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News

Crime and reason

NORTH LIBERTY — The news was shocking: five robberies in six months, an attempted sexual assault, and a purse snatching in a store parking lot.
For some, it may have seemed the end of small town innocence. For North Liberty Police Chief Jim Warkentin, it’s a symptom of the growing pains common to a rapidly expanding community.
“We’re no longer a small-town agency,” Chief Warkentin said in a mid-December interview with The Leader.
In 2008, the NLPD responded to 12,729 calls for service, a 46 percent increase over 2007. The department filed 571 charges with 455 arrests.

Johnson County to phase out the phasing?

JOHNSON COUNTY– It’s just a guideline, really.
However, proposed changes to the North Corridor portion of the Johnson County Land Use Plan could impact a significant number of rural property owners, if they wish to develop land in the future.

Lois A. Rider

Lois A. Rider, 71, of Iowa City, died at her home surrounded by her family Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 9 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, before services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Iowa City Hospice in her memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Nominees sought for Veterans Trail dedication

JOHNSON COUNTY– Each year on Memorial Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake and Johnson County Veterans organizations honor local military veterans who have served their country. The public is invited to nominate individuals who meet the following criteria in order that they may be recognized for outstanding service in the U.S. Armed Services. This year’s dedication will be held on Monday, May 25, 2009.
Criteria for nominating a veteran are:

Gasoline and guillotines

Gasoline has been in the news again this week.
First experts are warning that the price will shoot up again because it’s so low now that companies will stop investing in exploration and development. When it comes to prices, it seems with the oil industry what goes down goes up; when it comes to profit what goes up goes up farther.

Classified Ads for January 14

HELP WANTED

THE SOLON LIBRARY is accepting applications for the part-time position of “library page”. This position is offered at 10 hrs./wk. @/$8.00 per hr. Primarily responsible for shelving materials. Some evenings, experience preferred. Comfortable working with the public, basic computer skills a plus. Applications available at the Solon Library, 320 W Main St., Solon, Iowa or download from the library website: www.solon.lib.ia.us/. Applications are due Monday, January 26th. Questions: please call 624-2678, Monday through Thursday from 12 – 5:00 PM. 1/21