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Community

Liberty High Ready to go!

opens doors for a grand opening and dedication ceremony

NORTH LIBERTY — The doors to Liberty High School opened to a gym-filling crowd Saturday, Aug. 12, for a grand opening and dedication ceremony complete with a ribbon cutting.

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School bond vote, election upcoming Sept. 12

Two incumbents face challenge

OXFORD– Voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will have some decisions to make on Tuesday, Sept. 12, as six candidates vie for three seats on the district’s school board of directors.

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NLFD responds to home struck by lightning

NORTH LIBERTY–On Monday, Aug. 14, at 9:55 a.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to 330 Locust Drive in North Liberty for a report of a home struck by lightning.  North Liberty engine 112 arrived within three minutes after dispatch. The home owner reported hearing a loud crack, and then smelled smoke.  The fire was quickly located in the roof line and extinguished within four minutes after arrival. 
Estimated damage is unavailable at this time, but homeowners were able to return to the residence

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CCA Elementary Back-to-School Night Aug. 21

AMANA– Clear Creek Elementary will host a Back-to-School Night on Monday, Aug. 21, from 4-6 p.m. Feel free to stop by and meet your child’s teacher and drop off their supplies for the new school year. Those of you that have pre-ordered supply boxes will have those waiting for you on your child’s desk.

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Salute to Summer Donor Dash, Aug. 19

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Firefighter’s Foundation plans to host its ninth annual Salute to Summer on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This year, the event will be in a new venue: the North Liberty Fire Station, 25 W. Cherry St.

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Board seeks applicants for library trustees

NORTH LIBERTY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the North Liberty Community Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County to serve an unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.

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Join a new type of neighborhood watch

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department is building a neighborhood watch for the 21st Century and is asking for community help. The program is built on voluntary inclusion of a list of residents with exterior security cameras that can record video.
Participation is strictly voluntary and would only be used for crime prevention. Residents who would like to participate can complete a short form and send it to the NLPD’s records division at records@northlibertyiowa.org.

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Pilot transit program ending Sept. 1

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s weekday, intracity pilot bus program will end on Sept. 1. The program saw an average of just 25 trips per month, at an average cost to the city of $224.25 per ride, since its operation began in October 2016. The regular commuter route, in partnership with Coralville Transit, will continue.
The pilot fixed-route service specifically targeted those without cars, and those who can no longer drive, with the goal of helping them reach services in the community, such as the grocery store, Community Center, the doctor’s office and the community pantry.

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NLCF Treasure hunt ends Sept. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– A treasure hunt, with a grand prize of four tickets to the Sept. 23 Iowa Hawkeyes’ football game versus Penn State (complete with parking pass and tailgate), is set to help raise funds and awareness of the North Liberty Community Fund (NLCF).
Entry fees for the Grow Our Community Treasure Hunt are $25. Participants will visit local businesses to collect stamps on a Community Fund card, from Aug. 1 to Sept. 9. Entering is simple, and you can pick up your entry form and map at Great Western Bank in North Liberty beginning Aug. 1.

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First Day Of School Aug. 23

School start times:
• 7:55 a.m. for students at Penn (230 N. Dubuque St.), Garner (80 Birch St.) and Van Allen (170 Abigail Ave.) elementary schools.
• 8:10 a.m. for students at North Bend Elementary School (2230 St Andrews Dr.).
• 8:50 a.m. for students at North Central Junior High School (180 E. Forevergreen Rd.) and Liberty High School (1400 S. Dubuque St.).
Crossing guards are stationed at the following intersections, and drivers are required to obey their signals:
• Dubuque and Penn streets;
• Dubuque and Cherry streets;
• Front and Birch streets;

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SCSD Hopping Iguanas compete in CBJ Battle of the Bands 

NORTH LIBERTY– The Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) has unveiled the lineup for its second-annual Corporate Battle of the Bands, including an appearance by The Hopping Iguanas, which is comprised of Solon Community School District employees.
The event, which will showcase six company-sponsored bands, will be held from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 24 at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City.

Community Corn Roast Sunday, Aug. 13

SOLON– Mark your calendar to join Iowa Grown Market for its second annual Community Corn Roast Sunday, Aug. 13, from 3-6 p.m. The gathering will feature live music, fresh-roasted corn and fun for the whole family. Bring a blanket or chair and your favorite beverage. Local band Notes from the Underground will perform and cover classics.
New this year is an open house of The Magic Barn. Here’s your opportunity to check out this one-of-a-kind recording studio and music space that houses equipment used by the big names and local legends.