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North Liberty Leader

West wrestlers stopped short of championships

DES MOINES– The West High Trojans crowned no champions at the 2014 State Wrestling Tournament held last Thursday (Feb. 20) through Saturday (Feb. 22) in the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
The team placed seventh overall in team points with 59, while Bettendorf placed first with 162. Chris Walters’ third-place finish at 126 pounds marked the highest finish in the tournament for West. Tanner Rohweder (113-pounds) was fourth, John Milani (160) placed fifth, Donovan Doyle (182) posted a seventh-place finish and Micah Kelsay (220) had an eighth-place showing.

We Run second anniversary Lucky Run to be March 29

NORTH LIBERTY– We Run, LLC, is celebrating its second anniversary with a Lucky Run. Register for the 1K, 5K or 10K run that will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 9 a.m. at the North Bend Elementary School in North Liberty. Participants will receive a finishing medal and T-shirt for their entry fee. Register at www.werunllc.com/Lucky_Run.php. Portions of the race proceeds will benefit local youth fitness and Soles4Souls. Direct questions to kris.tharp@werunllc.com or call 319-626-2426.

NL’s eastern annexation awaits CDB approval

NORTH LIBERTY­– North Liberty’s eastward expansion has been officially put into motion. Now, the city awaits approval from Des Moines.
The North Liberty City Council approved an annexation petition and agreement at its Jan. 28 meeting that would bring over 600 acres of the Scanlon family farm into city limits. North Liberty City Administrator Ryan Heiar said the agreement is a benefit to both the city and to the Scanlon family.

Day of service, life of good

NORTH LIBERTY– Students in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) who had to be in school this Jan. 20 made the most of it.
Traditionally a day off in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the ICCSD school board voted to have students in session this year. Across the nation, the day has more recently become a Day of Service, to join in a collective effort to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

School board approves spending, listens to public comments

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Board of Directors approved the third reading of Appendix 9 to their Capital Projects Planning and Approval Process at their Feb. 11 meeting, where feedback was acted upon and new feedback was received.
“We have begun the transformation of the district and we need a process that works well for us,” said board member Chris Lynch.

South Slope responds to CWA union charges

Labor Relations Board to investigate claims of unfair labor practices

NORTH LIBERTY– Representatives from South Slope Communications Cooperative and bargaining representatives from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union are communicating with officials from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to settle complaints of unfair labor practices filed against the company.

NL pantry to show ‘American Winter’

NORTH LIBERTY– The community is invited to a free screening of the documentary “American Winter” on Thursday, March 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church hosted by the North Liberty Community Pantry. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion including local organization and community leaders. Light refreshments will be provided.

Swisher Fun Day theme

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion announced a contest for best theme for Swisher Fun Days. All entries must be in by April 1. $100 prize for the winner. Send entries to the Swisher American Legion, P.O. Box 191, Swisher, IA 52338.

Tiffin library seeks more city support

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– As cities grow in population, resources increasingly get stretched across more residents. Like similar libraries in expanding municipalities, Tiffin’s Springmier Library is feeling the strain.
Library Director Kris Peterson approached the Tiffin City Council in January to request additional funding in order to remain open throughout the week.

City still no match for West High

Little Hawks 41, Trojans 73

IOWA CITY– It was probably like déjà vu for the City High Little Hawks last Tuesday night as once again the West High Trojans trounced them on the hardwood.
In early January, the Trojans journeyed across town to administer a 70-34 pounding of their rivals. In the Feb. 11 rematch, the second half of a girl-boy doubleheader in a packed West High gym, the Trojans came away with a 73-41 victory.

City sours Senior Night for Women of Troy

City 58, West High 42

IOWA CITY– Last year the West High Women of Troy beat rival City High 55-42 in a Class 5A regional final for the right to compete in the state tournament.
Last Tuesday night the City High Little Hawks got some revenge with a 58-42 win on Senior Night for West.

Trojan swimmers triumph at state

MARSHALLTOWN– Another state championship trophy will be going into the case at West High as the Trojans won the 2014 state swimming meet Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Community Y in Marshalltown. West High dominated the 11-event meet with 205 points for the title. Runner-up Cedar Rapids Washington finished with 136 and City High finished in a tie for 19th place with Boone with six points.