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Community

Music on Main Street concert series begins Wednesday, June 1

SOLON– Solon’s Music on Main Street Concert Series will kick off the 2016 schedule Wednesday, June 1, at the downtown bandstand featuring “Keelah and the Boys.”
Concerts begin at 7 p.m. each Wednesday evening. Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic basket and enjoy some wonderful music. In case of rain, concerts will be moved to St. Mary Catholic Church. If you would like to financially contribute to Music on Main Street or provide sponsorship or concessions on a concert evening, please contact Nancy Upmeyer at 331 1553 or nancyupmeyer@hotmail.com.
2016 Music on Main Street

Olivia Erenberger wins McNutt 4-H Rotary Leadership Award

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Noon Rotary Club presented the McNutt 4-H Rotary Leadership Award to two outstanding Johnson County 4-H youth on April 21. The recipients are Olivia Erenberger and Kara Schueler, each received a $600 scholarship.

Red’s lands additional parking space

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– The unsightly patch of dirt frequented by Red’s Alehouse customers will soon be getting a concrete makeover.
An agreement between Red’s and the City of North Liberty, approved at an April 26 council meeting, will allow the restaurant owners to construct a new parking lot on the adjacent city property with an entrance through Red’s existing parking lot.
“I think everybody understands the situation here,” said City Administrator Ryan Heiar. “Red’s is located in an area where there are challenges with parking.”

West High hires new athletic director

Huegel to replace Scott Kibby, future Liberty High principal

The Trojans have a new general.
Iowa City West High School has selected a new athletic director.
Craig Huegel, the current athletic director at Marshalltown High School, will take over for Scott Kibby, who has been selected as the new Liberty High School principal. Huegel will take up his post on July 1, according to a statement released by West High Principal Gregg Shoultz.

A path to the future

CCA committee to determine long-term facilities needs

TIFFIN– Continued enrollment growth in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district will necessitate additional school buildings in the future. However, how soon and where they will be located is yet to be determined. With a forthcoming comprehensive facilities plan, the district hopes to be proactive rather than reactive as needs arise.

Former Hawkeye basketball player to open youth gym in Tiffin

TIFFIN– When Darryl Moore came to the University of Iowa in 1993 little did he know he would not only get a chance to walk on the basketball team, but he would earn a scholarship, become a two-year starter and earn the Chris Street award, an award that exemplifies the spirit, enthusiasm and intensity of Chris, a former Hawkeye basketball player who died in a car wreck on Jan. 19, 1993.
Now Moore, who has been in medical sales for over a dozen years, is seeking to open a gym in Tiffin to work with kids on developing basketball and life skills.

NLPD joins the CIT movement

Two officers to attend training in May

NORTH LIBERTY– Add the North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) to the list of law enforcement agencies in Johnson County buying in to the concept of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).
The Memphis, Tenn., Police Department pioneered the concept in the late 1980s as a way to better deal with people having a mental health issue such as hallucinations, schizophrenic episodes or paranoia. In the early 2000s, the police department in San Antonio, TX, expanded on what became known as “The Memphis Model” by training every officer in a 40-hour CIT program.

CCA approves SAVE and PPEL budgets

Additional funds supplement district’s coffers

TIFFIN– The Board of Directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District approved $1,480,000 in Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) spending for the 2016-2017 fiscal year which starts on July 1. The Board also approved $1,991,096 in expenditures of Secure Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) funds which were previously known as School Infrastructure Local Option sales and services tax or “SILO.”
The Board reviewed the budgets and approved them at their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at the Middle School in Tiffin.

NL Farmer’s Market Sundays 11-2

NORTH LIBERTY– Starting in May, the North Liberty Farmers Market at Penn Landing will be ready to serve up hot food, fresh music, crisp produce, gorgeous crafts, delectable baked goods and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, off Pacha Parkway by Highway 965 and Penn Street.

Tiffin city wide yard sale May 7

TIFFIN– Tiffin’s City Wide Yard Sale will be held the weekend of May 7. In order to have your sale items registered with the City, submit sale registrations by April 15 to have the location and items on the City Map. Maps of yard sale locations will be available at City Hall, Casey’s and The Depot on April 29.

CCA Senior Awards Assembly May 18

TIFFIN– On Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m., Clear Creek Amana High School will host its annual Senior Awards Assembly in the high school auditorium. At the ceremony, graduating seniors will be recognized by presentation of awards and scholarships received. This is a wonderful occasion and the parents, family and friends of the Class of 2016 are invited to attend.

NL city-wide garage sales June 9-12

NORTH LIBERTY– Local organizers have selected the weekend of June 10 for city-wide garage sales in North Liberty and have set up a website with information for sellers and buyers: northlibertygaragesales.com.
In addition to the website, garage-sale-goers will be able to pull up a mobile-friendly Google Map and find nearby sales by item categories.
“I always thought it was one of those things dying for an upgrade,” said organizer Lydia Fine. “I just wanted to make it easier for people to find what they need.”