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Archive

September 12th, 2011

Respecting their elders

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– North Central Junior High studentsNisha Coney and Camille Anderson were recently recognized for their work in and out of the classroom in highlighting an issue that is frequently ignored or misunderstood: elder abuse.
Last year, 11 percent of elderly people reported some form of mistreatment, according to the National Institute of Justice, a research agency of the US Dept. of Justice.

JCHT Belgum Grove family day to be Sunday, Sept. 18

JOHNSON COUNTY– Join Johnson County Heritage Trust members for the organization’s second annual Family Day at Belgum Grove, Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1-3 p.m.
Move through different learning stations and experience fun, hands-on activities designed to teach about natural prairies, streams, ponds and woodlands. Explore the creek, stroll through the orchard, and enjoy the wildlife and all the beauty these natural areas have to offer.
Belgum Grove is located four miles west of Hills on 500th Street (F26). The event is free and all are welcome.

Monarch tagging Sept. 17

NORTH LIBERTY– Forevergreen Garden Center will host its annual Monarch butterfly tag-and-release event on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Forevergreen Garden Center, 125 Forevergreen Rd. Registration and tagging begin at 9:30 a.m., presentation begins at 10 a.m.
The event is recommended for adults and children ages 4 and up. There is no cost to attend the seminar. Fees to tag and release a butterfly is $7.
Contact Lucy Hershberger for more information at 319-626-2774, or e-mail lucyh@forevergreengrows.com.

Free English classes for Spanish speaking families

NORTH LIBERTY– Free English classes for Spanish speaking families (Clase de ingles para hispanohablantes) are provided through the North Liberty First United Methodist Church.Call Judy McRoberts at 319-430-9881 (Para inscribirse, llame a Judy McRoberts at 319-430-9881).

8th annual Art/Flower Festival in Oxford this Saturday

OXFORD– For the eighth consecutive year, Anna Geyer lends out her bountiful garden and country home near Oxford on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the annual Art & Flower Festival benefiting Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity.
This family-friendly event features artwork for purchase from area artists. In addition, attendees can pick their own flowers and herbs from Anna’s Garden, enjoy fresh wood-fired oven pizza and homemade ice cream, and listen to live music. Children’s activities are also in store.

Fencing. . . Sport for the ages

IOWA CITY — Two figures stand facing each other, clad in protective clothing, their faces protected by mesh. Weapons are drawn; an epée, a saber, or perhaps a foil. Deft movements and swift swordsmanship ensue as the pair battles to a resolution. But there is no violence, there is no bloodshed. The vanquished lives to duel again.
It’s a hobby, and it’s a sport.

Sad ponies

TIFFIN– What a difference a year makes.
Last year, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers traveled to Mount Vernon to face the then-number one ranked Lady Mustangs, and were defeated three games to none.
This year, the Class 2A Mustangs brought a number 11 ranking from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and a 5-3 record to Tiffin. The visitors were minus at least five players in the 6 ft. tall range from last year, due to graduation. The Clippers, un-ranked in Class 3A, met them on the court with a 6-3 record. One year and three games later, it was CCA with the win.

City High re-booted

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– For the seventh year in a row, the City High Little Hawks kept possession of “The Boot,” a traveling trophy in the decade’s long cross-town rivalry between Iowa City’s City High and West High schools.
The Little Hawks soared to a 42-24 win, easily handling the Trojans.
“You’ve got to give them all the credit in the world,” West coach Brian Sauser said after the game. “They come out, they take it to you. They know you know what they’re gonna do, and they do it, and they do it well.”

Making a stand, one community at a time

NORTH LIBERTY– When it comes to supporting youth programs, Sam’s Club and Snickers® are making a stand.
The North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) league was selected as one of 25 organizations nationwide to receive a SuperFan concession stand this year. The stand was donated, built and dedicated on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Penn Meadows Park.

CCA volleyball takes second at Grinnell weekend invitational

GRINNELL— The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball crew traveled Saturday to the Grinnell Invitational, a seven-team tournament, and came away with a second place finish and an overall record of 10-5 on the season.
The Clippers downed Grinnell (21-10 and 21-10) and Norwalk (21-13 and 21-10) but fell in three games to West Branch (20-22, 21-17 and 12-15). The performance earned CCA a spot in the semi-final round, where they got past West Liberty 21-14 and 21-19 before falling again to West Branch in the Finals (14-21, 21-17 and 7-15).