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January 29th

Swisher legion offers Lenten suppers

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion offers Lenten suppers Feb. 15 through March 22, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Swisher Legion. Dinner is “All u can eat fish” for $10; shrimp for $14; chicken strips for $7; Add on shrimp for $6. Kids 6 through12 years eat for $5. Kids 5 and under eat free. Dine in served with one trip through the salad bar. Carry-outs are available. The public is welcome. For more information, call 319-857-4687.

Swisher Sharp Shooters, auxiliary to hold benefit breakfast Feb. 9

SWISHER– The Swisher Sharp Shooters and Swisher Junior Auxiliary will hold a benefit breakfast Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the Swisher American Legion.

Mardi Gras party Feb. 9 in Swisher

SWISHER– Join the fun at the Swisher American Legion on Saturday, Feb. 9, for a Mardi Gras party and fundraiser.
The Mardi Gras party begins with DJ Bill Tandy from 8 p.m. until midnight, and features karaoke, raffle prizes, and a traditional Mardi Gras King Cake. A trophy will be presented to the person who wears the best Mardi Gras costume of the night.
Team Iowa will tend bar, and all tips will support veterans returning from active duty. Raffle proceeds also benefit veterans. Everyone is welcome.

Waffle breakfast at Garner to be Feb. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a waffle breakfast with class basket auctions and raffles on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the school.

Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 2

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 33rd annual chili supper from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.

ICCSD’s Feb. 5 vote may reset school finances

IOWA CITY– Early voting has already begun at the county auditor’s office ahead of a Feb. 5 vote on an Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) revenue purpose statement (RPS). Satellite stations will open on Jan. 31 at University of Iowa Hospitals, and Feb. 1 at the Iowa City Public Library.
Voters are deciding if the schools should move ahead with a non-binding “One community, One district” plan that includes purchase of property and building new schools around the district, including a new high school.

School board’s diversity policy riles some, soothes others

Some schools would be redistributed by FRL rates under new plan

IOWA CITY– On Nov. 5, after being elected with Karla Cook as co-chairs of the governance committee, Sarah Swisher gave the board her goal for 2013: a new diversity policy based on free and reduced lunch rates at the schools.
She cited similar policy in Des Moines and Waterloo districts where a socio-economic approach attempts to keep schools balanced diversity.
The plan, which has been approved already twice in 4-3 votes by the board, still faces a final reading, likely on Feb. 5.

Tiffin looks to expand south

Annexation discussion to continue

TIFFIN– A proposed annexation by the City of Tiffin is still moving forward, and even with the city’s slow and careful pace, this annexation request could be a little easier than the one accomplished 10 years ago.
Still, there is more work to be done, according to a recent update from two of the city’s hired consultants.
Chris Janson and Shawn O’Shea of MSA Professional Services asked the Tiffin City Council at its Jan. 23 meeting to brainstorm the most important information to share about Tiffin’s request to annex almost 700 acres of rural property into its city limits.

Conspiracy theory v. the First Amendment

Attorneys for Coralville, citizen plaintiffs meet again in court

IOWA CITY– Attorneys for the parties in a lawsuit involving the City of Coralville met in the courtroom once again on Thursday, Jan. 24.
No ruling has been made on Coralville’s request for the plaintiffs to provide additional documents, but the city’s legal counsel politely asked Sixth Judicial District Court Judge Marsha Bergan to expedite her decision.