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Freshmen shine in West’s 3-1 win over Prairie

CEDAR RAPIDS– The curtain came down on the regular season for the West High Women of Troy varsity volleyball squad with a 3-1 win over Cedar Rapids Prairie in the birds’ gym Tuesday, Oct. 22.
A tooth-and-nail 25-22 first set win by West turned into a reversal of fortunes and a 22-25 loss in the second set. The Women of Troy dominated the third set 25-15 and put the birds away in the fourth 25-14. After the match, the unflappable coach Kathy Bresnahan was a bit surprised at how things turned out.

Loss ends CCA football season

TIFFIN– Another season on the gridiron goes into the books as the 2013 varsity campaign ended Friday, Oct. 25, for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers. A 42-28 loss to the Maquoketa Cardinals and a win by the Marion Indians over Central Clinton-DeWitt wiped out any chance for the Clippers to play in the postseason playoffs.
The Indians and Clippers tied in Class 3A district 6 with 4-5 records overall, but Marion’s district record is 3-3 to CCA’s 2-4, giving the Indians the nod.

CCA sells fine fruit for fine arts

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Fine Arts Boosters (F.A.M.E) is promoting its annual Fruit, Cheese, Meat and Nut sale from now until Nov. 5. Fruit will be delivered starting on Saturday, Dec. 7. CCA Fine Arts students and families are now taking orders, or contact FAME at ccafame@gmail.com or like us on Facebook. Order forms and other information can be found on the school’s website at http://www.cc-amana.k12.ia.us/cca_arts.html.

Tiffin holds Halloween decorating contest

TIFFIN– On Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 until 8 p.m., judges will tour the Tiffin community to determine the best overall Halloween decoration displays.
First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for the best home display. Anyone within Tiffin city limits is eligible for the competition.

A kiss to say I love ewe

Katherine G. is not sheepish when it comes to making new friends. She and her family visited Colony Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 5 to enjoy the patch’s annual Fall Festival. This small petting zoo was just one of the many activities and attractions at the event. Colony Pumpkin Patch on Front Street in North Liberty, with its ready-picked or pick-your-own pumpkins and giant corn maze will remain open through Halloween, weather permitting. (Photo by Lori Lindner)

Tiffin extends olive branch, request to CCA schools

Mayor asks CCA for favor

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

OXFORD– Steve Berner didn’t quite get what he wanted for the city of Tiffin, but it was a step forward.
The Tiffin mayor addressed the board of directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district during the board’s regular monthly meeting Wed., Oct. 16, in Oxford. The City of Tiffin is hoping the district will deed some land on the western edge of the CCA campus to the city for an intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and a road into the Deerview development.

Making memories of a lifetime

Local veterans take Honor Flight

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY­– Though they have drifted through the jungles of Panama, tramped along the 38th parallel between North and South Korea, and flown over the mountains of Japan, three North Liberty residents say their recent flights to Washington, D.C., was for each of them the trip of a lifetime.

Oct. 27 soup supper, auction to benefit pantry

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will host its fifth Annual Stone Soup Supper and Silent Auction on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5 until 7 p.m., at the South Slope Community Room, 980 N. Front St., North Liberty. Event sponsors are Hills Bank and Trust Company, South Slope Cooperative Communications, JM Swank, and University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

North Liberty Recreation Center opens new kids’ play area

NORTH LIBERTY–The new Kids Campsite in North Liberty is now open to the public.
Kids Campsite is an indoor playground with soft, safe equipment for younger children, located inside the remodeled south entrance of the North Liberty Community Center.
Hours are: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until noon and from 4 until 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Halloween safety fair, soup supper in Swisher to be Oct. 27

SWISHER– The Prairie Cheerleaders and the Swisher American Legion will host a Halloween Safety Fair and Soup Supper on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5 until 7 p.m. A Trunk-N-Treat will follow at the legion. Cost per person is one non-perishable canned good to help support the Homeless Veterans Food Pantry.

Trick or Treat in Tiffin

TIFFIN– Trick or Treating will be held Oct.31 from 5 until 8 p.m. in Tiffin. The city asks motorists to be especially cautious as they drive through town next Thursday evening.

Free meal for veterans to be held Nov. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will again be offering a complimentary dinner to any veteran and one guest on Monday, Nov. 11, at the South Slope Telecommunications Center on Mehaffey Bridge Rd. in North Liberty beginning at 6 p.m. Register early, as a large crowd is anticipated to hear guest speaker Mike Chapman, editor of the Iowa History Journal.