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Archive

June 18th, 2012

Ninth annual Swisher 5K run/walk Aug. 4

SWISHER– The ninth annual Swisher 5K run and walk and free kids fun run will be held at the Swisher American Legion Pavilion on Aug. 4. The events are part of the Swisher Fun Days.
Interested participants can pre-register online at runningwall.com before Aug. 1.

We Run store to host barefoot runner Wednesday, June 20

NORTH LIBERTY– We Run will host Rae Heim, the 18-year-old Iowa girl running across America barefoot, on Wednesday, June 20, at its North Liberty store, 555 Hwy. 965, Ste. B. Rae will share her story about running across America, her purpose and her connection with the Soles for Souls project. She will be answering questions and will take pictures with everyone. Refreshments will be served.

Spaghetti supper fundraiser to benefit Zschiesche family June 22

NORTH LIBERTY– The community is invited to participate in a spaghetti supper fundraiser to benefit the family of Jack Zschiesche on Friday, June 22, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at North Liberty First United Methodist Church, 85 Jones Blvd., North Liberty.
Dinner will be provided by Zio Johno’s. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children.
Reservations for large groups are requested. Please contact Lisa Potter at 319-626-3437 for information. The fundraiser is hosted by the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball League (NLYBS).

First United Methodist Church hosts ‘Sky: Everything is Possible with God’

NORTH LIBERTY– The First United Methodist Church, 85 N Jones Blvd., will host the summer children’s event “Sky: Everything is Possible with God,” from July 8 to July 11 for kids age three through sixth grade and an overnight on July 13 for kids in fourth through sixth grades. Faith and imagination soar as kids discover that everything is possible with God.

Fireworks over Lake Macbride July 4

SOLON– Fireworks will start about dark on Independence Day at Lake Macbride.
There will be a boat parade that is open to everyone. Decorate your boat and meet at the causeway at 4 p.m. Donations may be sent to Mark Ramsey, 1598 Spartan Cir. Solon, IA 52333.
Rain date is Saturday, July 7. Call 319-624-3026 for more information.

Jewelry by Harold celebrates a sparkling first year

NORTH LIBERTY– The proprietors at Jewelry by Harold had much to celebrate this spring.
The custom jewelry shop at 365 Beaver Kreek Centre in North Liberty opened on April 1, 2011. To observe the one-year anniversary, Harold and Astrid vanBeek and their son Laurens hosted an open house on May 5 this year, but for good measure, they threw in a few other celebrations as well, including the couple’s 20th wedding anniversary, Astrid’s 48th birthday, Harold’s 50th birthday and their first-place showing in the Best Rings category in KCRG-TV’s A List competition.

A tough couple of days for Clippers baseball

TIFFIN– Even the scoreboard couldn’t believe the numbers.
The old metal box flickered, flashed like disco lights and even shut itself off at times while the numbers upon it went almost unbelievably higher, rivaling a football score. After two hours, the carnage was over, and the Sailors of Waterloo Columbus had put up 27 runs to Clear Creek Amana’s two in the first half of a varsity baseball doubleheader Thursday.

Splittin’ with the Stormin’ Pointers

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
CENTER POINT– Monday night found Andrew Davis’ Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers on the road in Center Point to take on the Stormin’ Pointers. The WaMaC contenders split the night, with CCA taking game one 6-4 but falling 14-10 in the nightcap.

Trojans take two

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

June 17th

A funny thing happened to Nathan Timmel

NORTH LIBERTY— He’s been to Iraq and Afghanistan but he’s not a soldier. His words have brought comfort to our troops, but he’s not a chaplain. He’s written a book about his life. He has a dog named Kitty. He has raised money for charity, but he’s not a celebrity…yet.
He is Nathan Timmel, a professional comedian hoping to make it big.