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February 7th

A tale of one sweet city

Garner students create mock city

NORTH LIBERTY– Second grade students at Buford Garner Elementary School in North Liberty got a taste of city development in December, and it was a sweet lesson in collaboration.

Statement on Jim Warkentin’s resignation

City, former chief release resignation

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty City Attorney Scott Peterson released the following Wednesday, Feb. 6, regarding the departure of North Liberty Police Chief Jim Warkentin.
“Jim Warkentin has tendered his resignation as chief of police effective February 1, 2013. The City Council will consider Jim’s resignation at its next meeting. The City of North Liberty would like to thank Jim for his service to the community and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
The release included this statement from Warkentin:

February 6th

West High boys swim to second place at IHSAA district meet

IOWA CITY– The swimming Trojans of Iowa City West High placed second Saturday in a Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) District Meet held at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center and hosted by City High. West racked up 213 team points in the competition, which featured seven teams. Cedar Rapids Washington won the event with 327 team points, earing their 50th consecutive IHSAA District Championship.

The best in the West

Disterhoft breaks West High record as team trounces Waterloo East

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy had little trouble beating the Lady Trojans of Waterloo East at home Friday night, taking the MVC contest, 69-28. With West coming into the match-up with a 14-4 record vs. East’s 1-17, the end result was no surprise.

CCA’s Murphy on to district wrestling tournament

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Connor Murphy placed claimed the championship at 106 pounds, allowing the Clippers wrestler to advance to the district tournament in Solon Saturday, Feb. 9.
According to online statistics, Murphy was the only CCA wrestler to advance during the sectional meet hosted in Tiffin Saturday, Feb. 2.
Other results for CCA included:
• Daniel Brechtel placed fourth at 113;
• Carter Carew placed third at 126;
• Colton Beckler placed sixth at 132;
• Nate Langrehr placed fourth at 138;
• Stephen Jensen placed fifth at 152;
• Beau Gerard placed fifth at 195.

Justice center redux

Bond referendum likely to go before voters (again) in May

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– They’re going to try again.

NL council balks at some additional contributions, bends for others

City holds second FY14 budget work session

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– As budgets everywhere are squeezed, the North Liberty City Council has been hit up for additional donations.
At a second budget work session Tuesday, Jan. 29, the council agreed to fund some requests that would help people in need, while taking a more conservative stance on others for the upcoming fiscal year.

City confirms police chief’s departure

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty no longer has a police chief, but nobody is saying why, or how the vacancy occurred.
On Monday, Feb. 4, the North Liberty Leader received information that North Liberty Police Chief Jim Warkentin had resigned his position with the city. However officials in the city’s administrative offices declined to say whether or not a resignation was tendered.

Book fest readings bring storybooks to life

NORTH LIBERTY– Storybook professions came to life at the One Book, Two Book Festival held concurrently in Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty on Jan. 13.

Three Solon wrestlers advance at sectional

TIFFIN– The Solon varsity wrestling team crowned two champions and earned a third berth in the district tournament to be hosted by Solon Saturday, Feb. 9.
Individual champions for Solon at the sectional meet in Tiffin included Louis Gnida at 113 pounds and Lance Evans at 195 pounds. Logan Linderbaum took second place at heavyweight.
Gnida pinned Mount Vernon’s Levi Wade and earned a 9-5 decision over Keaton Sherwood of Benton Community. Evans pinned one opponent and took a 9-0 major decision over Conner Welch of Mount Vernon.
Other results for Solon included: