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North Liberty Leader

Cedar Rapids man charged with attempted murder

NORTH LIBERTY– On Thursday afternoon, June 29, at 12:14 p.m., the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communication Center received a 911 call from a man reporting he had been stabbed multiple times. At the time of the call, he did not know where he was located. 911 mapping was utilized to pinpoint the area north of Kent Park.
The victim was located a short time later in the Hawkeye Wildlife area, near the intersection of Swan Lake Rd and Greencastle Ave.

Woman, baby injured by fireworks

SWISHER– On Saturday, July 1, at 9:50 p.m. the Joint Emergency Communications Center received a report of two people injured by fireworks at 1455 Curtis Bridge Rd. NE, in Swisher. The victims were identified as 36-year-old Margaret Limkemann and her 1-month-old daughter Aria. The victims were injured after a firework launched sideways instead of upward. The projectile struck Limkemann and exploded after impact. Limkemann was holding her daughter at the time and attempted to remove the child from the impact area before the explosion.

New garbage stickers required July 5

NORTH LIBERTY– Annual garbage stickers expire on June 30, and new annual stickers will be required for pickup beginning Wednesday, July 5. Garbage pickup will remain on schedule for July 5 regardless of the holiday on Tuesday.
Stickers are available for purchase at City Hall, 3 Quail Creek Cir., or over the phone with a credit card. Each sticker costs $62.40 and is valid until June 30, 2018. City Hall is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

5th Annual Turkey Trot Saturday, July 8

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry is hosting its Fifth Annual Turkey Trot 10k/5k Races and Family 1 Mile Event on Saturday, July 8, at 9 a.m., in conjunction with Thanksgiving in July, a community-wide food drive that provides food assistance to those in need.
This chip-timed race will begin and end at Centennial Park, in North Liberty. Afterward, runners and volunteers are welcome to continue the fun at North Liberty Blues & BBQ!

North Liberty Blues & BBQ July 8

NORTH LIBERTY– Attend the 11th year of live music, children’s activities, mouth-watering barbecue, and Iowa craft beer on Saturday, July 8, in Centennial Park in North Liberty. As always, admission is free. A full schedule is available at northlibertyblues.org.
Admission to the festival is free, thanks to the support of hundreds of community volunteers and local businesses and organizations.

Bourbon & Blues at Cedar Ridge July 7-9

SWISHER– Join Cedar Ridge Windery & Distillery July 7-9 for its 8th Annual Bourbon & Blues Festival, celebrating the anniversary of Iowa's first bourbon since Prohibition! This three-day festival features live blues music, a specialty BBQ menu, and a new bourbon cocktail menu.

Creek Boys sweep the Stormin’ Pointers

Hallett’s pair of homers clinch 11-inning opener

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team swept the visiting Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) Monday, June 26, at home in 18 innings.
The Clippers took an 11-inning opening game, 9-8, and sent the Pointers back into their kennels, 10-2, in the nightcap.
Tyler Hallett was the hero of game one as he put the Creek Boys on the scoreboard with a solo homerun in the bottom of the second inning, belted out a triple in the seventh, and ended the game with a solo homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to break an 8-8 tie.

Informational meetings for voters throughout July on CCA $36 million bond referendum

TIFFIN– On Sept. 12, the voters in the Clear Creek Amana Community School District will be voting on a bond referendum of $36 million.
According to Superintendent Tim Kuehl, projects to be completed by this bond include a new elementary building; addition to the high school; gymnasium at Clear Creek Elementary; HVAC upgrade at Amana Elementary; security upgrades at Amana Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary and North Bend Elementary; an additional drive on the west end of the middle school; and additional parking at the high school.

Muskies upset Trojans under threatening skies

Muscatine beats IC West, 6-3

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Lightning in the western sky ended a non-conference varsity contest between the Iowa City West High Trojans and the Muscatine Muskies Wednesday, June 28, in Iowa City.
The Muskies took the six-inning game, 6-3, after scoring one run in the top of the first inning and two in the second.
The Trojans put up a run in the bottom of the second when Lucas Karwal grounded out allowing a run to score, while a passed ball brought in the second Trojan, cutting the deficit to 3-2.

Ben Swails Direct Selection for 2017 USSA All American Games 13U Baseball

DES MOINES– Ben Swails, an eighth grader at Clear Creek Amana Middle School, was a Direct Selection for the 2017 USSA All American Games in 13U Baseball. Swails tried out in Des Moines on June 9.
There were only two selections from Iowa selected in 13U. Swails will play on the Central National team Aug. 6-12 in Orlando, Fla., at the ESPN World Wide Sports Complex.
A fundraiser will be held at Throttle Down in Tiffin on July 21 from 5-8 p.m. to help with the costs.

Trojans whack the Golden Eagles

West sweeps Wahlert, 13-3 and 6-5

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DUBUQUE– Iowa City West High’s varsity baseball Trojans improved to 23-6 Monday, June 26, sweeping the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic, in Dubuque.
West took the opener, 13-3, with a pair of big innings. The Trojans put five runs on the scoreboard in the top of the second and had four in the sixth. One West High runner scored in the first and third innings and the Trojans added two in the fifth.
The Golden Eagles scored twice in the bottom of the third and once in the fourth.

Creek Girls split with Stormin’ Pointers

7-4 loss, 10-0 shutout win for CCA against CP-U

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers and the Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) Stormin’ Pointers split on the softball diamond Monday, June 26, in the varsity doubleheader in Oxford.
The Pointers pulled off a 7-4 win in the opener with a six-run effort in the top of the fourth inning and an insurance run in the seventh. Abbi Kinnaird and Ainsley Schrock ended a four-inning drought with an RBI groundout by Kinnaird and a two-run homer from Schrock. Karsyn Stratton belted out a solo homer in the seventh for CCA’s fourth and final run of the ballgame.