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NL Fire Department responds to structure fire

NORTH LIBERTY– On Sunday, Sept. 6, at 7:37 a.m. the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to 107 Alydar Drive for a report of a smoldering charcoal grill that was melting the siding on the structure. A North Liberty Police Department officer on scene advised responding units that the back of the structure was fully involved. First-arriving North Liberty units found flames and smoke at the back home the home.

Editors to meet residents in NL Sept. 14, Iowa City Sept. 15

NORTH LIBERTY– Ever wonder how a story gets into a newspaper? Why did an editor choose one story over the other? What makes a story newsworthy? How can I get a notice about an upcoming event for my community-based group into the newspaper?
How important is the local newspaper to my community and, most important, me?

Community invited to celebrate groundbreaking for pavilion at Penn Meadows Park

NORTH LIBERTY– A groundbreaking for the new Penn Meadows Park Pavilion and Commemorative Baseball Diamond is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the park’s north side, near Penn Street. The pavilion, built in partnership between the City of North Liberty and North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS), will add restrooms, a shelter, storage and a concession stand to the heavily-used park and sports complex.

Affordable health screenings coming to North Liberty Sept. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Residents living in the North Liberty area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening at the South Slope Community Center Sept. 28.
Screenings can check for:
• The level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health
• HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels
• Diabetes risk
• Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis
• Kidney and thyroid function, and more

State auditor releases procedures report on the City of Oxford

OXFORD– Auditor of State Mary Mosiman released an agreed-upon procedures report on the City of Oxford for the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. The agreed-upon procedures engagement was performed pursuant to Chapter 11.6 of the Code of Iowa.

Lisa Green-Douglass to run for JC supervisor

NORTH LIBERY– North Liberty resident Lisa Green-Douglass, a Democrat, has announced her run for a seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors in 2016.
Green-Douglass is an advocate for several issues in Johnson County, including the newly-created mental health crisis response team, an increased minimum wage and responsible land use.

CCCU collects most for NL Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving in July event

NORTH LIBERTY– Collins Community Credit Union has won the privilege of displaying the North Liberty Community Pantry Traveling Turkey trophy for the next year. Area financial institutions championed the Thanksgiving in July food drive and collected donations of food and funds the entire month of July competing for the coveted Traveling Turkey trophy complete with bragging rights.

Iowa City West High coach shoulders the blame for 33-0 loss to Valley

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans suffered a 33-0 home loss at the hands of the West Des Moines Valley Tigers Friday, Sept. 4, in Week Two non-district varsity football. Earlier in the week, the Associated Press deemed the Tigers the number one team in Class 4A, a ranking West coach Garrett Hartwig dismissed swiftly in discussing the loss.
“Our motto is, ‘It’s not who we play it’s how we play.’ We were not prepared tonight, and that is my fault and I accept responsibility,” Hartwig said.

CCA football team falls 27-7 to MP Golden Hawks

Clippers drop to 0-2

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WELLMAN– Aaron Akers’ 3-yard sprint for a touchdown helped the cause, but wasn’t enough for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers to overcome the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie in Wellman Friday, Sept. 4. The Golden Hawks took the varsity contest, 27-7, dropping the Clippers to 0-2 on the season.

Clippers scuttle Spartans in volleyball triangular

CCA falls to Mount Vernon, Solon handles the Mustangs

SOLON— It was an evening of rivalries as the Solon Lady Spartans hosted the Clippers of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and the Mount Vernon Mustangs, for a triangular set of volleyball matches Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Women of Troy own the night against J-Hawks

Sophs, JV and varsity all take V-ball wins

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy marched to victory Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Cedar Rapids Jefferson as the sophomores, junior varsity (JV) and varsity teams posted volleyball wins over the J-Hawks.
The sophomores won 3-0 with scores of 21-15, 21-14 and 21-7 while the JV squad swept Jefferson 25-11 and 25-17. Varsity took a 3-0 sweep, winning 25-18, 25-12 and 25-20.
Emma Norris led West with 11 kills and two ace serves, while Ali Tauchen had nine kills and Anna Mabry put up five.

Clipper boys fourth, girls 10th at Bob Brown Invitational cross country meet

Tener brings home 10th-place medal

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IOWA CITY– Kickers Soccer Park was the site of the 2015 Bob Brown Invitational cross-country meet hosted by Iowa City Regina Thursday, Sept. 3. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers participated, with the Clipper boys finishing fourth in team points and the girls placing 10th. Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the boys’ race while Monticello took the girls’ team honors. Individually, Monticello’s Matt Manternach won in 17:15.34 and Durant’s Alyssa Williams won in 19:15.31.