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CCA’s Bandy, Murray pick up wins at Gruber relays in Solon

North Liberty Leader
SOLON– Clear Creek Amana’s boy’s track and field team placed fifth in team points Tuesday, April 22, at the Denny Gruber Relays in Solon. The host Spartans won the meet with 137 points, the Clippers had 67 and Davenport Assumption rounded out the eight-team field with 23 points.
Jack Murray won the 1,600-meter run in 4:38.49 and was second in the 800-meter run while Tanner Bandy took the win in the high jump finals by clearing 5’10. Bandy also had second-place showings in the 200 and 400-meter dashes.

CCA results:

Boys’ 4x800, Gardarsson and Welch are top-5 finishers

West well-represented at Drake

North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– The Iowa City West High track and field programs were well represented last weekend at the 2014 Drake Relays with athletes competing in nearly 20 events between the Trojans and Women of Troy.

NL Babe Ruth baseball organizes league for older players

A new game in town

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– You never outgrow your love for baseball.
That’s why organizers of the Tri-County North Babe Ruth League added yet opportunity for older players; now, boys 16 to 18 years old can suit up and take the field all summer long.

West High Trojans stuff Cedar Falls Tigers 4-0

IOWA CITY– The pitch was waterlogged as a cold and continuous rain fell upon it last Thursday, April 24. In other words, it was a perfect evening for the West High Trojans to go on a tiger hunt; Cedar Falls Tigers, to be specific.

Clipper girls 5-0 with win over Benton Community

TIFFIN– And a freshman shall lead them.
Hannah Bormann, a freshman on the varsity squad for Clear Creek Amana’s soccer team, led the Clippers to a 7-0 win last Tuesday evening (April 22) at home against Benton Community with three goals.
The Clippers’ first goal came with 28 minutes left in the first half as Kelsey Hall scored on a free kick. Not even a minute later, Bormann dribbled right past the shell-shocked Bobcat keeper to score for a 2-0 lead at the break.

Blues & BBQ volunteer sign-up is on

NORTH LIBERTY– Sign up is now open for volunteers at the July 12 North Liberty Blues & BBQ presented by South Slope Cooperative Communications. It takes a volunteer force of about 200 people to put on this all-ages, family-friendly event. Roles include selling drink tickets or serving in the beverage garden, helping kids at the inflatables, distributing water to volunteers, set up and tear down, and many others. Volunteers can visit northlibertyblues.org/volunteer to sign up.

Schools to hold 5K, 1 mile run May 17

NORTH LIBERTY– Penn, Garner and Van Allen PTOs will co-sponsor the second annual GPV PTO Rockin’ 5K Run/Walk and Little Rockin’ 1 Mile Run on Saturday, May 17. This event will begin and end at Penn Elementary. The 1 mile run will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9 a.m.
All proceeds from this event go to the North Liberty Family Resource Centers serving the students and families of Penn, Garner and Van Allen Elementary schools.
Register for the event at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=10205.

Sign up by May 17 for Optimists’ Avenue of Flags opportunity

NORTH LIBERTY– We are approaching the time of year when residents of North Liberty are invited to display the American flag in a colorful acknowledgment of our national values and in support of those who are actively defending freedom around the world.
For the fourth year, the Optimist Club of North Liberty is offering the community an opportunity to display its American spirit. The Optimist Club will place a 3’x5’ nylon American flag on a 10-foot pole in front of your home or business on these five national holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day.

Referendum likely, but jail won’t be on it

IOWA CITY– The dilemma over the Johnson County Jail and Courthouse had the board of supervisors in meetings that at times were contentious late last year. After another failed bond issue last May, which would have built a justice center, combining additional courthouse space with a new jail, the supervisors have continued to battle over a variety of options.

City to eat unsavory premium increase for Tiffin employees

TIFFIN– The cost of health insurance rarely goes down.
And once in a while, there’s a spike in premiums that really causes jaws to drop.
The City of Tiffin encountered one such moment recently, experiencing a 36 percent hike in the cost of health insurance for its employees.
At a meeting last Wednesday, Tiffin council members considered whether any of the increase should be passed on to workers.
In the end, the answer was no.