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Wild West

IOWA CITY– The Trojans’ first drive of the night was interrupted by a fumble, recovered by the Warriors and converted into a field goal in the opening minutes of the first quarter.
From then on, it was a West Side Story.
The West High Trojans rebounded from a 3-0 deficit early in their Friday night (Aug. 31) game against Cedar Rapids Washington and pummeled the Warriors, 62-37, at home.
A year ago, it was the opposite, with Wash winning 66-37.

JCHT offers back-to-nature experience at Belgum Grove Family Day 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.

New Saturday night worship

NORTH LIBERTY– For those searching for God in a place where questions are welcome, consider spending part of your Saturday evening with First United Methodist Church in North Liberty. Starting Sept. 8 at 5 p.m., join in a new worship experience which will meet the second Saturday of each month. All are welcome to worship here.
Come and experience the spirit through worship, ministries and outreach.

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.

NLYBS to hold Fall Fun Ball

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) will offer Fall Fun Ball for girls and boys ages six through 10 years. The purpose is to provide a fun, relaxed fall baseball/softball experience for kids who want to play for the first time, want to continue playing for a few more weeks or are considering playing in a more advanced league next spring. The primary focus of Fall Fun Ball is to help kids transition into rookie and junior leagues, as well as to provide some additional fall recreation to those age groups that may not have other activities.

Stutsman to hold fundraiser Sept. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– Sally Stutsman, a candidate for the newly-formed House District 77, will hold a reception and fundraiser in North Liberty on Sunday, Sept. 9. The fundraiser will be held at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., in the Gerdin Room from 2 to 4 p.m.
Activities are open to the public and refreshments will be served. Although there is no cost to attend, donations are gratefully accepted. A short program will be presented at 3 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Iowa House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and ask Sally questions.

Volunteers wanted for Education Fun Hour at Penn

NORTH LIBERTY– Volunteers are wanted for the Corridor Educational Fun Hour to be held each week at Penn Elementary School in North Liberty.
Scheduled on Tuesdays 4:30-5:45 p.m. and/or 6-7:15 p.m. from Sept. 25 through Nov. 13, the Corridor Educational Fun Hour is designed to give kids fun opportunities to improve math and reading skills through play.

You’re HOW old?

NORTH LIBERTY– First known as Squash Bend, North Bend, Big Bend and Scales Bend, the town of North Liberty incorporated on Nov. 18, 1913.
Throughout next year, the city plans to celebrate that historic event.
The North Liberty Centennial Committee is already hard at work, preparing for the party.
The committee is made up of a group of about 20 volunteers, at least so far, said assistant city administrator Tracey Mulcahey.
“I sent out a request inviting anybody who was interested in May,” Mulcahey said. “I had several people respond, and have seen the committee grow since then.”

More joy, less stress

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Last year, Julie and Ben Tweedt’s wedding went off with just one hitch, but they said if they’d had a wedding coordinator, it would’ve been smoother.
“Even an expert needs help,” Ben said.
So when they were putting their heads together to create a small business earlier this year, they didn’t have to go far to find something that would work for both of them.
Growing up with older siblings, Julie has been helping the bride and groom on the biggest day of their lives since she was a little girl.

Pantry receives capstone donation

NORTH LIBERTY– Their shovels runneth over.
Members of the North Liberty Community Food and Clothing Pantry board had much to celebrate last week, as they conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the beginning of construction on a 2,376 sq. ft. facility that has been the goal of a $250,000 capital campaign since March 2011.
They also learned on Wednesday morning the pantry was accepted as a United Way organization,
And finally, they were celebrating a $25,000 donation from Centro, Inc. of North Liberty.
It was the donation that tipped the fundraising effort into the black.