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May 20th, 2017

Captive of heritage

Walkin'

“Samples!” I said out loud, to no one in particular, as I rolled my cart through the grocery store.
Getting excited and going for a free sample is something I always do, and it’s one of those times I always think of Dad.
The old man could never pass up something offered at no charge, sometimes to the point of being weird. As a kid, for example, I remember purposely parking the car on the far side of the Woodfield Mall so we would walk through Marshall Fields on our way to Sears.

A happy childhood

Food For Thought

One of my sisters married a Navy man and lived in California for the first several years of their marriage. Life in Redondo Beach was dramatically different from the life she’d known in Knoxville, where we grew up. For instance, if she wasn’t up early enough in the morning to collect the bottles of milk delivered to her front porch, she couldn’t count on it being there later. Her children couldn’t leave toys in the yard while they ate lunch and expect to find them there afterward. In fact, her children couldn’t play outdoors at all unless she was with them.

May 18th

Catch "Another Episode" May 18 in North Liberty

Outdoor binge-watching event to feature jumbotron

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Everyone’s doing it: binge watching.
And this summer, the City of North Liberty invites area residents to watch their favorite TV shows together– outdoors– in front of a giant screen.
“It’s about taking people away from their couches and bringing the community together for an otherwise isolating activity,” said Jillian Miller, the city’s community engagement coordinator.

May 13th

Women of Troy sixth at MVC golf super meet

Amelon medals with 79

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Jordan Amelon led the Iowa City West High Women of Troy to a sixth-place finish in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Super Meet Tuesday, May 2, at the St. Andrews Golf Course in Cedar Rapids. Amelon, a senior, shot a 79 to lead West and earn medalist honors.

Clipper boys sixth at Cole Collinge Relays

Two Nicks post top individual finishes for CCA

CEDAR FALLS– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boy’s track and field team had a challenging evening Thursday, April 20, at the Cole Collinge Relays, in Cedar Falls. The varsity Creek Boys finished sixth in a nine-team field led by the host Tigers with 177 team points. Cedar Rapids Prairie (157), Waterloo West (82), Waverly-Shell Rock (73), Dike-New Hartford (66), the Clippers (53), Charles City (39), Mason City (38) and Waterloo East (37) rounded out the field.

Clipper girls fourth at Washington Meet

Stratton, Barker and the Rollers come home in runner-up spots

(CCA) girls track and field team placed fourth Thursday, April 20, at Washington’s 43rd annual girls meet. Benton Community won the meet with 139 team points, followed by Mount Pleasant (122), the host Demons (101), the Creek Girls (88), Fort Madison (69) and Albia (60).

Women of Troy 10-0 with win over Prairie Hawks

IC West bests CR Prairie, 3-1

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy won their 10th game of the season and remained undefeated with a 3-1 win over Cedar Rapids Prairie at Prairie High School Monday, May 1.
Regan Steigleder scored on what Coach David Rosenthal described as, “a beautifully-placed header over the out-charging Prairie Hawk keeper in the 30th minute,” with an assist by Rachel Olson. Emma Cooper scored twice for West with assists from Leah Rhodes and Jen Kuehn.

Stu Ordman and Jamie (Printy) Brandt to lead the Lightning basketball program

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School Principal Scott Kibby has announced two more additions to his coaching staff with the hiring of Jamie Brandt and Stu Ordman to head up the varsity girls and boys basketball programs, respectively.

Clipper boys fourth, girls sixth at WaMaC West golf tournament

McCarty leads CCA with 37 points

TAMA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ golf team placed fourth in the eight-team field of the WaMaC West Tuesday, May 2, in the divisional golf tournament held in Tama.
Benton Community won the tourney with a total of 159, followed by Williamsburg (160), Independence (177), the Creek Boys (180), Center Point-Urbana (181), Vinton-Shellsburg (185), Marion (189) and South Tama (200).
Brandon McCarty led the Clippers with 37 and was the medalist runner-up behind Williamsburg’s Isaac Knock, who shot a 36.

Women of Troy top City High on UI courts

Abby Jans honored on senior night for West High girls’ tennis

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Senior night for Iowa City West High’s Abby Jans was made all the sweeter as the Women of Troy defeated their crosstown rivals, the Little Hawks of City High, 6-3, on Tuesday, May 2, at the University of Iowa’s tennis courts.
West Coach Amie Villarini noted it was the first win for West High against City since the first round of state competition in 2013. The win also boosted West’s record to 11-1 overall.