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Archive - Aug 15, 2011

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Get Moving for Healthy Kids 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run

IOWA CITY– Get Moving for Healthy Kids’ 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run sponsored by the Healthy Kids Community Project is a great community fitness activity for kids and adults that supports the ICCSD school health clinics. The 5K Walk/Run begins at City High Athletic Field, Iowa City on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 8 a.m. and is open to all walkers, runners, and families interested in a fun family-fitness activity.

$10k now, $100K later for area park?

SOLON– Lake Macbride has it all: fishing, camping, hiking and “all the outdoor activities Iowans can enjoy.” So said Kevin Morris, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communication for the Coca-Cola Company.

NLYBS offers thanks at season wrap-up

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) program completed its 18th season with an annual tournament on June 27 through July 1. NLYBS provided recreational level baseball and softball to over 900 players between the ages of 4-13 this year. NLYBS is a non-profit, parent-volunteer run organization. (all photos submitted)

End-of-season standings were as follows:

Junior Softball
1st - Palominos
2nd - Pintos
3rd - Coralville Storm

Junior Baseball
1st - White Sox
2nd – Tigers
3rd – Royals

Senior Baseball
1st - Coralville Twins
2nd – Yankees

Pins and needles help ease the pain

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY- First, let me explain that it didn’t hurt a bit.
It didn’t hurt when Jason Burke (no relation) placed acupuncture needles into my hand, elbow, knee, and foot. It didn’t even hurt when he set tiny needles in my face and scalp. He tapped each one, angled just so, at particular depths and precise points.

My Angel Foundation to host 5K,10K August 27

NORTH LIBERTY– My Angel Foundation is non-profit organization out of Waukee, Iowa, dedicated toward inspiring Iowans to become registered organ, eye and tissue donors.

Celebration, casino night to be held Aug. 20 to honor Bohr

NORTH LIBERTY– The public is invited to a casino night and celebration in memory of Adam J. Bohr, from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, at Ms. Susan’s Catering and Events Center, 1215 Jordan St., North Liberty.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Adam Bohr Scholarship Fund.
Pre-registration is $35 and $45 admission at the door.

Public is invited to learn more about commercial dog breeding

CORALVILLE– On Thursday, Aug. 18, the Iowa Friends (IAFriends) of Companion Animals and Iowa Voters for Companion Animals, area residents, law-enforcement and other public officials will meet to discuss the issue of commercial dog breeding in Iowa, at 6:30 p.m. at the Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St., in Coralville.
The public is invited to attend the meeting and participate in the discussion.

Justice Center to be on 2012 ballot

IOWA CITY— Voters in Johnson County should see a proposal for a $39 million bond issue in their voting booth next year. The Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, has signaled their intention to place the long-discussed Justice Center bond on the ballot in either a special election or in November’s general election.

Jones Blvd. currently closed for resurfacing

NORTH LIBERTY– Starting Monday, Aug. 15, Jones Boulevard in North Liberty will be closed in order to completely reconstruct the road.
Access to Fairview Lane, Harvest Estates and Cory Court will be closed and travelers are advised to use alternative routes.
Travelers to Cory Court may go north to Zeller. Fairview Lane detours to Highway 965. Harvest Estates and Prairie may go south to Kansas, to Highway 965 or south Jones to Forevergreen Road.
These roads will be closed for approximately four to six weeks, dependent on weather. No local traffic is permitted in the construction zone.

NLFD gears up for annual fundraiser

NORTH LIBERTY– The Annual North Liberty Fire Department Salute to Summer will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
There will be a climbing wall and inflatable rides, as well as live music by the Cedar Island Band and Electric Kool-Aid. A motorcycle poker run is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Bring the kids by for the pony rides. Refreshments and food will be served, along with fun activities for the entire family all day.