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Archive

October 3rd, 2011

Candidate forums to be held in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s Economic Development Group, in conjunction with the Iowa City Area Chamber, will host a candidates’ forum at the North Liberty City Council Chambers, 3 Quail Creek Circle, on Monday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m.
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County has also scheduled a forum for Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at the North Liberty City Council Chambers. 

CCA post-high school education forum Oct. 25

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana High School will host a forum on college admissions, applications and overall post high school preparedness Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Speakers will include Doug Bannon, head of admissions at Kirkwood Community College; Laura Goddard, admissions representative from the University of Iowa; and Molly Jorgensen, admissions representative from Coe College.
This event is not for just 11th and 12th grade students, but to help any student get an edge on college expectations and admissions requirements. All parents are encouraged to attend.

CCA to host Senior Supper

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana Student Assistance Team will host its annual Senior Supper Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Any district patron over the age of 55 is welcome. Students will provide the meal and tours of the building, and will be available for games of hearts and euchre. Call the high school at 319-545-5623 to RSVP. An accurate count is needed by Oct. 17.

Annual comic art auction draws funds for Breast Cancer research

NORTH LIBERTY– The third annual Marla Bea Benefit, an online comic art auction, begins Oct. 12, to raise money for breast cancer research at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The online auction features original sketches donated by artists who draw for well-known comic book and sketch card companies. The auction items can be viewed at www.MarlaBeaBenefit.com, which will have a link to eBay where the auction will occur under the seller name “marlabeabenefit.”

Tough guys wear pink

TIFFIN– Last year, it was pink socks and cleats in an attempt to help a member of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) family. This year, the varsity football team, coaches and fans wore pink for the greater community affected by cancer during its Friday night game against the Grinnell Tigers.

West volleyball rises to number one spot

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– West High coach Kathy Bresnahan wants her Women of Troy to be in the top two or three teams in Class 4A, and so far she has her wish. The West High ladies rose to number one in the Sept. 28, weekly rankings by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, rising ahead of rival City High.

September 26th

Fourth graders join Solon senior diners Sept. 28

SOLON– On Sept. 28, fourth graders form Lakeview Elementary will join Old Gold diners for the first time this school year. Seniors, call 624-2251 for reservation before 9 a.m. that morning. Come and enjoy the time with them.

Food For Thought

Somewhere, somehow, someone created the myth that women love bad boys. ‘Bad’ as in ‘evil,’ not as in the inexplicable contradiction meaning ‘good.’ That idea, that every tough guy has a soft spot and it only takes the right woman to tame him, has been popular since the first day some girl defied her father’s warning to stay away from some boy he considered trouble. It was going on long before Margaret Mitchell told us that Scarlet fell for Rhett because he treated her badly. Maybe those young cave women really did enjoy being hauled around by their hair, as the cartoons would have us believe.

Walkin'

A radio can be a lifesaver on long bicycle rides, especially like the day trip I detailed in last week’s column. The unit is fairly large because my hearing isn’t what it used to be and I need the decibels. The radio is in a pack attached to my front handlebars, so I can turn it on and change channels on the fly.

Tyler Fetters

Tyler J. Fetters, 19, of North Liberty, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, from injuries received in a car accident.
Funeral services were held Sept. 21, at the West Branch United Methodist Church, with burial following at the West Branch Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.
Tyler Joe Fetters was born Sept. 6, 1992, in Iowa City, the son of Darren S. and Tari H. (Loring) Fetters.