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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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Trail connections planned for 2018

This fiscal year, the city will extend its 19-mile existing trail network by completing three connecting trail segments as part of the city council’s priority to increase North Liberty’s trail connectivity. The trail projects in the current fiscal year, the top three priorities, include: Penn Street: approximately half mile on the south side of the…

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Welcome to Ranshaw Way

The late Mayor Tom Salm expressed a desire to rename Highway 965 to something better representing its transition from an old state highway to a vital community corridor. Today, the road that hasn’t been a state highway for decades, was dedicated Ranshaw Way with local business leaders, city officials and descendant of Emma and Samuel…

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