Cedar Rapids– Tanager Place is pleased to announce the support of GreenState Credit Union for a new fund designed to support care costs for families who may not otherwise be able to afford services. The Equity Fund at Tanager Place will help ensure that families who are struggling to pay for…

OXFORD —The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school board of education approved the hiring of Joseph Brown Sr. as the Interim Superintendent with his contract effective August 1, 2021. Mr. Brown is an Iowa native but comes most recently from Fairmont Area Schools ISD in Fairmont, Minnesota where he h…

NORTH LIBERTY– As concerns about injuries from playing football continue to rise, so does interest in a non-contact variation around for several decades, flag football.

NORTH LIBERTY— North Liberty firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire Sunday, July 25, at 1557 Burr Drive. According to a press release from the city of North Liberty, neighbors discovered a fire on the exterior of the building and alerted the home’s occupants who were then able to s…

NORTH LIBERTY— Thursday, July 15, dawned cool, gray, and damp with the threat of rain lingering in the atmosphere, but two North Liberty teenagers laced up their shoes, donned their backpacks, and headed out the door in an effort to make sure others could get a little help.

NORTH LIBERTY— The City of North Liberty hosted its second free concert in the park for the summer Saturday, July 17 at Centennial Park. The event, one of over 30 on the City’s “Summer Slate,” brought Coralville-based Tanya English and her Tanya English Band to the stage with a mix of classi…

IOWA CITY— The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved a pair of contracts for management and clinical services at the GuideLink Center Thursday, July 15, during a regular business meeting. The contracts with AbbeHealth relate to providing mental health services and staffing the facilit…

OXFORD— The search for an interim superintendent for the Clear Creek Amana Community School District (CCA) continued after a June 21 decision by the school board of directors to suspend the superintendent search. Instead, they chose to consider applicants for an interim position, with the se…

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty City Council got a first look at the new City Hall Tuesday, June 22, as City Engineer Kevin Trom and representatives from Shive-Hattery presented a conceptual design during a work session preceding the regular meeting.

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SOLON— During the United States’ military involvement in Southeast Asia between 1956 and 1975, 58,279 were killed or declared missing (Missing in Action (MIA), Prisoner of War (POW)). In 1982 the Federal government approved the final design for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial consisting of a pai…

NORTH LIBERTY– Zavien Paul Kinyon died on Monday, June 21, in the Oklahoma University Children’s Intensive Care Unit. On Wednesday, June 30, he was buried in the Ridgewood Cemetery, in North Liberty, with a couple hundred new friends bidding “goodbye” in a unique way.

OXFORD— America’s 245th birthday was celebrated in the small town of Oxford with the First Responders’ fundraiser street dance and fireworks on Saturday, July 3, and the annual Independence Day parade on Sunday, July 4. Members of American Legion Post 535 led the way while Santa and Mrs. Cla…

TIFFIN— The Clear Creek Lions Club started out three years ago as a local component of an international organization with over 1.4 million members volunteering their time to serve their communities. Membership has grown for the Lions as has participation in a club fundraiser – Flags Over Tiffin.

NORTH LIBERTY– The Summer Slate was announced in May providing the community fun to look forward to after a year of shifting plans, stand ins and alternatives. The free events are designed to easily adjust to comply with evolving public health recommendations and provide a mix of online, sma…

GREENVILLE, S.C.– Furman University President Elizabeth Davis presided over the class of 2021 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 8, at Paladin Stadium on campus.

DeKALB, Ill.– Over 2400 students received degrees from Northern Illinois University in June. Catherine Lueth, of North Liberty, was among the graduates, receiving a Master of Science in Digital Marketing.

The U.S. economy reported its worst quarterly decline in modern history during the COVID-19 pandemic, with gross domestic product shrinking at an annual rate of 31.4 percent in the second quarter. The economy bounced back in the third quarter, but efforts to contain the virus’s spread throug…

EMMITSBURG¬ Jordan Butcher, North Liberty, has earned dean’s list honors for the Spring 2021 semester at Mount St. Mary’s University, achieving this accomplishment in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

DUBUQUE– Claire Ronnebaum, of North Liberty, was named to the dean’s list at Clarke University for the Spring 2021 semester. The list recognizes full-time undergraduate Clarke students earning a 3.65 grade-point average or above, on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum of 12 graded hours.

DES MOINES– The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is launching a new “I Am a Recycler” campaign statewide focusing on improving recycling efforts throughout Iowa.

LINN COUNTY/JOHNSON COUNTY- Nine households in Linn and Johnson counties are on their way to getting clean solar energy for their homes. With these “sunny day” investments, Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties has met its first goal of 50 collective kilowatts (kW), bringing a discount to all p…

TIFFIN— In 2015 twelve students from Clear Creek Amana (CCA), Highland (Riverside), Solon, and Marion high schools built the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Center next to CCA’s middle school in Tiffin. The students worked alongside seasoned professionals while earni…

IOWA CITY — Nearly a year after discussions began considering the replacement of Johnson County’s eponym (namesake), the Johnson County Board of Supervisors declared Lulu Merle Johnson to be the official eponym for the County via a resolution approved Thursday, June 24 during the supervisors…

OXFORD— The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District has suspended its search for a new superintendent.

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.

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…

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…

WEST DES MOINES– Brandon Barker, a student at Clear Creek Amana, was recognized by Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 19th Annual governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, April 25, at Hy-Vee Hall, in Des Moines.

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…

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NORTH LIBERTY — The North Liberty Library opened up their annual Summer Reading Program with an hour of song and dance Thursday, June 17. Little Miss Ann (Ann Torralba) entertained a crowd of 127 in front of the historic Ranshaw House with singing, dancing, and moving around.

OXFORD — After eight years with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District, Tim Kuehl is resigning as superintendent and leaving to lead the East Union (Afton) and Murray school districts in southwest Iowa. Kuehl’s hiring by the two small rural districts, which will share him, was…

JOHNSON COUNTY — 14,711 voters turned out Tuesday, June 8 to cast a ballot and decide who will fill a vacant seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Jon Green, a Democrat and self-describe “progressive cowboy,” won the special election to fill the seat vacated by Janelle Rettig in A…

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…

OXFORD– Plumes of black coal smoke and the soulful sound of a steam whistle will fill the air in Oxford later this summer as the Iowa Interstate (IAIS) Railroad’s steam locomotive 6988 leads four passenger excursions to Iowa City.

RURAL OXFORD– A variety of unique and one-of-a-kind aircraft were on public display Saturday, June 5, as the Green Castle Aero Club (GCAC) hosted its first annual antique, vintage and experimental aircraft fly-in at the Green Castle airport near Oxford. An “antique” plane, by the club’s defi…

NORTH LIBERTY– A small group gathered at the Ridgewood Cemetery, in North Liberty, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, to honor and remember the men and women who died in military service to our nation, fighting to preserve our freedom.

NORTH LIBERTY– Work on the next phase of Ranshaw Way (Highway 965) construction, under general contractor Peterson Contractors, Inc., is expected to begin June 7.