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North Liberty Leader

CCA board candidates respond to questions

TIFFIN– Six candidates are running for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District Board of Education. Five of the candidates will appear on the Sept. 10 school election ballot, while one candidate has declared a write-in campaign.

NL announces chance for public to meet police chief finalists Sept. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty will host an opportunity for the public to meet the five finalists for police chief from 5:30 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the North Liberty City Council Chambers, 3 Quail Creek Cir. The informal reception will offer members of the public a chance to meet the candidates and offer input in the final selection.

Community Center south entry to be closed later this week

NORTH LIBERTY– The south entrance of the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., will be closed on Sept. 5 and 6, to complete work in the entryway. Patrons can enter the facility from the north entrance or through the North Liberty Community Library to the west during normal library hours.

Fun Fall Ball to begin for youth baseball and softball players

NORTH LIBERTY– For the third year, NLYBS will be providing a fun, relaxed baseball/softball experience for kids ages six through 10 (rookies and juniors) who want to try playing for the first time, just love the game and want to continue playing for a few more weeks, or are considering playing up a league next spring.

Workshop on energy-efficient heating and cooling systems to be held Sept. 7

NORTH LIBERTY– Heating and cooling your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your home– typically making up about 54 percent of your utility bill (source: Energy.gov). So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, air conditioning and water heating systems can have a big effect on your bills and your comfort.

Register online now for chamber’s NL Fun Run

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Steering Committee of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the North Liberty Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 15, at North Bend Elementary, sponsored by MidWestOne Bank.
It will feature a 5K race and a free race for children 12 and under. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., with the children’s race beginning at 8 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8:20 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female runners as well as all participants in costume.

North Liberty to celebrate library expansion with ribbon cutting, open house Sept. 8

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library, 520 W Cherry St., will celebrate its recent $3.4 million expansion– which nearly tripled the library’s size– with a grand opening on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m.
The free public event will offer refreshments, tours of the new space, local celebrity readers, face painting, a scavenger hunt and giveaways.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The expansion adds a teen lounge, a dedicated children’s story time space, meeting rooms, more technology, and comfortable seating throughout the facility.

Enjoy North Liberty parks, win $100

NORTH LIBERTY– Beginning Labor Day weekend and running throughout September, recreationalists are invited to enjoy North Liberty’s parks– and keep an eye out for words tucked away in a dozen of them.

Order SHARE baking/pantry package by Sept. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– Save precious time by purchasing SHARE IOWA’S baking/pantry package. Not just for baking, stock your pantry with items for breakfast, snacks, lunch and everyday cooking. Package includes: granulated sugar, flour, baking soda, Crisco, vanilla chips, chocolate chips, brown sugar, walnuts, spray oil, oatmeal, peanut butter, baking mix, powdered sugar, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla, and mini marshmallows; all for $30 plus two hours volunteer service to your community. Orders must be placed by Sept. 13 for a pick-up date of Sept. 28 at the North Liberty Community Center.

Spartans sweep Clippers in V-ball opener

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
SOLON– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball coach Brian Bronzynski has a warning for the rest of the WaMaC teams regarding the Solon Spartans.
“I really believe they are potentially a better team than last year.”
The 2012 Spartans had a 35-5-0 record and made it to the state tournament, falling in the Class 4A Championship to Charles City. Last Thursday, Aug. 29, they opened the 2013 campaign by sweeping the Clippers, 3-0.

Trojans roll over Lions 67-28

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– While many have dwelled on the huge hits to the West High varsity football roster from graduation, coach Brian Sauser and his Trojans honestly couldn’t care less.
That was yesterday, and yesterday’s gone.
The 2013 edition of West High Football made a statement Friday, Aug. 30, as it opened the season with a 67-28 home field victory over the Linn-Mar Lions: the program is fine and as strong as ever, maybe even stronger.

Shueyville UMC Boy Scout Troop to co-host Scout Challenge

SHUEYVILLE– Boy Scout Troop 37, of Shueyille United Methodist Church, will be hosting a Scout Challenge along with four other Hawkeye Area Boy Scout troops. The event will be held at Morgan Creek Park (7515 Worcester Rd.,
Palo) on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 1 until 5 p.m. Activities include BB gun shooting, orienteering, Geo-caching, rope bridges, knot tying and other outdoor activities.