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On the bus

NL officials, task force hope to test drive options for intra-city transit

NORTH LIBERTY– For 10 years, certain North Liberty representatives advocated for transportation options for residents.
Behind the scenes, a committee is still working toward that end.

NLFD responds to garage fire

NORTH LIBERTY– On Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2:17 p.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to 340 N. George St. for a report of smoke coming from a detached garage. The smoke was reported by a North Liberty City employee who called 911.
North Liberty police officers notified the residents, who were home at the time, and all escaped without injury. North Liberty engine 112 arrived first, in less than four minutes after being dispatched. The fire was quickly located and extinguished keeping fire damage to a minimum.

Garner Elementary to host Waffle Breakfast fundraiser Feb. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast with Basket Auction and Raffle on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the school.

North Liberty Volunteer Fire Department logs record number of calls for service in 2015

NORTH LIBERTY– Volunteer firefighters in North Liberty responded to a record number of calls for service in 2015. The fire department consists of 45 volunteer firefighters and EMT’s (Emergency Medical Technicians), in a fire district that covers 55 square miles including the City of North Liberty, Penn and Madison townships, and 12 miles of shoreline and water on Coralville Lake.

City staff win Severson Challenge, coveted cup

IOWA CITY– Staff from the City of North Liberty won this year’s Severson Holiday Charity Challenge and, as a result, will display the engraved Severson Cup traveling trophy throughout 2016 for earning the greatest percentage growth in donations over last year.

West knocks off CR Jefferson and Xavier

Two nights, two games, two wins for Trojans

IOWA CITY– Two nights, two games and two wins.
That’s how Iowa City West High’s Trojans spent Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6.
Bergie’s Boys blasted the J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 102-74, in the J-Hawks’ nest on Friday and returned home for a match-up against Cedar Rapids Xavier, which was rescheduled from Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Trojans sullied the Saints, 72-55.

Women of Troy beat Jefferson J-Hawks, 65-56

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IOWA CITY– A 25-point effort by the West High Women of Troy in the first period set the tone early Friday, Feb. 5, as the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks visited and fell, 65-56. The J-Hawks managed 18 points in the first quarter, but only found nine points in the second to trail the Women of Troy, 42-27.
Jefferson bounced back in the second half, out-scoring West 13-9 in the third, but West High held onto a 51-40 advantage going into the final period. Again the J-Hawks challenged and out-scored West 16-14, but the lead held.

Hawks sock it to the Trojans

Cedar Rapids Prairie 51, Iowa City West High wrestlers 13

CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High wrestlers finished the regular season on a sour note Tuesday, Feb. 4, as the Prairie Hawks, of Cedar Rapids Prairie, rolled them, 51-13, in varsity action in Cedar Rapids.
While no pins were recorded for the Trojans, Nelson Brands took a 19-7 major decision from Prairie’s Casey Hogan at 145 pounds, Carter Rohweder took a 7-4 decision from Prairie’s Derek Horak and Donovan Doyle won his 195-pound match against Prairie’s Taylor Mehmen with a 5-3 decision. In the 138-pound match, Jeff Garbutt took an 8-4 decision from Prairie’s Mason Johnson.

Clipper wrestlers sixth at 2A sectional meet

Murphy and Jensen advance to district meet at CCA

LA PORTE CITY– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Quinn Murphy and David Jensen survived a Class 2A sectional wrestling meet Saturday, Feb. 6, at LaPorte City-Union and will wrestle in district competition at CCA on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Murphy was the runner-up in 132-pound competition while Jensen was second at 152 pounds. The winner and runner-up in sectionals advance to district competition for a shot at the State Individual Wrestling Tournament.

West swimmers district champs, on to state

Keen is Athlete of the Year

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojan swimmers splashed their competition Saturday, Feb. 6, in a district meet hosted by City High at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center. The Trojans won the district championship with 464 team points to top Muscatine (332.5), City High (312), Marshalltown (253), Burlington (197.5), Ottumwa (179), Grinnell-BGM (120) and Williamsburg (68).

West varsity splits on the lanes with Jefferson

Erica and Corey Roth earn top scores

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Erica and Corey Roth led the way for Iowa City West High’s bowlers Friday, Feb. 5, in a match against Cedar Rapids Jefferson in Cedar Rapids.
Erica was the top bowler for the varsity Women of Troy with 388 and led West to a 2,452 to 2, 448 win. Corey Roth led the varsity Trojans against the J-Hawks with 435, but West fell 2,997 to 2,898.
Both of West’s junior varsity (JV) squads were victorious, with the boys winning 2,448 to 2,407, led by Kalen Rios’ top score of 395, and the girls won 1,969 to 1,618, led by Shatiana Cooper’s 289.

Sign up now for youth baseball, softball

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration for the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) 2016 season is open. Children can be signed up for the program at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS. Registration must be completed by March 1.
Leagues are available for boys and girls, ages 4 years through eighth grade. Call the NLYBS hotline at 319-248-1283 with questions or check the FAQ page on the NLYBS website, www.eteamz.com/NLYBS.