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City crews to pick up storm debris

NORTH LIBERTY– City crews will collect fallen branches from Monday's storm through noon on Thursday, July 3. The branches should be no longer than five feet and placed along the curb.

Kuhl appointed mayor

Swisher American Legion honors America’s fallen warriors

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty has a new mayor.

Senior care facility to replace campground

NORTH LIBERTY– A long-established local campground is slated to become housing for the elderly.
Owners of Colony Country RV Park, located along West Forevergreen Road on North Liberty’s southern edge, sold the property and posted notice of its permanent closing on June 1.

IC board hears update on NL’s future schools

IOWA CITY– Duane Van Hemert, physical plant director for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD), updated the operations committee on progress of the facilities capital improvement plan at a June 23 meeting.
Included were reports on Van Allen Elementary, Penn Elementary and the proposed high school in North Liberty.
There have been challenges; however, improvements and construction are expected to proceed on schedule, Van Hemert indicated.

IC school board president resigns

Murley’s contract ok’d, most administrators receive pay raise

IOWA CITY–The community came together on Tuesday, June 24, near the intersection of Sycamore Street and Daniel Place to turn symbolic shovels of dirt for the first new school in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) in more than 20 years. That would have been news enough.
However, it was part of a busy day that ended with the resignation of Sally Hoelscher as school board president.
Hoelscher’s unexpected resignation toward midnight capped the news.

Army Corps of Engineers to raise Iowa River output

IOWA CITY– Johnson County officials have signed a local disaster declaration and will ask for a State Disaster Declaration today to be eligible for state assistance.
Supervisor Chairperson Terrence Neuzil and Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Wilson signed the documents Tuesday, July 1.

July 12 Turkey Trot 5k, 1 Mile event to benefit local pantry

NORTH LIBERTY– The Community Pantry will host its second annual Thanksgiving in July Turkey Trot 5K Race and Family 1 Mile event on Saturday, July 12, at 8 a.m., in conjunction with the community-wide food drive that provides food assistance to the hungry. This chip-timed race will begin and end at the pantry, 89 North Jones Blvd. in North Liberty. Registration through July 12 is $35 (T-shirt not guaranteed).
Registration is available online at www.GetMeRegistered.com/NorthLibertyTurkeyTrot.
Not a runner? Volunteer to help at the race: www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044baaae2ea75-2ndannual1.

NLFD responds to two fires at same address

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s fire department made two trips to the same house to battle a stubborn fire Sunday.
The North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to 35 E. Weston Dr. for a building fire at approximately 12:58 a.m. Sunday morning, although the first arriving units found the fire was out upon arrival.
The home was occupied at the time of the fire and did have working smoke detectors, which alerted residents, according to North Liberty Fire Department Lt. Mike Johnston.

Software error leads to inaccurately low sewer bills

NORTH LIBERTY– Due to a software error, North Liberty water and wastewater customers were sent inaccurate bills for June. For the average customer, the difference is between $15 to $22.
The software error, discovered by city staff on Monday, caused customers to be billed for only the minimum wastewater use, regardless of actual use. The error occurred when the software vendor failed to correctly input a rate table. City staff worked with the software vendor to correct the error and will spot check July bills for accuracy.

Trojans unload on Waterloo Wahawks

Iowa City West puts up 31 runs

IOWA CITY– Charlie Stumpff’s West High Trojans had no trouble dismantling the Waterloo West Wahawks in a varsity doubleheader Monday, June 23, at home, taking the opener 20-1 and the nightcap 11-1 in mercy rule-shortened contests.

Bobcats pounce on Clippers for double win

CCA softball falls 3-2, 10-0

OXFORD– It’s been a tough cruise for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity softball team this season.
Back-to-back season opening wins were followed by strings of losses including six shut-outs and a pair of losses to Solon. Bright spots have included big wins over Columbus Junction, Davenport West and Williamsburg as well as a pair of wins over Vinton-Shellsburg.
The seas turned rough again Tuesday, June 24, as the Bobcats of Western Dubuque capsized the Clippers in a varsity doubleheader, a make-up of a rain-out the previous week.

Four-win streak beats last season’s win column total

Clipper baseball improves over last season

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TIFFIN– In his second season with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity baseball team, coach Brent Henry has led his team to a 13-11 record thus far, on their way to hopefully surpassing last year’s 13-25 showing. Wins over Vinton-Shellsburg and Iowa City Regina led to the milestone. However, the Bobcats of Western Dubuque torpedoed the Clippers, adding to the loss column.