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Trio of state competitors lead way for West X-country

IOWA CITY– Two seniors and a junior will lead the West High Women of Troy through the 2012 cross-country season. Molly Leveille and Pombie Silverman (seniors) with Ashlynn Yokom (junior) constitute the squad’s returning starters for coach Mike Parker.
Leveille had a best time of 14:29 last season, Silverman posted a 14:35 and Yokom had a best finish of 14:53.
Annie Schaeckenbach, a senior, is a returning letter winner while junior Sofia Mendoza adds depth to the squad following distance running during track season.

Clippers fall to Solon in season volleyball opener

TIFFIN– Coach Brian Bronzynski and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers took to the floor Thursday, Aug. 23, to open the 2012 varsity season with a visit from friendly rival Solon.
Despite only losing four players to graduation and having an experienced team, and despite a recent shake-up at the top of Solon’s program; the Lady Spartans proved to be too much to handle.
Solon won the match 3-1.

For whom the bell (finally) tolls!

TIFFIN– The bell was rung, finally.
Last season, the brass bell from the USS-King (DD-242) was mounted just outside of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ football stadium. It was to be rung following a gridiron victory.
However, in a winless 2011 campaign, it stood as a silent sentinel.
Friday night though, it rang loud and clear, and was likely heard in Coralville and Oxford as the Clippers enthusiastically celebrated their 35-7 season opening win over the Mustangs of Independence.

South Slope Cooperative presents grants to local nonprofit groups

NORTH LIBERTY– South Slope Cooperative and Iowa Network Services, Inc. (INS) are pleased to announce the following grants have been awarded in the companies’ matching grant programs:
Boy Scout Troop no. 37, $1,000; North Liberty Blues and BBQ, $400; and Optimist Club of North Liberty, $2,000.

NL Fun Run/Walk to be Sept. 16

IOWA CITY– The North Liberty Steering Committee of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce presents the ninth annual North Liberty Fun Run/Walk to be held on Sunday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, the event features a 5k route and children’s race. The race starts at 650 W. Cherry St. near the gazebo at Liberty Centre. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with the children’s race beginning at 9 a.m. followed by the 5k at 9:15 a.m.

Deadline for logo contest Aug. 31

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty is gearing up to celebrate its 100th birthday in November 2013, and the North Liberty Centennial Committee is calling for submissions for its Centennial Logo Contest.
Create a logo representing the city’s 100th birthday. Entry deadline is 12 p.m., Aug. 31. Entries, including a kids’ division, must be submitted via email to nlibcent.pr@gmail.com. Submissions must be in four colors or less. Be sure to include contact information.
All entries will be considered, and everyone is invited to participate.

Pantry groundbreaking Aug. 29

NORTH LIBERTY– Dirt has been moving at the new North Liberty Community Pantry building site. The pantry is excited to have raised enough funds to start a new building, and SouthGate Construction has already begun construction work. “We are eager to celebrate the community support that has made this project possible,” said Pantry Director Tina DuBois.
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. at 85 N. Jones Blvd., in North Liberty. Everyone in the community is invited.

JCHT to host Family Day at Belgum Grove Sept. 16

JOHNSON COUNTY– Take a day off from the back-to-school blues, and rejuvenate with a day of getting back to nature.
Join Johnson County Heritage Trust members for the organization’s third annual Family Day at Belgum Grove, Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1-3 p.m.

A second shot at success

TIFFIN– Twenty percent of high school students in Iowa fail to graduate, according to Boostup.org, a national high school dropout prevention initiative by a partnership between the Ad Council and the United States Army.
At the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district, three students in grades nine through 12 dropped out in the 2010-2011 school year, according to the Iowa Department of Education. The number is lower than neighboring Solon (where seven dropped out in the same year) or Iowa City, which had 94 students quit.
But even one student lost is one too many.

Will ICCSD get size wise?

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Capacities at Iowa City West and City High are near the ideal size for high schools, according to a report. And a new 1,000-student high school would also fit in the sweet spot of high school enrollment sizes.
Get too big and educators can lose sight of troubled students who need help.
Go too small and students can suffer from lack of course offerings.
A Hanover Research report examined by the board of the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) confirmed the predicted size for a new high school in the district.