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North Liberty Leader

New cupcake store opening in North Liberty April 8

JJ’s Cupcakes proprietor now owns Isaac’s Creamery

NORTH LIBERTY– JJ’S Cupcakes has purchased Isaac’s Creamery in North Liberty and will now offer gourmet desserts along with North Liberty’s favorite hard scoop ice cream.
JJ’s Cupcakes and Isaac’s Creamery will officially open April 8 at 25 East Cherry St. in North Liberty.  Located in the 100-year-old Koser’s Grocery building, JJ’s Cupcakes and Isaac’s Creamery will offer patrons 30 varieties of gourmet cupcakes and 16 flavors of locally-made hard scoop ice cream.

Projects underway and on display

City vows to keep residents updated on upcoming road delays

NORTH LIBERTY– About 75 North Liberty residents came out Wednesday night to learn more about what’s in store for the city’s streets and parks.
City officials held an open house last Wednesday, March 27, to allow the public to view plans for future road projects and two city parks.
“The purpose of the meeting was to get the public familiar with our upcoming projects,” said North Liberty Mayor Tom Salm. “Jones Boulevard, Highway 965 and west side park improvements.”

CCA boys’ track upward bound

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys’ track and field team finished the 2012 season in 11th place in the WaMaC out of 15 teams. But, having six state meet qualifiers on the 2013 roster, and the conference indoor champion in the long jump gives the Clipper crew hope for a better showing.

CCA boys’ golf team ready to work in 2013

TIFFIN– Jason Goslin has a young team with plenty of returning players willing to work to improve. Goslin moved from coaching the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls golf team to the boys squad this season and inherits five upperclassmen and eight underclassmen.
Seniors A.J. Liddell and Lee Herr are back as returning starters along with solitary junior Jacob Klingeman. Sophomore Zak Caldwell rounds out the experienced starters. Sophomores Killian Walters and Dylan Wolfe are returning letter winners while sophomore Ben Gingerich and freshman Nolan Navara are promising newcomers.

North Liberty, Coralville to hold joint meeting

NORTH LIBERTY– The cities of North Liberty and Coralville will hold a joint meeting on April 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Van Allen Elementary School, 170 Abigail Ave., North Liberty. The two city city councils will meet jointly to discuss and take possible action on future plans for Forevergreen Road. The public is welcome to attend.

Soon, a new chapter in library’s history

Ryan Humphrey, Ashlyn Wheery, Katelyn Humphrey and Haydon Wheery enjoy a “crafternoon” at the North Liberty Community Library on March 12. Behind them, the particle board partition separates the existing library from the new 11,000 square foot expansion that is currently under construction. The new section of the library is expected to be open to the public in May. (photo by Lori Lindner)

CCA takes on super search

Board on a tight schedule to replace Dr. Denise Schares

AMANA– They knew it wouldn’t be easy to replace superintendent Dr. Denise Schares, but the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school board truly had their work cut out for them as they met with the search firm recently. The meeting with Dr. Gaylord Tryon, president and founder of G. Tryon and Associates, came toward the end of the board’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 13.

City offices to hold holiday hours this week

NORTH LIBERTY– On Friday, March 29, city offices and the North Liberty Community Library are closed for the weekend holiday. The North Liberty Recreation Center will be open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, March 29.
On Saturday, March 30, the library will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and the recreation center will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. All city facilities are closed Sunday, March 31. Normal hours resume on Monday, April 1.

Public invited to March 27 session on North Liberty improvements

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty officials and project engineers will be available during an open house to help residents understand the impact of upcoming road construction. The open house is scheduled from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St. Residents can come and go at any time.

Youth invited to celebrate NL in talent show April 6

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s a chance for the community’s children to strut their stuff and celebrate North Liberty’s 100th anniversary. The event, “North Liberty’s Got Talent: Showcasing our Youth,” will be a part of the year-long celebration of North Liberty’s centennial by showcasing talented local youths. The showcase is scheduled from 2 until 4 p.m. on April 6 at Grace Community Church, 2707 Dubuque St. in North Liberty.

April 5 is deadline to take advantage of city’s rain barrel, compost bin sale

NORTH LIBERTY– As part of North Liberty’s commitment to water conservation and recycling, the city announces the Hometown Rewards rain barrel and compost bin pre-order sale. North Liberty residents can purchase the Earth Machine Backyard Compost Bin for $43 (retail price around $100), compost turners for $23 and a SYSTERN Rain Barrel for $53 (retail price around $120).

Get your burrito on with local Lions

NORTH LIBERTY– Join North Liberty Lions for their first burrito breakfast on Saturday, April 6, from 8 until 11 a.m. in the North Liberty Community Center gymnasium.
Price is $5/burrito and includes sausage, egg and cheese burrito. Coffee, juice and milk. Tickets can be purchased from Lions members, at the North Liberty Community Library or at the door.