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North Liberty Leader

NL resident hopes to fill supervisor vacancy

Neuzil verbally resigns

JOHNSON COUNTY– Lisa Green-Douglass of North Liberty has announced that she will be running for the position on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors to be vacated by current board member Terrence Neuzil.
Neuzil has resigned to take a job in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
Neuzil was elected to the board in 2000, and has been reelected to the seat every four years since. His fourth term was to end Dec. 31, 2016.

Liberty High School public information session Nov. 23

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa City Community School District will hold a Liberty High School information sharing session on Monday, Nov. 23, at West High School in the Little Theater from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The meeting will provide background information regarding Liberty High School and will offer an opportunity for parents, students and community members to ask questions. Interpreters will be available and childcare will be available for children ages 2 to 12.

Free Thanksgiving dinner to be held at South Slope Nov. 26

Free Thanksgiving dinner to be held at South Slope Nov. 26
NORTH LIBERTY– For the fourth year in a row, a free Thanksgiving dinner will be available to residents of North Liberty thanks to a local community member and several businesses.
On Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day, from 12-4 p.m., a full Thanksgiving meal will be available free of charge for residents of North Liberty at the South Slope Community Center in North Liberty.

NLFD firefighter Dave Hubler inducted into NL Hall of Fame

NORTH LIBERTY– Dave Hubler, who served 24 years as a volunteer with the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD), including time as its chief, was inducted into the North Liberty Community Hall of Fame Nov. 5.

Parade at the Promenade

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– What better place to host a parade than North Liberty’s only official promenade?
Stonebridge Promenade, home of Blink Vision and several other commercial enterprises, was the setting for the fourth annual Halloween parade Oct. 30. Children from Montessori Children’s Garden in North Liberty were invited to don their costumes and trick-or-treat at each businesses’ storefront, and walk through the not-too-scary haunted hallway decorated by Intelec’s Scott Shephard.

Bettendorf sweep Women of Troy 3-0

Women of Troy face relentless Bulldogs

CEDAR RAPIDS– Their nickname is the Bulldogs, and the Iowa City West High Women of Troy found out how tenacious, tough and relentless Bulldogs can be as Bettendorf swept them 3-0 in a Class 5A State Volleyball Tournament quarterfinal match Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.
“I told the girls they’re a relentless team,” West coach Randy Dolson said after the match. “No matter what we hit at them, or served at them… they were in-system most of the afternoon. They hit extremely hard and put the pressure on us… and kept us out of system more.”

Parker named girls Coach of the Year

West athletes earn MVC All-Division cross country honors

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IOWA CITY– The 2015 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) All-Division cross country selections were released on Sunday, Oct. 25, with several Iowa City West High athletes named to spots on the Valley Division First Team, Second Team, Honorable Mention and Academic rosters.
West High girls coach Mike Parker was named the Division Coach of the Year while City High’s Tom Mittman was named for the Mississippi Division.

Weldon, Koethe are named to divisional First Team

Five Clippers named to WaMaC All-Conference volleyball teams

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TIFFIN– Five Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball players were named to the 2015 WaMaC Conference West Division volleyball teams. The conference released East Division and West Division selections on Monday, Oct. 26.
In the West Division, home to CCA, Marion’s Roxanne Paulsen was named the Coach of the Year.

Women of Troy earn 2015 MVC All-Division Swimming honors

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IOWA CITY— The Mississippi Valley athletic Conference (MVC) released its picks for 2015 All-Division Girls Swimming honors on Monday, Nov. 2. Iowa City West High’s Erica Hsu was named the Valley Division Swimmer of the Year while Dubuque Hempstead’s Megan Schill was named for the Mississippi Division. Cedar Falls’ Dick Marcussen and Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s John Ross were, both, named Valley Division Coaches of the Year with Cedar Rapids Washington’s Megan Lewis picking up the Mississippi Division Coach of the Year honors.

Castle crashers

Dressed in costumes and ready for tricks and treats, Kayliah and Charles Greer enter the North Liberty Recreation Center’s Haunted Happenings event Friday, Oct. 30. Recreation center staff transform the building into a semi-spooky site for the annual children’s Halloween celebration, with an indoor maze and kids’ activities co-sponsored by the City of North Liberty and the Optimist Club of North Liberty. For more photos and information about the event, see page A6. (photo by Lori Lindner)

CCE’s new principal finds renewed sense of purpose in Oxford

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD— When talking with elementary school principal Matt Leeman, two thoughts come to mind. First, never say “never.” Second, there’s something special about the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District that can renew an educator’s spirit.

NL council approves arts funding for kids

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s new budget strategy to fund mid-year requests from nonprofit organizations has already benefitted local seniors.
Now it is helping area youth as well.
The North Liberty City Council in October approved two social service funding applications from Elder Services, in the amount of $1,120, and North Liberty Senior Dining program, for $1,500. A third application from Any Given Child of Iowa City, in the amount of $2,000 each year for three years, was considered at the council’s Oct. 27 meeting.