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West, City high schools to host workshop on discussing drugs with children April 29

IOWA CITY– The West High and City High PSTOs are hosting a special event, “Beginning the Conversation:  Discussing Drug Use with your Children,” at City High Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the City High Commons.
All parents and guardians of high school and junior high school students are invited to attend. A panel of local experts will discuss the most effective strategies for talking with children about drugs.

Refreshing a long-time North Liberty favorite

NL Subway has new owners

NORTH LIBERTY– A long-established restaurant in North Liberty has new owners, a new location, and a brand new look.
But fans of Subway will be happy to know it still offers the same fresh, good-tasting food.

Women of Troy put away J-Hawks

4-1 win keeps West perfect

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy had little trouble last Thursday (April 17) with the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks, beating the bluebirds 4-1 in varsity action on the field below Kingston Stadium.

Creek girls finish second in Anamosa

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ANAMOSA– A sports complex carved out of the bluffs near the Wapsipinicon River in southwest Anamosa was the site last Tuesday (April 15) for the Girls Early Bird Relays hosted by the Anamosa Blue Raiders. While the day was sunny, it was still chilly, but the Solon Lady Spartans and Clear Creek Amana Clippers were red hot, taking first and second place respectively in total team points.
The Lady Spartans led the field with a dominating 171 points while the Creek Girls had 98. Host Anamosa was eighth with 48 and Central City rounded out the 11-team field with 25.

New coaches lead Clippers on the links

TIFFIN– It’s a season of change for both the girls and boys golf programs at Clear Creek Amana with two new coaches. Nathan Carlson has taken the helm of the girls’ team while Sean Patrick is the new skipper for the boys.
Carlson inherits a squad with three seniors; Gabi Scarpa, Anna Johnson and Whitney Schuttire. Scarpa was ranked 13th in Class 4A last year. Juniors Sara McGrath, Nicole Davis and Haley Mougin bring needed experience to the team while sophomore Alison DeVore and freshmen Emma Davis, Megan Graff, Ashlee Kopejtka, Jillian Shrader and Kalista Wilgenbusch round out the group.

CCA girls dominate Washington Demons

TIFFIN– Many athletic events were canceled across eastern Iowa last Monday (April 14) due to cold, wind and lousy field conditions. However, in Tiffin, the Clear Creek Amana Clippers’ ladies’ soccer team rose to the challenge and dominated the Washington Demons with a 10-0 win.
The Clippers scored five goals in the first half while playing directly into a 20 mph wind.
“The girls showed a lot of grit in a 20-something wind chill,” CCA coach Matt Harding said.

CCA girls fourth at Tipton

TIPTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) women’s track and field team headed to Cedar County and the Tigerette Relays last Thursday, April 14, and came home with fourth place in team points. Mount Pleasant won the 15-team meet with 96 points, Mount Vernon was third with 90 and the Clippers put up 49. The host Tigerettes finished in a tie for ninth-place with Camanche with 26 points.

Tiffin mayor helps raise awareness of elderly hunger issues

IOWA CITY– For many elderly people, a hot meal can be difficult to come by.
That’s why Elder Services, Inc., (ESI) of Iowa City, has been delivering meals to Johnson County homebound residents through its Meals on Wheels program since 1980. To raise awareness of senior hunger and nutrition issues, ESI participated in March for Meals, a national campaign held last month initiated by the Meals on Wheels Association of America.

Council still dwelling on rental housing code

NORTH LIBERTY– A proposed code to regulate the condition of North Liberty’s rental housing and the behavior of rental tenants was put on hold last week.
The North Liberty City Council tabled the final vote on a new rental housing code after hearing comments from landlords who own rental units in the city’s two mobile home parks, Golf View and Holiday Lodge.

District to cut $3.6 million

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) board of directors certified the Fiscal Year 2015 budget at its April 8 business meeting, setting the tax levy and spending authority in compliance with state law.
Superintendent Steve Murley announced how administration planned to cut operating expenses by $3.6 million in response to overspending and reduced income.
Community concerns about the budget cuts, particularly in music and world language programs, persisted; however, the decision on FY2015 budget adjustments was final.

An eggs-tra special breakfast

North Liberty Optimists Club member Lori Meyer breaks a few eggs at the Optimists’ 41st annual Pancake Breakfast March 1. The event is one of the club’s major fundraisers, helping the Optimists sponsor and support many activities in the North Liberty community that benefit youth and families, including Scout events, youth baseball and softball, the DARE program and holiday meals for families in need. (photo by Lori Lindner)

Open burning prohibited in NL

Fire department reminds residents of city burn ordinance

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department reminds North Liberty residents that open burning is prohibited throughout the entire city. The burning of yard waste, household items and burn barrels is prohibited.
Due to the close proximity of factory-built homes, no open fires or burning shall be permitted at any time or place within a factory-built home park, unless specifically authorized by the North Liberty City Council. Charcoal in a charcoal broiler or grill for the purpose of cooking food shall be allowed, provided there is adequate supervision.