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North Liberty Community Pantry to install water-saving rain catchment system week of Oct. 5

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) plans to install a rain catchment system in its Growing Together Garden the week of Oct. 5.
The system will “harvest” rainwater from the pantry building’s roof and gutters by capturing, diverting and storing the rainwater for later use in the Growing Together Garden. The system will save money reducing the demand on the municipal water system and will help reduce run-off and erosion.

South Slope awarded NTCA Smart Rural Community designation

NORTH LIBERTY– NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association recognized North Liberty-based South Slope Cooperative Communications as one of 12 communities in rural areas of the United States that has earned Smart Rural Community designation. The Smart Rural Community initiative showcases efforts made by companies like South Slope that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business.

Time to order SHARE Baking/Pantry package for October

NORTH LIBERTY– Autumn: time to pull out the bakeware and make the house smell good. There is nothing like the aroma of freshly baked apple pie, cookies and breads. This mont’s SHARE package includes: 4 pounds granulated sugar, 5 pounds flour, 18-ounce peanut butter, 14-ounce oatmeal, 6-ounce raisins, 32-ounce shelf stable 2 percent white milk, 2 pounds brown sugar, 5-ounce chopped walnuts, 7-ounce cinnamon, 16-ounce Crisco, 16.5-ounce baking mix, 10-ounce mini marshmallows, 2 pounds powdered sugar, 8 ounces vanilla, 12 ounces chocolate chips and 6-ounce cooking spray, all in one box for $30.

Call now to schedule assistance on Make A Difference Day Oct. 24

NORTH LIBERTY– Several North Liberty churches will host the Make A Difference service project on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon. Work teams will be fan out all over North Liberty performing community service for three hours. Service projects will include yard work, winter weatherization of homes, small construction jobs and many other projects, at no cost, to improve lives in the North Liberty community.

Ronin to speak at CCA Financial Aid and Scholarship night Nov. 5

TIFFIN– On Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m., Clear Creek Amana High School will host its annual Financial Aid and Scholarship night. Ryan Ronin, guest presenter from the Iowa College Access Network, will discuss the FAFSA, Federal Student Loan programs and scholarship searches. High School counselors Mark Hovey and Grant Elsbernd will discuss local scholarships and deadlines. This is an important meeting for junior and senior parents, but is open to anyone wishing to learn about funding their child’s education.

CCA Student Assistance Team/Interact Club hosts 55 and older dinner Nov. 7

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Clear Creek Amana Student Assistance Team/ Interact Club will host its annual supper for those 55 years of age or older. The club will serve a main course of turkey or ham, mashed potatoes and gravy along with other side dishes. Service will start promptly at 6 p.m. The members of the club enjoy the evening, getting to know the senior community members. Please spend some time with club, visit with the kids, see the high school and enjoy the evening. Card games such as hearts, euchre, or rummy will be played after dinner.

Smart money: NL gets good news in borrowing scenario

NORTH LIBERTY– Even while borrowing $9.995 million, the City of North Liberty is saving its taxpayers money.
Tionna Pooler, of Independent Public Advisors, LLC, the city’s financial advisory firm, told the council at its Sept. 22 meeting that when it comes to issuing bonds, “there is nothing but good news to tell you.”

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At Heyn’s Ice Cream shop in North Liberty, owner Peggy Cullivan reflects on what Heyn’s means to her

NORTH LIBERTY– The history of the business is as follows: The Iowa City location of Heyn’s Ice Cream started in 1981, originally as a second location of Dane’s Dairy run by Paul Heyn. Soon after, Dane’s Dairy decided to give ownership of the store to Heyn, who renamed it Heyn’s Ice Cream. Peggy Cullivan began working at the shop when she was 14 years old, became manager at age 19, and inherited the store from Heyn in 2007. Earlier this summer, she opened a new location at 25 E. Cherry St. in North Liberty.
Those are the facts. But there is more to the story:

Cougars too much for Women of Troy

IOWA CITY– Macy Anderson’s 16 kills led the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars to a 3-0 win over Iowa City West High Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the West High gym.
Kennedy was ranked fifth in Class 5A with a 12-5 record overall and 3-0 record in the MVC’s Valley Division while West was sixth at 13-4 overall and 3-0 in Valley Division competition.
The Cougars won the hard-fought three-game set 25-21, 25-21 and 25-15.
Emily Halverson led West’s offensive efforts with nine kills, Chandler Haight added seven and Ali Tauchen and Maddie Laffey each had six.

Trojans roll over Davenport Central’s Blue Devils

Henderson’s air assault, keeper gives West first season victory

IOWA CITY– Six touchdowns by the Iowa City West High Trojans doomed the Blue Devils of Davenport Central Friday, Sept. 25, at Trojan Field. The win, on Homecoming Night for West, was the first of the season.
West High quarterback Alex Henderson connected three times with Oliver Martin and twice with Devontae Lane for five touchdowns. He kept the ball for a sixth as West won, 42-14, on Homecoming Night.

Clippers pick up second win

CCA 17, Keokuk Chiefs 10

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KEOKUK– The Creek is rising again.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity football team improved its record to 2-1 in Class 3A District No.5, and 2-3 overall with a 17-10 win over Keokuk Friday, Sept. 25, on the Chiefs’ happy hunting grounds.
Aaron Akers scored both of the Clippers’ touchdowns. Both were 1-yard runs and backed up with Tyreke Williams’ extra point kicks.
Akers scored first in the first quarter, and the Chiefs knotted the game with a 22-yard pass in the second. A 26-yard field goal gave the Chiefs a 10-7 lead at halftime.

Women of Troy second, Trojans sixth in Kansas cross country meet Sept. 26

West High runs well in “The Land of Ah’s”

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LAWRENCE, KANSAS — West High’s varsity cross country teams competed in the Rim Rock Farm High School Cross Country Classic in Lawrence, Kansas Saturday, Sept. 26 with the Women of Troy placing second in overall team points and the Trojans placing sixth.
St. Thomas Aquinas of Overland Park, Kansas was the top girls team while the Trojan boys finished behind St. Thomas Aquinas, College Park, Blue Springs, Rockhurst and Brentwood Academy.