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January 12th

Iowa City West clobbers Dubuque Wahlert

Women of Troy fry the Golden Eagles, 76-28

North Liberty Leader
DUBUQUE– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy improved their varsity basketball record to 8-2 Friday, Jan. 5, on the road at Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School. West High fried the Wahlert Golden Eagles, 76-28, and delivered Wahlert’s fifth loss in a row and a 3-8 record.
West High exploded out of the gate with a 26-point effort in the first period while giving up only 10 points. West led 48-18 at halftime and held a very comfortable 62-24 lead going into the final period.

Creek Boys top double dual

CCA wrestlers defeat CPU and Liberty High

North Liberty Leader
CENTER POINT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers swept a double dual (triangular) meet Thursday, Jan. 4, in Center Point versus the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CPU) and the Lightning (Bolts) from Liberty High.
The Clippers edged past the Pointers, 42-41, with Andrew Rohret (145 pounds), Kyle Pitlick (195), Jonah Upah (285) and Sam Stevens (113) all winning by fall over CPU’s Dylan Clark, Collin Bantz, Derek Besick and Matt Hearn.

Creek Girls escape Lightning Bolts

CCA tops Liberty, 64-58

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls basketball team picked up a pair of wins Friday, Jan. 5, and Saturday, Jan. 6, extending its winning streak to five games and improving its record to 6-4. The Clippers defeated Central Clinton, DeWitt, 50-38, Friday night and faced the Liberty Lightning in a varsity girl-boy doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.
The Bolts fell, 55-32, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at home to Dubuque Hempstead and were topped 64-58 by the Creek Girls for their second-consecutive loss and a 5-7 record.

Clippers struck by Lightning

Liberty boys hand CCA boys 58-45 loss

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NORTH LIBERTY– Stu Ordman and the Liberty High varsity boys basketball team improved their record to 5-6 with a 58-45 home win over Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Saturday, Jan. 6. The Lightning handed the Clippers their second loss in two days as the Creek Boys fell the night before to Central Clinton, DeWitt and dropped to 2-7.

NLFD responds in 7 minutes to home fire

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department responded to a manufactured home fire on at 12:08 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 149 Golfview Ct. for a report of a manufactured home on fire.
Firefighters arrived within seven minutes after dispatch and found smoke and fire coming from the rear of the residence. The residence was occupied at the time of the fire, which originated in a back bedroom and was determined to be accidental as a result of a 5-year-old child playing with a lighter. There were no working smoke detectors in the residence.

Transit Desert

Corridor public transit systems need connectivity

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Residents of North Liberty and rural Johnson County inhabit areas that transportation planners sometimes refer to as “transit deserts,” locales where substantial numbers of people without cars rely on public transit services that stop short of providing access to the outermost pick-up and drop-off points of larger metropolitan bus and passenger rail systems. It’s an issue that has caught the attention of state-level representatives of Corridor communities.

Tiffin Hypnotist comedy show Jan. 25

TIFFIN– The Fine Arts and Music Enhancers (F.A.M.E.) will be hosting Clear Creek Amana (CCA) alumnus Steve Meade as he performs his comedy hypnosis show “The Virtual Reality Tour” Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Clear Creek Amana High School Performing Arts Center in Tiffin. Volunteers from the audience will be taken on a spellbound lifelike mental vacation using the power of hypnosis.

MPO seeks ECICOG representative

East Central Iowa Council of Governments Board of Directors seeks citizen representative

JOHNSON COUNTY– The Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County is seeking a representative to participate on the East Central Iowa Council of Governments Board of Directors. ECICOG is an intergovernmental council established in 1973 and is governed by a board of directors comprised of elected officials and private citizens. The appointment is for one year.

Christmas tree collection Jan. 10 and 17.

JOHNSON COUNTY– Johnson County Refuse will collect discarded Christmas trees on Jan. 10 and Jan. 17.
Trees should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. with all decorations removed. Please remove the tree from any bag or container. This service is free of charge.

Troop 216 chili supper Feb. 3

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 38th annual Chili Supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional Scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 Scouts.