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News

Iowa Wrestlers beat Oklahoma State

IOWA CITY– Nine straight losses to the Cowboys doesn’t sound right so the Hawkeyes, wrestling without two starters, won six matches and righted the wrong with a 20-13 win over the Cowboys.
I don’t know if head coach Tom Brands will be happy with four matches decided by less than three points but there is still time to improve.
I suppose you have to give Oklahoma State a little credit for keeping it close.
They used a smaller mat, which Mark Ironside (radio color man for Iowa) called a “junior high mat”.

City of North Liberty hosts annual Super Bowl Party Feb. 1

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the fun of the annual Super Bowl Party on Sunday, Feb. 1 at the Gerdin Conference Center in the North Liberty Community Center.
Watch the game on the big screen while your kids enjoy activities and games. Non-alcoholic beverages will be served at this family-friendly event. Door prize drawings will be held throughout the evening. This event is free and open to the public.
The party begins 30 minutes before the game and lasts until the game ends. Bring a covered dish to share for a community potluck.

Van Allen to host dance marathon

NORTH LIBERTY– James Van Allen Elementary School in North Liberty will host a Dance Marathon on Friday, Jan. 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the James Van Allen Student Council. This is a fundraiser for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital Oncology Unit and Children's Miracle Network. Family tickets are $10 and individual tickets are $5. Students should come with their families. Along with the dance by DJ Mark Robe, there will be a cake auction and refreshment booth.
For more information, contact Celeste Shoppa, James Van Allen Asst. Principal, at 688-1185.

Boy Scout Troop to host chili supper Feb. 7

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 29th annual Chili Supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s only annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s 25 scouts.

Ginny “GiGi” York

Ginny “GiGi” York, 51, died unexpectedly but peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at her home. A luncheon to celebrate Ginny’s life was held Tuesday, Jan. 13 at Ms. Susan’s Catering, 1215 Jordan Street in North Liberty. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Iowa City Animal Shelter. Lensing Funeral and Cremation Services, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City, is handling the arrangements.

Purdue Rolls Over Iowa

IOWA CITY– For the second week in a row, the Hawkeye men played a Big Ten game on Sunday morning and for the second Sunday in a row the Hawkeyes got smoked, this time by Purdue, 75-53.
The Boilermakers were picked to have one of the top teams in the Big Ten and they proved it with great outside shooting (10-15 from 3-point), great passing (19 assists) and tough defense (19 turnovers for Iowa).
One of the only bright spots was the play of seldom-used big man David Palmer.