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August 20th, 2012

Ely Fire Dept. hosts Waterball Fights

ELY– For as long as there have been firefighters, there has been competition between fire companies. In the earliest days of organized departments, fist fights often broke out between competing companies to see who would put out the fire. Later firefighters would square-off in contests such as working hand-powered pumpers to see who could shoot a stream of water the furthest.
Then came waterball fights.

A Promenade of prominence

NORTH LIBERTY– In the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, the phrase “if you build it, they will come” was coined. In 2011 Dr. Ryan Veatch said to himself, “If you build something nice, hopefully people will notice and come to it.”
An optometrist by trade, and owner of Blink Vision by Veatch, Dr. Veatch’s vision transformed a vacant parcel of land at the corner of Hwy. 965 and West Cherry St. in North Liberty into a thriving and upscale commercial development. Construction on StoneBridge Promenade began in the fall of 2011, and businesses began opening their doors this spring.

Focused on service

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s all about you.
At Blink Vision by Veatch, Dr. Ryan Veatch and his staff are committed to providing every patient an exceptional experience. And they have an exceptional facility in which to do just that.
Dr. Veatch opened the doors to his new office earlier this summer in the StoneBridge Promenade, a commercial development he also owns. From the upscale stone façade outside to the meticulously assembled woodwork inside, everything about Blink Vision by Veatch attests to attention to detail and precision.

ICCSD’s Ehly named 2012 Iowa Talented and Gifted administrator of the year

IOWA CITY– Pam Ehly, director of instruction for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD), has been honored as the 2012 Iowa Talented and Gifted (ITAG) administrator of the year. The announcement was made to the ICCSD school board on Aug. 7. Recognition was also given at the ITAG booth at the School Administrators’ of Iowa Convention in Des Moines. In October, Ms. Ehly will receive formal recognition at the ITAG state conference in Des Moines.

Early tailgate with Tim Dwight

 NORTH LIBERTY– Kick off the 2012 football season with the North Liberty Community Pantry on Aug. 23, from 5 until 7 p.m., at the University Club, Iowa City. Tim Dwight will be available to take pictures, sign autographs and speak. All proceeds will go toward the North Liberty Community Pantry Building Fund. Appetizers included. Cash bar.
Cost: Adults $30, Children (five-12) $15, Children under five are free. Purchase tickets: www.northlibertycommunitypantry.org/special-focus/early-tailgate/. Or call 319-626-2711 or nlpantry@gmail.com.

Johnson County’s burn ban lifted

JOHNSON COUNTY– The State Fire Marshal’s office, at the request of the Johnson County Mutual Aid Association and Battalion Chief Dan Smith of Solon, has lifted the burn ban in Johnson County.
The ban, which was put into effect on July 12 due to drought conditions throughout the state, prohibited open burning without a permit or burning within a contained fire ring. Because of recent rains, firefighters now deem that conditions have improved, so open burning no longer poses a potential danger to life or property.
The ban was lifted at noon on Aug. 17.

Deadline for logo contest Aug. 31

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty is gearing up to celebrate its 100th birthday in November 2013, and the North Liberty Centennial Committee is calling for submissions for its Centennial Logo Contest.
Create a logo representing the city’s 100th birthday. Entry deadline is 12 p.m., Aug. 31. Entries, including a kids’ division, must be submitted via email to nlibcent.pr@gmail.com. Submissions must be in four colors or less. Be sure to include contact information.

NL Fun Run/Walk to be Sept. 16

IOWA CITY– The North Liberty Steering Committee of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce presents the ninth annual North Liberty Fun Run/Walk to be held on Sunday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, the event features a 5k route and children’s race. The race starts at 650 W. Cherry St. near the gazebo at Liberty Centre. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with the children’s race beginning at 9 a.m. followed by the 5k at 9:15 a.m.

Free energy efficiency rehab training in September, October

NORTH LIBERTY– The Center on Sustainable Communities’ (COSC) next stops on its Energy Efficiency Rehab Training tour are DeWitt and North Liberty. This free statewide program supports North Liberty’s Hometown Rewards program and offers the most comprehensive renovation training focusing on sustainable building techniques and energy efficiency available. Attendees will take modules 1-7 in DeWitt and complete the program with modules 8-14 in North Liberty.
Part 1– Modules 1-7
DeWitt Community Center
512 10th St., DeWitt, IA 52742
Sept. 14– 6 until 9:30 p.m.
Sept. 15–8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Experience counts

TIFFIN– “CCA will be right in the fight,” said varsity volleyball coach Brian Bronzynski. His fourth year at the helm finds little change to the starting line-up.
Last year, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers put up a 20-11 record with a tie for first place (with Marion) in the WaMaC West. The postseason came to an abrupt halt in the first round of regional play with a 1-3 loss on the road at Maquoketa, a loss still very much on Bronzynski’s mind. “We should’ve been able to go deeper into the regional tournament.”