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North Liberty Leader

Trojans reign at Eastern Iowa Classic XC Meet

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

CEDAR RAPIDS– While many area schools called off classes early Thursday, Sept. 21, due to heat and humidity, the West High Trojans competed in Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s 2017 Eastern Iowa Classic cross country meet at Seminole Valley Park, in northeast Cedar Rapids. The Trojans topped the five-team field with 43 points. Cedar Rapids Washington was the runner-up with 50, while the host Cougars were third, one-point behind the Warriors at 51. Cedar Rapids Xavier and Iowa City Regina rounded out the field of competitors.

Women of Troy win Cougar Invite

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity swimming and diving team won Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s 2017 Cougar Invitational Saturday, Sept. 23, at Kennedy High. The Women of Troy edged Pleasant Valley 492 to 484 while the host Cougars were third (374) and rival City High was fifth (228).
Aurora Roghair won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.42 and the 100-yard freestyle in 54.28 seconds while Lilly Ernst took the 100-yard butterfly in 59.37 seconds.

Boats give Pointers a bath

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

CENTER POINT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers (“Boats”) built upon momentum gained in a 51-0 Homecoming win over Maquoketa the week before, traveling to Center Point Friday, Sept. 22, and knocking off Center Point-Urbana, 35-14. The win improved the Boats’ district record to 2-1 and overall record to 2-3.

Forevergreen Hy-Vee

Construction expected to begin this fall

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s technically in Coralville, but the new Hy-Vee location off Forevergreen Road will add to the short list of nearby places the citizens of North Liberty can shop for groceries.
And after a long wait, they should be able to do so by summer or fall of 2018– two years after the store’s original completion date.

North Central enrichment Going batty

Bat house latest project for North Central enrichment program

CORALVILLE– You might say they’ve gone batty­, but in a good way.
Students at North Central Junior High (NCJH), in North Liberty, recently teamed up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) at Coralville Lake to give bats roosting in and around the dam complex some new digs. A wildlife conservation project, which began last fall, came to fruition on Friday, July 29, when students, school district staff, and a crew of ACE personnel worked together to erect a bat house near the Turkey Creek disc golf course.

North Liberty Pantry to host Taste and Tour Open House Wednesday, Sept. 27

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) will host a Taste and Tour Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m. NLCP is located at 89 N. Jones Blvd. with Growing Together Garden on the west side of the building. This event is free and open to the entire community.
The Taste and Tour gives the community an opportunity to meet and greet staff members, learn about NLCP services and volunteer opportunities, and check out Growing Together Garden, a collaborative learning space.

North Liberty Community Library board of trustees vacancy

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the North Liberty Community Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County to serve an unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.

CCA to host college finance information night

TIFFIN– On Thursday, Sept. 21, Clear Creek Amana High School will host an informational meeting about Financial aid, FAFSA deadline changes and local scholarship information.

ICCSD, CCA bond projects passed

Bond issues pass and new representatives join school boards

IOWA CITY– Voters approved bond issue referendums for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district Tuesday, Sept. 12, with margins above the required 60 percent supermajority.

Moon walk at Penn Meadows Sept. 23

NORTH LIBERTY– Fall nights and the stars are out. Come join Take A Kid Outdoors (TAKO) and view planets, stars and other celestial bodies with the help of University of Iowa’s Astronomy Club and local amateur astronomers. Don’t worry if the sky is cloudy, alternative nighttime activities are lined up and ready to go. Spend the evening under the stars listening for owls and other nocturnal creatures. A special guest from the Iowa Raptor Center will share owls with attendees. Come out early and take a look at the sun with solar telescopes.

Camper fire at Coralville Lake Sept. 15

NORTH LIBERTY– On Friday afternoon, Sept. 15, at 2:58 p.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to the West Overlook Campground, at Coralville Lake, for a camper on fire. The first arriving North Liberty engine arrived on scene and found a tow-behind-camper attached to a pickup truck fully involved with fire. The fire was under control within five minutes and no other campers or structures were involved.

NLFD dedicates memorial to firefighters

NORTH LIBERTY– A new stone monument stands outside the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD), a memorial tribute to all who have served the volunteer fire department with honor, dignity and devotion. The department dedicated the memorial on Monday, Sept. 11, a day American firefighters consider sacred, Interim Fire Chief William Schmooke explained.