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North Liberty Leader

West High XC runners receive MVC honors

Gabby Skopec named Athlete of the Year, Mike Parker named Divison Coach of the Year

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Fourteen West High cross country runners earned All-Division honors in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC). The conference named First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention picks on Monday, Oct. 24, for both the Mississippi Division (home to West High) and Valley Division.
West High’s Gabby Skopec was named the Mississippi Division Athlete of the Year with coach Mike Parker selected as the Division Coach of the Year. Skopec was also a First Team pick with teammates Bailey Nock and Claire Ronnebaum.

Swisher Junior Auxiliary Halloween Fair Sunday, Oct. 30

SWISHER– The Swisher Junior Auxiliary invites everyone to attend the Halloween fair Sunday, Oct. 30, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Swisher American Legion. Each year the event seeks to bring the community together. Attendees can enjoy a hay rack ride through Swisher and s’mores and hot chocolate in the pavilion. Dress to impress the judges; the Costume Contest winners and prizes will be announced at 5:45 p.m.

Little Hands on the Prairie

Annual Kent Park prairie seed harvest Nov. 5

OXFORD– Play a role in expanding the native prairie areas throughout Johnson County. Johnson County Conservation (JCC) hosts its annual prairie seed harvest on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at F.W. Kent Park. All volunteers, including individuals, groups and families are welcome to attend, no prior experience is needed.

Keystone Place at Forevergreen ribbon cutting, open house Nov. 2

NORTH LIBERTY– On Nov. 2, State Senator Kevin Kinney, North Liberty Mayor Amy Nielsen, North Liberty City Council members, the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, and other local officials will celebrate the grand opening of the new Keystone Place at Forevergreen retirement community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. This event is open to the business community.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 4 p.m., with the open house to follow until 6:30 p.m. Remarks are anticipated around 5 p.m.
Keystone Place is located at 1275 W. Forevergreen Rd. in North Liberty.

Access road across Coralville Dam to close Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 for rail and cable work

CORALVILLE– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be completely closing the roadway across the Coralville Dam beginning Monday, Oct. 31, at 8 a.m. and will reopen on Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. The closure applies to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Let there be traffic lights?

Tiffin council awaits Hwy. 6 signalization warrant

TIFFIN– It’s a race between vehicle and pedestrian.
With the Ireland Avenue extension project complete, Tiffin residents are no doubt enjoying the ease in traffic flow.
But it comes at a cost.
“There really are no acceptable gaps for students or pedestrians to cross the intersection without some sort of assistance,” said Ben Carhoff of Hart-Frederick Consultants at a Tiffin City Council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Early voting at library Oct. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty residents and all other eligible voters can vote early in the 2016 Presidential Election Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Liberty Community Library.
Those not registered can also register at the library, although an ID and proof of residency are necessary due to a requirement concerning registration 10 days prior to the election.

Backing the Blue

North Liberty artist honors law enforcement with “Thin Blue Line” paintings

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– It’s not an easy time to be in law enforcement.
Some feel there’s a “war on cops,” with assaults and outright ambushes seemingly on the rise. Ninety-nine officers have died in the line of duty as of Monday, Oct. 10, and there will undoubtedly be more as well over 100 officers are killed on average every year.
Supporters of law enforcement officers (LEOs) have taken to displaying a thin blue line: a simple blue line symbolizing cops standing between the civil society and chaos; law and order vs. lawlessness; prey and predator.

Iowa DOT open house to discuss West Forevergreen Road improvements Nov. 1 at North Libety Community Center

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an information meeting on Nov. 1 between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry Street, to discuss the West Forevergreen Road proposed improvements and right-of-way needs from east of Kansas Avenue to Covered Bridge Boulevard in North Liberty.

Food Truck Rumble Oct. 30 at Colony Pumpkin Patch

NORTH LIBERTY– Join Yelp and Colony Pumpkin Patch at the Yelp Iowa City Food Truck Rumble 2016 on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Local food trucks give your taste buds a one-two punch while jousting for the Best in Iowa City title and the Rumble Grub Trophy. The best part? Stuff your face and weigh in on the winner.

CCA Supper for “Old Folks” Nov. 5

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Nov. 5, the CCA Student Assistance Team and Interact Club hosts its annual Supper for “Older Folks.” In other words, those aged 55 or older are invited to supper. Supper for “Old Folks” will serve turkey, ham mashed potatoes and a potluck of dishes the 30 or so kids bring to share. Serving will start at 6 p.m. at the CCA High School in Tiffin. Call Mark Hovey, Advisor CCA High School SAT/Interact, at 319-545-5623 for reservations.

Free annual Thanksgiving dinner at South Slope

NORTH LIBERTY– For the fifth year in a row, a free Thanksgiving dinner will be available to residents of North Liberty, thanks to local community members and several businesses.
On Thanksgiving Day, from noon until 4 p.m., a full Thanksgiving meal will be available for residents of North Liberty at the South Slope Community Center in North Liberty.
“We continue to get such positive feedback from the community about this Thanksgiving meal,” said Amanda Engstrom, Chair of the Thanksgiving Dinner Committee.