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‘Sweet Funds’ to benefit Iowa City school district foundation, students

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with Cookies by Design in Coralville– “Sweet Funds” to benefit Iowa City area public schools.
For customers who mention “Sweet Funds” or present a “Sweet Funds” discount card, Cookies by Design will donate 10 percent to the ICCSD Foundation’s Excellence Fund and give you 10 percent discount. The discount applies to all cookie decorating parties, special orders, delivery orders and in-store purchases at the Coralville location of Cookies by Design at any time.

Coach hopes a year of success translates to track at West High

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans track and field team hopes to capitalize on the success seen on the football field and basketball court.
“They’ve had a good school year in other sports, so I don’t see why it can’t carry over to the track and field season,” Coach Brian Martz said. Martz has nine years with the program and is assisted by Neil Davis (sprints, hurdles, long jump), Travis Craig (distance) and Maureen Head (throws). The team compiled a 52-7 record in 2011, taking second in the MVC Valley Division.

CHAMPS <br>part II

DES MOINES– The Capitol City has proven to be a good venue for Iowa City West High so far in 2012. First, The Women of Troy struck gold in Des Moines at the Girls State Basketball Tournament, and then it was the boys’ turn as the Trojans under the leadership of Steve Bergman took to the polished hardwood of the Class 4A Boys State Basketball Tournament.
Bringing in a perfect 23-0 record, the Trojans dominated through all three games to give West two basketball titles this year.

NL Opening Doors For Small Business Owners

The second installment of a three-part series that
examines the current health of North Liberty’s business economy, the ins and outs of small business ownership, and the future of doing business in North Liberty.

The glass is half full

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry has raised more than half the funds for its new pantry building fund. Out of the $250,000 needed to start construction on the new pantry, $140,000 has been raised. Currently the pantry has no running water for bathrooms, no private area to counsel families and no adequate space to store food. Free donations of food items have to be turned away at times due to the lack of storage space in the current facility. A new building is needed in order to serve those in the community who need a hand up during these difficult economic times.

Operation Haircut II fundraiser

SHUEYVILLE– An 11-year-old from Muscatine will be hosting a fundraiser for English River Outfitters and Locks of Love Saturday, March 31, at Shuey’s in Shueyville.
Stephanie LaRue of Muscatine is attempting to collect $15,000 for Veterans Reaching Out to Veterans English River Outfitters, and 1,000 inches of hair for Locks of Love.
An official haircutting will be held at Shuey’s at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 31. The night will also feature raffles, a 50/50 drawing, live music by Lady Lowe, live and silent auctions from 2 p.m. until closing at Shuey’s, 1158 Club Rd. SW, Shueyville.

North Bend PTG Spring Extravaganza fundraiser to be held March 30

NORTH LIBERTY– North Bend Elementary’s Parent-Teacher Group (PTG) will be hosting a Spring Extravaganza fundraiser featuring a vendor show and silent auction Saturday, March 30, at the Bella Sala reception and banquet facility east of Tiffin off Highway 6.
The silent auction runs from 5-8 p.m., with the vendor show from 4-9 p.m.

Spring leaf pickup to begin this month

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty’s street department will be doing curbside leaf pickup this spring on March 26 and April 2 and 9.
For safety reasons, no leaves should be placed in the street. Leaves should be piled within two feet of the curb or edge of road.
No sticks, branches, yard waste or any other materials should be mixed with the leaves. Brush or garden waste may be bundled for pickup on your regular trash day. Two bundles will be picked up at no charge each week. Bundles should be no more than four feet in length and weigh no more than 40 pounds.

Get your feet on the bus

NORTH LIBERTY– The next new home-to-school school transportation craze doesn’t involve car pooling or public transport, jetpacks or hovercrafts.
But a pair of comfortable Keds® could come in handy.

Redistricting could tilt enrollment

IOWA CITY– The vision of a fourth Iowa City high school was dimmed last week when the school board expressed a desire to explore whether redistricting the existing high schools could solve an enrollment imbalance between the two comprehensive high schools in the district, City and West.
The school board asked for options besides a third comprehensive high school and pushed for the fourth high school overall to be considered a long-range project, inserting a 2012 study committee into the district’s facilities plans.