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North Liberty Leader

Start with art

North Liberty Library commissions artwork for children’s area

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library (NLCL) has long been a place dedicated to building well-rounded individuals; a place to have deep discussions about serious matters or join light-hearted talks about the latest best-seller, to learn about social issues, meet influential authors and community leaders; to play games and build with Lego blocks and try your hand at knitting.
Soon, patrons will become a little more cultured in other fine arts, as well.

West engages unconventional learners through iJAG program

Three years of success at City, West signs onto program

IOWA CITY– The day’s agenda was printed neatly on the white board in Iowa City High School’s iJAG classroom.
It read: Pictionary™, Name that Tune, Trivia Question, Balloon Challenge.
It may sound like an easy class period. But the real lessons of the classroom game day aren’t written on the board. They’re harder to learn, harder to teach and crucial for life after high school: Communication skills, leadership development, problem-solving and teamwork.
It’s a lot to pack into a round of Pictionary. But the students are up for the challenge.

Stone Soup Supper and Silent Auction to benefit NL pantry

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will host its 7th Annual Stone Soup Supper and Silent Auction on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 4-7 p.m. at the South Slope Community Room, 980 N. Front St., North Liberty. The event is sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company, University of Iowa Community Credit Union, and South Slope Cooperative Communications.

Nominations sought for North Liberty Hall of Fame

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty seeks nominations for 2015 induction into the community’s Hall of Fame. The award was developed in 2013 to recognize individuals who provided extraordinary public service and dedication to the community.

Wake up with the Clipper Marching Band, help send members to Washington, D.C.

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School Marching Band has been selected to march in the Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., next spring. The band is doing a series of fundraisers to help offset the cost of the trip next May.

Come to Swisher Legion for all-you-can-eat breakfast Oct. 11

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor an all you can eat breakfast Sunday, Oct. 11, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children, with everyone welcome to join the Auxiliary for breakfast at the Swisher American Legion.

Top Shelf Volunteer

NORTH LIBERTY– Jeanette Kleinmeyer has been involved with the North Liberty Community Pantry since 2005. She first heard about the panty in the Iowa City Press-Citizen when the pantry was looking for additional volunteers.  Fast forward nine years, and the pantry now has more than 130 volunteers who keep it operating five days a week.

Lions roar in IC

Linn-Mar knocks down Women of Troy, 3-0

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy suffered a 3-0 loss (25-16, 25-23, 25-19) at the hands of the Linn-Mar Lions Tuesday, Sept. 29, in an MVC Valley Division match-up.
The Lions were the seventh-ranked team in Class 5A in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Sept. 24 rankings, while the Women of Troy were in the number eight spot.

MS boys win, varsity girls and boys third, MS girls fourth in Clipper’s cross country meet

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– With the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course out of service for this season, and likely next season as well, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers had to find a new location for their home meet. Centennial Park in North Liberty proved to be an ideal venue and on Monday, Sept. 28, the Clear Creek Amana Invitational was run.

West swimmers win, 104-82, over Linn-Mar

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MARION– The West High girls swimming and diving team picked up another win Tuesday, Sept. 29, as it defeated Linn-Mar, 104 to 82, in the Lions’ pool.
Alison Hsu won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke, Alleyna Thomas won the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle, Elaina Martz won the 50 freestyle and Erica Hsu won the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle. Erica Hsu, Jennifer Du, Martz and Ariel Roghair combined to win the 200 medley relay while Alison Hsu, Mae Grahs, Martz and Thomas took the 200 freestyle relay.

West JV wins City High Invitational, 4-0

Women of Troy knock off City High and Solon in volleyball

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IOWA CITY– The West High junior varsity volleyball squad won the City High Junior Varsity Invitational Thursday, Oct. 1, with a perfect 4-0 performance.
West knocked off Solon, Dowling Catholic, City High and Burlington.

Team rankings:
IC West 4-0
City High 3-1
Dowling Catholic 2-2
Solon 1-3
Burlington 0-4
Results:
IC West defeated Solon 21-9, 21-3
IC West defeated Dowling Catholic 15-21, 21-17, 15-10
IC West defeated City High 21-19, 21-12
IC West defeated Burlington 21-7, 21-8
City High defeated Burlington 21-7, 21-8

North Central Jr. High runners compete in Bud Williams Invitational x-country meet

Hoefer takes second for girls, Dowling finishes fourth for boys

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WEST BRANCH– The North Central Knights cross country squads participated in the junior high division of West Branch’s Bud Williams Invitational Thursday, Oct. 1.
For the girls, Katie Hoefer was second in 13:21.4, Camille Mac was sixth in 13:39.6, Isabel Machlab was eighth in 13:42.9 and Maddy Negley finished 10th in 13:46.1.
On the boys’ side, Eddie Dowling finished fourth in 11:35.1, Peter Woodward was sixth in 11:45.1 and Isaac Bender finished 10th in 11:49.2.

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