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CCA girls’ soccer heats up in the cold

CCA girls brave frigid weather for season opening win

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Once the final goal had been scored, the scene on the field resembled a state playoff win as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers stormed the turf and embraced each other while jumping up and down in victory.

Cool victory for Clipper boys

CCA boys open with 3-0 win in frigid weather

TIFFIN– Tim Benson’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity soccer boys took to the field Monday, April 1, to face the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie in a season-opening girls/boys doubleheader. With temperatures in the low 30s and a persistent wind out of the west-northwest, the conditions were more appropriate for winter.

Dealing with a drug problem

NLPD assigns officer to Johnson County drug task force

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– If you are thinking of using, making or selling illegal drugs in North Liberty, be advised that the men and women in blue are going to be out looking for you.
Since 2001, the North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) has been a participating member of the Johnson County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force. While the department has had officers assisting the task force, it has been a goal to have an officer assigned fulltime to the mission of battling drug crime.
In January, that goal was achieved.

Two North Liberty residents charged with drug possession, child endangerment

NORTH LIBERTY– Two North Liberty residents are now facing multiple drug charges after North Liberty police officers conducted a search of their home.

NLFD responds to structure fire April 2

NORTH LIBERTY– On Tuesday April 2, at 6:38 p.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to 1625 Grizzly Trail, North Liberty, for a structure fire. North Liberty Engine Company, the first unit to arrive at the scene, reportedly found a vehicle fully-engulfed by fire, with the fire having spread to the attached garage. The fire was under control within 26 minutes of arrival.
Early property damage estimate is $10,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.
There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries.

Eighth annual Corridor Canstruction competition to be held April 13 at Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – This year’s Corridor Canstruction competition to help fight hunger will take place at Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, April 13. Watch as five architecture/engineering firms and 10 groups of local youth, including students from North Central Junior High School in North Liberty, go head-to-head to build the best super-sized structure from canned foods in just four hours.

Tiffin fire and first responder pancake breakfast to be April 14

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Fire and First Responders will hold their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 14, from 6 a.m. until noon at the Tiffin fire station. They will be serving pancakes, eggs, awesome whole hog sausage, cinnamon rolls, and Clear Creek Orchard jams for a free will donation. Special order items are also available.

Mehaffey Bridge public meeting to be held April 15 at South Slope

NORTH LIBERTY– The Johnson County Secondary Roads Department will be holding a public information meeting on the Mehaffey Bridge Replacement Project Monday, April 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the South Slope Community Center located at 980 N. Front St. in North Liberty.

Family Video, take one

Council agrees to rezone, but resists intended use

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Developers hoping to build a Family Video store in of North Liberty might need to re-write their script, based on council’s recent dialogue.
At its March 26 meeting, the North Liberty City Council approved the first consideration of a rezoning request in an area known as Community Addition, next to the University of Iowa Community Credit Union (UICCU) on Highway 965.

Big Country gets big discount

Tiffin council approves 5-year TIF incentive

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin is preparing to give a fairly significant tax break to a local business in town.
At the Tiffin City Council’s Feb. 13 meeting, Big Country Seeds owner Dan Steines approached the council with a request for a five-year tax abatement for a planned expansion of his business.