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West fifth at MVC Sophomore Swimming and Diving

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy placed fifth in team points at the 2015 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Sophomore Swimming and Diving Meet held Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center in Iowa City.
Cedar Rapids Washington won the meet with 392 team points followed by Cedar Falls (346), Cedar Rapids Kennedy (314.5), Dubuque Wahlert (221) and West High (184).

West High Women of Troy 17th overall in state swimming championship

North Liberty Leader
MARSHALLTOWN– Six Iowa City West High swimmers competed Saturday, Nov. 7, in the 2015 Girls State Swimming and Diving Championships at the Marshalltown YMCA. Erica and Alison Hsu, Rachel Ding, Elaina Martz, Alleyna Thomas and Ariel Roghair represented the Women of Troy with Erica Hsu finishing second in 200-yard IM in 2:07.33 and fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:05.30.

Clippers top LaPorte City-Union to win Davenport Central volleyball tournament

North Liberty Leader
DAVENPORT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball girls won the Davenport Central Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Clippers went 2-1 in pool play with wins over Central Clinton-DeWitt and the host Blue Devils before falling to LaPorte City-Union.

Women of Troy to state tournament

Women of Troy Sweep Lions 3-0 in regional final

MARION– The West High Women of Troy avenged a pair of regular season losses to the Linn-Mar Lions with a 3-0 sweep Tuesday, Nov. 3, in a Class 5A regional final match, and earned their second consecutive state tournament appearance.

Haunted happenings

NORTH LIBERTY– With a turnout of more than 720 kids, North Liberty’s Haunted Happenings event is easily one of the most popular Halloween activities in the Corridor.
This year’s Haunted Happenings took place Thursday, Oct. 29, and Friday, Oct. 30, at the North Liberty Community Center.

Local author releases new crime novel

Reading at Prairie Lights Nov. 19

IOWA CITY– Acclaimed and long time Iowa City author Patrick Irelan will read at Prairie Lights Bookstore Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.
Irelan’s new crime fiction novel, “The Big Drugstore,” is set in the Quad Cities alongside the Mississippi River. The novel introduces smart-talking, big-hearted, quick-witted and down-on-his-luck Private Detective Mike Scofield.
The book gets five stars from Foreword Reviews.

NL council approves arts funding for kids

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s new budget strategy to fund mid-year requests from nonprofit organizations has already benefitted local seniors.
Now it is helping area youth as well.
The North Liberty City Council in October approved two social service funding applications from Elder Services, in the amount of $1,120, and North Liberty Senior Dining program, for $1,500. A third application from Any Given Child of Iowa City, in the amount of $2,000 each year for three years, was considered at the council’s Oct. 27 meeting.

CCE’s new principal finds renewed sense of purpose in Oxford

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD— When talking with elementary school principal Matt Leeman, two thoughts come to mind. First, never say “never.” Second, there’s something special about the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District that can renew an educator’s spirit.

Castle crashers

Dressed in costumes and ready for tricks and treats, Kayliah and Charles Greer enter the North Liberty Recreation Center’s Haunted Happenings event Friday, Oct. 30. Recreation center staff transform the building into a semi-spooky site for the annual children’s Halloween celebration, with an indoor maze and kids’ activities co-sponsored by the City of North Liberty and the Optimist Club of North Liberty. For more photos and information about the event, see page A6. (photo by Lori Lindner)

Class sizes still rising at Garner Elementary

ICCSD may allow families at crowded schools to transfer to schools with smaller class sizes

By Nora Heaton
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY – As K-3 enrollment continues to creep upward in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD), the Board of Directors will consider options to keep class sizes down, such as allowing students to transfer to schools with small classes.