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Archive - 2013

January 29th

Sherm’s Auto: used, but not used up

New dealership filling a need for more affordable transportation

NORTH LIBERTY– In the United States of America, it’s a basic fact of life: “Everybody needs a vehicle.” So said Steve Sherman, owner of Sherm’s Auto in North Liberty.

City, J.M. Swank partner to offer panel on energy rebates for business

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty’s Hometown Rewards program and J.M. Swank, ConAgra Foods’ national food ingredients distribution business, are inviting local business representatives to a panel discussion on energy-efficiency rebates and incentives for businesses.
The North Liberty Hometown Rewards program– sponsored by Alliant Energy– is a community wide effort to promote energy-efficient behavior and investment in energy-efficient upgrades. J.M. Swank, headquartered in North Liberty, is a leader in energy-efficiency and sustainability practices.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for centennial ice cream

NORTH LIBERTY– As part of its 2013 year-long centennial celebration, the City of North Liberty is holding an ice-cream recipe contest. Submit your favorite ice-cream recipe for a chance to have it featured for all your friends and neighbors to enjoy at Isaac’s Creamery.
Pick a base, sweet swirl-in, and a great mix-in and email your recipe by March 1 to: northliberty100@gmailcom. Drop off a recipe with Tracey Mulcahey at North Liberty City Hall, 3 Quail Creek Cr., North Liberty.

Send North Liberty a Valentine

NORTH LIBERTY– With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the City of North Liberty is looking for love notes. Starting Friday, Feb. 1, lovers of North Liberty can drop off valentines at boxes at City Hall, the North Liberty Community Library, South Slope and local banks. Or, send an e-valentine by dropping one on the city’s website at northlibertyiowa.org, or by e-mail.

Swisher legion offers Lenten suppers

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion offers Lenten suppers Feb. 15 through March 22, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Swisher Legion. Dinner is “All u can eat fish” for $10; shrimp for $14; chicken strips for $7; Add on shrimp for $6. Kids 6 through12 years eat for $5. Kids 5 and under eat free. Dine in served with one trip through the salad bar. Carry-outs are available. The public is welcome. For more information, call 319-857-4687.

Swisher Sharp Shooters, auxiliary to hold benefit breakfast Feb. 9

SWISHER– The Swisher Sharp Shooters and Swisher Junior Auxiliary will hold a benefit breakfast Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the Swisher American Legion.

Mardi Gras party Feb. 9 in Swisher

SWISHER– Join the fun at the Swisher American Legion on Saturday, Feb. 9, for a Mardi Gras party and fundraiser.
The Mardi Gras party begins with DJ Bill Tandy from 8 p.m. until midnight, and features karaoke, raffle prizes, and a traditional Mardi Gras King Cake. A trophy will be presented to the person who wears the best Mardi Gras costume of the night.
Team Iowa will tend bar, and all tips will support veterans returning from active duty. Raffle proceeds also benefit veterans. Everyone is welcome.

Waffle breakfast at Garner to be Feb. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a waffle breakfast with class basket auctions and raffles on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the school.

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.

ICCSD’s Feb. 5 vote may reset school finances

IOWA CITY– Early voting has already begun at the county auditor’s office ahead of a Feb. 5 vote on an Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) revenue purpose statement (RPS). Satellite stations will open on Jan. 31 at University of Iowa Hospitals, and Feb. 1 at the Iowa City Public Library.
Voters are deciding if the schools should move ahead with a non-binding “One community, One district” plan that includes purchase of property and building new schools around the district, including a new high school.