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Apply now for NL farmer’s market

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty farmers’ market vendor applications are now available for Penn Landing Market’s 2015 season. After last year’s pilot program, the market will be expanded and held every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting in May. The market will run through October.
Seasonal passes are just $230, with single-day passes available for $12 if space is available. Applications are available at pennlandingmarket.org/sell, by e-mailing pennlandingmarket@gmail.com or by calling (847) 707-9999.

Register for We Run’s annual “Lucky Run”

to be held March 21

NORTH LIBERTY– We Run in North Liberty is organizing its annual “Lucky Run” for March 21, beginning at 9 a.m. at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union on Landon Road in North Liberty. The race includes chip-timed 1K, 5K and 10K. Participants will receive a technical shirt, a finishing medal and a goodie bag. Additional proceeds will be benefit charities Soles4souls and Brian to Boston (Michael Linslow Respite Center). Registration information for the race can be found at www.werunllc.com under the Lucky Run tab.

IC school board hears from magnet school committee

Board considers new draw for ICCSD families

IOWA CITY– A magnet school could be on the horizon for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD).
A committee tasked with researching magnet schools presented its findings to the school board during its meeting on Feb. 10.
Though they are still run under the public school system, magnet schools differ from traditional schools in that they have specific themes integrated in the curriculum across all grade levels and enrollment is based on student choice, not just location.

A Hairy situation

Christian outreach duo John and Diane Windle perform at Grace Community Church

NORTH LIBERTY– What do two singing camp counselors, 400 children and Grace Community Church members have in common?
They all love Hairy.
And who wouldn’t? Hairy is a kooky, comedic puppet with more fuzz than finesse, and enough energy and enthusiasm to fill an auditorium. That’s what he did on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Grace Community Church in North Liberty.

Clipper girls finish regular season with winning streak

CCA 72, Independence 34

TIFFIN– It was arguably the best performance of the season for the 11 seniors on the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls basketball team as they knocked off the Independence Mustangs Tuesday, Feb. 10. It was also the last time they would play on their home floor.
The Senior Night 72-34 rout of the Mustangs brought down the curtain on the regular season and sent the Clippers to postseason play, all on the road, with a 13-8 record.

West sweeps City again in doubleheader

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY– For the second time this season, West High faced its crosstown rival City High on the basketball floor in a varsity girls-boys doubleheader, and for the second time this season, the Women of Troy and the Trojans emerged victorious over the Little Hawks.

One Clipper, six Trojans advance to state wrestling

Connor Murphy will represent CCA

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JOHNSON COUNTY– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Iowa City West will be represented at the 2015 State Wrestling Tournament following first- and second-place showings at district meets held Saturday, Feb. 14.
At Solon: Connor Murphy took second place at 120 pounds after losing an 11-1 major decision to Jacob Fenske of Davenport Assumption in the first place match.

Trojans fall in Regional Duals

Loss to North Scott closes door on state dual meet

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ELDRIDGE– A rough night on the wrestling mat, Wednesday, Feb. 11, cost the West High Trojans a trip to the State Dual Meet in Des Moines. The Trojans slipped past the Clinton River Kings 36-34 but fell 40-26 to the host North Scott Lancers in regional dual action.

West High swimmers take all at state meet

200 medley, 400 freestyle relay teams set new records

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MARSHALLTOWN– The West High Trojans put the exclamation mark on a swimming season punctuated by new meet and school records by not only winning the 2015 State Swimming Meet in Marshalltown, but also by setting two new records in the process.
The 200-yard medley relay manned by Mark McGlaughlin, Matt Anderson, Oliver Martin and Will Scott set a new record with their 1:33.39 performance. Likewise McGlaughlin, Martin, Scott and Aidan Keen set a record of 3:02.98 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Lobbying group grounded

Washington appeal held via conference call

NORTH LIBERTY– In an ironic twist, local officials were unable to catch a plane to Washington, D.C., to talk with elected officials about transportation problems in the Corridor.

Public invited to attend Feb. 17 community diversity forum

Want a more inclusive North Liberty?

NORTH LIBERTY– First United Methodist Church is inviting the public to participate in an important forum that will explore how North Liberty can be inclusive of people of all racial and cultural backgrounds. The event will be Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, 85 Jones Blvd., North Liberty.
Recent tragic events in the news dealing with racial matters have impacted our society and shocked many. The forum’s goal is to seek solutions to issues that impact the racially and culturally diverse people in North Liberty, one of Iowa’s fastest-growing cities.

NL farmers’ market vendor applications are now available

NORTH LIBERTY– Penn Landing Market is now accepting applications for the 2015 season. The market will be expanded and held every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting in May. The market will run through October.
Seasonal passes are just $230, with single-day passes available for $12 space permitting. For questions or more information contact Lesley Triplett or Veronica Tessler at 847-707-9999 or through e-mail at pennlandingmarket@gmail.com. Applications are available by calling 847-707-9999, online at pennlandingmarket.org/sell, or via email at pennlandingmarket@gmail.com.