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Community

$80K awarded in condemnation case

County commission decides condemnation case

IOWA CITY– The route toward land condemnation took a couple of unexpected turns before its conclusion last Friday.
Ultimately, the county’s Compensation Commission decided that Gary Weinman should be compensated a total of $80,000 for a permanent easement sought by the City of North Liberty.

Grant pays healthy dividends

PEP grant benefits CCA students

TIFFIN— Members of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District board of education had sweat on their brows; not due to a high-pressure, controversial decision requiring a difficult vote, but from a hands-on demonstration of the benefits of a federal physical education grant. During the board’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the high school in Tiffin, the board members tried out equipment purchased with the grant money.

Clear Creek Amana Youth Football information meeting to be March 3

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Youth Football Program is holding registrations for incoming fifth and sixth grade students for the 2015-2016 school year on Tuesday, March 3, from 6-8 p. m. in the Clear Creek Amana Middle School multi-purpose room. 

Optimists Club of North Liberty to host pancake breakfast for public March 7

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Optimists will host their 42nd annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 7, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., North Liberty.
Tickets can be purchased at Chiropractic TLC at 1295 Jordan St., the North Liberty Community Library at 520 W. Cherry St., North Liberty City Hall at 3 Quail Creek Cr., or any of the banks in town. Tickets prices: adults $6, children ages 3-10 years $2, and age 2 and under are free. All proceeds will benefit the youth of North Liberty.

Shueyville United Methodist Church to host pancake supper March 27

public is invited to attend

SHUEYVILLE– Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper will be held Friday, March 27, from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to come and enjoy good food and fellowship with friends.
The all-you-can eat supper includes pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, hash browns and beverage. This supper supports mission activities both at home and around the world. The church is located at 1195 Steeple Ln. NE in Shueyville. Cost of supper is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12 and children under three are free.

Apply now for NL farmer’s market

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty farmers’ market vendor applications are now available for Penn Landing Market’s 2015 season. After last year’s pilot program, the market will be expanded and held every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting in May. The market will run through October.
Seasonal passes are just $230, with single-day passes available for $12 if space is available. Applications are available at pennlandingmarket.org/sell, by e-mailing pennlandingmarket@gmail.com or by calling (847) 707-9999.

Register for We Run’s annual “Lucky Run”

to be held March 21

NORTH LIBERTY– We Run in North Liberty is organizing its annual “Lucky Run” for March 21, beginning at 9 a.m. at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union on Landon Road in North Liberty. The race includes chip-timed 1K, 5K and 10K. Participants will receive a technical shirt, a finishing medal and a goodie bag. Additional proceeds will be benefit charities Soles4souls and Brian to Boston (Michael Linslow Respite Center). Registration information for the race can be found at www.werunllc.com under the Lucky Run tab.

IC school board hears from magnet school committee

Board considers new draw for ICCSD families

IOWA CITY– A magnet school could be on the horizon for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD).
A committee tasked with researching magnet schools presented its findings to the school board during its meeting on Feb. 10.
Though they are still run under the public school system, magnet schools differ from traditional schools in that they have specific themes integrated in the curriculum across all grade levels and enrollment is based on student choice, not just location.

A Hairy situation

Christian outreach duo John and Diane Windle perform at Grace Community Church

NORTH LIBERTY– What do two singing camp counselors, 400 children and Grace Community Church members have in common?
They all love Hairy.
And who wouldn’t? Hairy is a kooky, comedic puppet with more fuzz than finesse, and enough energy and enthusiasm to fill an auditorium. That’s what he did on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Grace Community Church in North Liberty.

RIP for R1(B)?

City council declines to act on proposed zoning ordinance

SOLON– A proposed zoning ordinance to allow for narrower lot widths and smaller setbacks for single family residences is going nowhere anytime soon.
During their meeting on Feb. 4, Solon City Council members declined to take action on a draft ordinance which would create an R1(B) zoning district.
“I rather feel rushed in making a decision right now,” council member Mark Krall said. “I’m not ready to change things, I guess.”

HS band can drive Feb. 14

SOLON– The Solon High School band will be conducting a can drive at the high school on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 8 a.m. until noon. For more information or to arrange for pick up, call 319-310-7031.

Solon Dynamite presents Dance Spectacular Friday, Feb. 13

SOLON– Solon Dynamite, the varsity dance team, presents its annual Spectacular 2015 performance Friday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Solon High School gymnasium. It will be a night to celebrate dance and the team’s successful season. Admission is $5. Solon activity passes will be accepted. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Solon Food Panty and receive a free glow stick. Show shirts, concessions, jewelry and merchandise from E’s Florals will be offered for sale.