Johnson County officials offer courthouse tours to stress need for annex

IOWA CITY — Evidence from some of Johnson County’s grisliest murder cases — Roger Bentley, Jonathan Memmer and Curtis Fry — sits on shelves in a damp old outbuilding’s basement near the courthouse.

The Cler [...]

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Johnson County lifts all flood evacuation orders

IOWA CITY — Johnson County Friday afternoon lifted the remaining mandatory evacuation orders it has issued early this month because of flooding.

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Council appoints Kuhl to mayoral seat

The North Liberty City Council on Tuesday promoted Gerry Kuhl to mayor.

Kuhl had been the city’s mayor pro tem and served as acting mayor following the death of Mayor Tom Salm in May.

“The late Mayor Salm would want us to [...]

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Application pulled for Johnson County hog operation but plan may not be dead

IOWA CITY — A farmer proposing a hog confinement in eastern Johnson County pulled his application for a construction permit Thursday, but that does not necessarily mean the project will not happen.

Ray Slach had applied for a permit [...]

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Hamburg Inn reopening delayed, owner remains optimistic

IOWA CITY — Three and a half weeks after receiving word that the Hamburg Inn No. 2 was on fire, owner Dave Panther remains positive.

“I think we’ll have some sort of celebration, maybe call it ‘Burning down the ho [...]

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Solon’s new city hall offers more space

SOLON — A new building here is offering more consolidation to city staff, as well as more space.

Solon’s city staff fully moved in to the new City Hall on May 19, and, after a few tech issues, the building is fully functional.< [...]

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North Liberty parade, events dubbed ‘Salute to Salm’

The city of North Liberty will host a children’s fair Friday after the Salute to Salm parade.

Following the cancellation of North Liberty Fun Days, city staff banded together to provide alternate events and keep the parade going.


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Missing Coralville Herky being repaired

A missing Herky on Parade statue is undergoing repairs for “likely vandalism.”

The statue titled “Gymnast Herky,” which was located on Wetlands Walkway behind the Coralville Marriott, was damaged a couple of weeks [...]

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City hopes to keep community interest with event loss

The City of North Liberty is hoping to still give local families an events to come celebrate after the recent cancellation of the North Liberty Fun Days.

North Liberty Fun Days announced on their Facebook page on May 24 that the 36 year trad [...]

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Promotions create opportunities, challenges for Iowa City Police Department

The second retirement in recent weeks at the Iowa City Police Department will create more changes for the police department.

Last month, Capt. Rick Wyss retired from the department, requiring the promotion of a new captain, lieutenant and se [...]

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City Park Pool opening delayed

IOWA CITY — The City Park Pool will not open Memorial Day weekend because of unseasonably cold temperatures last winter and this spring.

A Thursday news release from the city said the opening — which usually occurs Memorial Day [...]

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University of Iowa institute-sponsored car to race in Indy 500

When this year’s expected pack of 33 racers lines up for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25, one car — No. 91 to be exact — will be sporting a familiar logo: the University of Iowa Tigerhawk.

Buddy Lazie [...]

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Police say Iowa City day care provider left children alone

An Iowa City day care provider faces child endangerment charges after police say she left infants alone in her home while she went to pick up her own children from school.

According to a complaint from the Iowa City Police Department, police [...]

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Iowa students use backpacks to focus attention on suicides

IOWA CITY — Many students crossing the Pentacrest on the University of Iowa campus slowed Tuesday to view a sea of brightly colored backpacks, representing the 1,100 college-age students who commit suicide each year.

“If you br [...]

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Additional indecent exposure charge filed against Iowa City man

A man accused of touching himself across from an Iowa City elementary school faces an additional charge.

According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, 46-year-old Anthony L. Hudson, of Iowa City, faces an additional charge of indecent [...]

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