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City announces Memorial Day hours

NORTH LIBERTY– Due to Memorial Day, some offices will be closed and city service hours altered over the holiday weekend. City Hall and other city offices will be closed Monday, May 30.
The North Liberty Community Library will be closed Monday, May 30. However, unlike previous summers, the library will be open on Sundays through the summer from 1-4 p.m.
The North Liberty Recreation Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 28, Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30.

Volunteers needed for Free Lunch and Fun

NORTH LIBERTY– Gearing up for the third year in operation, the Summer Lunch and Fun Program is seeking participation from local restaurants and others to provide free food and activities for North Liberty youth. No registration required.
The program is for all youth up to 18 years old, weekdays from June 6 to Aug. 12 (no July 4) at the Ranshaw House, located just north of the North Liberty Community Center on Community Drive. Lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with an activity following from 12-1 p.m.

Women of Troy earn regional championship

Welch, Haight and Dusterhoft lead West girls to State Co-ed Meet

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High will be well represented at the 2016 State Co-ed Track and Field Meet in Des Moines. The Women of Troy will send 11 events while the Trojans will make their presence known on the blue track with 14 events. The West athletes qualified Thursday, May 12, at home in a Class 4A state qualifying meet with the winner and runner-up automatically earning the trip to Des Moines while others qualified on time/performance.

Tennis Trojans are District Champs

Jung earns solo title

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IOWA CITY– Jiung Jung is headed to the State High School Individual State Tennis Meet after earning the district championship Thursday, May 12, on the University of Iowa’s Kltoz Courts in Iowa City.
Jung, a junior, defeated City High’s Gabe Weigel 6-1 and 6-0 before knocking off Bettendorf’s Fritzy Swearingen 6-0 and 6-0 in the semifinal round. Jung faced City High’s Joe Hoff and put him away 6-2 and 7-5.

Trojans place fourth at CRANDIC JV Meet

Greiner, Bourges win in 1,600 run and 110 hurdles

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IOWA CITY– West High’s Trojan track and field team finished one point behind City High for fourth-place in the 2016 CRANDIC Boys Junior Varsity Meet Monday, May 2, at City High’s Raffensperger Track. Cedar Rapids Jefferson won the meet with 114 points, followed by Cedar Rapids Kennedy with 111 and the Little Hawks with 86. West High had 85 team points.

Clippers send a baker’s dozen events to State Co-Ed Track and Field Meet

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MOUNT PLEASANT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys track and field team took second place in their district Thursday, May 12, in a Class 3A state qualifying meet at Mount Pleasant. The host Panthers took the district championship with 157 team points followed by the Creek Boys’ 130.

Women of Troy tame the tennis Tigers

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IOWA CITY– The Women of Troy defeated Cedar Falls 7-2 Thursday, May 12, at home to close out the regular tennis season on a winning note. Emma Koch, Kaily Speer, Simran Sarin, Vivian Mitchell and Meg Moreland put up individual wins while Koch and Mitchell and Sarin and Lauren Katz were doubles winners for West.
West finished the regular season 10-4 overall and 9-4 in conference play to earn second place in the Mississippi Valley Conference’s (MVC) Valley Division. 

CCA girls earn second WaMaC championship in a tough week

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TIFFIN– It was a rough week to be a Creek Girl despite a major triumph. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers won three out of six matches for a 12-4 record heading into the end of the regular season.

2016 CCA softball preview

Quintet of seniors to lead Clippers on the diamond

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OXFORD– Five seniors will lead the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ varsity girls softball team this season. Skylar Hop, Jacquelyn Fairholm, Courtney James, Megan Beckler and Brooke Henze are the quintet of veterans coach Barb Lynn will rely on heavily.
Lynn, in her third year with the Creek Girls, led the squad to a 22-17 record overall last season. CCA was 14-8 in WaMaC conference play and 12-6 in West Division action.

Tiffin eyes solar

Council discusses $17.8 thousand PV system

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Add Tiffin to the list of Johnson County cities envisioning a brighter future for their public buildings.
The Tiffin City Council met with a representative of Moxie Solar, a North-Liberty-based turnkey solar operation, during an April 19 work session to discuss the addition of a 6.05 kW commercial photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of city hall.
City Administrator Doug Boldt said the council feels adding solar is a “no-brainer” for the city.
“It’s not that big of a capital expense and it presents the right image,” he added.

A decade of service

North Liberty honors two firefighters for 10 years with the department

NORTH LIBERTY– Two North Liberty firefighters, Assistant Chief William “Bill” Schmooke and Firefighter-Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) David Cirillo, were recognized for 10 years of service to the community and the surrounding area.

North Liberty awarded $20.9 of $23.8 million in water quality loans

The other $3 million

DES MOINES– Ten Iowa communities were awarded a combined total of $23.8 million in low-interest loans for water quality projects through the State Revolving Fund. State Revolving Fund Construction Loans are a low-cost construction financing option available for Iowa cities and municipalities for water quality initiatives. Planning and Design Loans are zero percent loans that assist with the first-phase of project expenses. The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources jointly administer the State Revolving Fund in Iowa.