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Archive - May 2012

Date

May 13th

F.W. Kent Park

IOWA CITY– The F.W. Kent Park beach will open for the season on Saturday, May 26. Daily hours are 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
No lifeguards are provided; swim at your own risk; swim only at designated beach; no alcohol allowed on beach.
Cans, bottles and food items are not permitted in the beach area.
For further information contact the Johnson County Conservation Board at 319-645-2315.

What to do in your Iowa garden this month

IOWA CITY– Wow. What a spring– or is it summer? Either way, gardens are going gangbusters and it’s a challenge to keep up.
The last average frost date is almost here. It’s May 10 for southern Iowa and May 15 for northern Iowa, though this year, you’re probably safe sneaking things in a few days early. So tuck in those tomato plants, peppers, basil, marigolds, impatiens and others after this date.
Plant gladiolus corms, canna rhizomes, and tuberous begonia tubers now the soil is adequately warm.

May 7th

Out of the wood

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– A panther has been unleashed at Penn Elementary School; not from chains or the bars of an iron cage, but from a 500-pound log of soft pine.
Pat Doyle is a former Solon resident who has carved quite a niche for himself, creating a successful business using a chain saw and his God-given talents. He came to Penn school in North Liberty on Friday, April 13, to craft a wooden rendition of the school’s mascot for a permanent display honoring Penn’s 50th year in the Iowa City Community School District.

Clipper boys dominate in Tipton

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIPTON– It was supposed to be a much bigger meet. The Tipton co-ed meet, the second of the season, is often a chance for track and field teams with rain-outs to make-up events and get a full season in. However, this spring’s weather pattern has led to few if any postponements or cancellations.
So the field was a little thin.

Tough days for CCA girls’ golf

MIDDLE AMANA– The Clipper girls’ golf team met Independence on the greens Thursday, April 26, for a dual meet. Even with nearly perfect weather conditions it was a less-than-perfect day for Jason Goslin’s crew.
“It was a tough day for both teams,” assistant coach Carmine Scarpa said. “Scores were high and the long walk took its toll.”
CCA’s Gabi Scarpa tied with Indee’s Mackenzie Black for first with a 48, but a card on the second hole bought her the medal. Scarpa had medaled at all six meets in which she competed so far this season.
Results:
Gabi Scarpa, 48
Anna Johnson, 59

West boys out-kick Lin-Mar 3-2

CORALVILLE– At halftime, West High coach Brad Stiles wasn’t overly thrilled with his guys’ first-half performance. After shifting some players into new positions and reviewing his strategy and desire for at least one more goal (West led 1-0 at the break thanks to Justin Baker scoring not quite three minutes into the first half); he sent them back onto the field with these parting words: “Do it in the first 10 minutes and we’ll all have big smiles on our faces at the end.”
It didn’t quite work out that way.

Services added to free health fair June 2 in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– Nutrition demonstrations, physical exercises, ergonomics information, visual tests and free tooth brushes and mouthguards have been added to the list of services available free at the Healthy Living Fair, hosted by First United Methodist Church in North Liberty from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.
The fair, a ministry of the church, is for North Liberty residents who need basic health care checks but face difficulty covering the costs and who, otherwise, might avoid the checks.

ICCSD education foundation to sponsor breakfast on May 16

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Foundation will hold its “Education is Everybody’s Business Breakfast” on Wednesday, May 16, at the Clarion Highlander Hotel from 7-8:30 a.m.

Lions Club invites community to learn more on Thursday, May 17

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Lions Club is honored to invite you to “Why We are Lions,” on Thursday, May 17, from 6:15 until 7:15 p.m. at the North Liberty Pizza Ranch. Please come and learn about community service being extended locally and the amazing things that take place when people work together. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Mike Sojka at 319-936-2103 or mikesojka@hotmail.com or Clark Adams at 319-430-2868 or adamsck@southslope.net.

County auditor candidate Weipert to host meet-and-greet May 13

TIFFIN– Travis Weipert, Democratic candidate for Johnson County Auditor, will be at The Tiffin Depot Sunday, May 13, from 9-10 a.m. The public is invited to join Travis and get to know him while sharing thoughts, questions and concerns. The Tiffin Depot is at 221 W. Marengo Rd., Tiffin. This event is free and open to the public.
Please contact the Weipert for Auditor Campaign with any questions at travisweipert@gmail.com.