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NLYBS now accepting registrations

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration for the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) 2015 season is now open. Sign up at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS by March 1. Leagues are available for boys and girls ages 4 to 13. Call the NLYBS hotline at 319-248-1283 with questions, or check the FAQ page on the NLYBS website. 

Garner Elementary waffle breakfast to be Feb.14

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast with Class Basket Auction and Raffle on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 7-11 a.m. at the school.

CCA boys knock off South Tama Trojans, 80-67

Senior Night success

TIFFIN– After having a five-game winning streak snapped by Williamsburg, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers righted the ship and sank the Trojans of South Tama 80-67 Friday, Feb. 6, at home on Senior Night. The win improved the Clippers’ record to 13-5 overall and dropped the Trojans to 8-10.

CR Prairie takes dual meet, 38-27

Hawks take down West on Senior Night

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IOWA CITY — Senior Night for the West High Trojan wrestlers was spoiled by Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament Champion Cedar Rapids Prairie. The Hawks swept the meet with a 38-27 varsity win and 53-18 victory over the Junior Varsity.

Williamsburg, S. Tama fall to CCA

Clipper girls win two more

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls’ basketball team put two more wins in the record book with victories over Williamsburg and South Tama.
On Tuesday, Feb. 3, the Clippers traveled to WaMaC rival Williamsburg and pulled off a 42-39 win powered by Lexi Kinnaird’s 14-point effort. Hanna Stokes had 10 in the effort as well.

J-Hawks sweep Trojan bowlers

Donovan and Roth lead West High boys, girls

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IOWA CITY — The West High Trojans and Women of Troy were swept in bowling by the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks Friday, Feb. 6, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. The Jefferson boys took the varsity match 3,175 to 2,853 with the J-Hawks’ Noah Tiedtke bowling 465. West’s Jared Donovan led the Trojans with 424.
The Junior Varsity(JV) J-Hawks won 2,257 to 2,118 with Jefferson’s John Gardner leading with 402. West’s Jacob Fisher had 362.

The best of mimes

Josh Meade, a junior at Clear Creek Amana High School, performs in a group mime act “The Fourth One,” during CCA’s Speech Showcase Night, held Jan. 22 at the high school in Tiffin. Meade’s was one of three mime acts presented that evening. For more photos of the event, see page A8. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

A long talk about a short bus

NL council debates $50K allocation to pilot intra-city transportation

By Lori Lindner
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NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty proposes to purchase a few new vehicles for city use in Fiscal Year 2016, including a small bus for transporting children in the city’s Before-And-After-School childcare program.
That single $25,000 item prompted more discussion on the new budget than any other.
But the argument was not about the bus.

A familiar name joins CCA

TIFFIN — A man familiar to many in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District has joined the district’s board of education. Matt McAreavy, of rural Oxford, took the oath of office before the start of the board’s regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the high school in Tiffin. The board appointed McAreavy to fill the seat vacated earlier this month by Kevin Kinney, who was elected to the Iowa State Senate for District 39 in November.

IC school district sets target date for opening of new Liberty High

IOWA CITY – Liberty High School in North Liberty will open as a comprehensive school in the fall of 2017.
This decision was made following a recommendation by Superintendent Stephen Murley and a design committee of administrators, teachers and parents.
It means that the high school will not operate as a branch of either West or City High and will have its own athletic and extracurricular programs.

NL Pantry holds contest for naming new teaching garden

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry is starting a garden this spring, but our garden needs a name. The community is invited to suggest names.
The project planners want to build community through this teaching garden. The work in the garden will increase healthy foods available to families served by the Pantry. Put on your creative caps and send some names soon. The person who submits the selected name will be honored in a ribbon cutting ceremony this spring.
Deadline for name entries is 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15               

Boy Scout Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 7

NORTH LIBERTY – North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 35th annual Chili Supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the North Liberty Community Center.
This dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event.  Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.