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SIMBLI amazing

CCA Board Members obtain a new tool for greater efficiency

OXFORD– School board members have a plethora of documents to keep track of: everything from meeting agendas to “board packets” for those meetings, to the district’s library of policies and procedures. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District, like many districts and businesses, utilized Google Docs for several years as a repository and means of distributing board documents while posting the policies on the district’s website. Thanks to a new tool, the board has a one-stop-shop on their Chromebook tablets to access it all.

A proper station for a growing department

NLPD facility to begin construction this fall

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) is finally getting a proper facility to meet its growing needs.
During an Aug. 28 meeting, the North Liberty City Council unanimously approved plans, specifications and estimated cost for the Police Department Building Project. Construction is estimated at $5 million with the use of a general obligation (GO) municipal bond, making it by far the largest project of the FY19 budget.

Liberty XC finds success at West High’s Early Bird

Keeney and Montover win for the Lightning

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s cross country squads started the 2018 season Thursday, Aug. 23, at Iowa City West High’s Early Bird Invitational, held at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course.
Liberty Freshman Ashlyn Keeney defeated West High’s Deniz Ince by 38 seconds to win the varsity girls race. Keeney won in 18:12.4 to senior Ince’s 18:51.3. Camille Mac and McKenzie Logan, Liberty’s returning varsity starters from last year, were third and fourth respectively in 19:23.8 and 19:54.6. West High won the meet, followed by Pleasant Valley and the Bolts.

Women of Troy splash the J-Hawks in Coralville

Liberty’s Martin, Taeger and Janik win as West High swims past Jefferson 138-47

CORALVILLE– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy won their first dual swimming and diving meet of the year with a 138-47 win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson Tuesday, August 31, at the Coralville Recreation Center. Eleven Liberty High swimmers are on West’s squad this year with three Bolts: Scarlet Martin, Olivia Taeger and Lexi Janik winning the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard back stroke, 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke respectively in varsity competition.

Lightning flashes for first VB tournament title

Liberty goes 4-0 at Charles City invitational

CHARLES CITY– More history was made for Liberty High School Saturday, Aug. 25, as the varsity volleyball team notched its first tournament championship in school history at the Charles City Early Bird Invitational.
The Bolts zapped Charles City (21-13, 21-14), Decorah (21-7, 21-12), Mason City (21-14, 21-11) and Iowa Falls (11-21, 21-18, 15-10).

Lightning falls to Saints in MVC debut

CR Xavier 3, Liberty High 1

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s Mississippi Valley Conference varsity volleyball debut opened on a high note as the Lightning took the first set 25-18 over Cedar Rapids Xavier Tuesday, August 21, at home. The Saints, third in Class 4A in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s preseason rankings, rolled over Liberty 25-7 in the second set and won the third set 25-17 before finishing the night 25-23 for the 3-1 win.

Third quarter rally not enough for the Bolts over the Little Hawks

City High spoils Liberty’s varsity debut, 38-21

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s varsity football debut opened on a sour note on the road Friday, Aug. 24, at Iowa City High as the Little Hawks flew through the Lightning to a 38-21 win over the “Bolts.”

Oxford Legion launches campaign to build a new Veterans Memorial

OXFORD– Oxford Legion Post 537 launched a campaign to build a new local Veterans Memorial. The present memorial is deteriorating, the cement is crumbling and the cracks are beginning to show its age. The present memorial will be removed, and preparations for its replacement are being made and fundraisers are being implemented.

Fareway breaks ground in Tiffin

City’s first grocery store expected to open spring 2019

TIFFIN– It’s been nearly five years since Tiffin residents put a grocery store at the top of their wish list, and last week the city came a few shovelfuls closer to reaching that dream.
On the sunny afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 23, gold shovels in hand, representatives of the City of Tiffin, Fareway Stores, Inc. and the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce broke ground together at the site of the upcoming Fareway grocery store. Located at 500 Croell Ave., the city’s first grocery store will be approximately 19,000 square feet in scale, and is expected to open its doors spring 2019.

Sail or sink

5th annual Cardboard Boat Races at Scales Pointe

NORTH LIBERTY– For the fifth year, would-be nautical engineers cut, folded, shaped and taped corrugated cardboard sheets into vessels they hoped would survive a short trip in the waters of the Coralville Lake for a shot at a trophy and bragging rights.
Bobbers Grill and Scales Pointe Campground and Marina hosted its fifth annual Cardboard Boat Races on Saturday, Aug. 11, on the grounds near North Liberty with 14 entries with names on the boats including “Two Girls,” “Tweested Seasters,” “Captain America,” “Poseidon,” “Swisher Sinker,” “Vinnie” and “Jenny.”