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July 4th, 2012

Johnson County 4-H host 11th annual pancake breakfast July 9

IOWA CITY– 4-H members in Johnson County will be flipping pancakes, grilling sausage and serving up breakfast on Sunday, July 9, from 7 a.m. until noon at the 11th Annual 4-H pancake breakfast at the Johnson County 4-H fairgrounds, building C. Tickets are available at the door and pre-school age youth are free. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the 4-H program in Johnson County, which serves over 4,000 youth. 4-H members plan to uses funds to cover their program development fees to keep 4-H a low cost program for everyone involved.

Coralville Lake - summer programs

All campground programs are presented at the Sugar Bottom Campground Amphitheatre. Sugar Bottom Campground is located north of North Liberty on Mehaffey Bridge Road on the north side of the bridge.
All programs are free to the public and you do not have to be camping to attend a campground program. Feel free to bring your own blanket or lawn chair, but benches are provided.

City approves NL salaries for FY 2013

NORTH LIBERTY– As a new fiscal year begins, the City of North Liberty launches its 2012-2013 budget. The city council approved without discussion the salary schedule for the city’s 138 full-time and part-time employees.
The city now has 17 employees in its police department; 14 officers who are paid hourly, a chief and assistant chief who receive a monthly salary, and one hourly-paid administrative assistant. The North Liberty Fire Department remains mostly volunteer, with two part-time, salaried positions with the chief and assistant chief.

More Apples, more cash, more space

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

Tiffin reviews bond issues

TIFFIN— A proposal for bonding both parts of a two-phase Capital Improvement Plan through 2023 met with some resistance Wednesday, June 27, during a special meeting of the Tiffin City Council. Jeff Heil, Vice president of Public Finance for the Iowa office of Northland Securities, and associate Michael Hart presented a finance plan summary to the council prior to the councilors setting a date for a public hearing on financing phase one of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan.

Run, girl, run

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s clear 18-year-old Rae Heim doesn’t do anything half way.
She went from entering her first road race at the age of 15 to running across the entire country just three years later.
Her goal evolved from a personal self-challenge to raising $5,000 for a national charity.
She committed to it without a lot of intense training, without much assistance and entirely without fear. She is accomplishing it with persistent determination, graciousness to all who want a piece of her time, and a tireless smile on her face.
And she is doing it all barefoot.

NL Pantry invites everyone to Thanksgiving in July

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) invites local businesses to participate in Thanksgiving in July.
The last two years, local financial institutions held food drives and competed for a traveling turkey trophy, awarded in 2011 to Hills Bank & Trust for amassing the most contributions. In total, the North Liberty Community Pantry received the equivalent of more than 10,000 pounds of food in July 2011.
This year the NLCP is opening the invitation to all businesses to compete in the Thanksgiving in July event.

Join ‘Adventures on Promise Island’ at Heartland VBS

NORTH LIBERTY– Join “Adventures on Promise Island VBS” at Heartland Community Church in North Liberty. Adventures begin on Sunday, July 8, and run through Thursday, July 12, from 6 until 8 p.m. each night. Children ages four through grade six are welcome. Learn about God through stories, crafts, songs, games, and have a snack, too. Cost is $5 per child. Register online at http://www.vacationbibleschool.com/heartland.

Ice Cream Social for Steve Sherman in Frytown July 10

IOWA CITY– Johnson County Republicans will host an Ice Cream Social for Steve Sherman, House District 77 candidate, on Tuesday, July 10, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Township School, 1592 Angle Rd., Southwest near Frytown.
All voters are welcome to attend.
Steve Sherman would be representing the north, west and south sides of Johnson County in the Iowa legislature, including the towns of Frytown, Lone Tree, North Liberty, Oxford, Swisher, Shueyville, Tiffin and the surrounding areas.

Swisher fire fatality not suspicious

SWISHER– The body of Daryl Dosch was found in a rural Swisher home that was the site of a fire, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.
According to a release by Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek, the sheriff’s department and the Jefferson/Monroe Fire Department responded June 25 to a report of a house fire that had occurred at 1663 Falcon Ave NW, rural Swisher. A witness had reportedly gone to the residence to check on the house and found a deceased individual in the residence. It appeared that a fire had taken place but that the fire had extinguished itself.