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Shueyville blood drive Tuesday, May 2

SHUEYVILLE– Shueyville will host a community blood drive from 3:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at Shueyville Community Center’s inside gym.
To donate, schedule an appointment by contacting Teresa Eadie at 319-848-7626 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 1778 to locate the drive.

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Spring Cleanup Day Saturday, April 29

NORTH LIBERTY– Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 29, from 7-11:30 a.m. is for residents of North Liberty only. Please be prepared to verify that you are a North Liberty resident with a water bill stub or driver’s license. North Liberty residents pay 30¢ each month on their recycling bill for this service.
Miscellaneous large items are to be brought to the Public Works Facility, 620 Calvin St.
Assistance will be provided to the elderly or handicapped. Please call City Hall (319-626-5700) by April 27 to make arrangements.

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Tiffin citywide yard sale May 5-7

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin’s citywide yard sale will be held Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 7. Maps of yard sale locations will be available at City Hall, Casey’s and The Depot on April 28.

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North Liberty Farmers Market opens May 7

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Farmers Market will kick off the 2017 season Sunday, May 7, at Pacha Parkway.
In its third full year after a 2014 pilot market, the North Liberty Farmers Market at Penn Landing offers fresh produce, hot food, live music and hand-crafted artisan goods from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, May through October.
More information and vendor applications are available at pennlandingmarket.org.

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2017 Iowa City Muscle Walk May 6 at UICCU

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Iowa and its families, sponsors, and community members for a day to celebrate the progress the organization has made, and to fundraise for the breakthroughs it continues to strive for.
The 2017 Iowa City Muscle Walk will be held Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the University of Iowa Credit Union, 2355 Landon Rd. in North Liberty.
Gather your team, join a community team, or register as an event participant at www.musclewalkmda.org/iowacity to get in on the fun.

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Pantry Annual golf tournament May 5

NORTH LIBERTY– Dust off the clubs and join the North Liberty Community Pantry for its 7th Annual 4-Person Best Shot Golf Tournament on Friday, May 5, at Brown Deer Golf Club, 1900 Country Club Dr. in Coralville.
Check-in is 7:30-8:30 a.m., with a tee time of 9 a.m. Team registration is $450 and includes continental breakfast, green fees, carts, catered lunch, driving range balls and team pictures for each player. During the tournament there will be a silent auction. Awards and lunch will be served immediately following the tournament.

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CCA approves budget for 2017-18 school year

Tax levy remains the same, but higher valuations will hit property owners

TIFFIN– Property owners in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will not see an increase in the tax levy they pay to support the district according to the fiscal year 2017-18 budget approved by the district’s School Board of Directors Wednesday, April 12, in a special meeting at the high school in Tiffin. However, higher property valuations will impact the amount of taxes they pay.

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Ear for perfection

NL’s Steve Junge keeps corridor pianos in-tune

NORTH LIBERTY– Pianos are complex instruments, hand-assembled by craftsmen, that produce melodious sounds for decades. However, like any mechanical device, eventually they need attention and tuning. The seven-county area, known as Iowa’s Creative Corridor, including North Liberty in particular, now has an artisan dedicated to restoring a piano’s full musical potential.
Steve Junge, of North Liberty, began offering professional piano tuning services in November. A corporate reorganization led to Junge reevaluating what he wanted to do. Music was the answer, but what aspect of music?

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Third Street crosswalk in Tiffin

Council approves Ireland Avenue radar speed sign, discusses flashing pedestrian warning

TIFFIN– It sounds like thunder, said Tiffin City Council member Mike Ryan, when speeding trucks cross the railroad tracks near his home.
“Even if a semi’s going 35 (mph) instead of 25 (mph), it makes it pretty loud,” he said at an April 18 council meeting, when the safety of the Third Street crosswalk was discussed.
Excessive speeding along Ireland Avenue– especially by southbound traffic– was the primary cause for concern among council members, although Ryan also pointed to a visibility issue at the intersection.

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Tiffin citywide clean-up day Saturday, May 13

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin’s city clean-up day will be Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. You will be required to bring your items down to the public works facility (11 Brown St.). If you are unable to bring your items to the city shed, you can schedule a pick-up with the Tiffin Fire Department. The department asks that you pay a fee of $25 per truckload. You will need to pay for the pick-up prior to May 13. Contact City Hall at 319-545-2572 ext. 1 to schedule a pickup. City Hall will only accept cash or check payments. Make your checks payable to the Tiffin Fire Department.

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109 feels fine

CCA’s Bormann sets new all-time school record, Creek Girls bomb the Bobcats, 8-0

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– There’s a new all-time scoring record at Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School, in Tiffin, for varsity girls’ soccer and it belongs to Hannah Bormann. Bormann tied the previous record of 108, set by Amelia Parris in 2011, and surpassed it with 109 career goals Tuesday, April 18, at home, against the Benton Community Bobcats. Bormann scored four goals in the 8-0 win for the Clippers, which kept the Creek Girls undefeated with a 6-0 record.

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CCA fills gridiron coaching void

From a Trojan to a Clipper

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TIFFIN– There’s a new skipper for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity football program. Gabe Bakker, head coach for the Pleasantville, Iowa, Trojans has been named to fill the vacancy created with the resignation of the father-and-son coaching duo of Ronnie and Matt Hughes about a month ago.

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