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Yard waste and compost collection changes coming in 2018

 

 


Give a gift to shelter pets during ‘Holiday with the Hounds’

 

 


Dunne accepted for admission to Luther College

DECORAH, Iowa – Scot Schaeffer, Luther College vice president for enrollment management, has announced that Clare Dunne of Coralville, Iowa, has been accepted for admission for the 2018-19 academic year. Dunne has been awarded the Founders Scholarship.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu


Luke Chandler to keynote CBJ Economic Forecast Luncheon

Luke ChandlerNORTH LIBERTY – Luke Chandler, chief economist of Deere & Company, will keynote the Corridor Business Journal’s 2018 Economic Forecast Luncheon, the CBJ announced today. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Jan. 17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex.

Mr. Chandler joined Deere & Company in 2015 as deputy chief economist before being promoted to chief economist in May 2017. In this position, he provides guidance, counsel and insight on global macro-economic policy and trade developments. Mr. Chandler is also responsible for the economic, agricultural, construction and forestry forecasts and outlooks, critical to regional and enterprise initiatives over both the short and long term.

Following Mr. Chandler’s address, Jack Evans, president of The Hall-Perrine Foundation, will moderate a local business leaders panel discussion. Panelists will provide insight into the direction of the economy and discuss the challenges and opportunities they see facing their industries in the Corridor.

2018 panelists include:

·       Mike Gerdin, CEO and Chairman of Heartland Express

·       Duane Smith, CEO of TrueNorth Companies

·       Bruce Lehrman, CEO of Involta

·       Monica Nadeau, senior general manager of GGP/Coral Ridge Mall

·       Sarvjeev Sidhu, global head, emerging markets of Aegon Asset Management 

Tickets are $55 per individual and $550 per table of 10. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit www.corridorbusiness.com/events or call CBJ Event Marketing Coordinator Ashley Levitt at (319) 665-6397, ext. 311. Registration closes Jan. 10.


Why Tesla Wants a Piece of the Commercial Trucking Industry

As Adam “MCA” Yauch’s bass line fuzzed through the speakers, and the crowd—encouraged by Tesla Motors (tsla, +3.63%) CEO Elon Musk to “jump over the barriers”—flooded the airplane hangar just outside Los Angeles, there was talk of an impending revolution. It certainly felt that way to onlookers. Excited energy crackled in the crisp California air.

In truth, the revolution—or evolution, depending on who is talking—was already underway. But that didn’t stop Musk from making his grand entrance in the sleek Tesla Semi, an all-electric heavy-duty truck that could well disrupt the commercial trucking industry.

Dozens of companies, from truckmakers like Daimler and Navistar to startups like Chanje and Embark—plus Uber’s Otto and Waymo, the erstwhile Google self-driving project—are pursuing what they believe is the next generation of trucking. Their vision includes electric powertrains, autonomous driving technology, and oodles of wireless connectivity—a vision now shared, naturally, by Tesla and Musk.

via fortune.com

Related:  Trucking Jobs


Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.


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Senior Affordable Apartments for Rent

Apply now for a brand new spacious 2-bedroom apartment at Coral Ridge Apartments opening January 2018! At least 1 applicant per household must be 55 years of age and up. Rent amounts vary from $520-$975 (subject to change, income restrictions apply) and includes all major kitchen appliances, and in unit washer/dryer.  For more information contact Sand Property Management, LLC at 319-333-1602 National Voice Relay System 711 or email CoralRidge@SandCompanies.com. Equal Housing Opportunity, Accessible units.


Man charged with first degree murder

On Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at approximately 4:52 p.m., the Iowa City Police Department (ICPD) responded to 1129 Hotz Ave., to a report of a stabbing. Over the course of the initial investigation, Flannery Huston Kennedy-Meier, 30, was taken into custody and charged with Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury, a Class C Felony.

On Monday, Dec. 4, the victim, Mark A. Meier, 63, of Iowa City, died from the injuries he sustained on November 13. On December 5, an autopsy conducted by the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s office listed the cause of death as complications from blunt force injury, and the manner of death as a homicide.  

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Johnson County Attorney’s Office amended the original charge to Murder in the 1st Degree. Flannery Huston Kennedy-Meier remains in the custody of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in the Johnson County Jail.

This case remains under investigation by the ICPD investigations division. 

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Animals Services seeks donations after rescuing 200+ birds

On Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, Iowa City Animal Services assisted the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in a large scale animal welfare investigation that resulted in the impounding of more than 200 animals.  

Animal Services is now caring for 110 ducks and geese, 76 chickens, and 49 pigeons in foster homes.The animals are being restored to health and will be evaluated for adoption to appropriate homes soon.

Donations are needed to help care for these animals. Immediate needs include: 

  • Straw bales
  • Non-medicated poultry food, like 'All Flock' or other similar brands
  • Farm supply gift cards, like Thiesen’s Home Farm & Auto or Orscheln Farm and Home

Those interested in adoptions should call the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center at 319-356-5295 to inquire about the process. 


Service Notice: Downtown Shuttle route to temporarily cease operating during University of Iowa Winter Break

The free Downtown Shuttle route will temporarily cease operating starting Monday, December 18, 2017 and continuing through Monday, January 15, 2018. Downtown Shuttle service will resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 with the start of the University of Iowa Spring Semester.