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May 9th

Kent Park beach to open weekend of May 25

TIFFIN– The F.W. Kent Park beach will open for the season on Saturday, May 25. 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.

Pantry’s best shot golf tournament to be May 10

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Community Pantry is hosting the third annual four-person best shot tournament on Friday, May 10. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament will take place a Saddleback Ridge Golf Course, 4646 180th St. NE, Solon. Cost is $80 per golfer or $300 per team; includes: green fees, cart, catered meal, team picture, T-shirt, and goody bag. All proceeds will go to the North Liberty Community Pantry. All skill levels welcome. Come out for a day of fun and prizes. A silent auction will take place during the tournament.

Tree planting rescheduled for May 18

North Liberty– The city’s planned Centennial Tree Planting event, which was rained out last Saturday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 18, beginning at 10 a.m. at the city’s new, and unnamed, west side community park, 1565 St. Andrews Dr.
Presented by Heartland Express, the event is an opportunity to celebrate North Liberty’s 100th birthday, support the city’s environmental efforts and its Hometown Rewards program, and also help plant trees that beautify the community and learn more about the trees being planted.

North Liberty Fire Department responds to garage fire May 3

NORTH LIBERTY– On Friday, May 3, at 2:49 p.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to 530 Penn Ct. for a building fire. First arriving North Liberty Police units reported smoke coming from the garage of a single family residential structure. Residents report smelling smoke and when they opened the garage door the garage was fully involved with fire. Residents evacuated the structure and the residence had working smoke detectors. North Liberty Fire Department units arrived and found heavy smoke coming from the structure and garage.

ICCSD updates local governments on diversity and facilities plans

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Johnson County Supervisor Janelle Rettig provided a little history lesson Monday, April 29, as representatives of the county, municipalities and school districts of Johnson County prepared to hear an update from the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD). The quarterly meeting between the governmental entities is referred to as the Joint Cities meeting, though county and school district officials are also participants.

A matter of perspective

County’s Planning & Zoning administrator explains Rural Cluster zoning for development

IOWA CITY– Opponents of a proposed housing development on Newport Road and the Johnson County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Department agree on one thing.
“Urban sprawl is not good.”
So said RJ Moore, assistant administrator of the department.
The development on land owned by Sharon Dooley at 2915 Newport Road, has sparked controversy and put the spotlight on urban-style housing in rural areas. It has also brought the term “Rural Cluster” (RC) to the forefront.

A matter of perspective

County’s Planning & Zoning administrator explains Rural Cluster zoning for development

IOWA CITY– Opponents of a proposed housing development on Newport Road and the Johnson County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Department agree on one thing.
“Urban sprawl is not good.”
So said RJ Moore, assistant administrator of the department.
The development on land owned by Sharon Dooley at 2915 Newport Road, has sparked controversy and put the spotlight on urban-style housing in rural areas. It has also brought the term “Rural Cluster” (RC) to the forefront.

Boston strong

North Liberty woman returns safely from site of American tragedy

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty chiropractor and runner Dr. Sheri Giese, DC, has already made up her mind.
In 2014, Giese will once again be among the nearly 30,000 people who don bib numbers and beat feet along 26.2 miles of Massachusetts roads that are part of the oldest annual marathon in the world. It’s a traditional event with an international luster that was blackened this year in a matter of seconds by two terrorist-planted bombs that killed three people and left more than 200 injured.
“People have asked me if I’ll run next year,” she said. “Yeah, I’m running next year.”

Petition pushes for supervisors to be elected by district

JOHNSON COUNTY– Petitioners pushing for a new way to elect county supervisors are getting closer to their goal.
According to Debra Thornton, chair of the Johnson County Republicans, members of the Committee for Fair Representation– the group that organized the petition drive– are “well on their way” to gathering the 7,619 valid signatures required to call for a public vote on the matter.

Spartans defeat West Liberty

Solon moves to 10-2-2 after tie with Assumption

SOLON– The Spartans took on two powerhouses in one day and came out without a loss last week.
The boys’ soccer squad defeated West Liberty 3-1 at West Liberty Saturday and then traveled to Davenport Assumption later that day for a scoreless tie.
Tim Lance scored twice for the Spartans and Nick Brown added a goal on a penalty kick against the Comets. Brandan Childs was credited with an assist. Joe Weeks had four saves in the goal.
Weeks had five saves in the 0-0 battle against Assumption.
The two games capped a successful week for the Solon boys.