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August 14th

Solon American Legion Riders raffle Oct. 31

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Riders have launched their fall raffle. Funds from the raffle are used in various community projects– including providing an annual scholarship to a Solon graduating senior whose parent or grandparent has served in the military, and sending Christmas-care packages to local service personnel serving around the world during the holiday season.

Sheriff’s Annual Report: Civil, jail activity increases

IOWA CITY — Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek has released his annual report for 2010 detailing the activities of the Sheriff’s Office.

August 9th

IC, CCA school board elections set

IOWA CITY– Eight candidates have filed to run for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Board of Education.
For the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district, five candidates have declared their intent to run.

2012 seat wide open in House District 77

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
JOHNSON COUNTY- After state and federal districts were redrawn following the 2010 census, Iowa lost one congressional seat. Due to Iowa’s slow-growing population, the state went from five U.S. representatives to four in the 2012 election.
In the Second Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack has decided to move, after his home, and the rest of Linn County, were placed in the First Congressional District. Loebsack, a Democrat, will move from Mt. Vernon to Johnson County into the new Second Congressional District.

Reasonable force: Understanding NLPD’s ‘Use of Force’ policy

NORTH LIBERTY — When a law enforcement officer uses a Taser, gun, or nearly any level of force on a suspect, headlines and misconceptions often follow.
A July incident at an Iowa City Pancheros restaurant– during which two men were fighting and one was subdued with a police taser– was captured on a witness’ phone camera and uploaded to the Internet for all to view and submit comments.
And comment they did.
While such incidents may be sensationalized in the media and make for dramatic Internet entertainment, in reality, they are– fortunately– quite rare.

North Liberty official recognized for volunteerism

By Alecia Brooks
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Volunteers at Van Allen Elementary school donate a valuable gift: their help.
The school is undoubtedly run by teachers and other official staff members, but volunteers– those Parent Teacher Organization members, retired teachers and university students who give freely of their time and talents– also help with operation, said former Principal Carmen Dixon.

Rural telecom providers band together against national broadband plan

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY- Rural Iowa telecom providers have joined forces to raise awareness about a Federal Communications Commission plan they say will hurt rural broadband service.
The Iowa Telecommunications Company Coalition, made up of the Iowa Telecommunications Association, Iowa Network Services, and the Rural Iowa Independent Telephone Association, set up a website, www.thegreatdisconnect.org, to educate telecom customers about the plan.

Riverside Theatre announces Sept. 15 deadline

IOWA CITY– Riverside Theatre invites playwrights to submit monologues for performance in “Walking the Wire.” This annual celebration of original work features monologues of 10 minutes or less by both established and up-and-coming playwrights. The focus for this season’s monologues is, “This Will Never Work.” Submissions must be emailed as a Word document and dated by midnight CST Sept. 15; final selections will be announced on Riverside Theatre’s website, www.riversidetheatre.org, on Nov. 1. The monologues will be performed March 2-11, 2012 at Riverside Theatre.

Scott Co. Ext. to host fruit budding workshop

BETTENDORF– A budding workshop will be held at the ISU Scott County Extension Office in Bettendorf on Aug. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. The instructor will be Patrick O’Malley, Commercial Horticulturist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Johnson County Fair draws chainsaws, rubber chickens and hot chili

IOWA CITY– Where else can you find ballet dancers, hot chili, cattle bathing, egg racing, chicken throwing and flubber making all in one place?