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Women of Troy brave cold for win over Saints

Iowa City West girls tennis wins 7-2 over Cedar Rapids Xavier

CEDAR RAPIDS– Continued unseasonably cold weather did not deter the Iowa City West High Women of Troy as they topped Cedar Rapids Xavier 7-2 in the season opener for varsity tennis Thursday, April 5, at Xavier High School.
Freshmen Audrey Koch and Caroline Chandler earned the first varsity wins of their high school careers in singles action. Koch teamed up with sister Emma for a doubles win as well.

Spartans shock the Bolts

Solon zaps Liberty High boys, 8-2

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SOLON– The Solon Spartans improved to 4-0 in varsity boys soccer Tuesday, April 3, defeating the Liberty High Lightning, 8-2, in Solon.
Jorel Justus led Solon with a hat trick (three goals), while Luke McInnis knocked in two goals. Bennett Meier, Gabe Yetley and Luke Yetley scored one goal apiece.
Liberty’s Kolby Godbolt scored both goals for the Bolts. Jordan Barry assisted Godbolt’s first goal, while Luke Nichols got the assist for the second.

Creek Girls and Lady Spartans run in Solon

Solon’s Troyer, Smith and Bullard win in hastily composed track meet

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SOLON– A timeworn cliché holds that when one door closes, another opens. Well, for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls track and field team, Mother Nature closed (slammed, actually) the door on a home meet (set for Friday, April 6). However, the Solon Lady Spartans sprang into action and threw together a meet for Thursday, April 5, in Solon, thus beating the weather and providing track and field athletes a rare for-this-season opportunity to compete.

Yoga for every body

Wellfinity brings yoga and wellness coaching to North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– It was a calm and sunny Saturday morning as just over a half-dozen students began their weekend with a yoga session. Counseled by words of mindfulness, the intimate class was led in a series of stretches and poses, de-stressing from the work week over a subtle backdrop of ambient music, tucked away in a dimly lit sanctuary north of Cherry Street.
Wellfinity opened its doors to North Liberty on Feb. 1. A culmination of many years of experience, it focuses primarily on yoga, wellness coaching and an alternative medicine known as reiki.

CIT continues to grow in Johnson County

Fourth class graduates in March, Johnson County commits funds for access center

IOWA CITY– The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) initiative in Johnson County has not only gained traction, it’s chugging along at full throttle.

NLCP Planting Party April 26

kicks off 4th growing season

NORTH LIBERTY– Growing Together Garden, North Liberty Community Pantry’s 9,600-square-foot educational garden, invites the community to the annual Planting Party on Thursday, April 26, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Individuals and families are welcome to stop by Growing Together Garden, 89 N Jones Blvd in North Liberty, anytime during the event to learn basic planting skills, put seeds in the ground, or simply tour the garden space. Snacks and gardening equipment will be provided. All ages welcome and no gardening experience required, in fact, beginning gardeners are encouraged to attend.

Tiffin fire annual pancake breakfast April 15

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders host their annual pancake breakfast Sunday, April 15, from 6 a.m. to noon at the fire station, 221 Main St.
Chief Brian Detert said the department expects to serve around 1,200 people. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, whole hog sausage and cinnamon rolls. There will also be jam from Clear Creek Orchard for sale. No admission fee is required, but a free will donation is accepted.

Give & Grow benefits area school foundations

NORTH LIBERTY– University of Iowa Community Credit Union will support area schools with a matching program for credit union members. During the month of April, UICCU members are invited to donate (up to $500 per household) to school foundations in markets where UICCU has a branch location. UICCU will match the donation to a maximum based on school enrollment figures.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for our members to partner with the credit union to ultimately invest in children, the future of our communities,” said Jeff Disterhoft, UICCU President/CEO.

Van Allen inaugural International Night

NORTH LIBERTY– It was a frenzied scene as families scampered about, tasting regional foods and exploring new art, language and clothing through the many displays of cultural celebration.
But this was no Epcot theme park.
James Van Allen Elementary held its first International Night on Thursday, March 29. The evening provided a showcase of national heritage, allowing the young student population to demonstrate its diversity and fellow students to familiarize themselves with cultures other than their own.

Dance for a Difference

NORTH LIBERTY– Students of Liberty High are wasting little time establishing their new school as a vessel of support for local families struggling with pediatric illness. To finish its first year, the school is preparing for its inaugural Dance for a Difference fundraiser. The event will take place Sunday, April 22, from 12-4 p.m.

CCA Community Clean-up Day Friday, April 27

TIFFIN– The annual Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School Community Clean-up Day will be held on Friday, April 27. CCA High School students from the Student Assistance Team/Interact along with National Honor Society will volunteer their day to help our older community members with yard work, windows, small household chores and general spring cleaning.

Spring Cleanup Day April 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Spring Cleanup Day, for disposal of large items, brush, tires, batteries and other waste, is scheduled for April 28 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Public Works Facility, 620 Calvin St.
The cost for this service is included in monthly city utility bills and is for residents of North Liberty only (please be prepared with a water bill stub or driver’s license). Assistance will be provided to the elderly or handicapped; please call City Hall (626-5700) to make arrangements. You can read more about what will and won’t be accepted at northlibertyiowa.org.