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April 17th

Women of Troy serve up a season opening win April 3 against Linn-Mar Lions

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy took to the tennis court for their season opener Tuesday, April 3, and put away the Linn-Mar Lions 7-2.
Singles:
Katie Rakers, Linn-Mar, def. Olivia Lofgren, West, 10-7.
Addy Riley, West, def. Jenna Myers, Linn-Mar, 10-3.
Brittani Langland, West, def. Ashley smith, Linn-Mar, 10-8.
Elena Wilson, West, def. Gabi Botsford, Linn-Mar, 10-4.
Megan Jans, West, def. Mackenzie Luehring, Linn-Mar, 10-0.
Jenny Clark, West, def. Emily Jones, Linn-Mar, 10-8.
Doubles:
Rakers and Myers, Linn-Mar, def. Lofgren and Clark, West, 10-0.

Creek girls outrun wind, cold and Friday the 13th in Tipton

TIPTON– While it is not known if the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls’ track and field team is superstitious, it is known they didn’t catch many breaks on Friday the 13th. The team traveled to Tipton for the Tigerette Relays and again found themselves battling cold temperatures and gusty winds.

West’s sister act

CORALVILLE– David Rosenthal had been waiting for six or seven years to have his Women of Troy dominate rival Cedar Rapids Washington. While West has won against the Warriors, last year by penalty kicks as an example, it hasn’t been a complete shut-out.
Until last Tuesday afternoon.
With air temperatures in the low 50s and strong, gusty winds out of the northwest, Rosenthal’s ladies got the job done with a 3-0 MVC win. Mary Hausler, a senior forward scored shooting into the wind just over five minutes into the first half.

CCA community clean-up day April 27

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) annual community clean-up day will be April 27. Students from CCA’s student assistance team will volunteer to help older community members with yard work, windows, small household chores and general spring cleaning.
Students will work half days in the morning (arrive at 8:30 a.m.), half days in the afternoon (arrive at 12:30 p.m.), or for full days (8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.)

Register now for ‘4-H on Wheels’ summer program opportunities

IOWA CITY– Summer “4-H on Wheels” for first through fifth grade youth in Johnson County begins June 4. The weekly two-hour program includes science experiments, art activities, nutritious snacks, games and recreation.
Led by 4-H youth development staff, youth will experiment with things that fly, glide and spin, do science activities and brainstorm ways to solve science puzzles and challenge their senses.

Johnson County Auditor candidate Weipert to hold meet-and-greet

IOWA CITY– Travis Weipert, Democrat candidate for Johnson County Auditor, will be at Bob’s Your Uncle, 2208 North Dodge Street in Iowa City, on April 23 from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to join Travis and get to know him while sharing thoughts, questions, and concerns. This event is sponsored by the Weipert for Auditor campaign.
 Please contact the Weipert for Auditor campaign with any questions at travisweipert@gmail.com.

‘Make a Difference’ project April 21

NORTH LIBERTY– April 21 is the date for the North Liberty area “Make a Difference” spring work project.
Five local churches– St. Thomas More, Grace Community, Life Church, Holy Trinity and North Liberty First United Methodist– will be working together to help families with home repairs, yard work and clean up. Projects can include washing windows, building a ramp, painting walls, raking leaves or making minor repairs to someone’s home.

Iowa City school district to hold boundary forums on April 18, 19

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) will hold two additional community forums on draft boundary changes for the 2013-2014 school year. The next forums are scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Van Allen Elementary Gymnasium and Thursday, April 19, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Wood Elementary gymnasium. The district is currently seeking community input via forums, emails, and input forms. Updated information can be found on the district website at www.iowacityschools.org.

Pulkrabek seeks another term as sheriff

IOWA CITY— Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek is in his second term and would like a third. Pulkrabek will run un-opposed on the June 5 primary election ballot on his way to the Nov. 6 general election.

City flooded with expensive projects

NORTH LIBERTY– Water and sewer expenses are on the rise in North Liberty.
So are customers’ rates.
The North Liberty City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to raise both the water utility and sewer utility rates for North Liberty residents and businesses. The new rates include an eight percent increase in the base sewer rate of $1.75 (from $21.82 to $23.57), and increase of 30¢ per 1,000 gallons used ($4.04 instead of the current $3.74).