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Archive - Jan 2013

Date

January 22nd

Swisher Legion ‘Chili Cook Off’ to be held Super Bowl Sunday

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will hold a “Chili Cook Off” on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, which is also Super Bowl Sunday. Entry fee is $5 which includes participant’s all-you-can-eat chili. Entries must be to the Swisher American Legion by 2 p.m. with no exceptions.
One entry per person, which must be one crock-pot per entry.
Prizes: First place: $100; second place: $50; third place $25. After the judging, everyone is welcome to $5 all-you-can-eat chili.
Mix up your best batch of chili and let the judging begin. Call Ron at 319-538-6362 with any questions.

Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 2

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 33rd annual chili supper from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.

‘Up ‘N Atom’ Optimist Club of North Liberty releases February calendar

NORTH LIBERTY– The Optimist Club of North Liberty has scheduled the following events:
Jan. 24: Regular dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: To be determined.
Feb. 11: Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Darlene Smith’s home.
Feb. 14: Valentine’s party, 6:30 p.m., Brown Bottle.
Feb. 28: Regular dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: To be determined.

CCA to host fine arts benefit Jan. 26

ITIFFIN– On Saturday, Jan. 26, Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) fine arts boosters, F.A.M.E., will sponsor a benefit concert and silent auction event, “Black Gowns and Bowties,” in the CCA High School Performing Arts Center.

ICCSD announces classroom technology campaign

IOWA CITY– The ICCSD Foundation, in partnership with the Iowa City Community School District, is currently in the silent phase of a $2 million dollar campaign raising money to equip all of the approximately 800 classrooms with basic 21st Century technology: an interactive SmartBoard, multi-media projector and a document camera; plus the necessary training for all the teachers. The foundation has already raised over $1.4 million through private donations and community support.

Stepping it up on the sidewalk

Council moves forward to design walk to CCA

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin is taking steps to fulfill its end of a bargain that would provide safer routes for kids walking to Clear Creek Amana (CCA) schools.
At a Wednesday, Jan. 9, regular meeting, the Tiffin City Council approved having engineering firm c design and prepare a cost estimate to construct a sidewalk along Highway 6 from Deer View Avenue east toward the district’s middle school property. The sidewalk will lead to a pedestrian tunnel underneath the highway so pedestrians do not have to cross the busy road.
It’s been a while in coming.

Sticking with the tried and true

CCA board looks at construction project methods

TIFFIN– By consensus of the group, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District Board of Directors settled a decision eight months in the making.
Since May of last year, the board has been mulling over two distinctly different ways of conducting a major building construction project: the traditional way, and Integrated Project Delivery, or IPD.

Switching SEATS ?

Supervisors counting on cities to help fund service

IOWA CITY– Contracts with Iowa City and Coralville for the county-wide para-transit bus service, SEATS, will expire at the end of June. But Johnson County supervisors have already decided they want to end their subsidy of the service.
The program provides riders around the county with door-to-door transport and anyone outside the city limits of Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and University Heights can request a ride that comes with a half-hour window for pick-ups.

No new taxes

NL council previews FY14 budget

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty officials had a first look at the fiscal year 2014 draft budget, and the city’s property tax levy is expected to remain the same.
However, proposed increases in water and sewer rates and an increased rollback from the state likely means more will come out of residents’ pockets anyway.

Solon wrestlers take second place at CPU dual meet

CENTER POINT– The Solon varsity wrestling team turned in a solid performance with a second place finish at the Center Point Dual Meet Tournament held this past Saturday. The team won three meets and lost two in the round-robin format.
Scores were as follows:
Solon 38, New London 42
Solon 64, Clayton Ridge 12
Solon 26, CPU 52
Solon 43, Oelwein 33
Solon 46, Mid Prairie 30