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Support Girl Scout Troops and Military Troops with Cookies

Girl ScoutsAnother phase of the Girl Scout Cookie Program has kicked off with Cookie Booths at local businesses popping up!

While stocking up on Thin Mints, customers can choose to donate boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the Military. Customers can make $4 donations that represent a box of cookies that will be given to Soldier’s Angels and Riverbend Troop Support, organizations that send care packages to the brave men and women in our military. When troops receive these cookies, it serves as a great reminder of home.

Last cookie season, Girl Scouts in our local council donated 30,051 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the Military. In 2020, girls have set a goal to send even more. Currently, girls have collected 17,221 boxes. To help Girl Scouts in your community reach their goal, remember to add an extra box (or two) for our Troops. 

Girl Scouts across the country will celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend February 28–March 1, 2020. The annual occasion honors the achievements of young entrepreneurs across the United States—Girl Scouts who run successful cookie booths and door-to-door cookie sales as well as market their businesses online using the Digital Cookie® platform. And with the new Lemon-Ups™ cookie, along with the full portfolio of your favorite varieties, there’s never been a better time to invest in girls by purchasing Girl Scout Cookies®.

Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls empower themselves as they earn their own money to put toward a range of experiences, some of which are illustrated on this year’s refreshed cookie packaging—from adventure-packed camping and canoeing to exploring space science and designing robots, to taking meaningful action to improve girls’ communities. Every purchase of Girl Scout Cookies makes experiences like these possible for girls in your local community, giving them hands-on opportunities to hone valuable skills like decision making and business ethics.

To find where Girl Scout Cookies can be purchased, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org.


Garden Plot Registration Opens at Coralville Community Gardens

Community GardensRent a plot at the Coralville Community Gardens, 900 10th Street, and plant, grow, and harvest your own fresh produce and herbs this summer. 

Registration for garden plots opened to Coralville residents on February 24, and non-Coralville residents may register beginning March 2 if any plots are still available. The Coralville Community Gardens feature two different plot sizes as well as accessible raised beds. A 10’ x 30’ plot is $35 for Coralville residents and $43.75 for non-residents. A 10’ x 15’  plot is $20 for Coralville residents and $25 for non-residents. There are also 8’ x 4’ accessible, raised beds $10 for Coralville residents and $12.50 for non-residents. 

Amenities at the Coralville Community Gardens include water spigots, mulch, a garden waste disposal area, and a community garden tool shed with donated tools and gardening equipment. Gardeners can also sign up to plant a "row for the hungry" and donate fresh produce to the Coralville Community Food Pantry this summer.

Garden plots will be available approximately April 6, weather permitting. Application forms are available at the Coralville Recreation Center, 1506 8th Street, and at www.coralville.org/communitygardens. For more information, call Coralville Parks and Recreation at 319.248.1750.


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.


Coralville, Iowa, weather forecast

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News – City of North Liberty, February 24, 2020

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.
 
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Activity Guide for Summer 2020 Now Available

The seasonal North Liberty Activity Guide is now available online, covering recreation, aquatic, library and community programming and events offered May through August 2020. Registration for most programs begins April 6 for North Liberty residents. The guide highlights new programming and returning favorites for kids, adults, seniors and families. Highlights include: The opening of the outdoor…

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Jerry Burns found guilty of first-degree murder in killing of Michelle Martinko

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KCRG) - The jury has reached a verdict in the first-degree murder trial related toa 1979 killing of a Cedar Rapids woman.

Jerry Burns was found guilty by the jury of first-degree murder. The verdict was announced just after 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020.

via www.kcrg.com


Iowa City Police Captain Bill Campbell named Interim Chief

On Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, City Manager Geoff Fruin appointed Captain Bill Campbell to serve as Interim Police Chief, effective immediately.

The appointment follows the departure of current Police Chief Jody Matherly, who previously announced his retirement from the Iowa City Police Department earlier this month. 

Captain Campbell was hired by the Iowa City Police Department on April 27, 1990, and served as a patrol officer and field training officer before being promoted to the rank of sergeant on December 22, 1996. 

As a sergeant, he served as a supervisor on all three patrol watches, worked as Public Information Officer, Records Supervisor, and as an Investigations Supervisor. On June 14, 2008, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and eight years later, was promoted to captain on May 12, 2016.

Captain Campbell was part of the Special Response Team (SRT) for 18 years, serving as commander for the last eight of those years. He has served as Interim Police Chief in 2016, as well. He also worked closely with the Iowa City Community School District on the design and implementation of the district’s emergency response plan.  

Captain Campbell earned a BA degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Psychology from Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, and is a graduate of the University of Louisville's Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course in Louisville, Kentucky.

"With almost 30 years of experience in the Police Department, I am more than confident that Captain Campbell can lead the ICPD during this transitional time," City Manager Geoff Fruin said.

Per State of Iowa Code, the position of Interim Police Chief can be held by any one individual for a maximum period of ninety days. If a permanent Police Chief is not named within the ninety-day period, a second appointment to the Interim Police Chief role will be made by the City Manager.

The City has launched a national search for the Police Chief position. Information and updates on the search can be viewed at icgov.org/policechiefsearch, or hard copy comments can be dropped off to the City Manger's Office or the Human Resources Office at City Hall, 410 E. Washington St. 

Captain Bill Campbell is shown.

Interim Police Chief Bill Campbell is shown.


ICFD extinguishes apartment fire at 1100 Arthur Street

At 8:57 pm, on Friday, February 21st, the Iowa City Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1100 Arthur Street.  Multiple calls from citizens to 911 dispatch indicated that there was smoke coming from one of the buildings at 1100 Arthur Street.  The first fire unit arrived within 5 minutes and reported a working structure fire in apartment E4.

Fire crews entered the apartment and were able to get the fire under control in approximately nine minutes after arrival.   There was one occupant in the apartment who exited prior to the fire department's arrival.   

Sixteen fire personnel responded on the initial alarm.  Outside agency support and assistance was provided by the Iowa City Police Department, Johnson County Ambulance Service, Johnson County Joint Communications Center,  and Mid-American Gas Energy.

No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.  Total property damage is estimated to be $40,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the ICFD Fire Marshal.

For more information, contact the Battalion Chief at 319-356-5255