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Beat the Bitter schedule announced

Forget hibernating and embrace winter with the passion of Norsemen. North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter is set to return with a week full of activities January 28 through February 3, 2018, for fun on the bleakest days of the year. Registration for winter games and good cheer is available at beatthebitter.com. Highlights include outdoor ice […]

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13 ways you know you live in North Liberty

1. You fear that children will soon outnumber adults. Seriously, according to the 2015 special census, 26% of our population is under 14 years old. 2. You wonder if there is, in fact, something in the water. It’s hard to go longer than 5 minutes without seeing a pregnant woman around town. 3. Your reaction […]

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Show you’re the spookiest (kookiest or cutest or…) in our costume contest

Do you have the best Halloween costume? Prove it! Beginning Friday, Oct. 27, residents are encouraged to enter North Liberty’s Costume Contest on Facebook. To enter: LIKE the North Liberty city government Facebook page Post a photo of you or a member of your family in costume on your personal or business Facebook timeline (make […]

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North Liberty Business Boom to celebrate the local business community

Join the local business community to share a drink, a few bites and each other’s company at the North Liberty Business Boom. The open-house social will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the South Slope Community Center, 980 N Front Street. The event is complementary, and no RSVP is […]

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JM Swank partners with the library to feed kids

The North Liberty Community Library has partnered with JM Swank, a national, full-line food ingredient distributor located in North Liberty, to offer snacks to hungry kids and teens after school. Kids function best when properly nourished, and with food insecurity in Johnson County hovering around 14 percent, and an estimated 4,150 kids might not be […]

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Community survey results summary now available

Earlier this year, the city’s Communications Advisory Commission invited residents to provide comments about the community and satisfaction levels for a variety of community services, programs and amenities. The goal of this survey was twofold: Set quantitative benchmarks against which the city could compare satisfaction over time Solicit qualitative input from respondents Because this is […]

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Inaugural Liberty Fest parade route and closures

Next week, the Liberty High School community will celebrate Liberty Fest, the school’s version of a Homecoming Week. The school’s inaugural Liberty Fest Liberty Fest Parade, scheduled for 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, will require the closure of several streets near Liberty High School for the route. The following roads will […]

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How I learned to love the compost bin

By Brigette Marshall, composter It’s important to me that I lower my family’s carbon footprint and keep things out of the landfill, so I’m glad I live in a city that provides environmentally-focused programs. I signed up to participate in North Liberty’s curbside composting program this past June. Signing up was so easy. I registered and paid […]

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Nominations sought for North Liberty Hall of Fame’s 2017 class

The City of North Liberty is seeking nominations for 2017 induction into the community’s Hall of Fame. The award was developed in 2013 to recognize individuals who provided extraordinary public service and dedication to the community. Past inductees are Russ Gerdin, in 2013, a philanthropist and the founder of Heartland Express; Dave Hubler, in 2015, a […]

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North Liberty named one of the best places to live

Money magazine has named North Liberty one of the best 100 places to live for 2017. In the nationwide assessment, that considered more than 70 separate types of data, according to the magazine, looking at factors sharing each town’s economy, cost of living, education, housing, crime, amenities and ease of living. North Liberty was recognized as […]

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