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North Liberty Leader

West, City bowling teams split on the lanes

King and Queen pins go their separate ways

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The King and Queen pins have separated for a year.
The pins, traveling trophies for the West High and City High varsity bowlers, are symbols of the crosstown rivalry and objects of bragging rights much like “The Boot” for the football teams and “The Spike” for the volley-ballers.
For two years, the royal pins have resided in the trophy case at West High. But Friday, Jan. 30, the Little Hawks claimed the Queen with a 2,577 to 2,186 win over the Women of Troy at Colonial Lanes while the Trojans kept the King by beating City High, 2,752 to 2,515.

NL City tax rate will likely stay the same for fifth year running

Council to approve final budget in late February

NORTH LIBERTY– Once again, in the face of major street and infrastructure projects, the City of North Liberty is expecting to keep the city’s overall tax rate the same.
If the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) budget is approved, property owners living in North Liberty will continue to see a rate of $11.03 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for the fifth year running. The same rate has been levied since Fiscal Year 2012, when it dropped from $11.20.

“Fitness On Demand”

Your kind of workout, right at your fingertips

NORTH LIBERTY– Imagine customizing your workouts at the gym: choosing your favorite instructor, requesting your own intensity level, setting a time limit on your workout and even picking your own workout partners (and coincidentally, leaving your least favorite out).
Would it motivate you to exercise more?
The staff at the North Liberty Recreation Center hope so.
It’s called Fitness On Demand, and it is now available at everyone’s fingertips.
For the next month, it’s absolutely free.

CCA reworks calendar, plans Sept. 1 start

Waving goodbye to waivers

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD — Last year, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Board of Education developed an academic calendar they felt would be good for school years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.
Although in arrears with a state law requiring schools to start no earlier than the week of Sept. 1, CCA received a waiver issued by the Department of Education allowing a start date in August. The board had planned to approve this calendar at its regular meeting in January.

Tiffin councilor resigns

Petersen bows out after nine years of service

TIFFIN– Tiffin City Council has a new vacancy.
Council member Mark Petersen tendered a letter of resignation to Mayor Steve Berner on Thursday, Jan. 22, citing personal reasons in an email dated Jan. 26.
“Over the past years I have been dedicated to the city of Tiffin and have reached a point that I need to turn the page and move on, as I pursue other adventures,” Petersen wrote. His resignation took effect immediately.

Bald Eagle Watch & Expo - Feb. 7

NORTH LIBERTY– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be co-hosting a Bald Eagle Watch and Expo on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Central Junior High, 180 E. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty. The other co-hosts are the Iowa City Bird Club and the Iowa Wildlife Federation. This event is free to the public and will be held at two different locations simultaneously.
The speakers, exhibitors, and vendor will be located at the indoor venue which is North Central Junior High in North Liberty.
Guest speakers include:

Blood drive at Swisher Legion to be Feb. 3

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Legion Hall from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to donate blood at this blood drive, call Heather Roman at 319-356-8327 or contact her via email at heather-roman@uiowa.edu.
Sign up may also be completed online at www.uihealthcare.org/bloodcenter. Under “Online Sign Up Headquarters,” click on “University of Iowa Blood Drives.”
To be eligible to donate blood a person must:

NL Optimist Club releases February calendar

NORTH LIBERTY– The Optimist Club of North Liberty announces the following upcoming dates:
Feb. 9: Board meeting at Darlene Smiths’s home, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 12: Valentine Party at the Brown Bottle, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 26: Regular Thursday dinner meeting at the Pizza Ranch with Maxine Webb as the guest speaker from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch.

Restoration Station - smoothies, supplements and more

NL shop helps you Restore, replenish, recommit

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s a brand new year, and a renewed opportunity to commit to healthy habits.
Connie Jagnow of Restoration Station in North Liberty is ready to help.
Jagnow’s shop at 185 Hwy. 965 in Liberty Plaza has been open for almost two years. Inside, customers can get a free wellness evaluation, learn about the many products Jagnow offers that can jumpstart fitness and weight loss goals, and order what is arguably one of the tastiest smoothies available.
If you’ve never had a cake batter smoothie for breakfast, you haven’t truly lived.

Clippers outsail Vinton Vikettes

CCA 75, Vinton-Shellsburg 53

TIFFIN– P. J. Sweeney and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers edged back above .500 as they improved to an 8-7 overall (6-3 in the WaMaC) record after sinking the Vikettes of Vinton-Shellsburg, 75-53, in varsity WaMaC action Friday, Jan. 23, in Tiffin. Hanna Stokes led all scorers with 18 points, Emily Wieland had 16 and Lexi Kinnaird put in 13.

Trojans pound the Bulldogs

DiLeo leads West to 74-27 win

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY — David DiLeo had a 25-point night, including six three-point baskets on Tuesday, Jan. 20, as he led the West High Trojans to a 74-27 non-conference win over the Bettendorf Bulldogs at home. The win elevated West to a 12-0 record and dropped Bettendorf to 3-9 on the season.

Coach Mark Reiland logs 400 dual victories

Trojans sweep double dual at CR Kennedy

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS — A pair of dual meet wins for Iowa City West gave coach Mark Reiland his 399th and 400th career victories Thursday, Jan. 22, as the Trojans traveled to Cedar Rapids Kennedy to face the Cougars and the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic. West High took care of Wahlert 37-27 and Kennedy 48-19.