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Community

Decoration Citation

Pushing the boundaries of holiday cheer

NL man faced with citation for elaborate decorations

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– There was no shortage of visitors on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 20, despite 30-degree temperatures and harsh winds. A steady stream of vehicles swooped in with families eager to catch a glimpse of the Christmas spectacle at 1655 Red Barn Dr.
The controversy surrounding the display probably didn’t hurt.

NLPD makes Christmas brighter

Officers and community band together for annual Shop with a Cop event

CORALVILLE– There was a heavy police presence at the Target Store in the Coral Ridge Mall Tuesday, Dec. 12, however no crime had been committed and no threat mitigated.
Instead peace, goodwill and the spirit of helping thy fellow man reigned as officers and staff of the North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) conducted their third annual Shop with a Cop event.

NL holiday hours

NORTH LIBERTY– Christmas and New Year’s will affect North Liberty city hours and services.
Trash and Recycling: collected Thursdays, Dec. 28 and Jan. 4.
City Hall: closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1 and 2.
Library: closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31, and Jan. 1; on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 closing at 6 p.m.
Recreation: closed Dec. 24 and 25, and Jan. 1; open limited hours on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Curbside tree collection

Johnson County Refuse will collect discarded Christmas trees on Jan. 3, Jan. 10 and Jan. 17, 2018.
Trees should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. with all decorations removed. Please remove the tree from any bag or container. This service is free of charge.

NL Community Pantry seeking volunteers

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) will host new volunteer orientation on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at North Liberty Community Pantry, located at 89 N. Jones Blvd.

CCA Kindergarten Round-up

OXFORD– All parents in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District who have children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2018, and are planning on sending their children to school in August are asked to call the elementary school their child will be attending.

Council debates Gallery Acres

Connection fee, doubled water rate proposed

SOLON– There was good and bad, but it didn’t get ugly.
The pros and cons of extending residential water service to a rural subdivision three miles outside the city limits were extensively discussed Wednesday, Dec. 13, during a two-hour work session by the Solon City Council.
Council members were asked to submit any questions necessary to make a decision on Gallery Acres West’s (GAW) request by the end of the year, and they waded through staff responses, with follow-up questions, and listened to opinions from the city engineer and public works director.

Doc. Davis Joins Dr. Brian Huedepohl in new Pet Health Center of Solon

SOLON– Dr. Rob Davis and the Davis Vet Clinic announced a new veterinary clinic in Solon. On Jan. 1, the Davis Vet Clinic will join the Pet Health Center of Solon. Dr. Davis will continue to work at the new clinic. As Dr. Davis puts it, he is not ready to hang up his hat yet, but after 35 years of being the boss, he is ready to have somebody new take over management.
Dr. Brian Huedepohl, partner/owner of Pet Health Center, said “We feel with a veterinarian of Dr. Davis’ caliber and experience joining us, we can continue to provide excellent veterinary care in the Solon area.”

NLFD battles wind-driven house fire

One miserable day

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Fire Chief Brian Platz was stunned.
“In 25 years in the fire service, I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said.
Platz was reacting to a wind-driven blaze that completely destroyed a house in the 2800-block of 270th Street NW on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
The alarm was sounded shortly before 10 a.m. as a report of smoke coming from a residence at 2855 270th Street NW. The North Liberty Fire Department’s (NLFD) response was immediate.

City of North Liberty news

NL holiday hours

NORTH LIBERTY– Christmas and New Year’s will affect North Liberty city hours and services.
Trash and Recycling: collected Thursdays, Dec. 28 and Jan. 4.
City Hall: closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1 and 2.
Library: closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31, and Jan. 1; on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 closing at 6 p.m.
Recreation: closed Dec. 24 and 25, and Jan. 1; open limited hours on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NL garbage and recycling one day late for holidays

Makes hanging pictures easy

NL inventor makes A product to hang his hat on

NORTH LIBERTY– For those of us who struggle getting photos to hang on the wall straight (and who doesn’t?) a North Liberty inventor has the solution.
“Everybody is frustrated with hanging pictures; I don’t care who you talk to,” said Roger Miller, creator of PicGenie123. “I created the product out of my own frustration– bottom line.”
The Iowan developed a unique new approach to hanging wall objects using a simple set of hardware. His invention even gained the approval of The Home Depot, which recently started selling the product in over 2,000 stores across the U.S. and its territories.

K-9 stop nets eight pounds of meth in Tiffin

TIFFIN– Two non-Iowa residents have been arrested on drug and weapon charges after a weekend traffic stop in Tiffin.
After running a stop sign, Dawn M. Colunga, 38, of Indianapolis, was stopped by Coralville police on the 100 block of Village Drive at about 7:05 p.m. Friday. With the assistance of a K-9, police searched her Honda Civic and found out eight-and-a-half pounds of crystal methamphetamine, a small bag of heroin and a small portion of marijuana.