the event will be in a new venue: the North Liberty Fire Station, 25 W. Cherry St.

Board seeks applicants for library trustees

NORTH LIBERTY– 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.

Join a new type of neighborhood watch

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department is building a neighborhood watch for the 21st Century and is asking for community help. The program is built on voluntary inclusion of a list of residents with exterior security cameras that can record video.
Participation is strictly voluntary and would only be used for crime prevention. Residents who would like to participate can complete a short form and send it to the NLPD’s records division at records@northlibertyiowa.org.

Pilot transit program ending Sept. 1

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s weekday, intracity pilot bus program will end on Sept. 1. The program saw an average of just 25 trips per month, at an average cost to the city of $224.25 per ride, since its operation began in October 2016. The regular commuter route, in partnership with Coralville Transit, will continue.
The pilot fixed-route service specifically targeted those without cars, and those who can no longer drive, with the goal of helping them reach services in the community, such as the grocery store, Community Center, the doctor’s office and the community pantry.