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DeGowin blood drive Nov. 21

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., is hosting a blood drive by the University of Iowa (UI) DeGowin Blood Center on Monday, Nov. 21, from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Blood donations will take about 45 minutes and successful donors receive a thank you gift.
The DeGowin Blood Center is a hospital-based blood center collecting blood for UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children’s Hospital patients.

Sidewalk closures on Front and Zeller streets commence

NORTH LIBERTY– As of Nov. 1, the northern sidewalk on Zeller Street, in front of Quail Ridge Park, is closed as work starts on water system improvements. The work in Quail Ridge Park includes adding two wells and a control building.
Additionally, beginning Nov. 7, the western sidewalk on Front Street in front of Roseberry Stop, north of Windsor Road and south of the Colony Pumpkin Patch, is closed. Pedestrians can cross to the east side at Tartan Drive or Windsor Road. The sidewalk closure is expected through Nov. 28.

$300,000 committed in soil quality restoration

NORTH LIBERTY– In May, the City of North Liberty launched the largest soil quality restoration (SQR) grant program in the state, with grants up to $1,500 available to North Liberty households to pay for 100 percent of an SQR project.
These projects will not only improve residential soil quality and produce greener, lusher lawns, but improve local water quality by slowing stormwater’s path to our streams, rivers and lakes, keeping pollutants out.
On Nov. 4, the city announced all $300,000 has been committed.

Beer Burger coming soon

Family-friendly restaurant to feature Iowa breweries

NORTH LIBERTY– Though the menu is being kept secret until opening day, future customers can probably venture a good guess as to what will be served at a restaurant called Beer Burger.
“If you think about it, it’s super simple,” said co-owner Bobby Thompson. “Ninety percent of people that walk into a restaurant get a beer and a burger.”

City offices closed Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving holiday

NORTH LIBERTY– City offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Pool deck resurfacing, closure Nov. 28 to Dec. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Resurfacing of the indoor pool deck at the North Liberty Recreation Center is anticipated to take place Nov. 28 to Dec. 28. The indoor pool will be closed and all lessons, classes, memberships affected will be refunded to participants for specific time for such work to be completed (at this time is a month’s range). Length of time with exact details will be provided by contractors awarded the project soon.

Tiffin Fire Association needs more EMTs

An opportunity to serve

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Night and day; rain, shine or snow; weekdays and weekends; a group of trained, experienced and highly motivated volunteers stands ready to respond to emergencies in Tiffin and the surrounding area.
And, with more and more calls every year, they could use some additional help.

Trojans, to the Dome!

West High makes first state semifinal appearance since 2002 with win over CR Prairie

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– After baffling the pundits with an upset win over Bettendorf on Oct. 28 in a Class 4A first round battle, the Iowa City West High Trojans made another statement a week later as they knocked off Cedar Rapids Prairie, 38-21, on Prairie’s John Wall Field in the quarterfinal round Friday, Nov. 4.

Women of Troy bite the Bulldogs

Iowa City West wins, 3-2, over Bettendorf and returns to state volleyball tournament

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy overcame the Bettendorf Bulldogs’ tricks for a sweet treat on Halloween, as they pulled off a 3-2 win in a Class 5A regional volleyball final and advanced to the 2016 state tournament for the third consecutive year.

Iowa City West has five First Team picks

Women of Troy earn MVC swimming honors

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) released its 2016 girls swimming All-Division selections Monday, Oct. 31, with five Iowa City West High students earning First Team honors.
Linn-Mar’s Kelsey Drake was named the Mississippi Division Athlete of the Year while Dubuque Wahlert’s Emily Snyder and her staff picked up the division Coach of the Year title.

Mississippi Division Selections:
200-freestyle: First Team – Alleyna Thomas. Honorable Mention – Mae Grahs.
200-IM: First Team – Melanie Housenga, Lilly Ernst. Honorable Mention – Jennifer Du.

Women of Troy 28th at state swimming

Ames takes team title at Nov. 5 meet in Marshalltown

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MARSHALLTOWN– Iowa City West High swimmers competed in six out of 12 events Saturday, Nov. 5, at the 2016 State Swimming and Diving Meet at the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA, and placed 28th out of 32 teams in total points. Ames won the team title with 341 points while Johnston lagged behind in second place with 197. Iowa City High was 23rd with 19 points. West put a dozen team points in the books.

Norris and Ford are First Team picks

Women of Troy earn MVC All-Division honors

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IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) released its 2016 All-Division Volleyball Selections Monday, Nov. 1, with seven Iowa City West High players earning First Team, Second Team, Honorable Mention or All-Academic berths.