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Tiffin councilor resigns

Petersen bows out after nine years of service

TIFFIN– Tiffin City Council has a new vacancy.
Council member Mark Petersen tendered a letter of resignation to Mayor Steve Berner on Thursday, Jan. 22, citing personal reasons in an email dated Jan. 26.
“Over the past years I have been dedicated to the city of Tiffin and have reached a point that I need to turn the page and move on, as I pursue other adventures,” Petersen wrote. His resignation took effect immediately.

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:

Blood drive at Swisher Legion to be Feb. 3

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Legion Hall from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to donate blood at this blood drive, call Heather Roman at 319-356-8327 or contact her via email at heather-roman@uiowa.edu.
Sign up may also be completed online at www.uihealthcare.org/bloodcenter. Under “Online Sign Up Headquarters,” click on “University of Iowa Blood Drives.”
To be eligible to donate blood a person must:

NL Optimist Club releases February calendar

NORTH LIBERTY– The Optimist Club of North Liberty announces the following upcoming dates:
Feb. 9: Board meeting at Darlene Smiths’s home, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 12: Valentine Party at the Brown Bottle, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 26: Regular Thursday dinner meeting at the Pizza Ranch with Maxine Webb as the guest speaker from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch.

Restoration Station - smoothies, supplements and more

NL shop helps you Restore, replenish, recommit

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s a brand new year, and a renewed opportunity to commit to healthy habits.
Connie Jagnow of Restoration Station in North Liberty is ready to help.
Jagnow’s shop at 185 Hwy. 965 in Liberty Plaza has been open for almost two years. Inside, customers can get a free wellness evaluation, learn about the many products Jagnow offers that can jumpstart fitness and weight loss goals, and order what is arguably one of the tastiest smoothies available.
If you’ve never had a cake batter smoothie for breakfast, you haven’t truly lived.

Clippers outsail Vinton Vikettes

CCA 75, Vinton-Shellsburg 53

TIFFIN– P. J. Sweeney and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers edged back above .500 as they improved to an 8-7 overall (6-3 in the WaMaC) record after sinking the Vikettes of Vinton-Shellsburg, 75-53, in varsity WaMaC action Friday, Jan. 23, in Tiffin. Hanna Stokes led all scorers with 18 points, Emily Wieland had 16 and Lexi Kinnaird put in 13.

Trojans pound the Bulldogs

DiLeo leads West to 74-27 win

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY — David DiLeo had a 25-point night, including six three-point baskets on Tuesday, Jan. 20, as he led the West High Trojans to a 74-27 non-conference win over the Bettendorf Bulldogs at home. The win elevated West to a 12-0 record and dropped Bettendorf to 3-9 on the season.

Coach Mark Reiland logs 400 dual victories

Trojans sweep double dual at CR Kennedy

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CEDAR RAPIDS — A pair of dual meet wins for Iowa City West gave coach Mark Reiland his 399th and 400th career victories Thursday, Jan. 22, as the Trojans traveled to Cedar Rapids Kennedy to face the Cougars and the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic. West High took care of Wahlert 37-27 and Kennedy 48-19.

Iowa City West 89, Linn-Mar 81, in Lions’ pool

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MARION– The West High Trojans slipped past the Linn-Mar Lions in varsity swimming action Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Lions’ pool. West took the meet, 89-81.
Winners for West included the 200-yard medley relay (Noah Bruns, Matt Anderson, Oliver Martin and Will Scott) in 1:40.42, the 200-yard freestyle relay (Aidan Keen, Bruns, Scott, Mark McGlaughlin) in 1:27.97 and the 400-yard freestyle relay (Brennon Keen, Martin, Anderson, McGlaughlin) in 3:17.65.

CR Kennedy bowls over West

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IOWA CITY– It took a five-frame Baker roll-off to do it, but the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars got the best of the West High Trojans Friday, Jan. 22, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. Tied at 2,860 each, the Trojans and Cougars went into the extra frames with Kennedy prevailing 115 to 88. Heath Schintler led West High with 427.
The varsity Women of Troy fell 2,402 to 2,175, with Brooke Kreiss the top West bowler with 341.

Ice fishing clinic lures outdoor crowd

JOHNSON COUNTY– It was a great day for fishing, even if the fish didn’t catch on.
About 22 participants joined Johnson County Conservation Program Director Brad Freidhof at F.W. Kent Park near Tiffin on Sunday, Jan. 11, to learn the basics of ice fishing and try their hands at catching the big one.
“We have phenomenal weather,” said Freidhof of the above-freezing temperatures and sunshine. “I was hoping that would turn the fish on today, but so far I’m not seeing that.”

“Cupcake” didn’t make the cut for naming new school

Students offer list; CCA board chooses “Tiffin Elementary”

OXFORD — “What’s in a name?” asked noted playwright William Shakespeare in his classic “Romeo and Juliet.”
The answer, for those who sit on boards of education, is plenty.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District board of directors received a long list of proposed names for the new elementary school being built in Tiffin during a Jan. 14 work session at Clear Creek Elementary (CCE) in Oxford.