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Archive - 2021

Date

March 5th

Shots fired, no injuries in North Liberty standoff

Maryland man flees from police, shoots at them, barricades himself

NORTH LIBERTY– An incident, beginning in Coralville, ended in North Liberty with a Maryland man taken into custody after shooting at officers and barricading himself.

2.4 percent more for school districts

Governor Kim Reynolds signs funding package for fiscal year 2022

DES MOINES– School administrators and boards of education have a degree of certainty as they put together their budgets for the next fiscal year (FY). Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an education funding package on Tuesday, Feb. 23, which sets a 2.4 percent increase over last year’s amount of state supplemental aid for the state’s 327 school districts. The state’s school aid funding formula provides dollars to districts and Area Education Agencies (AEAs) by combining state aid with property tax revenue on a per-student basis.
Per-student funding will increase from $7,048 to $7,227.

The shock that saves lives

Local law enforcement agencies benefit from $10.1 million grant to purchase Automatic External Defibrillators

IOWA CITY– A defibrillator is a device administering an electrical shock to the heart in an attempt to correct a life-threatening chaotic rhythm called ventricular fibrillation, or V-Fib. In this condition, the heart muscle quivers erratically, but does not pump blood. Essentially, without a heartbeat, the person is dead. The defibrillator’s shock literally jolts the heart, stopping it completely for an instant, in the hope natural pacemakers will kick in again in a normal, life-sustaining rhythm restoring heartbeat and breathing.

February 24th

Creek Boys are top of the WaMaC West again

Withrow’s 25 points leads CCA in 76-74 win over Benton Community Clippers claim second West Division championship

VAN HORNE– They are the champions again.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ basketball team pulled off a nail-biting 76-74 win over Benton Community on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and claimed the WaMaC West Division championship in the process. The Clippers, defending their title from last season, went 12-0 in the division and 16-2 in the WaMaC as a whole, finishing the regular season at 17-5 overall for their first back-to-back conference championship.

CCA’s Stevens has short but historic time in Des Moines

2nd freshman in school history to earn a spot in the state wrestling tournament falls early

DES MOINES– Freshman Jack Stevens (113 pounds) accomplished something many high school wrestlers only dream about: competing in the state tournament. Stevens qualified with a second-place finish in the Class 3A District 7 state qualifying meet on Saturday, Feb. 13, and became only the second freshman in CCA history to do so. Stevens was the only Clipper to advance to state this year.
Stevens’ first round match on Thursday, Feb. 18, against Fort Dodge’s Max Bishop ended in a loss by technical fall (16-0). The Predicament had Bishop No. 5 in 3A in the Feb. 10 rankings.

Bolts tangle with Cougars, emerge abraded

Kelby Telander puts up nine to lead Liberty in 59-43 loss to CR Kennedy

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Liberty High varsity boys’ basketball team suffered its third consecutive loss since returning from quarantine, tangling with the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Kennedy High School. The Cougars eviscerated the Lightning, 59-43, to drop the Bolts to 5-4 overall (3-4 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division while improving to 14-6 overall and 9-4 in the MVC Valley Division.

Cougars end the Bolts basketball season

Liberty girls fall, 47-37, to Cedar Rapids Kennedy in 5A regional quarterfinal

CEDAR RAPIDS The 2020-2021 varsity girls basketball season ended for Liberty High Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Cedar Rapids Kennedy as the Cougars won a Class 5A regional quarterfinal, 47-37.
Kennedy entered the contest No. 15 in the final weekly rankings of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) while the Lightning were unranked all season.

Indians end Creek Girls’ season with regional semifinal upset

Calia Clubb leads CCA with 12 points. but Marion wins 54-36

TIFFIN– The 2020-2021 varsity season ended for Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) girls Saturday, Feb. 20, with a surprising 54-36 loss to the Marion Indians in a Class 4A regional semifinal game in Tiffin. The Clippers, ranked No. 14 in Class 4A, knocked off Marion in last year’s regional championship to earn their first-ever girls state basketball tournament appearance. Also, the Creek Girls defeated the Indians 51-41 in Marion earlier this month.

COVID-19 vaccination information, rides and contact list for North Liberty residents

NORTH LIBERTY– As Iowa continues to vaccinate its population against COVID-19, residents can stay up-to-date on eligibility, sources and other information though local county public health departments. Johnson County information is available online at https://coronavirus-johnsoncounty.hub.arcgis.com/.

Hedgewood Circle residential fire

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched at 6:14 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, for a fire at 1760 Hedgewood Cir. The North Liberty Police Department was the first to arrive and witnessed smoke from multiple sides of the building. All human occupants left the building themselves and were accounted for.