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November 2nd, 2017

Women of Troy sweep Davenport North

IC West wins regional quarterfinal, 3-0, against Wildcats

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy swept the Wildcats of Davenport North, 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-10), in a Class 5A Region 7 semifinal match Tuesday, Oct. 24, at West High, and advanced to the regional semifinal on Monday, Oct. 30, against Dubuque Hempstead, at Hempstead.
Senior Colby Greene led West High with nine kills and three solo blocks, junior Claire Overton produced seven, sophomore Rylee Fay made 19 assists and three ace serves with three aces from senior Keimoney Lang, as well.

Bolts crisp Hawks in season finale

Liberty High rolls 50-7 over West Delaware

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s first sophomore football team, with several “Original” or “O-Bolts” on the roster, finished the season at 6-3 Monday, Oct. 23, after frying the West Delaware Hawks, 50-7, at City High’s Bates Field.

Council Candidate Forum in Tiffin Thursday, Nov. 2

TIFFIN– The League of Women Voters of Johnson County (LWVJC) will hold a Council Candidate Forum, in Tiffin, on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 7–8:30 p.m., at the City Hall, 300 Railroad St.
Declared candidates have been invited to participate in the forum. Mayor Steve Berner is unopposed in seeking re-election to a two-year term. Five candidates are seeking a four-year term for city council: James Bartels (incumbent), Al Havens (incumbent), Joan Kahler (incumbent), Royce Phillips and Eric Schnedler.

Clear Creek Amana Student Assistance Team/Interact club annual Senior Supper Nov. 4

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Nov. 4, the Clear Creek Amana Student Assistance Team/Interact club will host its annual Senior Supper at the high school in Tiffin. The club members look forward to an evening with members of the district 55-years-young or older. A main course of turkey, ham and mashed potatoes is provided and the students will provide the rest of the meal as pot luck. Serving starts at 6 p.m. Patrons may look forward to an evening of not quite fine dining but good conversation, good food and meeting new and returning friends.

North Liberty Business Boom to celebrate the business community Nov. 2

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the local business community to share a drink, a few bites and each other’s company at the North Liberty Business Boom. The open-house social will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5-6:30 p.m., at the South Slope Community Center, 980 N. Front Street. The event is complementary and no RSVP is required. More information about the event is available at northlibertyiowa.org/boom.

North Liberty City council candidates speak out

Annie Pollock
Please tell us a little bit about your personal background:
I was born and raised in Northville, Michigan. I first came to Iowa to attend the University of Iowa where I earned my Bachelor of Science, Certificate of Aging Studies, Master of Arts and Master of Health Administration. I have also lived in Denver and Boston. I am proud to call North Liberty home since 2010. I live here with my husband, Zach, and our two year-old son, Xavier. I work in strategic planning and business development at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Traffic stop leads to trio’s arrest

Search warrant finds slew of drugs

NORTH LIBERTY– Three North Liberty residents face multiple charges following a search of their home. The arrests were spurred by a traffic stop gone awry the previous evening.
At about 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, North Liberty Police Officer Spence Madole began pursuit of a Honda Civic driven by Jahmil B. Thomas, whose license was barred for being repeat offender.
As the officer turned around and closed in on Thomas, the 23 year-old exited his car. The officer ordered Thomas to stop before he fled into the woods on foot. Officer Madole was able to identify Thomas based on booking photos.

Keystone Place mural celebrates Iowa

Retirement community artwork pays tribute with beauty and humor By Cale Stelken

NORTH LIBERTY– “It kinda felt like Oakdale, maybe a prison!”
Mary Jo Pipkin, Executive Director of Keystone Place at Forevergreen, laughed about the once imposing, concrete wall that loomed over the retirement community’s Memory Care Courtyard.
“We started out here and said, ‘Gosh, what can we do with this wall with it being secured and gated in?’” she said. The staff soon saw the giant pale slab as an artistic opportunity.

Solon Wrestling Club Starts Nov. 2

SOLON– The Solon Wrestling Club announced the beginning of the upcoming youth season for students in grades K-8. The club’s emphasis is learning the fundamentals of wrestling and having fun. The Solon Wrestling Club is lucky to bring back youth head coach and college All-American Dale Handley for a fourth season.

Linderbaum selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Solon football standout honored with assembly presentation

SOLON– The crowd roared.
U.S. Army SSG China Lee had announced Solon lineman Tyler Linderbaum’s selection to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl to a crowd of family, friends and students during a special presentation in the Solon Center for the Arts auditorium Friday afternoon, Oct. 27.
Linderbaum, seated at a front dais with his parents and Solon Head Football Coach Kevin Miller, rose to the cheers of the audience, and the added fervor of thunderous music provided by the Solon High School Marching Spartans, to display and don an official jersey.