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Community

Trees sought for Xmas walk

Trees sought for Xmas walk fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 2

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

There are two sessions available on Monday, Nov. 13: one at 5:30 p.m. and another at 6:45 p.m. Each family receives one house to decorate plus the frosting and assorted decorations. To reserve a house, stop in to sign up at the circulation desk or call the library at 319-624-2678. Sign up soon as the sessions fill up rapidly.

Solon Education Foundation announces teacher grants

SOLON– The Solon Education Foundation announced the recipients of this year’s annual Solon Community School District Teacher Grant program. Endowments and donations to the foundation made it possible to award almost $60,000 in grants since 2003.
For detailed information about the grants, visit: www.solonedfound.org/2017-grants.html.
Recipients included:
• Jenny Boldt, SHS Science- Vernier force sensors.
• Melanie Bouzek, SHS Science- Science fair project supplies.
• Nicole Dunkel, Level 2/3 Special Education- Apps for the Learning Center.

Beef Days contributes $10,000 to Solon fire department

Solon Tri-Township Emergency Response Agency Chief Bob Siddell accepts a check for $10,000 from Solon Beef Days Committee member Don Ellis to help offset the $20,000 cost of a Battery powered extraction cutter and a battery powered spreader. (contributed photo)

Business Boom celebrates

Open house social offers new congregation for bustling business community

NORTH LIBERTY– Businesspeople, politicians and city employees alike socialized at North Liberty’s inaugural Business Boom on Thursday, Nov. 2. The open-house social, hosted from 5-6:30 p.m. at the South Slope Community Center, provided an opportunity for area businesspeople to meet and greet while celebrating the expansion of North Liberty.
Guests were treated to appetizers, beer and wine provided by Fareway and Big Grove Brewery. Multi-instrumentalist Joe Sorensen, adorned in calavera face paint, lent background music to event as he sang and played acoustic guitar and keyboard.

NL man arrested for sexual assault

Resident faces two charges stemming from vehicular incident

NORTH LIBERTY– A North Liberty man has been charged with sexual abuse after allegedly having intercourse with a woman against her will.
Maialiwa Kabandelwa, 31, was charged for acts stemming from an incident he had with a woman at about 6 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the home of Kabadelwa in the Golfview trailer court.
According to a criminal complaint, the victim intended to drive Kabadelwa to the post office but didn’t understand how to turn on the headlights of his vehicle.

Veterans Day Appreciation Luncheon at the North Liberty library Friday, Nov.10

NORTH LIBERTY– Veterans and guest/family are invited to attend the third Veterans Day Appreciation Luncheon at the North Liberty Community Library. This year the library is offers a lunch and presentation by Gary Boseneiler, Veterans Affairs Director of Johnson County on Friday, Nov. 10, at 11:30 a.m. in the library.

Police break policy (for a cause) in November

NORTH LIBERTY– Starting Nov. 1, North Liberty police officers have a short reprieve from the department’s strict no-beards-in-uniform policy. Participating officers will make donations to the annual Domestic Violence Intervention Program holiday toy drive and the department’s Shop with a Cop program.

Top Shelf Volunteers

The Lohman family proves volunteering can be a family affair. John and Aspen have been volunteering at the North Liberty Community Pantry, along with their two children, Quincy and Lucy, for about three years now. The entire family stocks shelves in the pantry during evenings. “The stocking is simple, but an important function for the pantry,” John said.
The Lohmans saw volunteering as a fun and productive way to spend time together as a family. John and Aspen also think it’s important to demonstrate early to their kids that volunteering is something that everyone should do.

Citizens Police Academy

Learn how local law enforcement works at the Citizens Police Academy

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department, in cooperation with the Johnson County Sheriff and the police departments of the University of Iowa, Coralville and Iowa City, are offering the Citizens Police Academy with the goal of promoting a better relationship between law enforcement and the community it serves through education and hands-on learning. Training includes department tours and ride-alongs, defensive tactics, evidence collection, drug investigation and many other areas of enforcement and operations.

Free Thanksgiving dinner at South Slope Nov. 23

NORTH LIBERTY– For the sixth year in a row, a free Thanksgiving Dinner will be available to residents of North Liberty, thanks to local community members and several businesses. On Thanksgiving Day from noon until 4 p.m., a full Thanksgiving meal will be available for residents of North Liberty at the South Slope Community Center, in North Liberty.

Costumed chaos at StoneBridge

NL Montessori students pillage StoneBridge for treats

NL Montessori students pillage StoneBridge for treats
By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– For the fifth year, robots, waddling pumpkins, princesses, a dinosaur, a skunk, a gecko, a Little Mermaid and other assorted characters, including crime fighters Batman and “Paw Patrol” K-9 Chase, made the rounds of the StoneBridge Promenade’s merchants in search of Halloween treats.