CORALVILLE– Partnering with parks in Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty and Cedar Rapids, The Iowa Children’s Museum’s new “Summer Shorts” program brings six weeks of free family activities to communities throughout the Corridor.

SIOUX CITY– Avery Henderson, of Swisher, graduated from Morningside University with a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude. Henderson was among 183 undergraduate students graduated from Morningside in the spring of 2021. The undergraduate Class of 2021 marks the final class graduating from Morn…

NORTH LIBERTY– There is still a wealth of quality mulch available as a result of derecho clean up and the City of North Liberty invites the public to take some, free of charge.

TIFFIN– Hills Bank, as part of its Classroom Cash program, recently donated $1,859.33 to the Clear Creek Amana Community School District, $12,421.71 to the Iowa City Community School District, and $1,283.03 to the Regina Catholic Education Center. The funds will be used to support programs a…

IOWA CITY– The 54th annual Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes, presented by Hills Bank and Urban Acres Real Estate and put on by The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA), is June 12-20 at scattered sites in four different cities and virtually. The event, spotlighting 21 hom…

CEDAR RAPIDS– With the return to in-person events comes the return of the Freedom Festival’s signature event, Balloon Glow on Tuesday, June 22. This year at a new location, Hawkeye Downs Speedway. A historic, 10 hot air balloons will be on site around the track along with the addition of Gre…

IOWA CITY– More than 130 University of Iowa student-athletes were named to the 2021 Spring Academic All-Big Ten team. The list includes student-athletes from baseball (17), men's golf (four), women's golf (eight), rowing (35), softball (12), men's tennis (six), women's tennis (eight), men's …

AMES– More than 10,500 Iowa State University students were recognized for outstanding academic achievement named to the spring semester 2021 dean's list. Students named to the dean's list earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hour…

DES MOINES– Future Farmers of America (FFA) members from across Iowa celebrated success gathering at the 93rd Iowa FFA Leadership Conference on April 19-20 in Des Moines. The Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference is the 4th largest of its kind in the National FFA Organization.

DES MOINES– Nicole Miller, of North Liberty, was named to the president's list for the spring 2021 semester at Mercy College of Health Sciences, in Des Moines. To qualify for the academic recognition, students must attain a grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 3.75, in the most recent se…

URBANDALE– Brandon Barker, a graduate of Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin, was awarded an Iowa Grocers Education Foundation (IGEF) Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. Barker was chosen for the $1,500 scholarship from a pool of 389 students.

CORALVILLE– The organizers of FRYfest formally announced, after a COVID hiatus in 2020, FRYfest will take place this year. The 12th annual Celebration of All That is Hawkeye takes place on FRYday, Sept. 3, the day before the Iowa Hawkeyes open the season versus the Indiana Hoosiers.

AMANA– The Amana Colonies announced Rhubarbfest for Saturday, June 5. Foods and drinks in the Colonies features rhubarb all day long with unique recipes and delicious favorites. Some features are in limited supply, don't miss out.

IOWA CITY– Johnson County Master Gardeners (JCMG) wrap up their virtual continuing education programs Sunday, May 23, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. with Steve Hendrix presenting “When Wild Bees Come to Town: Why We Need Them and What to Do to Help.”

DES MOINES– The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is offering a third and final targeted food storage capacity grant opportunity to help address food waste, an issue negatively impacting environmental, economic and social sustainability in Iowa and across the country.

IOWA CITY– Courage Ride, an annual charity bike ride benefiting the University of Iowa’s sarcoma cancer research program, announced it will resume as both an in-person and virtual event. It also added a second start/finish location at the Washington County Fairgrounds taking riders along the…

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DES MOINES– It's as predictable as May flowers, from border to border, the Wildlife Baby Season has arrived in Iowa. From now until at least mid-June, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) field offices across the state will be inundated with hundreds of phone calls and scores of delive…

CORALVILLE– Young Footliters Youth Theatre presents the digital broadcast of “The Show Must Go Online” May 21-23. Tickets are $12-$17. For tickets and more information, visit www.CoralvilleArts.org or call the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 319-248-9370.

OXFORD– Two traditional rites of high school life, prom and walking across the stage on graduation day, were cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Clear Creek Amana (CCA) seniors received diplomas in a drive-through event last May with the only pomp provided by a group of well-wi…

CEDAR RAPIDS– The following students graduated following Mount Mercy University in December 2020. North Liberty graduates included Mercy Birindwa, Allison Bys, Ashley Bys, Samantha Chinick, Pedro Curto, Cody Gassmann, Kelsey Klein and Jessica Taylor, and graduates from Tiffin included Joshua…

GREENVILLE, S.C.– Dahye Kim, of North Liberty, earned a place on Furman University’s dean’s list for the 2020 fall semester. Furman’s dean’s list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system. Kim’s parents are Yangsuk …

PELLA– Central's annual Scholarship Celebration scheduled for Thursday, April 22, was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event gave student scholarship recipients the opportunity to personally thank and share dinner with donors helping make their Central education possible. Mo…

NORTH LIBERTY– For the 25th consecutive year, North Liberty is named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

TIFFIN– Finally, a year after the show was supposed to run, the thespians of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School were able to light the lights, play the music, put on makeup, dress up right and raise the curtain on Shrek The Musical.

JOHNSON COUNTY– Johnson County Supervisor Janelle Rettig announced her resignation, effective immediately, Sunday, April 18, via a Facebook post.

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District’s School Board of Directors is moving quickly to fill a vacancy created by the sudden resignation of Kathy Swenka.

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IOWA CITY- For the fifth consecutive year, the countywide tax levy for Johnson County will decrease. The levy, assessed to property owners, will be $6.30143 per $1,000 of taxable value according to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget, beginning on July 1, and is down from the current rate of $6…

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NORTH LIBERTY- What happens when the common man gets pushed to his limits and finds a group of like-minded individuals? Nathan Timmel explores the possibilities in his new book We Are 100, which is now available on Amazon.com.

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TIFFIN -- The Tiffin Fire Department celebrated 76 years of combined service Monday, March 15 as Chief Brian Detert (24 years), 1st. Asst. Chief Randy Morgan (31 years), 2nd Asst. Chief Corey Donaldson (11 years), and 2nd Captain Steve Kick (10 years) retired from the all-volunteer department.

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TIFFIN- If they haven't already, drivers on Highway 6 through Tiffin will soon see a new speed limit in effect, dropping the speed from 55 entering town to 45.