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City-wide garage sales June 9-12

NORTH LIBERTY– Local organizers have selected the weekend of June 10 for city-wide garage sales in North Liberty and have set up a website with information for sellers and buyers: northlibertygaragesales.com.
In addition to the website, garage-sale-goers will be able to pull up a mobile-friendly Google Map and find nearby sales by item categories.
“I always thought it was one of those things dying for an upgrade,” said organizer Lydia Fine. “I just wanted to make it easier for people to find what they need.”

NL American Legion Memorial Day schedule

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Memorial Day flag raising schedule will be: 9:30 a.m. Ridgewood Cemetery.
Following the ceremony at Ridgewood, the Legion representatives will travel to Club 76, at 3949 Mehaffey Bridge Road, for another flag ceremony.
At 1:30 p.m., East Overlook at Coralville Lake, and at 6 p.m. at the Sutliff Bridge.

West girls take MVC for the 15th time

Women of Troy win eight events at MVC Valley Division Championship

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CEDAR RAPIDS– For the 15th time, the Iowa City West High Women of Troy were crowned as the Valley Division Champions for the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVCV). West won the divisional meet Thursday, May 5, at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids with 142 team points. Linn-Mar was a distant second with 104.5.

West boys stay perfect against Cedar Falls

Trojans overpower Tigers, 3-1

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IOWA CITY– The West High varsity soccer boys improved to 11-0 on the season Tuesday, May 3, at home against the Cedar Falls Tigers with a 3-1 win.
A pair of Nick’s accounted for all three of the Trojans’ goals, Nicholas Pitcher booted in two and Nicholas Raley put in one. Pitcher made four passes, Raley had two and Jackson Nasby made one. Nasby also made an assist in the match.
The loss dropped the Tigers to 3-9 on the season.

Women of Troy fall at home to Linn-Mar

Lions roar 8-1 on the tennis courts

IOWA CITY– The West High tennis Women of Troy faced a nearly unbeaten Linn-Mar squad Thursday, May 5, at home. The Lions took the match, 8-1, and improved their record to 12-1 while dropping west to 9-4 overall.
Elise Chang scored West’s sole victory with a 10-3 win over Linn-Mar’s Katie Nowak.

Amelon leads West’s Women of Troy

Cedar Falls wins MVC Golf Super Meet

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IOWA CITY– The Cedar Falls Tigers won the 2016 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Golf Super Meet Monday, May 2, at the Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Iowa City. The Tigers’ team score of 335 was the best of the 14-team field. The West High Women of Troy were fourth, with 352, while the host Little Hawks were eighth, with 386, tying Dubuque Wahlert Catholic.
Dubuque Senior’s Maddie Hawkins was the medalist with 72.
Jordan Amelon led West High with 78.

Vinton Shellsburg, Western Dubuque win WaMaC meet at CCA

Schwarting jumps second

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TIFFIN– The Vinton-Shellsburg boys and Western Dubuque girls were crowned WaMaC conference champions Thursday, May 5, at the conference track and field meet, hosted by Clear Creek Amana (CCA) in Tiffin.

Red’s lands additional parking space

By Shianne Fisher
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NORTH LIBERTY– The unsightly patch of dirt frequented by Red’s Alehouse customers will soon be getting a concrete makeover.
An agreement between Red’s and the City of North Liberty, approved at an April 26 council meeting, will allow the restaurant owners to construct a new parking lot on the adjacent city property with an entrance through Red’s existing parking lot.
“I think everybody understands the situation here,” said City Administrator Ryan Heiar. “Red’s is located in an area where there are challenges with parking.”

West High hires new athletic director

Huegel to replace Scott Kibby, future Liberty High principal

The Trojans have a new general.
Iowa City West High School has selected a new athletic director.
Craig Huegel, the current athletic director at Marshalltown High School, will take over for Scott Kibby, who has been selected as the new Liberty High School principal. Huegel will take up his post on July 1, according to a statement released by West High Principal Gregg Shoultz.

A path to the future

CCA committee to determine long-term facilities needs

TIFFIN– Continued enrollment growth in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district will necessitate additional school buildings in the future. However, how soon and where they will be located is yet to be determined. With a forthcoming comprehensive facilities plan, the district hopes to be proactive rather than reactive as needs arise.

Former Hawkeye basketball player to open youth gym in Tiffin

TIFFIN– When Darryl Moore came to the University of Iowa in 1993 little did he know he would not only get a chance to walk on the basketball team, but he would earn a scholarship, become a two-year starter and earn the Chris Street award, an award that exemplifies the spirit, enthusiasm and intensity of Chris, a former Hawkeye basketball player who died in a car wreck on Jan. 19, 1993.
Now Moore, who has been in medical sales for over a dozen years, is seeking to open a gym in Tiffin to work with kids on developing basketball and life skills.

NLPD joins the CIT movement

Two officers to attend training in May

NORTH LIBERTY– Add the North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) to the list of law enforcement agencies in Johnson County buying in to the concept of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).
The Memphis, Tenn., Police Department pioneered the concept in the late 1980s as a way to better deal with people having a mental health issue such as hallucinations, schizophrenic episodes or paranoia. In the early 2000s, the police department in San Antonio, TX, expanded on what became known as “The Memphis Model” by training every officer in a 40-hour CIT program.