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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…

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…

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.

IOWA CITY– Table to Table (T2T), a Johnson County nonprofit organization rescuing over two-million pounds of food each year and feeding 22,000 people, is hosting a classic summertime event to raise awareness and funds to fight food waste and food insecurity: A night at the drive-in movies. T…

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Juneteenth Committee seeks vendors for this year’s Education and Resource Fair. This year’s fair will be held virtually from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16. This event brings together many members of our community and provides an opportunity to learn somet…

IOWA CITY– The annual Farm to Street Dinner returns for a fifth summer in-person Thursday, Aug. 19, from 5-8 p.m. in the Northside neighborhood on North Linn Street in Iowa City. Tickets for the event, hosted in partnership by the City of Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, and Johnson C…

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.

TIFFIN– High school graduation is a time to reflect on four years of secondary education in particular, and a 12-year education career in general. For the 163 seniors who graduated from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School on Friday, May 28, it was cause to reflect on much more than just acco…

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.

NORTH LIBERTY– Charles M. Schultz’ beloved “Peanuts” characters were brought to life on the stage in 1967 when You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, penned by Clark Gesner, debuted in New York City with Gary Burghoff (“Radar” from MASH) playing the role of Charlie Brown. A revised version hit Br…

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NORTH LIBERTY– After missing 2020 entirely due to the pandemic, Great American Kites returned to North Liberty on Sunday, May 16, filling the skies above Centennial Park with a plethora of “mega kites.” The free event kicked off a summer of free family fun events sponsored by the City of Nor…

JOHNSON COUNTY– The ballot for the Tuesday, June 8, special election to fill the Johnson County Board of Supervisors seat vacated by Janelle Rettig has been set.

NORTH LIBERTY– As a school year full of unique “firsts” comes to a close, Liberty High School’s musical groups staged a unique first-ever concert Friday, May 14, on the football field.

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.”