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May 24th, 2018

The shift in make-shift

Food For Thought

A recent luncheon with some of my old school friends, several of whom I first met in kindergarten, brought to mind the toys and activities we enjoyed during the late 1930s and early ‘40s. Looking back, I suppose I had more toys than the average child from a family of comparable means, because of my dad’s belief a child’s business was playing, and the tools for that business were toys.

Hawkeye women: Up and down season

The Iowa women’s basketball team finished 24-8, 11-5 in the Big Ten last season.
The Hawks started strong, going 14-1, 2-0 in the Big Ten.
Tania Davis went down for the season with a knee injury after the 12th game and Makenzie Meyer broke a bone in her non-shooting hand one game later.
The Hawks were sitting at 16-6, 4-5 in the Big Ten when they got hot, won their final eight games, including a win over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament.
Minnesota knocked the Hawks out of the Big Ten Tournament and Creighton beat Iowa in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

May 19th

Family & Sport Chiropractic hosts Make-A-Wish fundraiser Friday, June 1

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the festivities as Family Sport & Chiropractic hosts its first open house fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Iowa on Friday, June 1, from 5-9 p.m.

Good Neighbor Meetings for property east of Ranshaw Way

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty may soon consider a pair of rezonings, and the public is invited to an open house-style meeting being held to explain the proposals. The properties are east of Ranshaw Way (Highway 965), one south of Lions Drive and the other south of Hawkeye Drive. The proposals are for mixed use development buildings with ground floor commercial space and upper floors residential, and the zoning being requested is C-2-B. A location map is shown on the right. This memo is being sent to property owners within 200 feet of the proposed development.

CCA Community Clean-up Day Friday, April 27

TIFFIN– The annual Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School Community Clean-up Day will be held on Friday, April 27. CCA High School students from the Student Assistance Team/Interact along with National Honor Society will volunteer their day to help our older community members with yard work, windows, small household chores and general spring cleaning.

Junge Ford NL to host grand opening

Friday, May 18-19

NORTH LIBERTY– Junge Ford, located at 525 N. Madison Ave. in North Liberty, welcomes the public to their grand opening celebration on Friday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 19, from 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hy-Vee will provide a lunch hour grill-out, and Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack will cater an evening meal with a live band to close out the day.
Saturday will feature a chance to win prizes and discounts on vehicles, an F-series truck pull and a raffle for a Harley Davidson motorcycle, with all proceeds going to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Author and speaker Linda McCann to speak at Tiffin and NL libraries Friday, May 18

TIFFIN– Linda Betsinger McCann is speaking at the Tiffin Library on Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m., about her book, Prohibition in Eastern Iowa. She will also be at the North Liberty Community Library on the same day at 1:30 p.m., speaking on her book about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). These events are open to the public and everyone is invited.

Growing a love of learning

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center offers kids an alternative

NORTH LIBERTY– On the morning of Wednesday, April 25, five students huddled around a table, immersed in a science experiment. In the theme of invention, learning specialist Elizabeth Drewelow led the group as they pierced lemons with pennies and nails in attempt to conduct electricity. But this was not your everyday science class.
Located on Jordon Street in North Liberty, Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center, P.C. offers an alternative path to learning for students struggling with academic and communication skill development.

Young farmers argue for changing Ag Exemption

IOWA CITY– Young farmers in Johnson County raised their voices loud and clear to the board of supervisors: change or scrap the county’s agricultural exemption policy.
The young guns blazed away during a Thursday, May 10, public hearing on the proposed county comprehensive plan, citing the immense difficulties many budding farmers encounter in trying to purchase 40 acres (the minimum amount of land required to be considered a “farm” in Johnson County).

Liberty High baseball preview

Bolts make the move up to varsity

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High fielded its first baseball team, at the freshman level, last spring and will enter varsity competition for the first time this year. The “Bolts” have a big man at the helm in Head Coach Tom Cronk.