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October 2014

Iowa City Holiday Markets still on at a new location, but Winter Farmers Markets canceled

The Holiday Markets, operated by Iowa City's Parks and Recreation Department, are still on for 2014, but will be moving to a new location. The weekly Winter Farmers Market program, however, will not be held this season.

The annual Holiday Markets, where vendors sell foods and gift items for the holidays, are scheduled Saturday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year, they'll be held at the former Ben Franklin store site at the Iowa City Market Place (formerly Sycamore Mall).

The Winter Farmers Market, which was held each week at the Iowa City Market Place last winter, has been discontinued. Shoppers who want continued access to produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, crafts, and other Farmers Market-type items may opt to attend a different winter market at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. These markets are scheduled the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building C.

For more information, contact Tammy Neumann, Parks and Recreation Administrative Secretary, at 319-356-5210 or

Road Construction - Village Road

Repair work is starting today on select curb ramps along Village Road. This work may require various lane reductions between Dunaggan Court to Village Farm Court. It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume along Village Road by Friday, November 14th.

Motorists are to take note of this work and to allow extra travel time as delays may occur. As always, caution should be exercised when traveling in all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit the City of Iowa City's website at

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Two City of Coralville Employees Receive Awards

Coralville Fire Chief Recognized
Coralville Fire Chief Dave Stannard received the 2014 Roger W. Mooty Award from the Iowa Fire Chiefs Association in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the advancement of the fire service. Learn more

Iowa PGA Player of the Year
Sean McCarty, Brown Deer PGA Head Professional, won his sixth Player of the Year title and earned a spot on the 2015 Iowa PGA Cup Matches team. Learn more

2014 General Election

November 4 is Election Day. Polling places are open on Tuesday, November 4 from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Voters casting their ballot on Election Day should go to their regular polling place.

Early Voting in Coralville: Early voting is at the Coralville Public Library on Sunday, November 2 from noon to 4:00 pm. Election information is available from the Johnson County Auditor’s Office at 319.356.6004 or online

Precinct Changes: The polling places for Coralville Precincts 2 and 4 were changed by the Johnson County Auditor’s Office to increase accessibility for voters with disabilities. Precinct 2 moved from Grant Wood AEA to Brown Deer Golf Club. Precinct 4 moved from the Coralville Recreation Center to Coralville City Hall. Voters in these precincts were mailed new voter cards with the locations.  Learn more 

After Halloween, compost your pumpkins

Don't just throw out that pumpkin after Halloween! The City of Iowa City Solid Waste Division reminds you to compost it instead.

Pumpkins must be placed in a City of Iowa City Yard Waste bag or a container with a current yard waste sticker. There is a 50-pound weight limit per bag. Pumpkins should not be put in your regular household garbage container.

Yard waste bags, priced at $1.25 each, are available for purchase at participating Iowa City grocery, hardware and general merchandise stores, and at the Iowa City City Hall Cashier, 410 E. Washington Street. Generic paper yard waste bags cannot be substituted for City-branded yard waste bags if you wish curbside pickup.

After Oct. 1, yard waste stickers cost $12 and can be placed on a container no larger than 35 gallons that you supply. Stickers can be purchased in person at the Customer Service Cashier, City Hall, 410 E. Washington Street, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Written orders may also be mailed to the Cashier at the above address, including name, service address, mailing address (if different), and check in the amount of $12.50 to cover postage/handling fee for each sticker ordered. Persons may order by phone at 319-356-5066 with a MasterCard or Visa credit card between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit or call 319-356-5180.

New Job Postings on the Coralville Courier Jobs Board



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The Democrats' Ground Game May Be Falling Short in Iowa - The Atlantic

NEWTON, Iowa—These are not easy times for a Democratic canvasser, and Cindy Pollard knows it. For months, she has been working the neighborhoods of this hollowed-out former manufacturing town east of Des Moines, driving up and down its streets in her black Toyota 4Runner. The vanity plate says "CINDY." One sticker says, "I'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one." Another says, "I (Heart) My Wife."

At one house Pollard visits on an evening last week, a man shakes his head and says, "Just go along." At another, a woman says, "Technically, yes, I'm a Democrat, but I don't feel like we've got a good selection this year." In a sketchy apartment complex after dark, the man who answers the door yells inside, "Momma, some people here want to talk to you about voting," only to turn back to us and shake his head: "Naw, she don't want to talk to you." These are the people the Democrats have identified as the midterm voters they need.


Ex-Iowa field hockey coach, athletics administrator confirm relationship | KCRG-TV9

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A top University of Iowa athletic administrator and the college’s recently fired women’s field hockey coach say their long-standing relationship was not a conflict of interest.

The relationship between senior associate athletics director Jane Meyer and coach Tracey Griesbaum has come under scrutiny following Griesbaum’s recent firing over allegations of player mistreatment.


Asking for a Budget Cut

Faculty at the University of Iowa are bothered that their president publicly backed a plan to cut the university’s budget by nearly $50 million.

Privately, some faculty were horrified by seeing President Sally Mason’s signature on the letter endorsing cuts to the university. Other professors understood that Mason may have signed the letter at the insistence of the state university system's Board of Regents.

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