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Archive - 2014

February 5th

Iowa City native headlines ‘Dinner with the Zobrists’ Feb. 8

NORTH LIBERTY– On Saturday, Feb. 8, at 5:30 p.m., Heritage Christian School hosts its annual Educating for Eternity Banquet (EFE) at the Coralville Marriott. This year’s banquet is titled “Dinner with the Zobrists” and features the homecoming of Iowa City native, Heritage and City High alumna, Julianna Zobrist, along with her husband Ben Zobrist, a 2013 Major League Baseball all-star and player for the Tampa Bay Rays. The Zobrists entertain, encourage and challenge audiences across the country with their story of leadership, perseverance, family and, of course, baseball.

Unstable ice on reservoir

CORALVILLE– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that while the extreme cold has added ice to Coralville Lake, it has also caused the inflow of water into the lake to be less than the minimum outflow.

Fun in any season

Friendly foursome overcomes challenges, brings fun back to Bobbers Grill, Scales Pointe

NORTH LIBERTY– It was an opportunity that hit suddenly, led to a leap of faith, a flurry of activity, and culminated in four friends becoming business partners.
But that’s only the beginning.
When Rick and Marcia Frauenholtz, and Jeff and Mary Dostal purchased Bobbers Grill, and the Scales Pointe Campground, nobody could have foreseen the challenges and rewards to come. As long time campers, they were familiar with the place and many of its patrons. They had watched dishearteningly as its popularity declined.

Van Allen school to be expanded

Four new classrooms will serve 100 additional students

IOWA CITY– Paintings by Van Allen and Penn Elementary School students on the walls of the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) school board meeting were a colorful backdrop as Superintendent Stephen Murley and the board held brief discussions during an equally brief meeting on Jan. 28.

NL reduces projected shortfall

Administration presents budget that is $57,000 below revenues

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s budget picture is much rosier than the last time it was presented.

WMcGlaughlin sets record at MVC sophomore swim meet

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IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) sophomore boys conference swim meet was held Saturday, Feb. 1, and hosted by Iowa City High. Dubuque Senior High took the conference championship while Cedar Rapids Washington was the runner-up. The West High Trojans were seventh in overall team points with 135, beating rival City High. The Little Hawks were eighth with 103.

Trojans third at MVC Super Meet

Walters and Wynos emerge as champions

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WATERLOO– The West High Trojans crowned a pair of champions and placed third in team points Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Super Meet held at Waterloo East High School.
Chris Walters (126 pounds) and Aydan Wynos (285 pounds) won their brackets with Walters taking a 6-5 decision from Linn-Mar’s Damon Griffin, and Wynos taking a 7-0 decision from Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Dalton Kuehl.

CCA’s Murphy fifth at WaMaC meet

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INDEPENDENCE– Connor Murphy of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) placed fifth in the 56th WaMaC conference wrestling tournament held Saturday, Feb. 1, in Independence.

Lutjen named head softball coach at IC West

IOWA CITY– Justin Lutjen has been named head softball coach at Iowa City West High School pending board approval.
Coach Lutjen has been the head coach at Mid-Prairie the past four seasons after being an assistant there previously. Coach Lutjen has led Mid-Prairie to the state softball tournament in each of his four seasons at the helm, in addition to winning the school’s first ever softball conference title.

West boys pound Prairie, 87-40

IOWA CITY– Throughout the season West High coach Steve Bergman has said his team needs to be challenged. His Trojans were a lot of things Friday night (Jan. 31), but challenged was not one of them.
West High came into the Mississippi Valley Conference inter-divisional contest with a 12-2 (8-1) record and a second-place ranking in the Mississippi Division while the Prairie Hawks were 4-10 (2-7) in the Valley Division.
The Trojans plucked and cooked the Prairie Hawks, 87-40.