North Liberty

• The North Liberty Police Department recently recruited its first K-9, a nearly 60-pound Belgian Malinois. Falco, who joined the NLPD in early December, provides a much-needed asset in broadening police coverage in Johnson County. Falso’s typical shift begins at 4 p.m. and runs late into the night. Vehicle detection and looking for narcotics make up the majority of the new K-9’s objectives. Falco’s nose has also been proven invaluable for detecting what is known as ground disturbance, or tracking. — North Johnson County

West Burlington

• West Burlington has been selected to be featured in the very first ‘board connect’ by the Iowa Association of School Boards for the work being done in the schools to combat generational poverty. Board Connect goes out to board members, superintendents and district staff for all 329 member districts. — The Des Moines County News


• Sully Christian School’s annual Food and Fun Night is tonight at the school, 12629 S. 92nd Ave. East, Sully. Starting at 4:30 p.m., hamburgers, hot dogs and a variety of sides will be served and the silent auction will begin. Fun games including Ring-A-Pop, skee ball and Olympic archery for the younger crowd will be held in the gym and surrounding classrooms from 5-6:30 p.m. A live auction starting at 7 p.m. will wrap up the evening. The live auction will include: a seven-day. all-inclusive Mexico vacation, a two-night stay at the Wisconsin Dells, a family summer fun pack featuring fun Des Moines destinations, a hog with processing, classroom baskets and much more. — Hometown Press


• Winterset schools, the courthouse and the library will soon all have life-saving Automatic Electronic Defibrillators installed, along with “Stop the Bleed” cabinets. The schools have already been done, according to Madison County Public Health Director Stacey Falke. The courthouse and the library are next. The machines are being purchased with grant funds and cost approximately $2,200 each, while the Stop the Bleed cabinets cost around $600 each. — Winterset Madisonian