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North Liberty Leader

Swisher Legion Junior Auxiliary garage sale to be May 4

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Junior Auxiliary is hosting a garage sale at the upper level of the Swisher American Legion Saturday, May 4. The proceeds from this sale will go to support the English River Outfitters. A non-profit organization that supports veterans in the town of Washington. If you have items to donate, please price them and contact Holly Ziegenmeyer hzieg@live.com for details on where and when to deliver your item(s) prior to May 3.

Voters in NL precinct 03 to have temporary polling place May 7

NORTH LIBERTY– Due to a scheduling conflict with the normal polling location for North Liberty 03 voters, North Liberty 03 voters will vote at a temporary polling location for the May 7 special election regarding the Johnson County Justice Center issue. On May 7, North Liberty 03 voter who normally vote at the South Slope Communications building on 980 Front Street in North Liberty will vote at the South Slope Communications Video Conferencing Center at 645 Liberty Way, only for this election.

Clipper boys take second on Solon’s track

SOLON– Tony Brack’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers finished second to the Solon Spartans Tuesday, April 16, at Solon’s Denny Gruber Track Meet. The Clippers tied with Dyersville Beckman with 102 team points to the Spartans’ 170.
The CCA 4x200-Meter Relay crew of Josh Martinac, Tanner Bandy, Kam Kahler and Jared Ganschow took the gold and in the process set a new school record. The squad also is now the tops in Class 3A and seventh across all classes. Ganschow also won in the 800-Meter Run and Jack Murray led the field in the 1,600-Meter Run.

Clipper ladies 4th at Washington Invitational

WASHINGTON– Jane Astor’s Clipper girls track and field team headed south Thursday, April 18, for the Washington Girls Invitational and finished the night fourth in team points. Megan Hall won the 100-meter dash and Mia Smith won in the 100-meter hurdles while a combination of Smith, Celine Fender, Ashley Prusha, Natalie Brimeyer and Megan Lukas took second in the 4x100-meter relay.
Results as provided by Washington High School:
Discus throw: 3, Morgan Cox, 101-00. 6, Molly Villhauer, 85-00.
Long jump: 5, Corrine Schwarting, 14-04.50. 6, Tyhesia Simpson, 14-03.00.

West boys, girls dominate at City’s Forwald/Coleman Relays

IOWA CITY– The West High track and field teams traveled across town to City High Thursday, April 18, for the Little Hawks’ Forwald/Coleman Relays and performed in dominating fashion. The Women of Troy won their meet with 132 team points, knocking the host Hawks to second with 120. The Trojans won the men’s meet with 168 points, also putting their hosts in the second-place slot with 141 for City.

Join NL’s trip to Cubs, Cardinals game May 8

NORTH LIBERTY– Join North Liberty Recreation Department staff to see the local baseball favorite, Chicago Cubs, versus the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Stadium on Wednesday, May 8.. Register early, spots fill up fast.
Don’t worry about the hassle of getting tickets, driving, tolls or parking because the recreation staff have it covered. Seats will be in the outfield terrace.
The bus will stop for food at the Oasis in DeKalb on the way home, but will not be stopping on the way there. Food and drink are allowed on the bus in a small cooler, but no alcohol is allowed.

CCA Jazz wins at Charles City, qualifies for state championships

CHARLES CITY– The Clear Creek Amana Jazz Ensemble headed north to Charles City on Saturday, March 9, for the 32nd Annual Charles City Jazz Festival. The jazz ensemble, under the direction of John C. Smith, competed in the 3A division along with five other Jazz bands from throughout the state of Iowa. The festival was held in the Charles City Middle School Auditorium.

We Run for a good cause

We Run celebrates first year with 5K

NORTH LIBERTY– What better way for a store specializing in running shoes and apparel to celebrate its one-year anniversary than with a 5K run? That’s how Kris and Brian Tharp, owners of We Run, chose to mark their big day.
At least 650 people registered for either a 5K run or 1 mile walk held on Saturday, March 23, just two days shy of the anniversary. The event also served as a fundraiser for the First United Methodist Church of North Liberty’s youth group. The group is headed on a mission trip to Puerto Rico later this year.

Big Country gets big discount

Tiffin council approves 5-year TIF incentive

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin is preparing to give a fairly significant tax break to a local business in town.
At the Tiffin City Council’s Feb. 13 meeting, Big Country Seeds owner Dan Steines approached the council with a request for a five-year tax abatement for a planned expansion of his business.

Family Video, take one

Council agrees to rezone, but resists intended use

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Developers hoping to build a Family Video store in of North Liberty might need to re-write their script, based on council’s recent dialogue.
At its March 26 meeting, the North Liberty City Council approved the first consideration of a rezoning request in an area known as Community Addition, next to the University of Iowa Community Credit Union (UICCU) on Highway 965.

Two North Liberty residents charged with drug possession, child endangerment

NORTH LIBERTY– Two North Liberty residents are now facing multiple drug charges after North Liberty police officers conducted a search of their home.

Dealing with a drug problem

NLPD assigns officer to Johnson County drug task force

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– If you are thinking of using, making or selling illegal drugs in North Liberty, be advised that the men and women in blue are going to be out looking for you.
Since 2001, the North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) has been a participating member of the Johnson County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force. While the department has had officers assisting the task force, it has been a goal to have an officer assigned fulltime to the mission of battling drug crime.
In January, that goal was achieved.