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Iowa City Police employee recognzied for 50 years of service

An employee with the Iowa City Police Department will be celebrated at the end of March for completing 50 years of service.

Dave Harris has held several positions within the department for more than five decades. He started as a radio operator, and then became a police officer before retiring as a Sergeant in 1985. The department then rehired him as a civilian radio dispatcher. He became a community service officer in 1991 and still serves this role in the Evidence Division today.

“Dave is incredibly dedicated to this department,” Iowa City Police Chief Jody Matherly said. “This is an amazing accomplishment. We appreciate all he has and continues to do for our organization.”

Harris will be recognized during the City’s annual Employee Service Awards Friday, March 31, 2017. 

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ICPL to Host Community Seed Share

Interested in starting a vegetable or flower garden this spring, but don’t want to invest in large quantities of seeds? Do you have extra seeds that you'd like to share with other gardeners? Come to the Iowa City Public Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, for a Community Seed Share!

Sponsored by the Library and the Iowa State Extension Master Gardeners of Johnson County, this event is a great opportunity to share seeds you've saved or get some free seeds to try growing something new.

This event is part of the JCMG Growing Together efforts to reduce food insecurity in Johnson County. With donations from Burpee, Baker Seeds and Seed Savers, nearly 30 varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds will be available.

The event is free and open to all - you do not have to bring seeds to participate. Seeds will be available on a first come, first served basis, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library at 319-356-5200.


Dispose of household hazardous waste at collection event

The City of Iowa City will collect household hazardous waste Friday at the East Side Recycling Center. 

This event, for households only, is Friday, March 24, 2017, from 8  to 11 a.m. at the East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE, Iowa City. There is no cost to participate.

Residents of Iowa City and other communities in rural Johnson County, Kalona and Riverside, can dispose of one box of household hazardous waste per household. Latex paint will not be accepted. For a complete list of items that can be dropped off for disposal, visit the hazardous waste section of our website at

People with more than one box of household hazardous waste and all businesses, or those with materials not accepted at the mobile event can call 319-356-5185 to make an appointment for disposal at the Iowa City Landfill’s household hazardous waste collection facility.  

For more information, contact the Iowa City Recycling Coordinator at 319-887-6160 or email

The U of I/Iowa City Makes List of Best College Towns To Live In After Graduation

The University of Iowa ranks #3 on the list of the best college cities to stay in after graduation.  Ranking criteria included unemployment rates for people in Iowa City between 25-29, the median salary with a bachelor's degree, and the percentage of 25-34-year-olds living in Iowa City with a bachelor's degree.

3. University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)

Unemployment Rate for 25-29: 1.8%
Median Salary With A Bachelor’s Degree: $35,693
% of 25-34 With A Bachelor’s: 10.36%

The University of Iowa marks the first of two Big Ten schools on this list as Iowa City is a pretty great place for Hawkeyes to settle down in.

Iowa City is the fifth largest city in the Hawkeye state with a population of just a bit shy of 68,000. The area has been ranked in many of the best places to live including Forbes calling it one of the best places to start a business. Throughout the summer residents can enjoy farmers markets, brewery tours and even stops at local wineries like Cedar Ridge Vineyards. Top employers in the area include the Hy-Vee, ACT inc, Pearson Education, and Systems Unlimited.



Corridor Business Journal invites Fastest Growing Companies nominations

NORTH LIBERTY – The Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) is accepting nominations for its 10th annual Fastest Growing Companies awards. Honorees will be recognized at a June 7 awards banquet and featured in the June 12 edition of the weekly Corridor Business Journal. 
To be eligible, companies must have revenue of at least $350,000 in each of the fiscal years ending 2014, 2015 and 2016. They must also demonstrate revenue growth in 2016, as compared to 2014. Companies must be for-profit entities and headquartered in Benton, Black Hawk, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn or Washington counties. 
To download the nomination form, visit Companies must also submit a compiled, reviewed or audited financial statement or tax return. All financial information will be evaluated by Honkamp Krueger and will be kept confidential. Actual revenue amounts will not be published. 
Nominations are due April 17. For more information, contact Kyle Kunz of Honkamp Krueger at (319) 378-3370 or
The rankings of the top 25 Fastest Growing Companies will be revealed at the 10th Anniversary Fastest Growing Companies event, to be held from 5:30-8 p.m. June 7 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. The evening will feature videos on each company, culminating in the announcement of the No. 1 Fastest Growing Company. Tickets are $50, and dinner will be provided. For more information or to register, visit or call Ashley Levitt at (319) 665-6397, ext. 311

The Iowa City Community Theatre bringing "The Diary of Anne Frank" to the stage

The Iowa City Community Theatre will be bringing the production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" to the stage this April. The powerful memoirs of a young Jewish girl are brought to life, as she is forced to hide to evade Nazi persecution.

Here is a synopsis: The Diary of Anne Frank is a stage adaptation of the book, The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. The book is the memoirs of a young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, during World War II.

The cast features Serena Collins (Anne Frank), Chuck Dufano (Otto Frank), Kathy Maxey (Edith Frank), Melissa Kaska (Margot Frank), Erin Mills (Miep Gies), Grant Blades (Peter Van Daan), Brad Quinn (Mr. Kraler), Kristen Schneider (Mrs. Van Daan), Rip Russell (Mr. Van Daan), Kevin Burford (Mr. Dussel), Mary Lu Callahan (Ensemble), Ben Nelson (Ensemble) and Trent Yoder (Ensemble).

Additionally, a live panel discussion featuring local personalities including representatives from Indigenous Iowa, Students Against Hate, and former congressman Jim Leach, will begin after the first matinee on April 23rd, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The live panel will be moderated by Sonja Spear and is free and open to the public. Lastly, there will be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for the production and the live panel. Please check the ICCT website for more details about this event as we get closer to the show.

Performance dates are April 21-30. Tickets are available online at Please see attached press release for additional details, and feel free to contact me if you would like further information.

Mystery Book Discussion Group at the Coralville Library

March 8 : Something Missing by Matthew Dicks

Normal burglars steal things of value, but Martin Railsback only steals things people won’t notice—a box of pasta here, a roll of toilet paper there. Then one day he accidentally knocks a toothbrush into a toilet and feels compelled to replace it, and he starts to rethink his whole approach to crime. Dicks’s humorous and heartwarming debut shows how Martin learns what it is that’s missing from his life.


LitFlicks Movie Night at the Coralville Library

Mutiny on the Bounty
Wednesday, March 8, 6:00 pm

The year is 1787, and midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian on the HMS Bounty bound for Tahiti. Bligh is a tyrant so, on the trip home, Christian leads the crew to mutiny. Once home, Byam is forced to defend himself against charges of mutiny.

Starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable.

This movie is 2 hours & 12 minutes long. Refreshments including fresh popcorn will be provided.

Based on the novel of the same title by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.