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West’s Rios fifth at state bowling tournament

DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s Kalen Rios, a senior, finished fifth in the 2017 Class 3A Boys State Bowling Tournament held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines. Rios bowled 222 in the first game and 235 in the second for a 457 total and was the only West High bowler to advance to the tournament.
Dubuque Hempstead’s Justin Lanser, a senior, won the individual tournament with 235 and 245 for a 480 total, while Hempstead took the team title with 3,194.

West High bowlers earn MVC All-Division honors

IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley athletic Conference (MVC) released its 2017 All-Division Bowling Teams Thursday, Feb. 23, with Iowa City West High placing 10 bowlers on Mississippi Division squads.
Corey Roth and Kalen Rios were First Team picks for the boys. Rios took fifth place at the state bowling tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Des Moines. Jacob Fisher and Jordan Tiegs earned Honorable Mention with Tiegs and Brandon Berner making the Division All-Academic Team.

North Liberty recreation center

Contact the North Liberty Recreation Center for more information on dates and fees.

AQUATIC CENTER PROGRAMS

Family Fun Fridays
Families swim at a reduced price. Standard adult supervision rules apply.

Homeschool Wednesday Swim
Unstructured swim time for home-educating parents and children. This program provides a great supplement to a physical education curriculum and a chance to socialize with other home-schoolers.

Special Needs Swim

Four Creek girls earn All-WaMaC honors

Stratton makes First Team as a freshman

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TIFFIN– Four varsity girls basketball players from Clear Creek Amana earned spots on the 2017 WaMaC All-Conference Teams in the West Division.
Karsyn Stratton, a freshman, earned a First Team berth while Lauren Helle, a senior, made it onto the Second Team. Meagan Harvey, a freshman, and Claire Navara, a senior, were Honorable Mention picks.

Kuehl reacts to 1.1 percent increase in state aid

Staffing levels to remain steady

AMANA– Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill authorizing a 1.1 percent increase in State Supplemental Aid (SSA) for Iowa’s school districts on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Branstad had proposed a 2 percent increase in school funding over what districts received last year, however Republicans insisted with lower income projected by the Revenue Estimating Committee, that 1.1 percent is all the State can afford. The bill provides an additional $40 million to Iowa schools for the next fiscal year, starting on June 1.

2017 CCA Youth Little League registration open

TIFFIN– Registration is now open for the 2017 Youth Little League Season. Be part of a 40-year tradition by joining others on the diamond this year. Leagues are offered for pre-K through seventh grade. Regular registration is open until Feb. 28, after which late fees will incur. More information is available at tiffin-iowa.org.

Social service project funding application due March 1 at city hall

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty is seeking applications for social service programs and projects, focusing on innovative, new projects serving North Liberty. Applications for the $23,500 earmarked for this program are due March 1.

Storytime returns to NLTV every Wednesday

NORTH LIBERTY– Reading stories to your young ones just got more exciting! Join the North Liberty Community Library for Storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. If you can’t make it, North Liberty Television has you covered. You can watch Storytime on NLTV at 7:30 a.m. weekdays on South Slope (Channel 268) and Mediacom (Channel 5). Also visit our YouTube Channel to watch past episodes and other original content from NLTV.
For more information and other storytime options, visit the North Liberty Community Library’s website.

Solar energy dashboard now online

NORTH LIBERTY– Last year, the city began seeking proposals to replace at least 60 percent– and ideally 80 percent or more– of the power needs for certain public facilities, and this past fall, began using solar power for the parks, streets and fire department facilities.
In less than four months, these three new arrays have powered the equivalent of 58,613.15 light bulbs for a day and saved 13,597.66 kg of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of planting more than 750 trees.

South Slope rallies for Camp Courageous, encourages other companies to join

NORTH LIBERTY– Employees at South Slope Cooperative Communications, headquartered in North Liberty, are coming together to raise funds for Camp Courageous and now extending the challenge to other organizations in the Corridor.
The cause is personal for an employee of South Slope whose son has benefited greatly from his time spent at Camp Courageous. When news spread at South Slope about Camp Courageous’ fundraising needs, employees rallied to help.

North Liberty Community Library unveils lactation room

A womb of their own

By Janet Nolte
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NORTH LIBERTY– “You guys are burning up the mommy wire.”
Such feedback from patrons of the North Liberty Community Library is exactly what Director Jennie Garner and her staff like to hear in response to the innovative programming and resources they have been developing for young families and children.
“That’s exciting to us because it means word is getting out on what we’re doing here,” said Garner.

Register for NLYBS through March 3

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration for the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball’s (NLYBS) 25th anniversary season is open. Sign up your child or children at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS by March 3.
Leagues are available for boys and girls age 4 through eighth grade. Call the NLYBS hotline at 319-248-1283 with questions or check the FAQ page on the NLYBS website. Scholarships are available.
New this year is First Grade Baseball, and Third Grade Rookie players will have the opportunity to pitch. Umpires will also be needed, but must be at least 14 years old. Training is provided.