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Archive - Jul 2012

Date

July 4th

Trojans trounce Wahawks twice

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Hot weather and high humidity didn’t slow down Charlie Stumpff’s West High Trojans Wednesday evening as they rolled the Waterloo West Wahawks twice on the home diamond in a varsity doubleheader.

Clipper girls blow past opponents on way to state

SOLON– It’s hard to faze the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity softball team.
On the road for six games in the sweltering heat, the Clipper girls cranked by their opponents by a combined score of 63-14 last week. With a win Tuesday at Burlington, CCA is poised to finish at 40-1, with the lone loss coming against Ankeny 10-0 in the championship game of a Ft. Dodge tournament June 16.
That loss was avenged Saturday at an Ottumwa tournament where the Clipper girls upended No. 1 in Class 5A Ankeny, 10-5.

The creme de la creme

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN— There was drama at the April meeting of the Clear Creek Amana School Board of Directors meeting on April 18. But it was not the result of discussing enrollment growth options, debating building expansions, or haggling over SILO or PPEL dollars and projects.
It was due to a visit from a pair of Thespians.

City approves cold cash for community pantry

NORTH LIBERTY– When the North Liberty Community Food and Clothing Pantry came asking for donations from the City of North Liberty, director Tina DuBois didn’t expect to receive the big chill.
But she’ll happily accept it.
The North Liberty City Council voted unanimously last Tuesday, June 26, to donate $15,000 toward the purchase of a walk-in freezer for the pantry’s new building.

CCA school district named in Lown lawsuit

IOWA CITY– The Clear Creek Amana Community School District (CCA) has been named as the defendant in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Mackenzie Lown, who died in October, 2011, in a car accident near the school. Lown’s parents, Michael Lown and Kelly Smith, filed the suit on Thursday, June 21, in Johnson County District Court.

Be prepared for July road construction in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– Several street projects will be underway within the next few days in North Liberty.
Starting Tuesday, July 3, North Dubuque Street north of Penn Street will be down to one lane with flaggers due to milling of asphalt. Next, the same street will be closed on Thursday and Friday, July 5 and 6, in order to install a culvert. Detour signs will be in place. The following week on Monday, July 9, North Dubuque will be down to one lane again with flaggers to overlay the road.

Swisher fire fatality not suspicious

SWISHER– The body of Daryl Dosch was found in a rural Swisher home that was the site of a fire, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.
According to a release by Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek, the sheriff’s department and the Jefferson/Monroe Fire Department responded June 25 to a report of a house fire that had occurred at 1663 Falcon Ave NW, rural Swisher. A witness had reportedly gone to the residence to check on the house and found a deceased individual in the residence. It appeared that a fire had taken place but that the fire had extinguished itself.

Ice Cream Social for Steve Sherman in Frytown July 10

IOWA CITY– Johnson County Republicans will host an Ice Cream Social for Steve Sherman, House District 77 candidate, on Tuesday, July 10, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Township School, 1592 Angle Rd., Southwest near Frytown.
All voters are welcome to attend.
Steve Sherman would be representing the north, west and south sides of Johnson County in the Iowa legislature, including the towns of Frytown, Lone Tree, North Liberty, Oxford, Swisher, Shueyville, Tiffin and the surrounding areas.

Join ‘Adventures on Promise Island’ at Heartland VBS

NORTH LIBERTY– Join “Adventures on Promise Island VBS” at Heartland Community Church in North Liberty. Adventures begin on Sunday, July 8, and run through Thursday, July 12, from 6 until 8 p.m. each night. Children ages four through grade six are welcome. Learn about God through stories, crafts, songs, games, and have a snack, too. Cost is $5 per child. Register online at http://www.vacationbibleschool.com/heartland.

NL Pantry invites everyone to Thanksgiving in July

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) invites local businesses to participate in Thanksgiving in July.
The last two years, local financial institutions held food drives and competed for a traveling turkey trophy, awarded in 2011 to Hills Bank & Trust for amassing the most contributions. In total, the North Liberty Community Pantry received the equivalent of more than 10,000 pounds of food in July 2011.
This year the NLCP is opening the invitation to all businesses to compete in the Thanksgiving in July event.