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CCE Fun Fair volunteers needed March 31

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Elementary (CCE) Fun Fair will be held the evening of Friday, March 31. There will be many fun games, bouncy houses, a photo booth, raffle, silent auction and food.
The CCE Parent Teacher Group needs a lot of volunteers to help out in a variety of ways during the event. Volunteers can sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4baba828a64-ccefun and help make the 2017 Fun Fair an awesome event. The Fun Fair is the largest fundraiser of the year and funds many of the programs kids enjoy at CCE.

TLC for your import

Love for cars, respect for their owners drives Emmons Automotive Services in NL

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Chris Emmons loves cars– particularly European imports– and knows their owners love them too.
Emmons opened the doors of Emmons Automotive Services fulltime on Nov. 1 in a brand new building just off of Highway 965 in North Liberty. While they gladly work on domestic vehicles, with affordable options for repairs, their focus is on European models. BMW and Mercedes are particularly special to Emmons, but he is also qualified to work on Audi, Volkswagen, Rover, Mini and Fiat.

NLPD: Credit and debit card information compromised

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) has received reports of potential credit card and debit card fraud and is investigating the possibility that a “skimmer” has been placed at an area business. A skimmer is used to steal card information and is generally placed in ATMs and fuel pumps.
The NLPD is asking credit and debit card users to check their accounts immediately. If you have any suspicious activity on your account, contact your bank or credit card company immediately. If you are a victim of credit card fraud, immediately contact your local law enforcement agency.

Learn about current and future NL projects at 2017 open house

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s continued growth means the city has a number of projects planned for 2017 and more areas needing attention. The public is invited to an open house to learn more about plans and priorities, meet engineers and staff, and ask questions about planned and future projects.
The open house will be held on Wednesday, March 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the North Liberty Community Library’s meeting rooms. There will be no formal presentation. Rather, the public is invited to come any time during the open house that is convenient.
Projects beginning in 2017 include:

Iowa DOT to host Forevergreen Road public information meeting April 13

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public information meeting Thursday, April 13, to discuss the West Forevergreen Road proposed improvements and right-of-way needs near Covered Bridge Boulevard to South Jones Boulevard in North Liberty. Additionally, Iowa DOT and city of North Liberty staff will be available to discuss the proposed improvements from east of Kansas Avenue to near Covered Bridge Boulevard, which was already displayed at a public information meeting on Nov. 1, 2016.

Certification debacle for area fire departments

Scandal at the Fire Service Training Bureau causes firefighters to scramble

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
AMES– Last June, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) announced the results of an investigation of the Fire Service Training Bureau (FSTB) in the State Fire Marshal Division of the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS).
The investigation involved the scoring and the certification processes for individuals who took training classes through the FSTB, such as Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Fire Instructor and others.

Shueyville UM Men’s Pancake Supper Friday, March 31

SHUEYVILLE– The Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper is Friday, March 31, from 5-7 p.m.
Come enjoy good food and fellowship with friends.
The pancake supper is an all-you-can eat supper which includes pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, hash browns and beverage. The supper is used to support mission activities, both at home and around the world.
The church mailing address is 1195 Steeple Ln. NE, in Swisher, but is located in Shueyville, just 3/4 mile east of Interstate 380 on Exit 10.
Cost for adults is $6, ages 3-12 is $3, and those under 3 are free.

IC West defeats Muscatine, 83-44, in 4A substate final

Trojans mar the Muskies on way to state

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Class 4A substate final game on Tuesday, Feb. 28, between the Iowa City West High Trojans and the Muskies of Muscatine was billed as a clash of the titans, but ended up as another routine outing for the Trojans as they put away the Muskies, 83-44, to return to the state tournament in Des Moines.

West High’s track and field season opens at Wartburg

Welch, Nock, Haight earn wins for the Women of Troy

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WAVERLY– While the Iowa City West High basketball teams were tuning up for state tournament appearances, the track and field teams opened their season with an indoor meet at Wartburg College in Waverly on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Valley crushes West’s championship hopes

Win over Waukee leads to loss in semifinals for Women of Troy

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy made their fifth state basketball tournament appearance under Coach B.J. Mayer, and had their hopes for a Class 5A championship crushed by the Tigers of Valley, West Des Moines, in the semifinal round on Friday, March 3, in a 55-48 loss.

Preview: New year, new faces for Trojan track and field team

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IOWA CITY– Head coach T.J. Craig has a simple philosophy for the Iowa City West High boys track and field program as the 2017 season begins.
“Every year is a new year, with new and surprising developments,” Craig said.
It’s the second year for Craig at the top of the program and his 12th year overall. Last year, the Trojans were fourth in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) divisional meet and placed 18th in team points at the Class 4A state meet. The Trojans took seven events to the Drake Relays and qualified six events for the state meet.

Brewing perfection

Café Muse opens in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– From its architecture to its direct trade coffee, Café Muse embodies perfection.
Open since Feb. 4, the new North Liberty coffee shop boasts single origin coffee, high tea and caffeinated cocktails, as well as a unique indoor design.
For co-owners Nasi Moradi and CJ Huang, it’s about more than just cranking out warm cups of joe; it’s about the experience.