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May 25th

Dubuque Street Trail closure

NORTH LIBERTY– Weather permitting, a segment of the Dubuque Street Trail just west of North Liberty Road will close on Wednesday, May 25. The closure is necessary so crews can perform storm sewer work and then replace the trail segment. The trail is expected to reopen on Friday, May 26, ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

City-wide garage sales June 9-12

NORTH LIBERTY– Local organizers have selected the weekend of June 10 for city-wide garage sales in North Liberty and have set up a website with information for sellers and buyers: northlibertygaragesales.com.
In addition to the website, garage-sale-goers will be able to pull up a mobile-friendly Google Map and find nearby sales by item categories.
“I always thought it was one of those things dying for an upgrade,” said organizer Lydia Fine. “I just wanted to make it easier for people to find what they need.”

CCA Masters golf outing/fundraiser June 24

AMANA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Masters Golf Outing is a fundraising event for scholarships and endowments for CCA students. The outing will be held Friday, June 24, at the Amana Colonies Golf Course, 451 U Ave. There is a $100 per player or $400 per four-person team entry fee that can be paid the day of the tournament.
To register for this great event call, email or complete an online registration form at www.cca.k12.ia.us and mail it to Brad Fox.

Clipper Marching Band heads to D.C. for Memorial Day

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana High School Marching Band will travel to Washington, D.C., this week. They will be performing in the American Veterans Center National Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, at 2 p.m. The parade will stream live on military.com. Learn more at http://www.americanveteranscenter.org/avc-events/parade/national-memoria....

Liberty Pond sailing Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

NORTH LIBERTY– Sunday, May 22, marked the opening of the new radio-controlled sailboat racing season at Liberty Pond. The one-design boats raced are mostly in the CR-914 class. They feature a 3-foot-long hull and stand 5 feet tall from the keel to the mast tip.
Several other racing dates are planned for 1:30 p.m. at Liberty Pond and are as follows: June 12 and 26; July 10, 24 and 31; Aug. 14 and 28; Sept. 11 and 25; and every Sunday in October. On the off Sundays, racers can be found at Sherman Pond in Hiawatha.

NL American Legion Memorial Day schedule

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Memorial Day flag raising schedule will be: 9:30 a.m. Ridgewood Cemetery.
Following the ceremony at Ridgewood, the Legion representatives will travel to Club 76, at 3949 Mehaffey Bridge Road, for another flag ceremony.
At 1:30 p.m., East Overlook at Coralville Lake, and at 6 p.m. at the Sutliff Bridge.

Completed, but not yet finished

CCA Middle School addition work on-hold until students leave

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The addition to the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Middle School in Tiffin continues to frustrate the administration and school board, despite being put into service and occupied earlier this year.
The $14.8 million, 60,000-square-foot, two-story addition was part of a $48 million bond issue voters approved in 2014 to alleviate over-crowding while providing additional space for future enrollment growth in the district. The project was to have been completed ahead of the start of the current school year but was soon besieged by delays.

North Liberty earns national “playful city” designation

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty has been honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the fifth time, and was one of only three cities named in Iowa. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable. North Liberty invests in playgrounds, parks, green spaces and trails to make the community more playable. The city continues to support local youth sports, and is adding a splash pad in Penn Meadows Park.

Stepping up to lead

North Liberty Community Pantry gets a new director

NORTH LIBERTY– Where the North Liberty Community Pantry is concerned, new executive director Kaila Rome believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect. That includes individuals or families visiting the pantry to receive food, and the volunteers serving them. She also loves how the community returns that respect.

Riding against the wind

Cyclists pedal to increase organ donation awareness

NORTH LIBERTY– A conversation with cycling fanatic Dave Full will often lead to a topic people may not expect.
“Are you an organ donor?” he’ll ask. “Check your driver’s license right now.”