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Archive - 2009

September 30th

CCA school board installs new members

OXFORD — The Sept. 8 school board election, combined with resignations, has changed the look of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School Board.
Board president Dan Schaapveld (at-large director) decided not to seek re-election, while Kathy Zimmerman (director district No. 2) was defeated at the polls. Matthew Croco (director district No. 4) resigned in July after moving out of the district, leaving an open seat.
In their places came Eileen Schmidt, who beat Zimmerman; Aimee Pitlick (at-large); and write-in candidate Mick Kahler, who pursued Croco’s vacancy.

Growing season: North Liberty’s Farmer’s Market more successful than first year

NORTH LIBERTY– Summer may officially end this month, but expect six more weeks of a great summertime tradition here in North Liberty.
The North Liberty Farmer’s Market, held each Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the North Liberty Community Center parking lot, will wrap up its second season Oct. 25. Co-organizer Matt Meseck of the North Liberty Recreation Department has been pleased with the market’s growth over last year.

CCA Supt. gives mostly positive progress report

OXFORD — Each year, school districts are required by the Department of Education to submit a progress report covering such topics as student achievement, enrollment, and finances.
Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Superintendent Dr. Paula Vincent gave a greatly condensed version of selected highlights during the Sept. 16 school board meeting. Vincent noted the State of Iowa would review the full report, and make recommendations for any deficiencies with a timeline for improvements if warranted.

Four submitted petitions to run for mayor, council

NORTH LIBERTY– Four individuals will run for two open North Liberty City Council seats this Nov. 3, 2009, while the mayor’s race will be uncontested.
Petitions filed with the City of North Liberty by the Sept. 17 deadline to run for the expiring council seats of Gerry Kuhl and Jim Wozniak came from the following residents: David Grex, 1032 Maple St.; Gerry Kuhl, 1180 St. Andrews Dr.; Jonathan Waller, 1155 Winchester Ln.; and Brian Wayson, 1550 W. Forevergreen Rd.
Current Mayor Tom Salm, 35 N. Dubuque St., will run unchallenged for his second term as mayor.

Sheriff's Dept. warns of fundraiser scam

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has received a complaint from a citizen reporting that an organization is calling residents telling them that they are selling magazine subscriptions as a fundraiser for the Johnson County Police. They might say the fundraiser is to try and raise funds for bulletproof vests for the local agencies.

Local man launches online auction of comic book art to raise money for cancer cause

NORTH LIBERTY– Next month, dozens of superheroines will unite in the fight against cancer, thanks to one North Liberty resident.
When Jason Gavin learned in December, 2008, that his sister had breast cancer, and then learned of his mother’s diagnosis of breast cancer just two months later, it was a lot for one family to handle.
“At first, I couldn’t believe it. It was a big, strange shock. The whole mortality thing kind of hits you,” said Jason. “I wanted to do something to help.”

NL Development to host a business get-together Oct. 20

NORTH LIBERTY – In an effort to foster the city’s growing business community, North Liberty Development, a not-for-profit group of business owners and advocates, is hosting a business mixer. The event will take place over breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 7:30-9 a.m., at Ms. Susan’s Catering and Reception Hall, 1215 Jordan St. in North Liberty.
At the event, local business people and city leaders will have the opportunity to mingle, network and meet one-on-one in a relaxed setting. The group asks that attendees consider a small monetary donation to help defray the event’s costs.

Scouting for food bags will appear Oct. 17

NORTH LIBERTY– On Saturday, Oct. 17, the members of North Liberty Cub Scout Pack 216 will distribute bags for canned and other non-perishable goods to be donated for the annual Scouting for Food program. Collection of these bags will be on the following Saturday morning, October 24. The goods received help the North Liberty Food Pantry and offer the scouts the opportunity to provide a vital community service. The scouts have had excellent success in the past with this event and look forward to another great year. Please have your bag out 9:00 am on the 24th.

Methodist church to hold 3 hours of service Oct. 17

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty First United Methodist Church will be hosting the 3 Hours to Make A Difference service project on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. -4 p.m. Work teams from the First United Methodist Church will be fanning out all over North Liberty performing community service in three hour shifts. Service projects will include yard work, winter weatherization of homes, small construction jobs, and many other projects at no cost, to improve the lives of the North Liberty community.

CCA Band raffling tickets to NFL game

TIFFIN– Here is an opportunity to see an NFL football game and support the CCA Band all at one time. The Clear Creek Amana High School Band is raffling off four tickets to an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. The game will take place on Dec. 13, 2009, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Raffle tickets can be purchased at any CCA home football game. If you have questions or would like to order ticket please contact Jane Keitel at (319) 828-4169. Raffle tickets cost $5 for one or $12 for three.