Minor injured in Johnson County hunting incident

JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa – An 11-year-old boy was injured in a hunting incident on December 10, 2017. It happened on private property near the intersection of 320th Street Northeast and Prairie Du Chen Road Northeast in Johnson County.

Both minors (11 and 13) were brothers from Iowa City and were deer hunting with their grandfather. The brothers were standing along a fencerow between a stretch of timber and a field approximately 160 yards apart. Meanwhile, their grandfather was walking through the timber, pushing any deer out in the field towards the brothers.

A doe came in from the opposite direction of the timber and both brothers took a shot at the deer standing in the field.  The deer then ran between the boys when the older brother continued to shoot striking his younger brother in the hip. 

The victim was transported to University of Iowa Hospital with non-life threatening injuires.

This incident remains under investigation by the DNR.

The DNR reminds hunters to always be cognizant of the whereabouts of other hunters, at all times.  Avoid target fixation and always ensure there is a safe backstop before taking a shot.

Hunter shot, mistaken for deer

TAYLOR COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa DNR Conservation Officers are investigating a shooting involving a New Market man who was searching for an injured deer when he was shot by another hunter who had mistaken him for a deer.

The shooting happened December 10, 2017 around 9:15 a.m., north of New Market on private property. Justin Scroggie, 28, of New Market, was hunting with Brooks Lambert, 42, of Clarinda, while both were attempting to locate an injured deer in a tall, dense CRP field. Lambert mistakenly identified Scroggie as a deer in the dense vegetation and shot him from approximately 40 to 45 yards away, striking him in the left forearm.

Scroggie was airlifted to University of Nebraska Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. He was wearing a camouflaged hat.

This incident remains under investigation by the DNR.

The DNR reminds hunters to not shoot at any movement without always properly identifying the target.

Man shot in foot while hunting

TAYLOR COUNTY, Iowa – On December 5, 2017, John Fish, 65, of Villisca, was hunting five miles southeast of Nodaway when he was struck in the foot by a slug from another hunter in his hunting party.

Fish and a 15-year-old boy were approximately 95 yards on opposite sides of the road (110th Street, east of Denver Ave.) when a doe ran between them. The 15 year old fired a shot, missing the doe and striking Fish in the left foot. Fish was sitting in a fence row of dense vegetation and brush.

Fish was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and has undergone surgery. His injuries were non-life-threatening.

This incident remains under investigation by the DNR. 

Video Update: Energy Audits, Holiday with the Hounds and more

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include free Energy Audits, Holiday with the Hounds and more. Click the image below to watch Iowa City Update

Iowa City Update

Energy Audits

Discover how you can sign up for a free Energy Audit from Green Iowa AmeriCorps to keep your house warm and utility bills low this winter.

Robert A. Lee Recreation Center Upgrades

The rec center will be temporarily closing as crews complete some improvements to the downtown facility.

Holiday with the Hounds

Learn how you can take part in this fun event that helps support the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center.

Winter Solstice Celebration

Join us for crafts, treats and more to celebrate the shortest day of the year.

Iowa City Update - Your source for Iowa City news and information.

Temporary Coral Ridge Avenue Northbound Closure December 13

Coral Ridge AveOn Wednesday, December 13, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, the northbound lanes of Coral Ridge Avenue will be closed temporarily, from the north side of the Holiday Road/Heartland Drive intersection to the south side of the Oakdale Boulevard intersection, to facilitate repair work on a storm sewer culvert.  

During the closure, drivers wanting to go north on Coral Ridge Avenue from the Holiday Road/Heartland Drive intersection will be detoured using Holiday Road, Lynncrest Drive, Oakdale Road, and Oakdale Boulevard.  The northbound Coral Ridge Avenue dual left turn lanes onto Heartland Drive will remain open.  Southbound Coral Ridge Avenue will not be impacted.

Staff contact:  Assistant City Engineer Scott Larson at 319.248.1720 or slarson@coralville.org.

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Next ‘History Restored’ Mural Lecture Dec. 13 at City Hall

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The next lecture series in the “History Restored” mural lecture series will be held Wednesday, December 13, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. This lecture, “Inherited Culture” will highlight the south wall, which contains several scenes of archeological sites and Mesoamerican culture.  The theme of “Inherited Culture” pays homage to our nation’s roots—both scientific and artistic—and the interest the artist had in contemporary Latin American art.

Speakers during the December 13 lecture include Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Executive Director Sean Ulmer; and Fine Art Conservation Laboratories President Scott Haskins.

All lectures will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall (101 1st Street SE) and are free and open to the public. The full schedule is listed below.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Lecture: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Inherited Culture – Highlighting the South Wall, restored in 2013

Speakers: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Executive Director Sean Ulmer; and Fine Art Conservation Laboratories President Scott Haskins

The theme of the south wall, painted by Harry Donald Jones, is Inherited Culture, and depicts our legacy, both artistic and scientific, from earlier cultures and how our own contemporary culture is affected by the past. The role of archaeology is highlighted – discovering and preserving the past. The wall shows how influenced American painters of the 1930s were by the Mexican mural movement, both in terms of a clearly readable style and cultural commentary. The mural contains one of the most intriguing images in New Deal art: an homage to the Mexican artist, Orozco, shown at work on one of his most famous murals.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Lecture: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

American Civilizations – Highlighting the East Wall, restored in 2015

Speaker: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Executive Director Sean Ulmer

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lecture: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Contemporary Life – Highlighting the West Wall, restored in 2015

Speaker: Legion Arts Mel Andringa

Residents have access to information on the history of the murals, as well as videos of the 2015 mural lecture speaker series, on the City’s website: www.cityofcr.com/visualarts

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.

Action Services - Cedar Rapids

Action ServicesAction Services, Inc. is a provider of portable toilets in Iowa proudly serving the cities of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Coralville, Hiawatha, Iowa City, Marion, N. Liberty, Waterloo and their surrounding areas.

Since 1991, Action Services, Inc. has been providing the highest quality portable toilet and sanitation services.  Serving commercial, industrial, residential, agricultural, and special event customers.  Action Services, Inc. is equipped to provide every type of portable sanitation product, whether it be for a black tie event or a construction site.  Action Services, Inc. has a reputation for delivering quality portable sanitation products and services in the most timely manner.  Our experienced employees will ensure that each customer is provided with excellent service taking care of your sanitation needs.
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Blue Moon Satellites - Coralville

Blue MoonOur units are available for rental by the day, week or month. The units can be cleaned and sanitized once, twice or more times per week depending on your site needs. Special events may require additional servicing in the early morning hours before the event begins, during the event, or in the evening once things slow down. These are all specific requirements arranged prior to your event.

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Port-O-Jonny - Cedar Rapids

Port-o-jonnyWhether you are organizing a large-scale concert or event, planning a wedding or party, or handling a construction project, Port ‘O’ Jonny, Inc. can service all of your portable sanitation needs.

We offer a variety of services including: construction toilets, special event toilets, special needs assessable units, hand wash sinks, and hand sanitizing stations.

We also offer rental of deluxe luxury restroom trailers in varous sizes to meet your event needs.  These trailers truly Bring the Indoors to Your Outdoor Event!

Port ‘O’ Jonny, Inc. is proud to offer you the best line of portable sanitation equipment in the area.

If you have questions about our products or service, call us at (319) 378-8900.  

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Consumer technology trends that could impact trucking

That need for longer-life batteries spills over in the vehicle propulsion world, as well, where all-electric trucks such as Tesla’s Semi Class 8 rig (due to arrive in 2019) or Mitsubishi Fuso’s eCanter (already available and operating) need longer-lasting power to extend the range and thus the applicability of their platforms within the freight-hauling business.

Ericsson ConsumerLab compiles an annual report – The 10 Hot

Consumer Trends for 2018 and beyond – that examines such trends to see if they’ve got the legs to develop and become reality.

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