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Long battle between Trojans ends with split

Miller hits home run in 11-inning marathon game

IOWA CITY– An 11-inning battle of endurance and will power ended with a 3-2 win for the West High Women of Troy Thursday, June 20, on the home diamond against the Trojans of Waterloo East. However, the nightcap, while finishing in regulation play, ended on the sour note of a 6-4 loss.

Victory dance

Clipper girls’ record above .500 with sweep over Vikettes

OXFORD– They danced in the dugout and they danced on the diamond.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity softball girls were having fun while taking care of business Monday, June 17, in a doubleheader against the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes. The Clippers took the opener 9-0 and held on for a 6-4 win in the nightcap.

Tiffin issues boil advisory

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin in Johnson County issued a boil advisory Friday after shutting off water to the older part of town and Deer View Estates, a newer section on the west side.
The city was installing a new pipe connection Friday afternoon when they needed to shut off the water to complete the work. About 500 to 600 residents and businesses are affected.
The city expects to complete repairs, restore water pressure and flush the lines Friday evening. However, the boil advisory will remain in effect until the city can collect and test water samples.

July 21 Turkey Trot event to benefit NL pantry

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Librty Community Pantry will host its first annual Thanksgiving in July Turkey Trot 5k Race and Family 1 Mile Event on Sunday, July 21, at 8 a.m., in conjunction with the community-wide food drive that provides food assistance to the hungry. This chip-timed race will begin and end at the pantry, 89 N. Jones Blvd., in North Liberty. Advance registration, due by Monday, July 8, is $25, Late registration July 9 through 21 is $35 and a T-shirt is not guaranteed.

Work on Hwy. 965 will reduce traffic to single lane

NORTH LIBERTY– Two-way traffic on Highway 965 in North Liberty will be reduced to a single lane with flaggers on Wednesday, June 26, for concrete saw cutting. The lane reduction, a necessary part of the project extending at Pheasant Lane to Highway 965 north of Scales Bend Road, is expected to last from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Additional lane reductions will be necessary in early and mid-July. These and other project-related notices will be available on the City of North Liberty’s website site at northlibertyiowa.org/projects.

Nurturing business

New La Montessori Nurtury to host open house for public July 8

NORTH LIBERTY– Parents of very young children will soon have a distinctive new choice for child care in North Liberty.
La Montessori Nurtury will open July 10 under the ownership and guidance of Lillian Myers, at 70 Circle Dr., Ste. A. The former location of the Montessori Children’s Garden preschool– which expanded into a larger space nearby– has been newly remodeled and designed specifically for infants and toddlers.

School officials pleased with the pod

Board accepts North Bend addition as substantially complete

NORTH LIBERTY­– Ray Willoughby, the construction manager for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district, was smiling as he gave a progress report to the board of directors during their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, June 19, at North Bend Elementary in North Liberty. For a little under a year, construction has been underway on an addition to the crowded school.
At the meeting, the board voted unanimously to accept substantial completion on the addition, also known as the pod.

The final two

ICCSD facility committee moves forward with two scenarios

IOWA CITY– The facilities semi-finals began early Wednesday evening– four scenarios entered the boardroom, and in a late heat, two emerged as the favorites.

Rollin’ along the highways & Byways

Great Eastern Iowa Tractorcade comes through Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY– Fourteen years and still rolling.
WMT Radio sponsored the 14th annual Great Eastern Iowa Tractorcade June 9-11, with approximately 530 tractors motoring their way across the highways and byways of southeast Iowa.
The event began as an idea from local radio personalities at WHO Radio, who worked with WMT Radio– A Clear Channel station and one of the area’s leading agricultural reporting entities– to bring vintage and contemporary tractor owners together in a central location, said Clear Channel’s Renee Uthoff, who organizes WMT’s event.

Challenging week for Spartans

WATERLOO– Against Central DeWitt and Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Solon’s varsity Spartans managed only seven runs over three games.
Against Waterloo Columbus, the Spartans scored 21 runs in one night.
The Solon baseball team went 1-5 last week, dropping its overall record to 12-8.
“This past week was very challenging for our baseball team,” said head coach Keith McSweeney. “Our defense broke down on several occasions and some injuries really extended our pitching staff.”