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February 4th

Trojan wrestlers fourth at Super Meet

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity wrestlers finished the day fourth in team points at the 2018 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Super Meet Saturday, Jan. 27, at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School.
Iowa City, City High took the team championship with 221 points, followed by Cedar Rapids Prairie with 203. Dubuque Hempstead was the third-place team followed by the West High Trojans with 162.5.
Nelson Brands won the conference championship at 160 pounds while Graham Gambrall won at 132.

Repeat loss for Women, historic win for boys

IOWA CITY– History repeated itself and history was made Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Iowa City West High School as the Women of Troy fell to their crosstown rival City High for the second time this season. The Little Hawks defeated the West High girls, 53-40, at City High on Dec. 12 and kept their record perfect, at 16-0, with a 79-70 win in the first half of a varsity doubleheader.

Boats and Bolts meet on the gridiron

IHSAA announces new football districts and playoff process

IOWA CITY– A new football rivalry may be a byproduct of the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s (IHSAA) new districts for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The IHSAA released the new alignments Thursday, Jan. 25, a day after announcing changes to the qualifying system for postseason playoff games.

CCA ends regular wrestling season with losses

Spartans and Sabers spoil Creek Boys’ Senior Night

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School honored its wrestling program seniors Monday, Jan. 22, as part of a quadrangular meet with Solon, Center Point-Urbana (CPU) and Central Clinton, DeWitt.
Jake Neuzil and Tanner Cochran were recognized along with managers Molli Emerson and Madison McCarty. Unfortunately, the Solon Spartans and Central DeWitt Sabers spoiled the celebration with both squads defeating the Clippers.

Freezin’ for a Reason

Polar Plunge raises bucks for NLPD’s K-9

NORTH LIBERTY– Falco, the North Liberty Police Department’s (NLPD) first K-9, has made a bit of a splash since arriving recently. So much so, 33 people were willing to literally make a splash in the frigid waters of the pond at Centennial Park, and donate $50 each toward his food, on-going training and medical care, to do so.
The event, formally known as the Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Plunge, and informally as “Feed the Beast” was held Sunday, Jan. 28, with temperatures in the 20s and a steady breeze, which only added to the chill.

Council approves changes to speed limits

Speed limits updated on North Liberty Road and Dubuque Street

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty City Council unanimously approved changes to speed limits on Dubuque Street and North Liberty Road, following recommendations from the Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County (MPOJC), at its Jan. 23, 2018, meeting. This change eliminates the 50 miles-per-hour limit on Dubuque Street and adds a 45 miles-per-hour zone north of Salm Drive to near city limits on North Liberty Road.

A home of their own

Liberty High Bolts to get athletic fields, sooner than later

NORTH LIBERTY– Once winter finally lets go of its grip upon Eastern Iowa and the ground begins to thaw, heavy equipment will begin the process of converting an empty field into an athletic complex at Liberty High School.

Lake Macbride to hold informational meeting

SOLON– Iowa State Parks have begun a new tradition of hosting annual informational meetings to update the public on park activities. Lake Macbride State Park will be hosting its annual meeting Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Solon Public Library meeting room. Topics will include visitation, trends in Iowa State Parks, recent projects and volunteer efforts/coordination.

Big Picture cultivates creativity

Channeling the inner artist

NORTH LIBERTY– It was 5 p.m. on a chilly Wednesday afternoon, and another class was in session. Peyton Gordon, Grant Nidey and Finn Fountain sat together at a paper-lined table as Becky Popelka led the students on a collage using watercolors, salt and decorated paper.
“This is a mixed media project,” she began, presenting the materials her beloved “kiddos” were about to employ.

965 Phase 3

Prepping for more Ranshaw Way expansion

NORTH LIBERTY– With the amount of growth North Liberty experienced in recent years, parts of Ranshaw Way have become a bottlenecked route for commuters. Fortunately for them, one of the busiest parts of the former Highway 965 will finally get the expansions it needs to match its rush hour traffic. The construction project known as 965 Phase 3 will span four blocks from Penn Street to Zeller Street. Shive-Hattery, of Iowa City, was selected to design the project, and the expansion will go out for bid in February.
City Administrator Ryan Heiar is eager for its fulfillment.