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Community

Strumming away the road work blues

Jeffrey C. Capps performed his roots/rock music for the crowd gathered at Penn Landing Aug. 30 for a party to celebrate the end of construction on Highway 965 in North Liberty. The event featured live music, activities for children and the regular farmers’ market. For more photos of the event, see page A8. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Forevergreen Road now on the fast track

IDOT needs NL’s participation in building new I-380 interchange

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials would like to see the City of North Liberty pave the western portion of Forevergreen Road.
Sooner than later.

Educating a school board

ICCSD, other area school boards to orient new members

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

JOHNSON COUNTY– A few local school boards are experiencing a great deal of change since last Tuesday.
In Iowa City, the Sept. 8 school board elections brought five new members to the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) board, as directors Patti Fields, Jeff McGinness, Marla Swesey and Orville Townsend declined to seek reelection, and director Tuyet Baruah stepped down with two years remaining in her term

CCA board welcomes one new member, sets the table for 2015-2016

One off, one on

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

NL plans for $20.3 million water facility

Staying above water

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– When most Americans turn on their faucets, they have certain expectations regarding what will come out. Clean, clear and safe drinking water has become a minimal presumption, but few give much thought about where it comes from, or how it gets there in potable condition.

Hoops with a Cop scheduled for Oct. 24

NORTH LIBERTY—North Liberty police officers will host the inaugural Hoops with a Cop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the North Liberty Community Center. All ages are invited to play a variety of basketball games, talk with and get to know the officers.
The program is an opportunity for officers of the North Liberty Police Department and the community they serve to interact and get to know each other in a fun, friendly context.

Come to Swisher for all-you-can-eat breakfast Oct. 11

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor an all you can eat breakfast Sunday, Oct. 11, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children, with everyone welcome to join the Auxiliary for breakfast at the Swisher American Legion.

Nominations sought for North Liberty Hall of Fame

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty seeks nominations for 2015 induction into the community’s Hall of Fame. The award was developed in 2013 to recognize individuals who provided extraordinary public service and dedication to the community.

Clear Creek Amana Hall of Fame nominations due Oct. 1

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana Foundation Board seeks nominations for the 2015 Hall of Fame award. Application letters are due by Oct. 1 and should include at the minimum the following information: name of nominee, address of nominee, year (if known) and school graduated from, whether the person is deceased, why this person should be considered for this honor (provide as many details as possible– years of service, what was the service, offices held, etc.), and a letter signed by nominator with address and phone number if questions.

Local officers help build Habitat home for National Day of Service and Remembrance

IOWA CITY– Eleven public service officers from four area agencies joined volunteers on Friday, Sept. 11, to help construct a new home for a low-income family in observation of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
The National Day of Service encourages all Americans to engage in charitable service in tribute to the victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Reporter Heaton joins Leader staff as school board correspondent, feature writer

SOLON– Nora Heaton has joined the Solon Economist and North Liberty Leader news staff. She is an alumna of the University of Iowa, with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications and English (Creative Writing emphasis). She will be reporting primarily on school board news as well as other local news and features.

Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace concert to be Sept. 26

NORTH LIBERTY– Matthew Smith and the band Indelible Grace will perform on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 2707 Dubuque St. NE, North Liberty. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Matthew Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes new music to centuries-old hymn texts. Indelible Grace has drawn acclaim across denominational lines and is used in churches around the world..
Advance tickets are available online only at graceb3.org/matthewsmith, $7 each, $30 for a family ticket. At the door, tickets are $10 each. Children 5 and under are free.