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Archive - 2014

July 23rd

Brief rise and fall for Clipper girls

CCA 6, Washington 1 in July 15 regional final

CEDAR RAPIDS– A late-season rally by the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers softball team continued Tuesday, July 15, as they earned the right to compete in the state softball tournament by defeating the Washington Demons 6-1 in a Class 4A regional final at Xavier High School.

Clippers advance in district baseball

WILLIAMSBURG– Conventional wisdom has it that it is tough to beat a team three times in one season, let alone in one week. But the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers baseball team dashed that notion as well as South Tama’s hopes of advancing toward the state championship Friday, July 18, in a Class 3A Substate 5 District 9 semifinal baseball game in Williamsburg. The Clippers trounced the Trojans 10-3 to go on to face Vinton-Shellsburg in a district final Monday, July 21.

Still time to donate to local pantrys’ Thanksgiving in July

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Food and Clothing Pantry is participating in Thanksgiving in July food drive activities. All food and funds donated will remain in North Liberty. Please drop-off food and/or financial donations at your local financial institution during the month of July. Financial donations are counted four pounds per dollar. The financial institution that collects the most pounds wins the Traveling Turkey Trophy to display throughout the next year.

City of Tiffin releases audit report

DES MOINES– Auditor of State Mary Mosiman released an audit report on the City of Tiffin.
The city’s receipts totaled $9,147,878 for the year ended June 30, 2013. The receipts included $789,586 in property tax, $744,133 from tax increment financing, $188,470 from local option sales tax, $938,713 from charges for service, $194,851 from operating grants, contributions and restricted interest, $52,900 from capital grants, contributions and restricted interest, $46,232 from unrestricted interest on investments, $6,019,792 of bond proceeds and $173,201 from other general receipts.

New Penn Landing farmer’s market to begin Sunday, Aug. 3, in NL

NORTH LIBERTY–Penn Landing and Grand Rail Development, at the corner of Highway 965 and Penn Street, will host the new Penn Landing Market, a farmers’ market, starting Sunday, Aug. 3, from noon until 3 p.m. near Yotopia Frozen Yogurt. The market will run every other Sunday through October and will feature food vendors, family fun and live music.

In a pickle

North Liberty Pickleball mixer grows each year

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s a unique group of people who are delighted to find themselves in a pickle.
Local Pickleball aficionados hosted their fifth annual North Liberty Pickleball summer gathering at the Penn Meadows Park tennis courts, a sort of invitational tournament that is more fun than competition, and includes a potluck picnic and social time. Games are played round robin-style so players mix with others from all over the state.

Register now for North Liberty Aquatic Center youth triathlon

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Aquatic Center will present the third annual North Liberty Youth Triathlon, Just Tri, on Aug. 3. Hosted with Tri-Fit Agape, LLC, the event features swimming, biking and running in three distances for kids ages 6 through 14.
The races start at the North Liberty Community Center, with check in beginning at 7 a.m. Races begin at 8 a.m. A health and fitness expo will follow the race.
• Ages 6, 7 and 8 will swim 25 meters, bike 0.9 miles, and run a quarter mile.
• Ages 9 trough 11 will swim 50 meters, bike 2.4 miles, and run one mile.

New Japanese restaurant to open soon in North Liberty

Fresh, friendly, informative

NORTH LIBERTY– Li Chiou and Vincent Chia don’t just want people to like Japanese food.
They want people to understand it.
That’s why their new North Liberty restaurant, Sushiya, includes a special bar where customers can sit less than two feet away from the head chef Vincent as he prepares fresh sushi and other dishes especially for them.

Happy Trails to Colony Country Park

Owners of NL campground look forward to next new thing

NORTH LIBERTY– Colony Country RV Park has closed its gates for good, and even though the campground was in operation for 25 years, becoming a part of many family traditions and lifelong friendships, the Colony family does not really view it as the end of an era.

Mercy Iowa City to present free bariatric seminar

IOWA CITY– Dr. Shireesh Saurabh will offer a free seminar to potential bariatric surgery patients on Thursday, July 24, from 6 until 7 p.m. in the first floor conference room at Mercy Iowa City.
Bariatric surgery is surgery on the stomach and/or intestines to help a person with extreme obesity lose weight. Bariatric surgery is an option for people who have a body mass index (BMI) above 40. It is also an option for people with a body mass index between 35 and 40 who have health problems like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or sleep apnea.