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Archive

January 16th, 2012

Visiting author shares book, message with Penn students

NORTH LIBERTY– Jeanette Hopkins’ best ideas start with the words, “What if?”

Streets project inches forward

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Visiting the city’s Streets Maintenance facility in North Liberty was once described as like being in third world country, due to its small, rustic and outdated office that became less functional as time went by.
But the streets department will soon be brought into the 21st century.

ICCSD budget director resigns

IOWA CIT– Paul Bobek, director of administrative services in the Iowa City Community School District, resigned his position on Jan. 9 with a separation agreement, general release and covenant not to sue the district.
The following day, school board president Marla Swesey, representing the school district, signed the agreement at a closed meeting in the district administrative offices. The resignation was effective immediately and its timing came as a surprise to the district.
Bobek oversaw the district’s budget and accounting offices.

Growing enrollment = shrinking space

NORTH LIBERTY— North Bend Elementary is nearly full with almost every available space being used as classrooms. Principal Brenda Parker and some of her staff gave the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School Board of Directors a guided tour Wednesday, Jan. 11, to show first-hand how the school, which opened in 2008, is already bursting at the seams. The school had 173 students in its first year and has 360 now. With more housing developments in the North Bend neighborhood, Parker and the board expect that number to continue to increase.

Audit finds weaknesses in ICCSD business practices

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Last year, Iowa City Community School (ICCSD) Superintendent Stephen Murley ordered an external audit to track down inefficiencies in the school system’s administrative departments.
Payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, budget, technology, human resources, food services and physical plant departments were scrutinized by a Wilmette, Ill. Company, Synesi Associates, who did an operations review for the district.
Their report calls for the district to install Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

Sons of the Oxford American Legion sponsor spaghetti dinner Jan. 28

OXFORD– The Oxford Sons of the American Legion– Squadron 537 will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Oxford American Legion, 128 East Main St., Oxford. The cost is $7 adults and $5 kids 12 and under.
Proceeds benefit English River Outfitters and the Oxford American Legion.
For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Bill Tandy at 319-664-3018. For information about English River Outfitters, check their website at http://www.englishriveroutfitters.org.

“Up ‘N Atom” Optimist Club calendar

NORTH LIBERTY– The Optimist Club of North Liberty releases its upcoming calendar of events:
Jan. 26: Regular Thursday dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker to be determined.
Feb. 9: Valentine’s party, 6:30 p.m., Brown Bottle.
Feb. 13: Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Darlene Smith’s home.
Feb. 23: Regular Thursday dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker to be determined.

North Liberty hunting for missing ordinance

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– It might surprise North Liberty residents to learn that a certain amount of hunting is legal within their own city limits.
Or it was, until the law was inadvertently taken off the books.
It caught city officials off guard to learn that an ordinance adopted in October 2003 allowing people to hunt geese and antlerless deer with bows and arrows inside the city limits had been removed from the city’s Code of Ordinances when the document was recodified in recent years.

Fine amnesty month at North Liberty Community Library

NORTH LIBERTY– January is fine amnesty month at the North Liberty Community Library. Fines on all overdue material returned in January will be forgiven. It does not matter how overdue the material is, even years overdue. The library would just appreciate getting their material back.
Existing fines on materials already returned will not be forgiven but may be paid in cash, in food for fines, worked off or paid through arranged reading times.
Call 319-626-5701 and talk to a staff member with any questions.

Perfect record, but still a ways to go, says Bergman

IOWA CITY — The West High Trojans improved to a perfect 12-0 record overall Friday night, Jan. 13 with a 66-42 win over cross-town rival City High. But coach Steve Bergman says his crew still has room to improve.
“We’re halfway through (the season) and we still have a ways to go. We may be young, but we’re experienced.” However, the coach said “that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to work on yet, but we are getting there.”