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Community

Animal Kingdom will branch out

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– One local veterinarian is expanding his kingdom.
At last Tuesday’s meeting, the North Liberty City Council approved a site plan revision for Animal Kingdom Veterinary Care Center to expand its current facility. Owner Dr. Wayne Ahern, DVM, told the council that it was time for the 20-year-old building at the corner of Liberty Way and Penn Street to be updated.
“When I bought the building 20 years ago it was in a cornfield at the time,” said Ahern. “It needs to be freshened up.”

NLFD responds to structure fire Christmas day

NORTH LIBERTY– On Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 11:34 a.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire at 8 Fairview Knoll NE in Iowa City. First arriving North Liberty Fire units reported the fire was contained to the home’s chimney and the fire was quickly extinguished.
Property damage amounts are unknown at this time. There were no reported civilian injuries, or firefighter injuries.

Blood drive to be held in North Liberty Jan. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the Gerdin Conference Rooms.
In an average week, University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics patients need nearly 600 units of blood products. One pint of donated blood can help save the lives of several people.

The kids who pray

Grace Community Church members carry essence of Christmas through the year

CORALVILLE– They have become known as the kids who pray.
When residents at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center see them coming, something changes; an energy that is almost palpable suddenly fills the air.
Members of Grace Community Church in North Liberty have always done community outreach and service projects; it’s part of the church’s overall mission. But there is something a little special when a group of children and a group of aging seniors come together to share fellowship.

Blood drive to be held in North Liberty Jan. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the Gerdin Conference Rooms.
In an average week, University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics patients need nearly 600 units of blood products. One pint of donated blood can help save the lives of several people.

NL Community Food Pantry announces holiday hours

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will have modified hours during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Tuesday, Dec. 24: Closed.
Wednesday, Dec. 25: Closed.
Tuesday, Dec. 31: 10 a.m. until noon.
Wednesday, Jan.1, 2014: Closed.
Website: www.northlibertycommunitypantry.org.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NorthLibertyCommunityPantry.