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Community

Facilities Usage Meeting Dec. 7

SOLON– The Facilities Usage Meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in room 403 at Solon Middle School. The topic of discussion will be the upcoming gym usage schedule for January through April. Please make sure your team has a representative present. Contact Jody McSweeney with any questions at 319-624-3401, ext. 1300.

Passing the baton

Ambition twirlers carry on tradition started by Golden Girls

IOWA CITY– Longtime Hawkeye fans remember Diana Reed as the “Golden Girl,” the baton twirler who performed with the University of Iowa (UI) Marching Band at football games and won the title of “Miss Iowa” in 2007.
Jessica Baker, 23, remembers Reed as the teacher and coach of Diana’s Golden Twirlers, the program Reed founded to offer twirling classes for an eager group of kids which included Jess and her younger sister Julia.

Paving Park Road

Developer’s agreement to help accommodate new interchange traffic

TIFFIN– It’s going to take a lot of dirt– 1.7 million yards of it– to make Park Road more driver-friendly before the Forevergreen interchange opens.
And Scott Andersen is ready to break ground.
“That road’s got to be paved before the ramp gets open,” he told Tiffin City Council at a special meeting Wednesday, Nov. 15. “So how do you get there? Are you just going to asphalt what’s there? I don’t think that’s the right answer. I think you guys agreed to that the last time we were here.”

Liberty High academic, arts and athletic plans unveiled

NORTH LIBERTY– When Liberty High School opens its doors next fall, it will be a comprehensive facility with full course and activity offerings for freshmen through seniors.
That’s the plan at least, said Liberty Principal Scott Kibby during an informal conference with area media Thursday, Nov. 3, at North Central Junior High in North Liberty. With registration coming in January, Kibby said he’s received many questions about the new school and what academics, performing arts and athletics it will offer.

Santa at South Slope Dec. 12-13

NORTH LIBERTY– South Slope welcomes community members to attend the annual Santa at South Slope event on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the community center.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera to capture their children meeting Santa. The event will also feature holiday movies and crafts. South Slope has also partnered with the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots to be a toy drop location.

North Liberty Transit schedule adjustment effective Dec. 1

North Liberty Transit schedule adjustment effective Dec. 1
NORTH LIBERTY– Beginning Dec. 1, the North Liberty Transit’s midday fixed-route bus service adjusted its schedule, starting five minutes earlier.
The schedule will allow a 5-minute layover at the North Liberty Community Center at 12:25 p.m. The schedule will remain the same after this layover. The updated schedule is below.

Hawks, ex-Hawks read at Van Allen

NORTH LIBERTY– Students in Cindy Flack’s third-grade classroom at Van Allen Elementary pose for a photo with current and former University of Iowa basketball players. The Hawks and ex-Hawks stopped by Van Allen on Wednesday, Nov. 30, to read to Flack’s third-graders, answer questions and went to play basketball with the students.

Daddy-Daughter Dance Dec. 10 at NLRC

NORTH LIBERTY– Attend the first annual daddy-daughter dance for the corridor area Saturday, Dec. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the North Liberty Recreation Center.
Wedding videographer Diamond Label Films is sponsoring this event, which will include food, games and door prizes. There is a $10 donation collected at the door, which will be donated to the Dream Center of Iowa City, whose focus is bettering the father/child relationship.
Uncles, brothers, grandfathers, etc. are welcome.

Pancakes and Pajamas at South Slope Dec. 10

NORTH LIBERTY– Organizers behind the Iowa City Moms Blog invite area kids and parents to a morning of holiday fun in their pajamas at the South Slope Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9-11 a.m.
Pancakes and other breakfast items will be served, and sponsors will be on hand with lots of holiday-themed games, activities and crafts. There will also be a fun holiday backdrop for photos.

Gingerbread house contest Dec. 1-19 at the library

NORTH LIBERTY– Gingerbread, frosting, licorice and red hots, oh my! Create a gingerbread house for the North Liberty Community Library’s annual Gingerbread House Contest, submissions will be accepted Dec. 1-19.
The only rule for the contest is to have fun. Give your house a fun or festive name and bring it to display at the library by Dec. 19. You can also email a photo of your house to mharrison@northlibertyiowa.org. Images must be clear and close up.

Blue Hearts Breakfast with Santa Dec. 10

NORTH LIBERTY– Blue Hearts of Johnson County will host a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Hills Bank and Trust’s Forevergreen Road location, in North Liberty, from 9-11 a.m.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit police officers in need. Have your child’s photo taken with Santa or have them meet McGruff the Crime Dog. Balloon animals, arts and crafts and K9 Barry of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will also be part of the fundraiser, as will an appearance by University of Iowa mascot Herky.

Our Lord’s Church annual Candy Sale Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will hold its annual Candy Sale Friday, Dec. 2, from 3-7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured will be homemade candy as well as crafts, decorations and other gift items. The sale will be held at the church, located at 131 N. Market St.