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Two arrested in North Liberty after breaking into wrong home

NORTH LIBERTY– Police arrested two suspects for allegedly breaking into a North Liberty residence during the evening hours Tuesday, April 4.
According to the complaint, North Liberty police responded to a residence on Whipple Court around 7 p.m. after receiving a report from a homeowner that someone had entered a back window well. Officers determined that 18-year-old Sammy I. Hamed of Coralville was attempting to gain entry into the wrong residence. Reports state that 19-year-old Mohamed A. Elsemeih, a resident of Whipple Court in North Liberty, stood by as Hamed broke in.

Morning spring leaf pick-up through April 21

NORTH LIBERTY– Open burning of leaves and yard waste is not permitted in North Liberty. The City will pick up leaves that property owners have raked to the curb through April 21. Dependent on how many leaves are out curbside will determine the time it takes to make the pickups.

Road work: Penn Street between Jones Blvd. and Cameron Way

NORTH LIBERTY– Work has begun to widen Penn Street to five lanes between Cameron Way and Jones Boulevard. Two lanes of traffic will remain open through the work site, however the speed limit and lane width will be reduced to allow crews to begin utility work and install storm sewers.
On Monday, April 17, the sidewalk on the south side of Penn Street will be closed as grading and utility work will begin on the south side of Penn Street. The sidewalk will be removed and then repaved once the south side of Penn Street is reconstructed. This sidewalk closure is expected to last through June.

Spring Cleanup Day April 29

NORTH LIBERTY– Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 29, from 7-11:30 a.m. is for residents of North Liberty only. Please be prepared to verify that you are a North Liberty resident with a water bill stub or driver’s license. North Liberty residents pay 30¢ each month on their recycling bill for this service.
Miscellaneous large items are to be brought to the Public Works Facility, 620 Calvin St.
Assistance will be provided to the elderly or handicapped. Please call City Hall (319-626-5700) by April 27 to make arrangements.

Liberty High staff keeps on growing

More coaches named to lead the Lightning

By Chris Umscheid
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NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School is growing again as Principal and interim Athletic Director Scott Kibby adds staff ahead of the school’s opening in August. Kibby announced three new coaching positions which included two familiar faces.
Jeff Gordon, who led the freshmen football team to a 6-4 record in its debut season, will head up the sophomore program when the Bolts (including many of the “Original” or “O-Bolts”) take to the gridiron this fall.

Trojans take home track and field meet with 115.5 points

Sprint medley relay crew sets new record

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IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Trojan track and field team won its home meet Saturday, April 8, with 115.5 points, besting Cedar Rapids Kennedy (79), Western Dubuque (71), Linn-Mar (66), Pleasant Valley (63), Johnston (61), Cedar Falls, (50), Davenport Central (23), Cedar Rapids Washington (17), Solon and Xavier (tied with 14 team points), Muscatine (10.5) and Cedar Rapids Xavier (5).

Trojans triumphant in Deac Ryan Relays

ELDRIDGE– Iowa City West High’s Trojan track and field team notched another meet championship Tuesday, April 3, after winning North Scott High School’s Deac Ryan Relays. The Trojans put up 157 team points for the win, besting Pleasant Valley (145) and Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) foes Cedar Rapids Prairie (81) and Dubuque Hempstead (79). Central DeWitt rounded out the top five teams with 52 points.

Trojans take Kingston for second time in one week

IC West boys win Washington’s Wilkinson Relays

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Trojan track and field team followed up a win at the weather-delayed John Ask Relays with a win at the 31st Annual Wilkinson Relays hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington High School, and back at Kingston Stadium.

Clipper boys third at Demon Relays

CCA relays turning season’s best times

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WASHINGTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boys track and field team posted a third-place team finish Thursday, April 6, at the Washington Demon’s Relays. Mount Pleasant won the boys’ meet with 224 points followed by Mid-Prairie (127) and the Clippers (74). Washington (61), WACO (38), Fairfield (24), Columbus Community (22), Highland (13) and Winfield-Mount Union (5) rounded out the field.

Clippers fourth at Creek Classic Relays

Stratton wins 100- and 200-meter dashes

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) girls track and field team hosted their 2017 Creek Classic Relays Friday, April 7, and placed fourth in total team points among eight teams in Class A. Mount Vernon took the Class A meet with 146 points followed by Solon (120), Mid-Prairie (97.5), the Creek Girls (85), Independence (80.5), Center Point-Urbana (72), Williamsburg (70) and South Tama (56).
Pekin led the Class B teams (Pekin, Durant, West Branch, BGM, Iowa Valley and West Liberty) with 176.5 team points.

Creek Girls open 2017 with win over golfing Pointers

CCA girls win, 252-276, over CP-U

AMANA– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity girls golf team opened the 2017 season with a win at home against the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) Thursday, April 6.
CP-U’s Natalie Cook captured medalist honors with her score of 52, while Allison Greathouse led the Clippers with 56 for the runner-up spot.
The Clippers head to Van Horne on Thursday, April 13, to face Benton Community at 4 p.m. and compete in a quad meet with Williamsburg, Marion and Vinton-Shellsburg in Williamsburg on Monday, April 17, at 4 p.m.

Creek Boys 7th at Bobcats’ golf invitational

McCarty leads CCA with 81

VAN HORNE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys golf team placed seventh Saturday, April 8, in the Benton Bobcat Invitational golf tournament hosted by Benton Community at the Tara Hills Country Club.
Williamsburg won the meet with 304, followed by the Bobcats (322), West Delaware (325), Center Point-Urbana (356), Columbus (358), Vinton-Shellsburg (370), the Clippers (382) and Independence (389). Brandon McCarty led CCA with 81 and was ninth on the Medalist list.
Scoring: Brandon McCarty 81, Cory Siders 91, Tyler Hallett 103, Jordan Smith 107, Malack Rocca 113, Isaac Quin 127.