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North Liberty Leader

CCA to consider new school attendance area boundaries

OXFORD– With a new elementary school scheduled to open in Tiffin in the fall of 2015, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school board of directors is beginning the process of evaluating and redefining attendance area boundaries.

NLPD to host bike rodeo June 13

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department hopes to help kids entering kindergarten through eighth grade get off to a safe start this summer by hosting a free bike rodeo on Friday, June 13, from 2 until 4 p.m. in Penn Landing, 620 Pacha Parkway, just off Penn Street.
A bike rodeo is a non-competitive, fun event for kids. During the rodeo, kids will learn bike safety tips while cruising on a course set up to teach them important bike skills. Free bike helmets will be available while supplies last. Sugar Bottom Bikes will be on hand offering free bike inspections.

North Liberty group to host free summer lunch program for kids

NORTH LIBERTY– Organizers of a new free lunch program for North Liberty children are seeking volunteers and donations to help support the effort throughout the summer.
The new “Summer Lunch and Fun Program,” sponsored by the North Liberty Unity Coalition, is designed to reach all children up to 18 in need of a free, healthy meal.

Clipper girls’ shuttle hurdle relay places second at state

Bandy takes seventh in 200m

North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) athletes competed in 15 events for the 2014 State Track & Field Championships held Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 24, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
Mia Smith, Celine Fender, Corrine Schwarting and Natalie Brimeyer took their shuttle hurdle relay to a second place finish twice, both times (preliminary heat and finals) following in the footsteps of Mount Pleasant, which won the event. Fender, Tyhesia Simpson, Amy Brant and Brimeyer ran the 800-meter sprint medley relay to a fifth-place finish in 1:50.57.

Boys 4x800, distance med, Gardarsson all finish in second place

Trojans 5th overall

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DES MOINES– Iowa City West High sent 39 events to the State Track & Field Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines from Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 25. The boys placed fifth overall in team points with 39 while the Women of Troy were 14th with 20.
The boys’ 4x800-meter relay of Wynton Karanja, Noah Brase, Daniel Gardarsson and Kaleb Greiner finished second in 10:12.35; Gardarsson was second in the 1,600-meter run in 4:16.15, while Andrew Gilbaugh, Wali Parks, Alex Baller and Greiner ran the distance medley relay to a second-place finish in 3:28.07.

Seniors lead the way against Waterloo East

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– Tuesday, May 20, was Senior Night for the West High Women of Troy and five of them put in seven of West’s 10 goals for a 10-0 win over struggling Waterloo East.
The bulk of the damage was done in the first half as West took a 9-0 lead into the break. Meredith Arpey nailed the final goal in the first minute of the second half for the victory.

West High names new volleyball coach

Dolson brings university experience to Women of Troy

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– The Women of Troy have a new volleyball coach.
West High Athletic Director Scott Kibby announced Monday, May 19, that Randy Dolson would take over the position vacated in April by Kathy Bresnahan, pending approval by the Iowa City Community School District’s board of education.

North Liberty’s finest

Members of the North Liberty Police Department and the North Liberty Volunteer Fire Department honor the late Mayor Tom Salm during his funeral procession on Friday, May 23. Salm passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 18, after suffering an aortic aneurysm, at the age of 61. (photo by Lori Lindner)

NL to consider water, sewer rate increases

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– As North Liberty’s population continues to rise, increasing the number of customers for which the city provides sewer and water services, it’s not enough to keep up with demand.
At least, not when the demand is for new or expanded facilities for both utilities.

Front Street, Mehaffey Bridge roadwork underway

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

JOHNSON COUNTY– Mehaffey Bridge Road is getting a facelift, and road officials want the public to be prepared.
North Liberty and Johnson County staff members and project engineers hosted an open house at South Slope in North Liberty on Tuesday, May 13, to answer questions about the upcoming roadwork.

Highway 965 work to begin after Memorial Day

NORTH LIBERTY– The first stage of major improvements to Highway 965 is set to begin as early as next week. To facilitate the first stage of construction, Highway 965 will be closed north of Penn Street past Pasha Parkway. This stage is expected to last into August, when a second stage, expected to last into November, will begin.
During the first stage, Highway 965 traffic will be detoured along Penn Street to Alexander Way, where there will be temporary traffic signals throughout the project, back to Highway 965 via 240th Street.

NL city offices close for mayor’s funeral, Memorial Day

NORTH LIBERTY– City Hall and the North Liberty Community Library will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 23, so city staff can attend the funeral of Mayor Tom Salm, who died Sunday. Recreation and aquatics services will remain open.
City Hall and the Community Library will also be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. North Liberty’s Recreation Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.