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June 22nd

NL pantry 4th Annual Turkey Trot July 9

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will hold the Fourth Annual Thanksgiving in July Turkey Trot 10k/5k Races and Family 1 Mile Event on Saturday, July 9, at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the pantry as part of the community-wide Thanksgiving in July (TGIJ) efforts.

6th Annual Red White and Bluegrass Festival July 3

NORTH LIBERTY– Located right here in the corridor, the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival has been bringing you Bluegrass for six great years now. The festival hosts great local and Midwest bluegrass and jam grass bands.
The Festival is run by the American Legion Post 1976, and is staffed by veterans and friends of veterans volunteers. This is only one of two fundraisers your local veterans do each year. Thanks for your support in the past and future; it means a ton to the North Liberty American Legion, its veterans and the charities it supports.

New trailside picnic table commemorates 60 years of residency

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Walkers, joggers, bladers and bikers can now enjoy a new picnic table along the North Liberty Recreation Trail thanks to a generous family memorial fund.

Cutting costs, increasing controversy

New vehicle maintenance facility for CCA sparks discussion, ends with a walk out

OXFORD– With a tight budget to work with, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District administration and school board directors have explored a variety of ways to save scarce dollars.
The most recent cost-saving opportunity has arisen due to a change in where and how the district maintains its vehicle fleet, sparking some controversy during discussion at the board’s June 15 meeting at the Clear Creek Elementary School in Oxford.

Proposed utilities rate increases to take effect July 1

The North Liberty City Council will likely vote to implement a five-percent increase to water and sewer rates at its June 28 meeting.

What do I pay now?
Dependent on your household size, you could be spending anywhere from $25-$100 per month on water alone. The current base rate (first 1,000 gallons) for water is $14.12 and $27.24 for sewer. The proposed increase is $14.83 for water and $28.60 for sewer.

Is five percent a lot?
Yearly increases to utilities rates are not uncommon. Last year, there was a similar increase to water rates and a seven percent increase to sewer rates. Rates are expected to level off starting in FY18.

How much more can I expect to pay?

NL Community Fund seeks grant applications

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Fund (NLCF), an affiliate of the Community Fund of Johnson County, is growing its endowment fund to support the community’s needs. Up to five percent of the endowment fund balance can be made available each year for those projects and programs.
This year, the NLCF is able to make $1,100 available for local projects or programs. Funds from the Community Fund of Johnson County are available for larger projects. Applications must be filed online by July 8 by using the application form on the Community Fund of Johnson County website.

North Liberty council withholds funding for passenger rail study

THE ISSUE
A passenger rail study by the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway (CRANDIC) in 2006 deemed service between Iowa City and the Eastern Iowa Airport too costly. Ten years later, CRANDIC is hoping to revisit the study and determine whether population growth and transportation needs could fuel passenger rail service in the Eastern Iowa Corridor.

WHAT WE KNEW

Reaping what they don’t sow

West Branch farmers consign local produce at roadside market

NEWPORT– It’s not your average farmers market, but it’s not your average farm, either.
The Iowa Grown Market, located off Newport Road, south of Solon, is in its third year selling organically-grown produce from a family farm near West Branch– in addition to products from a host of other farms, backyards and kitchens within a 20-mile radius through consignment.

42 runs scored in doubleheader split

SOLON– Solon and Central DeWitt took turns slugging the baseball around the park June 20 in Solon.
The two teams scored a total of 42 runs in a doubleheader split, with the Sabers taking game one, 19-4, and the Spartans taking the nightcap, 17-2.
The win moved Solon to a game under .500, to 9-10 for the season.
It was the second home split in a row for the Spartans, which dropped five in a row to some powerful teams before taking one of two against South Tama June 16.

Solon sweeps Central DeWitt

Solon softball squad defeats No. 3 Iowa City West at Ft. Dodge tournament

SOLON– Head softball coach Jim White knew the Central DeWitt Sabers could hit the ball.
The team had hit Solon pitchers well before, and had been kept scoreless in only one game so far in the season.
“We’re not going to be shutting them out,” White said prior to a scheduled doubleheader Monday, June 20.
And he was correct.
But the Solon Lady Spartans, ranked No. 3 in Class 3A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, are no slouches when it comes to reaching the bases, either.