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Archive - Jul 30, 2012

Date

Rockets: from backyard to outer space Saturday, August 4, 7 until 8 p.m.

Professor Randall McEntaffer, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UI, will introduce how rockets work and discuss some of their many applications. At the end of the presentation there will be actual launches of several model rockets. All campground programs are presented at the Sugar Bottom Campground Amphitheatre. Sugar Bottom Campground is located north of North Liberty on Mehaffey Bridge Road on the north side of the bridge.

Recommendations for tree watering during drought conditions

DES MOINES– As drought conditions continue, Iowans are concerned about the amount of water their yard trees need. Drought conditions can lead to tree decline, pest problems and, in extreme cases, tree mortality. Supplemental watering for mature trees will help maintain tree health during drought.
The best way to provide supplemental water to trees during a drought is manually. A bucket to measure how many gallons is best, but a garden hose, moved often, can provide a good soil soaking. Sprinklers are less efficient.

CCA Baseball Club 2013 tryouts Aug. 18

TIFFIN– The CCA Baseball Club will be holding tryouts for the 2013 baseball season Saturday, Aug. 18, (rain date Sunday, Aug. 19), and Sunday, Aug. 26, (no rain date) at the Tiffin ball fields.
Tryouts for 8U, 9U and 10U will be held from 10 a.m. until noon. Tryouts for 11U, 12U and 13U (14U to be determined) will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. Please arrive up to one hour early to register and warm up. Save time by preregistering at the club’s website, www.ccabaseballclub.org. Players will be allowed to attend both days and the highest of their total score will be utilized.

Tigers maul Trojans in tournament

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– The West High Trojans rallied back from a 6-0 deficit last Wednesday at the state baseball tournament, but couldn’t tame the Tigers of West Des Moines Valley in a 10-5 Class 4A quarterfinal loss.
The Tigers put two runs on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning and enjoyed a four-run barrage in the fifth. West was shut-out until the bottom of the fifth when they staged a come-back with a four-run rally. A run in the sixth narrowed the gap to one run, but a four-run assault by the Tigers in the seventh sealed the Trojans’ doom.

DeGowin blood drive at the North Liberty Recreation Center Aug. 12

IOWA CITY— The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center will hold a blood drive on Monday, Aug. 6, from 4 until 7 pm in the Gerdin Conference Rooms 1 and 3 at the North Liberty Recreation Center.
In an average week, UIHC patients need nearly 600 units of blood products. One pint of donated blood can help save the lives of several people.

NL working to become a ‘cool city’

NORTH LIBERTY– In 2010, the City of North Liberty was the first town in Iowa selected to participate in Alliant Energy’s Hometown Rewards program. The goal of the Hometown Rewards program is to reduce energy usage and improve the environment on a community-wide basis by encouraging residents, government, businesses and industries to develop and implement energy initiatives that save money and promote sustainability.

Volunteer now

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty needs you. You are invited to take this opportunity to volunteer your time to serve on any one of the following. Applications are available at the city administration building at Three Quail Creek Cir., or on the city’s website: http://northlibertyiowa.org, and must be turned in as soon as possible. Iowa State Code requires that cities have gender balance on all boards and commissions. With appointments and reappointments, gender balance will be considered. Applications will be sought for the next two months to seek to achieve the required gender balance.

ICCSD long-range facilities plan will wait for more data

IOWA CITY– At the next Iowa City Community School District’s (ICCSD) facilities meeting on Aug. 7, three vendors will pitch their services and tools for determining school capacity, making enrollment and demographic projections, and mapping school boundaries.
University of Wisconsin-based Applied Population Laboratory (APL) does similar work to that already being done for the schools by the University of Iowa geography department.

Disappearing ink

NORTH LIBERTY– Although this newspaper has a website with recent articles archived, you’re probably reading this on paper. You’re probably still reading your books by turning physical pages made of paper, hardcover or paperback, bought or borrowed, fiction or non-fiction.

Recommendations for tree watering during drought conditions

DES MOINES– As drought conditions continue, Iowans are concerned about the amount of water their yard trees need. Drought conditions can lead to tree decline, pest problems and, in extreme cases, tree mortality. Supplemental watering for mature trees will help maintain tree health during drought.
The best way to provide supplemental water to trees during a drought is manually. A bucket to measure how many gallons is best, but a garden hose, moved often, can provide a good soil soaking. Sprinklers are less efficient.