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Community

Sign up now for North Liberty’s ‘Make A Difference Day’ Sept. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Several North Liberty churches will be hosting “Make A Difference Day,” a service project on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Work teams from local churches will be fanning out all over North Liberty to perform community service.
Service projects will include yard work, small construction jobs, window washing, painting and many other projects at little or no cost, to improve lives in the North Liberty community.

NL will have county’s first vote center for Nov. 5 city election

NORTH LIBERTY– All North Liberty city election voters will be able to vote at Johnson County’s first ever vote center on Nov. 5. The vote center at South Slope Communications, 980 N. Front St., will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Recent changes in state law allow auditors to combine precincts into vote centers for all non-partisan elections to save costs and increase voter convenience.
The vote center will have five to eight workers, instead of the minimum 18 workers that would have been required at six polling places, for an estimated savings of from $2,000 to $2,500.

Connect with NL though smartphone app

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty has released an app for iOS and Android smartphones that allows users to contact elected officials and city staff, report non-emergency issues, stay up-to-date on city news and events, and get directions to the city’s recreation facilities.
“We want our residents to have quick access to the information they need and be able to easily let us know about issues we need to address,” said Nick Bergus, the city’s communications director. “We know many of our residents carry smartphones, so an app was a natural way to help them connect with us.”

CCA to host Senior Supper Oct. 19

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m., the Clear Creek Amana Student Assistance Team/Interact club will host its annual Senior Supper. Any district patron over the age of 55 is welcome to come and eat a supper provided by the students. They will have ham, turkey and mashed potatoes along with a great potluck provided by the students. They will show off the new high school and provide tours of the building. Please call the high school at 319-545-5623 by Oct. 15 if you wish to attend.

Dorau, Lynch and Kirschling edge out competitors in ICCSD board election

Voter turnout breaks record

By Eric Hawkinson
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– It was a record turnout for voters in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) school board election on Sept. 10. According to the Johnson County auditor, a total of 8,750 votes were cast, which is nearly 12 percent of registered voters.

Incumbents win, Kinney rejoins CCA school board

IOWA CITY– According to the results of the Sept. 10 school election, voters in the Clear Creek Amana school district generally approve of their existing school board.
Incumbents Eileen Schmidt, Steve Swenka and Jim Seelman retained their seats in the 2013 school board election. Out of 7,756 registered voters, 535, or 6.9 percent, cast their ballots.

Field for NL chief narrowed to four

Officials expect to approve choice at council meeting

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– There were 50 applicants who wanted to lead the North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) into the future.
With the help of consulting firm Moulder and Associates, select members of the public and city staff, the list was pared to 11 applicants, then six. Two of those candidates withdrew their names from the pool.
And then there were four.

Council approves paying firefighters based on calls

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Sept. 10 that creates a new way of compensating the city’s volunteer firefighters.

If the worst ever happens…

CCA adapts with the times in emergency preparedness

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– Schools have always prepared for emergency situations and changed their responses as new threats emerged. In the 1950s, “duck and cover” drills prepared the students in case of nuclear attack while fire drills and tornado drills have been a part of the school year seemingly forever.
Now there is a new threat: an active shooter.

Auxiliary spaghetti supper Sept. 18

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Auxiliary will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper on Wednesday, Sept. 18, serving from 4:30 until 7 p.m., at the legion hall.
The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children, and children under five eat free. The all-you-can-eat meal includes spaghetti, homemade sauce, French bread, green toss salad, assorted dressings, homemade desserts, milk and lemonade. Proceeds are for merit awards for Solon 2014 graduating seniors.

Drivers needed for RSVP transports

SOLON– Would you be willing to volunteer your services to provide door-to-door transportation in your vehicle to a doctor or dental appointment for an area senior? Solon seniors would be eligible for RSVP transportation if there are drivers that would be willing to volunteer to provide this service.

KC benefit golf tourney Sept. 28

SOLON– Solon Knights of Columbus and Lake MacBride Golf Club are inviting the public to participate in a Four Person Best Shot (Shotgun Start) on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 a.m. Eighteen holes, green fees, cart, prizes, and lunch for $50. Prizes include a chance to win a new car from Billion Automotive.
All proceeds will benefit Solon kindergartner Alyson Bulechek’s increasing medical bills for her fight against Kleefstra Syndrome and Apraxia.
Sign up at Lake MacBride Golf Club or call 319-624-2500.