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North Liberty Leader

Women of Troy make it 10-0 with win over City

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Dani Craig led the West High Women of Troy to a 74-46 win over crosstown rival City High Friday, Jan. 9, at City High. Craig put up 20 points, including four 3-point goals in West’s 10th-straight win. City High, on the other hand, dropped to an 8-3 record.
The West High ladies are back in action at home on Friday, Jan. 16, as the Linn-Mar Lions visit, and travel to Bettendorf on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Winter ice fishing event Jan. 11 at Kent Park

 TIFFIN– Johnson County’s first ice fishing event of the season will take place on Sunday, Jan. 11, at F.W. Kent Park, 2048 Hwy. 6 NW, Oxford, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. This program is free, family-friendly and open to all experience levels. Participants should meet at the parking area on the west side of the dam near the lake.

“I love this ground”

Local property owner fights City of North Liberty against eminent domain

CORALVILLE– Gary Weinman’s three children grew up on a pristine Johnson County acreage surrounded by farm fields. The family hiked and played in the timber among stands of mature trees where deer, foxes and wild turkeys still roamed unmolested. They waded barefoot in Muddy Creek for reprieve from the hot summer and skated across its frozen surface in winter. They worked to return five acres of row crops, through reseeding and restoration efforts, back into a rolling prairie landscape, ripe with native Iowa grasses and flowers as beautiful as they are ecologically important.

Find your bliss here

NL day spa expands its services to the community

NORTH LIBERTY- It was just last November when Diane Rinehart, Jennifer Babcock, and Kristie Klever began working together at Body Bliss Healing Therapies.
But this partnership had been in the works for much longer than that.
Though they didn’t know it at the time, Klever and Rinehart attended the same workshop in Des Moines in 2010, with Klever traveling all the way from Colorado to get there.
And it was Babcock who gave Rinehart her very first massage years ago.

Clear Creek school board examines security concerns

Construction progresses, questions arise about workers

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY — Construction of the new elementary school and the addition to the middle school are progressing, and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District Board of Directors is looking ahead to the next phase of work.
Once the middle school addition is completed in time for the start of the 2015-2016 school year, renovation will begin on the existing building, which will potentially put construction workers inside the building during the school day.

Blood drive to be held at the NL Recreation Center Jan. 12

NORTH LIBERTY– The University of Iowa (UI) DeGowin Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Monday, Jan. 12, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the Gerdin Conference Rooms 1 and 3 (lower level). All successful donors will receive a Black & Gold winter hat.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to donate blood at this blood drive, please call 319-356-2058 with an appointment time that works for you. Sign up online at: www.uihealthcare.org/bloodcenter.

Save with CCA college credit classes; info meeting Jan. 26

TIFFIN– On Monday, Jan. 26, Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School will host an evening devoted to information regarding college credit in high school at 7 p.m. in the high school commons.
With the new Kirkwood Center at the University of Iowa opening next fall, there will be more opportunities to get postsecondary credit while still in high school. This can save thousands of dollars in tuition or certification costs.

Six Appeal vocal band returning to CCA Jan. 29

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) is pleased to announce that Six Appeal is returning to perform at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. Six Appeal is a high-energy a cappella group from the Twin Cities area.

Trojans roll over Prairie Hawks

IC West, 76, Cedar Rapids Prairie, 40

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Connor McCaffery led Iowa City West to a 76-40 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) win over the visiting Prairie Hawks from Cedar Rapids Prairie Friday, Jan. 2.
McCaffery, a sophomore, put up 18 points to top all scorers in a game that was overshadowed by the sophomore game, which preceded it.
It took four overtime periods to settle that contest, with Prairie pulling out the 88-83 win. In contrast, the varsity Trojans’ win seemed anticlimactic.

Big boots to fill in conservation department

Grace logs 23 years with Johnson County

IOWA CITY —Larry Wilson, president of the Johnson County Conservation Board, and fellow board members offered commendatory remarks about retiring Conservation Department secretary and office manager, Rose Grace.
“It’s incredible we’ve had such good service for 23 years,” Wilson said.
Grace officially retired Monday, Dec. 29 and was recognized at the board’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 18 in the County Administrative Building.

Bionic Nerds

North Bend Bionic Nerds place at regional competition

NORTH LIBERTY– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) North Bend Elementary school is proud of its LEGO League team, Bionic Nerds of North Bend. The team competed against 32 other teams in Davenport all day on Sunday, Dec. 14, and ranked 13th in the competition. The team earned a Judges’ Choice Award for team members’ core values and assisting another team which would otherwise would have been unable to compete in the competition.

Construction to begin on the Johnson Iowa Road bridge over Clear Creek

Project to start Jan. 5, weather permitting

IOWA CITY– Weather permitting, construction will start on the Johnson Iowa Road Bridge Replacement project on Monday, Jan. 5. Johnson Iowa Road will be closed to traffic at the bridge over Clear Creek during construction. Construction should be completed by the end of April 2015.
The project involves replacing the existing bridge with a timber bridge on Johnson Iowa Road over Clear Creek approximately two miles west of Oxford. Iowa Bridge & Culvert, L.C. of Washington will be the prime contractor. The awarded contract price is $316,691.00.