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A+ Accounting and Tax

Tax season is upon us once again, and A+ Accounting is ready to assist you with your tax preparation needs.
A+ Accounting has been in business since 2000 and is located in North Liberty.
A+ specializes in preparing personal, sole proprietorship, partnership and corporate tax returns, and the company’s fees are generally lower than what the franchise tax chains charge.
Kevin Schmidt is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 22 years of tax preparation experience and is the owner of A+ Accounting and Tax.

Free tax preparation assistance available

IOWA CITY– Tax time just got a little less stressful. Thanks to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, qualifying low- to moderate-income workers in Johnson County can receive free tax preparation assistance from trained volunteers. VITA 2017 services began Wednesday, Jan. 25, and clinics will be available at several locations, days and times in Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty through Wednesday, April 12.

Meal and a Movie Jan. 27

SOLON– The Meal and Movie Friday, Jan. 27, at the library will feature a much-acclaimed true story film depicting the heroic measures of a pilot, played by Tom Hanks, who managed the crash of an airliner into the East River, saving the lives of all those aboard. Meal at 11 a.m., movie to follow. Call 624-2710 for reservations by Thursday, Jan. 26.

Williamsburg man charged in accidental shooting

NORTH LIBERTY– One week after an accidental shooting in North Liberty, charges have been filed.
Authorities identified Nicholas P. Wombacher, 19, of Williamsburg, as the individual who allegedly shot another 19-year-old male last week in the Golfview Mobile Home Court.

New leadership at South Slope Co-op

Chuck Deisbeck makes move from Western Iowa to become CEO

NORTH LIBERTY– Chuck Deisbeck was called to the telecommunications industry at a young age– when he was just 8 years old to be exact.
Beginning in third grade, he spent many an afternoon rebuilding phones and installing jacks alongside his older brother for a business his father managed.
“We were kind of his hired hands but didn’t get paid,” said Deisbeck, with a laugh. “By eighth grade, I was climbing poles, and running boring machines and backhoes.”

CCA HS accepting open enrollment

OXFORD– Students from outside the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district will again be able to open enroll into the district and attend the high school in Tiffin.
The district’s school board of directors approved the “Insufficient Space” policy for the 2017-2018 school year at their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Clear Creek Elementary (CCE) in Oxford.

Iowa DOT approves justification for Hwy. 6 signalization

THE ISSUE
Since construction was completed at the Highway 6 and Ireland Avenue/Roberts Ferry Road intersection, there have been concerns by Clear Creek Amana and City of Tiffin officials, as well as by community members, about the safety of the crosswalks.

Multiple discussions in late 2016 led to a traffic study to determine whether or not the intersection warranted traffic lights..

WHAT WE KNEW
According to a traffic study by Hart Frederick Consultants, as many as 75 students use the intersection daily.

2017 pet tags now available

NORTH LIBERTY– It is now time to purchase your pet tags for 2017. Cats and dogs are required to wear tags that may be purchased at city hall for $2. Owners must provide verification of their pet being spayed/neutered to receive this rate. A nonspayed/nonneutered pet requires a fee of $25.
A tag provides identification in the event a pet is lost. The registration of an animal helps the city to ensure that all animals in the city are up to date with vaccines.
Dogs and cats must be kept on their owners’ property or on a leash at all times. Pets found “at large” will be impounded.

Citywide snowman contest Dec. 1-Feb. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Build a snowman in any city park or your yard between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28, take a photo and submit it to Jason Egly at jegly@northlibertyiowa.org along with your name, contact information and where the snowman was built. Entries will be displayed at the North Liberty Community Center and online to be judged by recreation staff.The winning family receives prize!

City officials alert residents of recent buglaries

TIFFIN– In a City of Tiffin press release on Thursday, Jan. 19, city officials alerted residents of multiple burglaries in Tiffin.
According to the release, there have been a string of burglaries recently in Tiffin. Vehicles have been broken into and items have been stolen.
Any suspiscious activity should be reported to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Non-Emergency line (319-356-6800).
City officials urged residents to protect their property by locking all doors.

Grief group to meet Jan. 25 at FUMC

NORTH LIBERTY– Have you had a loss in your life, either a death of a loved one or a relationship? Would you like to talk to others that are also struggling with the holidays? If so, please come to the First United Methodist Church in North Liberty, 85 N. Jones Blvd., on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the library to meet with others who are struggling. For more information, please contact Darlene Smith at 319-626-2939.

Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 4

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 37th annual Chili Supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional Scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s 30 Scouts.