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News

City releases “mutual statement” on police chief’s sudden resignation

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty City Attorney Scott Peterson released the following Wednesday, Feb. 6, regarding the departure of North Liberty Police Chief Jim Warkentin.
“Jim Warkentin has tendered his resignation as chief of police effective Feb. 1. The city council will consider Jim’s resignation at its next meeting. The City of North Liberty would like to thank Jim for his service to the community and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
The release included this statement from Warkentin:

Justice center redux

Lower bond amount likely to go before voters in May

Local cats get scattin’

California vocal artist drops by for bebop vocal sessions

SOLON– Bringing the American tradition of jazz to the center stage of the Solon high school, Kerry Marsh sat in for a couple sessions with vocal groups at Solon High on Friday, Jan. 11.
Marsh was in Iowa for several dates, including at Waukee and Pleasant Valley (North Scott) high schools.
Talking music history and driving out cool sounds from his own voice box instrument, Marsh played piano and led the clinic with his own jazz improvisation, singing “scat” style (think Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway or Mel Torme).

A tale of one sweet city

Garner students create mock city

NORTH LIBERTY– Second grade students at Buford Garner Elementary School in North Liberty got a taste of city development in December, and it was a sweet lesson in collaboration.

Seasons' greeting cards

NORTH LIBERTY– University of Iowa Community Credit Union (UICCU) members receive a very personal greeting each season.
Each year, the Credit Union holds its annual holiday art contest to gather artwork by local students. The winner's work is featured on the greeting cards sent to business contacts and Credit Union members. All of the art teachers in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) are invited to submit work by their students.

Local residents team up with the Johnson County Historical Society to document community history

CORALVILLE—The Johnson County Historical Society is collaborating with communities throughout the county to create the \Community Stories Project

Letter to the Editor

Last week Iowa’s Attorney General held a press conference regarding the dire circumstances facing victims of violent crime, specifically domestic violence and sexual assault. Six years ago Iowa faced another financial crisis, and funding for safe shelters, crisis lines and advocacy programs were cut heavily. Nine programs for victims of domestic and sexual violence closed and the remaining programs tried to keep up. For example, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) of Iowa City saw our average of 1000 victims served annually reach 1900 this past year.

Positive trend

OXFORD — “I’m extremely excited by the work our teachers are doing,” CCA superintendent Dr. Paula Vincent told the assembled school board Jan. 21 during the regular monthly meeting in the Oxford elementary school.
Vincent’s excitement was prompted by recently obtained results from Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED) taken by CCA students.