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North Liberty Leader

One rockin’ run to benefit resource center

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– More than 200 runners and walkers took to the streets of North Liberty on Saturday, May 18, to raise money for local families. The GPV PTO Rockin’ 5K Run/Walk and Little Rockin’ 1Mile Run was co-coordinated between Garner, Penn and Van Allen elementary schools in North Liberty.
The participants’ entry fees were donated to the North Liberty Family Resource Center, which has a location at each of the three schools.

Some council members still not sold on purchased site

Tiffin city hall location debated after land swap offer

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– At the beginning of last week’s meeting, the Tiffin City Council gave tacit approval on a design for a new city hall.
But by the end of the meeting, the building’s location was once again in question, and the heated debate raged on, taking the council’s May 22 meeting to the four-hour mark.

Benefit to assist Hilmer family May 31

NORTH LIBERTY– The First United Methodist Church and friends of the Todd and Lori Hilmer family will host a cancer benefit on Friday, May 31, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Tickets for the spaghetti supper are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased ahead of time at the Methodist Church or at the door. A silent auction will also be held that evening. Dine-in and to-go options are available.

Trojans trade 10-point games with Davenport West

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Charlie Stumpff’s West High Trojans opened the 2013 varsity baseball season Monday, May 20, with an 11-1 road win over Benton Community. On Wednesday, May 22, West hosted the Falcons of Davenport West for a varsity double-header on a cool and wet evening.

CCA falls, then comes back to pound the Sailors

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
WATERLOO — The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers opened the 2013 varsity baseball season on the road Thursday, May 23 against the Waterloo Columbus Sailors. In the debut of new coach Brent Henry, the Clippers fell 3-2 in the first half of the doubleheader, but rallied back for a 15-7 win in the nightcap.

CCA boys advance to soccer final

3-0 win makes seven straight

TIFFIN– Benson’s Boys are on a hot streak at just the right time. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys soccer team put away Benton Community 3-0 Wednesday, May 22, at home in a Class 2A Substate Semifinal match on their home turf. The win earned the squad a spot in the substate final on Saturday, May 25, against the Saints of Cedar Rapids Xavier (after the deadline for this issue). The winner heads for the state tournament in Des Moines.
The Clippers’ record improved to 14-4 with the win, Xavier sits at 10-5 after a 4-0 win over the Mount Vernon Mustangs.

Women of Troy have change-up at the top for 2013

West High women charge into 2013 season with new coach

IOWA CITY — For five years, Jeff Kelley led the West High Women of Troy on the softball diamond. He resigned from that post at the end of April for personal reasons, with a 153-58 overall record and 100-30 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC). Kelley and company made the team’s first-ever State Tournament appearance last year, finishing fourth in Class 5A.

Connecting people to purpose

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

WITH PHOTO:

Limbo, akimbo

Penn Elementary student Brady Dauber laughs as he goes to the floor during a limbo session on roller skates. Penn P.E. teacher Tiffany Fishman introduces a roller skating unit in her classes each year as part of the physical education curriculum. For more photos, see page 20. (photo by Lori Lindner)

Blues, any way you like it

NORTH LIBERTY– Funky and soulful, jazzy and upbeat, or down-home and root-bound; however you take your music, North Liberty Blues & BBQ will be serving it up for you this weekend.

Boston strong

North Liberty woman returns safely from site of American tragedy

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty chiropractor and runner Dr. Sheri Giese, DC, has already made up her mind.
In 2014, Giese will once again be among the nearly 30,000 people who don bib numbers and beat feet along 26.2 miles of Massachusetts roads that are part of the oldest annual marathon in the world. It’s a traditional event with an international luster that was blackened this year in a matter of seconds by two terrorist-planted bombs that killed three people and left more than 200 injured.
“People have asked me if I’ll run next year,” she said. “Yeah, I’m running next year.”

ICCSD updates local governments on diversity and facilities plans

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Johnson County Supervisor Janelle Rettig provided a little history lesson Monday, April 29, as representatives of the county, municipalities and school districts of Johnson County prepared to hear an update from the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD). The quarterly meeting between the governmental entities is referred to as the Joint Cities meeting, though county and school district officials are also participants.