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North Liberty Leader

A new chapter for Lightning volleyball

NORTH LIBERTY– The Lightning are back on the volleyball court. Last year, Whitney Lang led a dozen Iowa City West High freshmen as Liberty High’s first volleyball team. The freshmen were attending West while waiting for Liberty to be completed and will be sophomores in the new high school this fall. The Lightning were fourth in the CRANDIC League standings at the mid-point of the season against Cedar Rapids and Iowa City squads such as Prairie, Washington, West High, City High and Jefferson.

Liberty’s Lightning Bolts join Women of Troy to make a splash

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy swimmers will have their ranks bolstered this season by the Liberty High Lightning Bolts. With Liberty opening this month, many would-be West High freshmen and sophomores will instead go to Liberty. While the new school will field several athletic programs of it’s own in the 2017-18 school year, some programs, such as swimming, will be shared with West High.

North Liberty Recreation Center

PRESCHOOL
PROGRAMS

Motion Madness
Th 10-10:45 a.m. beginning Sept. 7
Simply a recreational opportunity for kids to use all their body muscles in a fun way! Kids just want to play, so various activity points will be set up in an obstacle course format for kids to go wild!
Fee: $25 res/$30 non-res
Register by Aug. 24
Kinder Club
T 9:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 5

Lightning readies to strike the gridiron

NORTH LIBERTY– In 2016, Liberty High School was under construction and future Liberty students were attending Iowa City West High School. However, some of those student athletes donned the black, purple and silver of their soon-to-be school and competed as The Lightning, The Lightning Bolts or more informally, The Bolts.

Competition makes Creek XC Girls better

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls cross country team returns four starters to the line-up with senior Olivia Fairholm, juniors Kaylie Barker (All-Conference and 2016 state qualifier) and Ally Loren and sophomore Liv Smyka back to set the pace for the Clippers.
Coach Jane Astor, with 26 years at CCA, likes what she sees in her Creek Girls this season.
“We have a strong leader in Fairholm,” Astor said. “Barker trains well in the summer and will be ready to lead the team on the course.”

Making life sweet

SOLON– “As market goes, that’s about a premium,” Ron Puettman said as he inspected a frame of comb honey pulled fresh from a hive that currently resides on the North Liberty pumpkin farm of Dean and Katie Colony. “When the bees put honey into a comb and cap it off, it’s at its purest and most perfect form,” Puettmann noted.

“Bolt” your driveway through Thursday, Aug. 31

NORTH LIBERTY– Let the Liberty High School Booster Club “Bolt” your driveway.
As part of the first annual fundraiser, you can get a 3-foot-by-2-foot, black Liberty Lightning bolt painted on your driveway for $25. It is the logo only; no lettering.
All funds will go to the booster club and be used for projects and equipment that support coaches, athletes and programs at Liberty High School.

Free tickets for Aug. 18 Night with the Kernels

NORTH LIBERTY– On Friday, Aug. 18, the Cedar Rapids Kernels, a Minnesota Twins minor league affiliate, will host North Liberty Night with the Kernels, and there are some free tickets to give away.
Starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, adult North Liberty residents can get up to four tickets at the front desk of the Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St. There are a limited number of free tickets, and they will be distributed in person on a first-come, first-served basis only. Those picking up must show proof of residency: ID or current utility bill indicating a 52317 zip code.

Liberty High Ready to go!

opens doors for a grand opening and dedication ceremony

NORTH LIBERTY — The doors to Liberty High School opened to a gym-filling crowd Saturday, Aug. 12, for a grand opening and dedication ceremony complete with a ribbon cutting.

School bond vote, election upcoming Sept. 12

Two incumbents face challenge

OXFORD– Voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will have some decisions to make on Tuesday, Sept. 12, as six candidates vie for three seats on the district’s school board of directors.

NLFD responds to home struck by lightning

NORTH LIBERTY–On Monday, Aug. 14, at 9:55 a.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to 330 Locust Drive in North Liberty for a report of a home struck by lightning.  North Liberty engine 112 arrived within three minutes after dispatch. The home owner reported hearing a loud crack, and then smelled smoke.  The fire was quickly located in the roof line and extinguished within four minutes after arrival. 
Estimated damage is unavailable at this time, but homeowners were able to return to the residence

CCA Elementary Back-to-School Night Aug. 21

AMANA– Clear Creek Elementary will host a Back-to-School Night on Monday, Aug. 21, from 4-6 p.m. Feel free to stop by and meet your child’s teacher and drop off their supplies for the new school year. Those of you that have pre-ordered supply boxes will have those waiting for you on your child’s desk.