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Archive

April 27th, 2009

Simplicity and service

TIFFIN — The desire for something better: it’s what led Nicolle and Rob Folkers into owning their own business. It’s also what they hope leads customers to their door.
Simply Floors, the business venture started by the Folkers, has been open since April 2008 and is located in an industrial park on the south edge of Tiffin. Nicolle said she grew up in the business, working for her Dad by installing flooring. Rob spent approximately 10 years in the flooring industry, and also spent his fair share of time on his hands and knees installing products.

Technology boost for CCA

OXFORD — Three years ago, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district entered a lease-purchase agreement with Apple Computers. With the current lease paid, and, encouraged by their performance, the school board approved a new lease-purchase agreement during the regular monthly meeting in March.

North Liberty Police Department Releases Seat Belt Survey Findings

NORTH LIBERTY — As participants in the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, the North Liberty Police Department conducted a survey of seat belt use by motorists in North Liberty in early March 2009. The national average of seat belt use in 2007 was 83% while the Iowa usage rate in 2008 was 93%. North Liberty motorists currently use seat belts at a rate of 93.2% which falls in line with the rest of Iowa and well above the most recently published national data.

Older Americans Honored in May

JOHNSON COUNTY—Through the work of dedicated volunteers, older Americans in Johnson County can depend on the advice and assistance they need as they navigate the road to a safe, comfortable retirement.
May has been designated Older Americans Month and the staff of The Johnson County Livable Community for Successful Aging is ready. Activities are planned to honor older Americans, along with plans to launch a new website that will offer a comprehensive package of information valuable to seniors.

April 20th

Fine Arts Night at Clear Creek Amana Thursday

NORTH LIBERTY– The Clear Creek Amana High School is hosting Fine Arts Night at the high school auditorium on Thursday, April 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. All branches of CCA Fine Arts will be represented, including: Speech, Drama, Art, Jazz Band and Choir. There will be refreshments, awards and most of all lots of entertainment. Also, there will be an Art Exhibit featuring many of CCA’s own artists. It will be a night full of fun for the entire family.

CCA Drama to present 'You Can't Take it with You' Saturday

NORTH LIBERTY– The Clear Creek Amana Drama Department is staging the play, “You Can’t Take it with You,” a Pulitzer Prize winning comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Performances are Friday, April 24 and Saturday April 25 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee beginning at 2 p.m. The play will take place in the high school auditorium in Tiffin. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

CAT-astrophe: NL asked to return grant funds

NORTH LIBERTY– In 2005, North Liberty was awarded a significant grant to help construct Liberty Centre Park and Pond.
Now the city has to give some of it back.
The construction of the park and commercial area at the intersection of Highway 965 and Penn Street– created as a visual showpiece and North Liberty’s central community pedestrian area– was financed with assistance from Vision Iowa’s Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant, one of Iowa’s Department of Economic Development funding tools available to Iowa towns for cultural and recreational enhancement projects.

New Joint Emergency Communications Center Will Inter-connect Johnson County

NORTH LIBERTY—The Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center (JECC) is closer to becoming a reality.
The JECC, a collaboration between the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, the cities of Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty and the Johnson County Emergency Management Agency, will combine law enforcement, fire and rescue and Emergency Medical Services dispatch information in one emergency operations center for all of Johnson County.
The project is being funded by a special tax levy and the sale of bonds on the national market.

Clear Creek Amana Schools construction update

OXFORD — Like the approach of spring, completion of the site work at North Bend Elementary in North Liberty is becoming a reality, according to Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Superintendent Dr. Paula Vincent.
Vincent opened the facilities update March 25 during the regular monthly meeting of the school board, with a report on progress and planned work for North Bend.

March 10th

Walkin'

I started my first full-time job, a lineman for the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, shortly after high school.
I got the job because I applied for it and did well on an aptitude test.
Just a couple weeks after graduating, I reported to work at a large garage in suburban Arlington Heights, where I was issued gloves, hardhat, belt and a small assortment of hand tools.