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Iowa City Animal Services investigates cat bite

Iowa CityOn Saturday, March 2, 2024, Iowa City Animal Services received a report of a cat bite.

The bite occurred around 8:20 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the 1200 Block of Duck Creek Drive. The cat is described as having mostly black fur with some white fur on its chest and head. The cat was wearing a collar that displayed the name, "Sir Cady/Kady Mittens."

Iowa City Animal Services is seeking information on the rabies vaccination status of the cat. If anyone has any information, they are encouraged to contact Iowa City Animal Services directly at 319-356-5295 or the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-6800.

What to do in the event of an animal bite

If you've been bitten, ask the owner of the animal for their contact information and if the animal is current on its rabies vaccination. Clean the bite with soap and water as soon as you're able. Iowa City Animal Services recommends seeking medical attention to ensure there is no infection and filing a bite report to Animal Services or the Iowa City Police Department.

If your animal bites someone, inform both the victim and Animal Services of your pet's rabies vaccination status. Bites must be reported for the health and safety of others. Failure to report a bite could result in a fine.

Iowa City Police seek public's help in locating missing teen

Aniyah Sykes

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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Portions of sidewalk to close for Dubuque Street Reconstruction Project utility work beginning March 5

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, underground private utility work in preparation for the Dubuque Street Reconstruction Project will begin Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

This work will take place on the east side of Dubuque Street between Washington Street and Iowa Avenue. The sidewalk will be closed to pedestrian traffic approximately 20 feet north and south of the alley. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

The sidewalk is anticipated to reopen by March 11.

The Dubuque Street Reconstruction Project is anticipated to fully launch with the closing of Dubuque Street between Washington Street and Iowa Avenue on Monday, March 11. Additional information on the project, including frequently asked questions, can be found here.

Stay informed

The City will host weekly information meetings once the project begins. Project updates can be found by subscribing to E-subscriptions here and selecting "Dubuque St. Reconstruction." 

Iowa City now accepting applications for Program for Improving Neighborhoods (PIN) grants

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IOWA CITY -- The Program for Improving Neighborhoods (PIN) Grant program provides financial resources to support a wide range of initiatives that engage and energize neighborhoods.

Funding requests must be based on neighborhood input, have a collaborative partner, and align with the City's Strategic Plan. The maximum grant amount is $3,000 per neighborhood association.

Who can apply?
In order to be considered for funding, a recognized Neighborhood Association must apply through its official leadership. Considerations will also be made for up-and-coming associations (Pilot Programs) who have ideas for a qualifying project.

Project Proposal
The first step of the PIN Grant process is to submit a general Project Proposal. Submission of the proposal will help ensure applicants have ample time to understand grant requirements and goals, preplan communications with community partners, and coordinate with relevant City departments or divisions. City staff will review the proposal submission to ensure the early proposal is feasible and meets grant guidelines. Applicants must submit a Project Proposal before being invited to complete a full Grant Application.

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 25, 2024. The application and details on program guidelines can be found Awardees will be notified by email in June.

If you are interested in applying and have questions about the process, please join a virtual discussion by reaching out to [email protected] for details on how to participate.

North Liberty Library - Don't Miss the Madness!

North Liberty LibraryMarch on over to the library!

Join us in March for family night featuring Miss Carole's Macaroni SoupMac & Murder lock-in for teens, Infinity Card Making, and several City Slate events including John Cassidy - The Balloon Freak.

March also means Book Madness! This year will be a battle of adult fiction against picture book favorites. Vote for each weekly bracket in the library or online. Get the kids involved and let them pick their favorite picture books to advance.

Our Local Libraries LIT virtual author series in collaboration with your public libraries of Johnson County, Iowa, the University of Iowa Libraries, and the Tuesday Agency will welcome Grace M. Cho and Virginia Sole-Smith this spring. The goal of the speaker series is to spark action to develop thriving communities.

Have a great month.


Sensory Certified

The North Liberty Community Center has partnered with KultureCity to enhance our ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. Our goal is to provide an inclusive experience for all guests using the community center.

Download the KultureCity App for iPhone or Android or visit the community center's profile to view what sensory features are available and where access them.

Conversational English Group

Mondays, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Looking to improve your English language skills? This relaxed and welcoming setting is open to language learners of all levels. Sessions are designed to help build confidence and fluency in English through interactive activities and discussions. Practice speaking, listening, and comprehension skills with other learners in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Visit the library calendar for a complete schedule of events for all ages.

Jobs – City of North Liberty, Part-Time Firefighter

North Liberty LogoNorth Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.

In the 03/01/2024 edition:

Part-Time Firefighter

The City of North Liberty is currently accepting applications for Part-Time Firefighter positions. Applicants for Part-Time Firefighter must be 18 years of age or older, possess a Firefighter 1 certification, be a current EMT or higher, hold a current driver’s license with a good driving record, and pass a background check. Passing a post-offer physical and drug screen is required for part-time employees.

Submit resume and application to:  North Liberty Fire Department, 25 W. Cherry Street, P.O. Box 77, North Liberty, IA 52317, by 4 PM, Monday, April 15, 2024, or apply online at  Part-Time Firefighter hiring packet can be found at

Following a review of part-time applicant hiring packets, including resume and application, finalists will be selected for furthering the selection process.  Candidates must pass a physical agility exam administered by the NLFD, unless they hold a CPAT card that was issued within the past 12 months.  The agility exam is considered a pass/fail timed test, and candidates will be given 2 attempts at passing.  To be successful, an applicant will need to complete this exam within 8 minutes & 30 seconds.  Once the candidate is successful with the agility exam, interviews, background checks, and health screens will be conducted.  The physical agility test will be conducted at the North Liberty Fire Station at 25 W. Cherry Street on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 9 AM.

Starting wage rate for a Part-Time Firefighter / EMT is $16.50 per hour. EOE.

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News – City of North Liberty, 02/29/2024

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.

System Update to Impact Utility Payments March 7 to 11

A planned payment system update will prevent the City of North Liberty from processing credit card utility payments online, in person and by phone beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2024. We expect to be able resume processing payments by Monday, March 11, at 7 a.m. The update is part of an upgrade…

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Iowa City Traffic Alert – Prentiss Street

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Traffic is currently being impacted on the following street.

The westbound lane of Prentiss Street is closed to traffic during daylight hours between Gilbert Street and Maiden Lane. This lane closure is facilitating window removal and replacement at 330 Prentiss Street. It is anticipated normal traffic will resume by the end of the day Friday, March 1, 2024.