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May 13th, 2017

Stu Ordman and Jamie (Printy) Brandt to lead the Lightning basketball program

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School Principal Scott Kibby has announced two more additions to his coaching staff with the hiring of Jamie Brandt and Stu Ordman to head up the varsity girls and boys basketball programs, respectively.

Clipper boys fourth, girls sixth at WaMaC West golf tournament

McCarty leads CCA with 37 points

TAMA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ golf team placed fourth in the eight-team field of the WaMaC West Tuesday, May 2, in the divisional golf tournament held in Tama.
Benton Community won the tourney with a total of 159, followed by Williamsburg (160), Independence (177), the Creek Boys (180), Center Point-Urbana (181), Vinton-Shellsburg (185), Marion (189) and South Tama (200).
Brandon McCarty led the Clippers with 37 and was the medalist runner-up behind Williamsburg’s Isaac Knock, who shot a 36.

Women of Troy top City High on UI courts

Abby Jans honored on senior night for West High girls’ tennis

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Senior night for Iowa City West High’s Abby Jans was made all the sweeter as the Women of Troy defeated their crosstown rivals, the Little Hawks of City High, 6-3, on Tuesday, May 2, at the University of Iowa’s tennis courts.
West Coach Amie Villarini noted it was the first win for West High against City since the first round of state competition in 2013. The win also boosted West’s record to 11-1 overall.

West High’s Dolson moves to Liberty High

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School’s academic and athletic coaching staffs continue to grow ahead of the doors opening in August for the first school year. Principal Scott Kibby announced on Monday, April 10, that West High varsity volleyball coach Randy Dolson had joined his staff as both a special education teacher and as the varsity volleyball coach.

Liberty High Volleyball camps to be held in July and August

NORTH LIBERTY– Sign up now for Liberty High School volleyball camps, to be held in July and August.
The first camp, July 11-13, is for incoming grades sixth through eighth, while the second camp, Aug. 1-3, is for incoming high school students.
The $65 cost includes a T-shirt, but knee pads, shorts and volleyball or tennis shoes are recommended for the camps, which will take place at Liberty High School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Bur Oak Land Trust Family Day Sunday, May 21

SOLON– Family Day with Bur Oak Land Trust will be hosted on Sunday, May 21, at the Turkey Creek Preserve. Admission is free and refreshments will be offered. There will also be seining in the creek and scavenger hunt with prizes.
Bur Oak Land Trust presents Family Day at Turkey Creek Preserve from 1-3 p.m. at 2545 Sugar Bottom Rd. NE in Solon.
Turkey Creek Preserve is 107.24 acres of woods and former pasture land, including five acres of reconstructed prairie which also has geocache locations.

Pig & Pint Prelude fundraiser Friday, July 7, to benefit Blues & BBQ

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty residents are invited to purchase tickets in a special presale for the Pig & Pint Prelude, a private fundraiser the night before Blues & BBQ on July 7 to benefit the annual event.

“Jump Rope for a New Heart”

Tiffin gym raises money for area man’s transplant

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– Eric McClintock hadn’t even met the man organizing a fundraiser for his pending heart transplant.
“There are only so many appointments to go to, so many meals you can bring,” said McClintock, who was born with a rare heart defect. “In short of saying hand me cash, this is one way we could tell people who were asking something they can do.”

Trail opening delayed

Sitting water, slope don’t meet ADA standards for use

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– With the weather warming up, bikers and pedestrians may be tempted to use the new trail on the south side of town. But, city officials note, that trail is still closed.
“There are people that just go right around the orange fence. I see it every day,” said City Administrator Doug Boldt. “But it is closed off. It’s not ours yet.”
Due to ponding issues on much of the trail, the city has yet to accept the project (Trail Phase Five) from Metro Pavers, which completed construction last October.

Celebrate Bike Month in North Liberty

Bike commuting workshop May 11

NORTH LIBERTY– In honor of Bike Month 2017, Johnson County is sponsoring several events in the area.
One of those is a “How to be a Bike Commuter” workshop at the North Liberty Community Library (520 W. Cherry St.) on Thursday, May 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jon Yetley of Sugar Bottom Bikes will teach you everything you need to know to bike commute, including quick repairs and maintenance.

Musicycle at Penn May 13