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Reduce waste, get convenience with curbside composting program

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s curbside composting program can take almost anything you throw at it. Fruit? Easy. Meat? No problem. Greasy pizza boxes? You bet. Reduce the amount of trash sent to the landfill each week; it’s good for the pocketbook and the environment.
Participants need to provide a compost bin lined with a yard waste bag, available for $1.65 at a variety of stores in North Liberty. Bins may be placed curbside on collection day for pick up.

Make a date this Friday, May 15, for the North Liberty Community Library’s Neon Prom 2015

NORTH LIBERTY– Drop by the Neon Prom for some Cards Against Humanity, maybe a round of spoons or bags. Kill it at some karaoke.  After a (BYOB) drink, mosey over to the photo booth from Corridor Photo Booths. The adults-only Neon Prom is after hours at the North Library Community Library on Friday, May 15, from 8 to 11 p.m. Don’t forget to deck out in neon for an evening of fun. 
“Yeah, we like to party,” said Melanie Harrison, the library’s program coordinator.

Signals at Penn Street/Highway 965 will be offline Friday, May 15

NORTH LIBERTY — Weather permitting, on Friday, May 15, traffic signals at the intersection of Highway 965 and Penn Street will be offline starting at 9 a.m. so crews can upgrade the signal heads and replace the cabinet that controls the intersection’s signals. The work is expected to be completed by midday. While the signals are down, the intersection will be controlled by a flagger.

North Liberty citywide garage sales to be held June 13

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty citywide garage sales will be held Saturday, June 13. A master list of sales will be distributed on June 11 via the City of North Liberty’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NorthLiberty, and at http://bit.ly/NL-Garage-Sale-List-2015. Those interested in adding a garage sale to the list should visit http://bit.ly/NL-add-a-garage-sale and fill out the online form or email lydiafine3@gmail.com with any further questions.

Top Shelf Volunteers

The Kinzie/Pugh family first heard about the North Liberty Community Pantry when they visited the North Liberty First United Methodist Church. They had recently relocated to Iowa and were looking for ways to get involved in their community and meet people. It seemed like a good opportunity for Dnae and her children.

Penalty kicks give Dubuque Senior the win over IC West

Rams turn gloom to doom for Trojans

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Heavy, foreboding clouds and a cool wind cast an ominous and gloomy atmosphere over the pitch at West High Friday, May 8, as the Dubuque Senior Rams visited the West High Trojans. The gloom turned to doom for West as a 1-1 tie was decided with Penalty Kicks (PK’s) at a 4-2 advantage for the Rams.

Regals sink Clippers’ perfect record

IC Regina wins 2-1 over CCA

IOWA CITY– The streak is over.
Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers girls varsity soccer team had gone eight games without a loss. The Regals of Iowa City Regina ended that streak with a 2-1 win over CCA in Iowa City on Tuesday May 5.
It was a contest between the No. 2 (Regina) and No. 4 (CCA) teams in Class 1A as ranked by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union on Friday, May 1.

Girls’ shuttle hurdle, Drew Wagner win at WaMaC meet

Clipper girls ninth, boys 13th in conference super meet

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MAQUOKETA– The winning ways continued for Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) girls shuttle hurdle relay team at the WaMaC Conference Super Meet Thursday, May 7, at Maquoketa.
Mia Smith, Corrine Schwarting, Megan Lukas and Natalie Brimeyer put yet another win in the books as they completed the event in 1:05.51, a full second ahead of second-place West Delaware.
Overall, the Clipper girls were ninth in team points with 35, while Solon won the meet with 123.

Women of Troy take second at Prairie Relays

Gretter, Young, Dusterhoft, Willis and shuttle hurdle relay post second-place finishes

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CEDAR RAPIDS– A quintet of second-place finishes helped propel the West High Women of Troy to a second-place team finish in the 2015 Cedar Rapids Prairie Girls Relays Monday, May 4, at Kingston Stadium. The host Prairie Hawks won the meet with 139 points followed by West with 84. Davenport West, Cedar Rapids Washington, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Waterloo West and North Scott rounded out the field.

NL pantry garden project gets off the ground with ribbon cutting

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry is ready to cultivate a new generation of gardeners.
Community members officially celebrated the pantry’s new project, the Growing Together Garden, with a ribbon cutting, poetry reading and tree planting on Saturday, April 25. Funded by a $38,850 grant from the Wellmark Foundation and matching dollars raised throughout the community, as well as in-kind donations of time, materials and labor, the garden is an extension of the pantry’s services to provide food to those in need.

ICCSD plans more community engagement for boundary talks

Drawing the line, take five

IOWA CITY– The introduction of yet another set of secondary school attendance boundaries was met with disapproval and disappointment from ICCSD community members.
Administration presented the fifth round of boundary scenarios at the Tuesday, April 28, board meeting with three maps making the cut so far.
The first was 5B, previously referenced as 4B, which did not change from its last iteration. This map takes into account geographic areas while also balancing demographic distribution.

Something’s brewing in the Corridor

Kirkwood Community College, NL business capitalize on home brewing popularity

CEDAR RAPIDS– When Kirkwood Program Developer Matt Murphy first started brewing his own beer two years ago, he had a lot of questions.
In search of answers, he turned to YouTube, and found dozens upon dozens of videos produced by a young beer enthusiast who went by the handle, terpsichoreankid.
“He was one of my biggest resources starting out,” Murphy said.
“This one guy” turned out to be someone right in his own backyard; Joe Williams, a home brewing expert and owner of the Marion and North Liberty home brew supply stores, BIY (Brew It Yourself).