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North Liberty Leader

Boy Scout Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 7

NORTH LIBERTY – North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 35th annual Chili Supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the North Liberty Community Center.
This dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event.  Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.

Garner Elementary waffle breakfast to be Feb.14

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast with Class Basket Auction and Raffle on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 7-11 a.m. at the school.

Public is invited to Bald Eagle Watch & Expo Feb. 7

NORTH LIBERTY– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be co-hosting a Bald Eagle Watch and Expo on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Central Junior High, 180 E. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty. The other co-hosts are the Iowa City Bird Club and the Iowa Wildlife Federation. This event is free to the public and will be held at two different locations simultaneously.
The speakers, exhibitors, and vendor will be located at the indoor venue which is North Central Junior High in North Liberty.
Guest speakers include:

Spotlight on speech and drama

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN — Mimes, intense drama, fractured fairytales and musical theater combined on the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) stage Thursday, Jan. 22, as the high school’s speech and drama students hosted their Speech Showcase Night.
Fourteen acts were scheduled; plenty to choose from, noted speech team director Christine Maas. “We have over four hours of material,” said Maas. The goal of the night was for each student to perform at least once.

Clippers knock off Bobcats, 55-41

TIFFIN– It’s a much better season this year for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boy’s varsity basketball team.
With a 55-41 win over the Benton Community Bobcats on Tuesday, Jan. 27, the Clippers improved to 11-4 on the season and notched their fourth win in a row for the second time in the 2014-15 campaign.
In contrast, Steve Ottoson’s crew only posted six wins last season with 15 losses.
Jake Neubauer, a junior, led CCA against the Bobcats with 14 points while senior Drew Wagner put up a dozen, mostly in the tumultuous second half.

Women of Troy upset by CR Kennedy

West’s second loss of season, 60-54

IOWA CITY– After having a 14-game winning streak snapped by West Des Moines Valley, the Iowa City West High Women of Troy rebounded with a 10-point win over Cedar Falls on the road Tuesday, Jan. 27.
But a visit from the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars Friday, Jan. 30, ended with West’s second loss of the season, and its first in the Mississippi Valley Conference. The Cougars won 60-54, dominating the game throughout the first half.

Independence wins WaMaC conference wrestling title

Murphy earns second for CCA at tourney

North Liberty Leader
EPWORTH– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Connor Murphy was crowned the 120-pound runner-up Saturday, Jan. 31, at the WaMaC Conference Tournament at Western Dubuque High School. Murphy was the top finisher for the Clippers, who placed 14th in overall team points.
Independence won the Conference Championship with 217.5 team points, Mount Vernon was second, Williamsburg finished third and Solon was the number four team.

Independence wins WaMaC conference wrestling title

Murphy earns second for CCA at tourney

North Liberty Leader
EPWORTH– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Connor Murphy was crowned the 120-pound runner-up Saturday, Jan. 31, at the WaMaC Conference Tournament at Western Dubuque High School. Murphy was the top finisher for the Clippers, who placed 14th in overall team points.
Independence won the Conference Championship with 217.5 team points, Mount Vernon was second, Williamsburg finished third and Solon was the number four team.

West, City bowling teams split on the lanes

King and Queen pins go their separate ways

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The King and Queen pins have separated for a year.
The pins, traveling trophies for the West High and City High varsity bowlers, are symbols of the crosstown rivalry and objects of bragging rights much like “The Boot” for the football teams and “The Spike” for the volley-ballers.
For two years, the royal pins have resided in the trophy case at West High. But Friday, Jan. 30, the Little Hawks claimed the Queen with a 2,577 to 2,186 win over the Women of Troy at Colonial Lanes while the Trojans kept the King by beating City High, 2,752 to 2,515.

NL City tax rate will likely stay the same for fifth year running

Council to approve final budget in late February

NORTH LIBERTY– Once again, in the face of major street and infrastructure projects, the City of North Liberty is expecting to keep the city’s overall tax rate the same.
If the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) budget is approved, property owners living in North Liberty will continue to see a rate of $11.03 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for the fifth year running. The same rate has been levied since Fiscal Year 2012, when it dropped from $11.20.

“Fitness On Demand”

Your kind of workout, right at your fingertips

NORTH LIBERTY– Imagine customizing your workouts at the gym: choosing your favorite instructor, requesting your own intensity level, setting a time limit on your workout and even picking your own workout partners (and coincidentally, leaving your least favorite out).
Would it motivate you to exercise more?
The staff at the North Liberty Recreation Center hope so.
It’s called Fitness On Demand, and it is now available at everyone’s fingertips.
For the next month, it’s absolutely free.

CCA reworks calendar, plans Sept. 1 start

Waving goodbye to waivers

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD — Last year, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Board of Education developed an academic calendar they felt would be good for school years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.
Although in arrears with a state law requiring schools to start no earlier than the week of Sept. 1, CCA received a waiver issued by the Department of Education allowing a start date in August. The board had planned to approve this calendar at its regular meeting in January.