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Archive

September 20th, 2017

Camper fire at Coralville Lake Sept. 15

NORTH LIBERTY– On Friday afternoon, Sept. 15, at 2:58 p.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to the West Overlook Campground, at Coralville Lake, for a camper on fire. The first arriving North Liberty engine arrived on scene and found a tow-behind-camper attached to a pickup truck fully involved with fire. The fire was under control within five minutes and no other campers or structures were involved.

Moon walk at Penn Meadows Sept. 23

NORTH LIBERTY– Fall nights and the stars are out. Come join Take A Kid Outdoors (TAKO) and view planets, stars and other celestial bodies with the help of University of Iowa’s Astronomy Club and local amateur astronomers. Don’t worry if the sky is cloudy, alternative nighttime activities are lined up and ready to go. Spend the evening under the stars listening for owls and other nocturnal creatures. A special guest from the Iowa Raptor Center will share owls with attendees. Come out early and take a look at the sun with solar telescopes.

ICCSD, CCA bond projects passed

Bond issues pass and new representatives join school boards

IOWA CITY– Voters approved bond issue referendums for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district Tuesday, Sept. 12, with margins above the required 60 percent supermajority.

CCA to host college finance information night

TIFFIN– On Thursday, Sept. 21, Clear Creek Amana High School will host an informational meeting about Financial aid, FAFSA deadline changes and local scholarship information.

North Liberty Community Library board of trustees vacancy

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the North Liberty Community Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County to serve an unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.

North Liberty Pantry to host Taste and Tour Open House Wednesday, Sept. 27

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) will host a Taste and Tour Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m. NLCP is located at 89 N. Jones Blvd. with Growing Together Garden on the west side of the building. This event is free and open to the entire community.
The Taste and Tour gives the community an opportunity to meet and greet staff members, learn about NLCP services and volunteer opportunities, and check out Growing Together Garden, a collaborative learning space.

North Central enrichment Going batty

Bat house latest project for North Central enrichment program

CORALVILLE– You might say they’ve gone batty­, but in a good way.
Students at North Central Junior High (NCJH), in North Liberty, recently teamed up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) at Coralville Lake to give bats roosting in and around the dam complex some new digs. A wildlife conservation project, which began last fall, came to fruition on Friday, July 29, when students, school district staff, and a crew of ACE personnel worked together to erect a bat house near the Turkey Creek disc golf course.

Forevergreen Hy-Vee

Construction expected to begin this fall

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s technically in Coralville, but the new Hy-Vee location off Forevergreen Road will add to the short list of nearby places the citizens of North Liberty can shop for groceries.
And after a long wait, they should be able to do so by summer or fall of 2018– two years after the store’s original completion date.

Lady Spartans fall to No. 7 Pleasant Valley

Solon picks up win over Vinton-Shellsburg

MANCHESTER– It was a week of ups and downs that didn’t result in too many wins for the Solon varsity volleyball team.
The Lady Spartans doubled-down against No. 7 (5A) Pleasant Valley and faced off with No. 14 (2A) Sumner-Fredericksburg at a Marion tournament over the previous weekend and then fell on the road to West Delaware Sept. 12.
The lone victory for Solon came against Vinton-Shellsburg at Marion, a 2-0 sweep Sept. 9.
But the Lady Spartans battled against the ranked teams– pushing Pleasant Valley in a rematch and taking a 1-0 lead before falling to Sumner-Fredericksburg.

Girls 3rd at Solon XC meet

No rain for home meet. Despite that? Things to work on

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

SOLON– Skies threatened rain; but a few late sprinkles didn’t hold back any performances as more than 700 cross country runners threaded their way through the Solon Recreation and Nature Area during six separate races in the 2017 Spartan Invitational, Monday, Sept. 18.

Girls challenge ranked 3A, 4A teams and finish 3rd