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North Liberty Leader

The freedom they secured

Heritage Christian School holds annual Veterans Day Celebration

NORTH LIBERTY — Veterans Day was recognized Friday, Nov. 10 at the Heritage Christian School in North Liberty with their annual Veterans Day Celebration. School Head Michael Annis said the special event has two purposes. “The first is to honor those who have served in the United States military. The second is to provide an intentional experience for our students to recognize that the cost of freedom was purchased by individuals.”

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Wanted man arrested for armed robbery

Looted neighboring apartment with rifle in hand

A North Liberty man was arrested for the armed robbery of a neighboring apartment tenant. Already wanted for a previous felony, he now faces several charges.
Accord to police complaints, Beauhanan D. Walker Jr., 33, of Country Living Apartments, at 160 Sugar Creek Ln., knocked on the door of the neighboring apartment around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8. When the woman opened her door, Walker aimed a rifle at her head and entered the apartment.

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Elementary school design unveiled

Innovative building plans passed unanimously

NORTH LIBERTY– Residents of North Liberty and the surrounding community can anticipate a stylish new elementary school in their near future. During the Oct. 10 Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Board of Education meeting, a unique building design was presented for the upcoming elementary school in North Liberty.
“We really wanted to do something different,” said Director of Facilities Duane Van Hemert.

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Fall Market Sunday, Nov. 19, at Bella Sala

TIFFIN– The Corridor Fall Market at Bella Sala is conveniently located in Tiffin, only two miles from Coral Ridge Mall. Market goers will find a variety of hand crafted and homemade goods, refurbished items and refreshments, made by over 75 locals artisans, craftsmen, chefs and brewmasters.
For those who would like to get in the bone marrow registry, the U of I Be the Match chapter will again set up at Bella Sala during the market.
This event provides a pre-Black Friday holiday shopping opportunity with live music by Zachary Freedom.

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Free Thanksgiving dinner at South Slope Nov. 23

NORTH LIBERTY– For the sixth year in a row, a free Thanksgiving Dinner will be available to residents of North Liberty, thanks to local community members and several businesses. On Thanksgiving Day from noon until 4 p.m., a full Thanksgiving meal will be available for residents of North Liberty at the South Slope Community Center, in North Liberty.

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City council election results

Support for incumbents drops

NORTH LIBERTY– Some newcomers will be taking their seats at the council table.
Voters in North Liberty, Oxford and Tiffin opted for some fresh faces after the Nov. 7 city elections.
An incumbent in each community was defeated, according to results posted by the Johnson County Auditor’s Office.
In North Liberty, incumbent Annie Pollock led at the polls with 78 percent of the votes in a three-way race for two seats. Challenger Jennifer Goings captured the second seat with 60 percent, a double-digit margin over two term incumbent Brian Wayson, third with 41 percent.

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Behind-the-scenes in The City of North Liberty.

NORTH LIBERTY– Few ingredients are more vital to the integrity of a community than its ability to stay informed on city activity and celebrate camaraderie through organized events. But how are these feats accomplished for a growing city such as North Liberty?
Enter Nick Bergus, Director of the city’s Communications Department. Be it through fostering special events or offering residents context for city announcements, his team provides a crucial backdrop to the everyday bustle that is North Liberty.

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Local gymnast earn USA National Team honors

CORALVILLE– Nine-year-old Ly Bui of Swisher is one of six local gymnasts who earned spots on USA Gymnastics National Teams. All of the athletes train at Iowa Gym-Nest in Coralville and Iowa City. Four of the athletes are part of the Talent Opportunity Program, also known as TOPs, a program used to seek out talent at an early age and help guide the coaches through the USA Gymnastics athlete pipeline to become Hopes and elite gymnasts.

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The Curious Savage returns to CCA

Kindness reigns as sanity is questioned in 1950s-vintage play

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North Liberty kids “Use the Force” to win Halloween Costume Contest

The City of North Liberty held its Halloween Costume Contest this year via Facebook. Results were determined by the photo that received the most Likes by 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. The winners were notified via Facebook and awarded a $100 gift card to the North Liberty Recreation Center, to be used towards membership or program fees.

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Trojans shut out the Bulldogs

West High returns to Class 4A championship to face Dowling again

CEDAR FALLS– The Iowa City West High Trojans will meet the Maroons of West Des Moines Dowling Catholic Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:06 p.m. in the UNI-Dome for the 2017 Class 4A state football championship.
It’s a rematch, and the Maroons prevailed 23-10 in last year’s championship bout.
The Trojan defense held Bettendorf scoreless in a 23-0 semifinal win Friday, Nov. 10, in the UNI-Dome. The win was the second shutout of the season for West High and ended the Bulldogs’ season at 10-2.

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Reward for 10 Trojans on National Signing Day

Ten West High student athletes declare their plans

IOWA CITY– Relief and excitement mingled Wednesday, Nov. 8, as 10 Iowa City West High student athletes participated in a National Signing Day event in the West High cafeteria.
Athletic Director Craig Huegel recognized Logan Cook, Rachael Saunders, Michael Schilling, Kylie Heisdorffer, Braden Houston, Ruby Martin, Colby Greene, Maddie Laffey, Chandler Haight and Keimoney Lang.

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