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Trojans sweep Little Hawks in annual two-day doubleheader

IC West wins, 11-1 and 6-3, over City High

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans’ record improved to 27-6 with a sweep of cross-town rival City High in a two-day doubleheader Monday and Tuesday, July 4 and 5.
The Trojans put on their own fireworks show during an afternoon matinee on Independence Day with the 11-1 pounding of the Little Hawks at home. City put up one run in the top of the third, which was answered with two West High runs in the bottom of the inning. A seven-run barrage from the Trojan bats occurred in the fifth with two more runs in the sixth.

CCA takes two from South Tama, 10-0 and 12-6

Creek boys end regular season at .500

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ varsity baseball team finished the regular season with a home doubleheader sweep of South Tama Friday, July 8. Capy’s Boys knocked off the Trojans 10-0 and 12-6. The pair of wins improved CCA’s record to 19-19 and marked the third straight year the team finished at .500 or above. Coach Brent Henry noted, “Seniors Jake Neubauer and Robby Swails are members of the winningest four-year stretch in the program’s history.”

CCA falls, 6-5, but rallies back to wallop CPU, 15-3

Cappy’s Boys split with Stormin’ Pointers

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CENTER POINT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball team, known as “Cappy’s Boys” after their unofficial mascot, moved to a 17-19 record with a split against the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana in a doubleheader Tuesday, July 5, in Center Point.
The Pointers pulled off a lead change in the sixth inning of game one to take a 6-5 win, but the Clippers regrouped and pounded the Pointers, 15-3, in a six-inning nightcap.

Meet your meat and its makers

Custom caterer, international food truck on the menu at Blues & BBQ

NORTH LIBERTY– If you haven’t tasted some local chefs’ off-the-beaten-path barbecue, this Saturday is your chance.
Of the 13 food vendors serving at North Liberty Blues & BBQ presented by South Slope Cooperative Communications, two are as local as it gets, but you won’t find their fare in a restaurant.
T.C. Bonez Catering & BBQ, located off Mehaffey Bridge Road near Club 76, has been smoking Iowa-grown meats since 2003, and owner Todd Carr makes it a point to never miss a Blues.
“I’m so excited,” he said last week. “I wish it was here this weekend.”

Vote early in ICCSD special election

IOWA CITY– Early voting for the July 19 Iowa City School District special election began Tuesday, July 5, at 7:45 a.m. at the Auditor’s Office, 913 S. Dubuque St.
Early voting at the Auditor’s Office will be available weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through the close of business Monday, July 18.
There will also be two satellite voting sites on Sunday, July 17.
· Coralville Public Library, noon to 4 p.m.
· Iowa City Public Library, noon to 5 p.m.

North Liberty population count official

One-quarter of mostly white residents aged 25-34, 10.5 percent under five years old

NORTH LIBERTY– A special census conducted in the City of North Liberty last fall is finally official.
According to a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau to the city, the population of North Liberty was 18,299 as of last October– up 36 percent from 13,374 in 2010. The new housing count was 7,551.
Now that the city has received the certified population count, North Liberty will receive increases in state funding distributed per capita, such as road-use tax.

“It changed my future”

North Liberty teen says online school gave her confidence

By Nora Heaton
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Sixteen-year-old Julia Love thought she would drop out of high school. Now, she’s planning for college.
She changed the story of her education with the help of Iowa Connections Academy, a tuition-free public school done entirely online. Love completes 100 percent of her coursework from her home in North Liberty. After years of struggling to manage debilitating anxiety in a traditional classroom setting, online study has helped her gain a new confidence and self-assuredness.

Tiffin citizens speak out against new development

Council approves rezoning despite storm water runoff, traffic concerns

NORTH LIBERTY– Just when the Tiffin City Council thought it had a solution to ongoing traffic concerns along Deer View Avenue, council members were again met with civil opposition.
Around 20 community members attended a June 28 council meeting when a public hearing was scheduled for a multi-rezoning ordinance to accommodate Tiffin Heights East, a new west-side subdivision proposed by developer Jason Dumont of The Boulders LLC in Solon. Dumont was also the developer of the original Tiffin Heights.

Auditor reviews Tiffin bookkeeping, makes recommendations

TIFFIN– Auditor of State Mary Mosiman released an agreed-upon procedures report on the City of Tiffin for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. The agreed-upon procedures engagement was performed pursuant to Chapter 11.6 of the Code of Iowa.

IHA dog wash fundraiser July 16

NORTH LIBERTY– Local pet owners hoping to avoid the mess, hassle and fur ball-clogged bathtub drains resulting from Rover’s summer bath are in luck. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, the Iowa Humane Alliance (IHA) will host a dog wash, bake sale and microchip fundraiser at Leash On Life, located at 650 Pacha Parkway.
Dogs will receive a $25 wash and nail trim while their owners savor fresh baked treats and sales on select merchandise at Leash On Life. IHA clinic staff will microchip dogs at the event for $25.

NL pantry 4th Annual Turkey Trot July 9

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will hold the Fourth Annual Thanksgiving in July Turkey Trot 10k/5k Races and Family 1 Mile Event on Saturday, July 9, at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the pantry as part of the community-wide Thanksgiving in July (TGIJ) efforts.

Women of Troy split with J-Hawks on Senior Night

Opiola, Libby and Klosterman homer for West High

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy settled for a split with the J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson in a Senior Night varsity doubleheader Tuesday, June 28, in Iowa City.
West took the opener with a sudden-death 10-9 win after Taylor Libby knocked a tie-breaking solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jefferson took a quick 2-0 lead, with a two-RBI double, in the top of the first inning and extended it, with two more runs, in the second with the bases loaded.