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Flying kites for child abuse prevention

April is Child Abuse Prevention month and to raise awareness, the Johnson County Community Partnership for Protecting Children hosted their annual Kites for Kids festival at North Central last Saturday. The event provides free kites to families and encourages efforts that promote community responsibility for the safety and well-being of children throughout Johnson County.

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Muddy Creek Cleanup: Less trash, still lots of mud

North Liberty Boy Scouts, city staff, and elected officials came out to Muddy Creek last weekend in observance of this year’s Keep America Beautiful day. Keep America Beautiful leads efforts to end littering in America, improve recycling, and beautify America’s communities. Volunteers were able haul away two ton-truck loads of trash from Muddy Creek in less than two […]

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North Liberty looks for solar power

In a new sustainability initiative, the City of North Liberty is hoping solar power can provide at least 60 percent — but ideally 80 percent or more — of the electricity needed for a pair of city facilities. The city will assess proposals for both the North Liberty Fire Station and Streets and Parks departments’ campus, […]

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We’re looking for a community engagement coordinator

The city’s communications department has an opening for a new member (technically a “community engagement coordinator”). This position is responsible for leading special events (such as North Liberty Blues & BBQ and the growing Beat the Bitter) and developing and implementing new community engagement efforts, and assisting with public relations, communications, marketing and promotional activities for the city’s communications department.  Successful […]

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Meet new Aquatics Supervisor Ashley Kipp

. Aquatics Supervisor Ashley Kipp started with the city in March after a three-year stint as the Aquatics Manager at Lifetime Fitness in Overland Park, Kansas. Ashley is originally from New Lenox, Illinois and she previously lived in the area while attending the University of Iowa. We sat down with Ashley and she told us a little about her past pool experiences […]

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Easter Egg Hunt 2016: Where’d all the candy go?

The North Liberty Optimist Easter Egg Hunt was over in a flash! Nearly 600 kiddos rushed into both rec center gyms and made sure the $1,600 worth of candy found a proper home in one minute flat.

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Officer Chuck stars in North Bend’s Seuss Week

North Bend Elementary called on the services of NLPD Officer Chuck Tygart to them help celebrate Dr. Seuss Week. Officer Chuck gave his best rendition of a Seuss classic, Green Eggs and Ham, and even surprised his first and fourth grade audiences to a literary work of his own.

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An honorary name for Highway 965

The North Liberty City Council has expressed a desire to add an honorary designation to Highway 965 through North Liberty (the road is officially Coral Ridge Avenue through Coralville) and approved a process to do so on March 8, 2016. The project will cost about $3,500 for signage, and will not change any postal addresses. Suggestions from […]

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New water plant construction starting fall 2016

Water demand is nowhere near what it used to be in North Liberty. To keep our water system on pace with our growing population a new water plant with higher power and more storage is needed. Planning for this new North Liberty water treatment plant is well underway. City officials say final plans for the […]

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North Liberty City Council sets goals for next two years

At last night’s meeting of the North Liberty City Council, councilors accepted a report that acknowledged the city’s accomplishments over the past two years, its ongoing commitments and a set of six goals for the next 24 months. The goals, listed in order of priority, are: Refine planning, evaluate options, identify priorities, develop design, establish timelines and financing […]

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