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Archive - 2013

November 12th

14 West High Trojans named to 2013 MVC All-Division teams

North Liberty Leader
The Mississippi Valley Athletic Conference (MVC) recently released its 2013 MVC Football All-Division selections. Fourteen players from the Iowa City West High Trojans were named to either first team, second team or honorable mention, in addition to an all-academic team.
West High coach Brian Sauser and his staff share coach of the year honors for the Mississippi Division with Dubuque Hempstead coach Bob McIntyre and his crew. Standout West High quarterback Nate Boland earned athlete of the year honors for the division as well.

Bettendorf ends West’s season in OT

IOWA CITY– From the start it was apparent it would be a hard-fought battle and the final score would be close as the West High Trojans faced the Bulldogs of Bettendorf Monday, Nov. 4, in a Class 4A second round playoff game on Trojan Field.
The Bulldogs ended the Trojans’ season with a 27-24 win in overtime.

Clippers can’t stop three straight for Solon

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Solon Spartans will make their third consecutive state tournament appearance after defeating the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers in three games during a Class 4A regional final at Cedar Rapids Washington High School Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The Spartans won 25-18, 25-17 and 25-17 to earn the green state qualifier banner and head for a Tuesday, Nov. 12, battle with Indianola in the quarterfinal round at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

Bienvenidos a Lomitas

Lomitas Mexican Restaurant to open in former Iguanas location

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– Lomitas is a place in the state of Tabasco, a pretty little town of about 4,500 people in the southernmost part of Mexico.
Lomitas is also a new restaurant in North Liberty.
Alfonso Galvan has already brought the flavor of his hometown of Lomitas to Iowa, opening his first Lomitas Mexican restaurant in Fort Dodge 14 years ago. He opened a second location in Humboldt within two years and a third in Webster City eight years ago.

CCA financial aid night to be held Nov. 18

TIFFIN– On Monday, Nov. 18, starting at 7 p.m., Clear Creek Amana High School will host its annual financial aid night in the high school commons at 7 p.m. A guest presenter from the Iowa College Access Network will discuss the FAFSA, Federal Student Loan programs, and scholarship searches. High school counselor Mark Hovey will discuss local scholarships and deadlines. This meeting is open to anyone wishing to learn about funding their child’s education.

Friends of NL library to hold annual waffle breakfast Nov. 16

NORTH LIBERTY– Visit the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., for the Friends of the North Liberty Community Library’s annual Belgian Waffle Breakfast fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. until noon in the recreation center gym. It is an all-you-can-eat breakfast featuring Belgian waffles and sausages.
Kids 5 and under eat free, everyone else eats for just $7 each. Tickets are for sale at the library or at the door the day of the breakfast. The Friends will also have their new cookbook for sale. All proceeds benefit the library.

NL to hold Centennial finale, time capsule dedication Nov. 16

NORTH LIBERTY– On Saturday, Nov. 16, the North Liberty Centennial Committee has planned a variety of fun events to celebrate North Liberty’s 100th birthday, starting with free daytime activities at the North Liberty Community Library.
8 a.m. until noon: waffle breakfast
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.: Kids’ activities
10 a.m.: Birthday opening
11 a.m.: Time capsule ceremony
12 p.m.: Mural unveiling
1 p.m.: Community photograph

Tiffin to see shift in council

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

Wheeling and dealing ...with life

NL resident hopes to raise awareness of inaccessiblibity

NORTH LIBERTY– She is a reverend, a mother and grandmother. She serves on the executive committee of the Johnson County Democrats and on the Iowa Agency on Aging. An advocate for people living with specific needs, she is the disability caucus chair for the Iowa Democratic Party, has a masters degree in counseling and is a graduate of the chaplaincy program at the University of Iowa.
Diana Coberly is a person first; the fact that she has accomplished so much in life from a wheelchair is secondary.

Swenka files cross-claim against CCA

By Lori Lindner
and Chris Umscheid

IOWA CITY– Zachary Lee Swenka of North Liberty has filed a cross claim against the Clear Creek Amana Community School District (CCACSD) as part of the lawsuit brought against him by an Oxford couple.
The parties were involved in a vehicle accident in October 2011, which resulted in a fatality.