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August 20th, 2014

A new era for Trojan football

New head coach, field and competition for 2014

IOWA CITY– The 2014 high school football season kicks off on Friday, Aug. 29, and for the West High Trojans, it will be the start of a new era on three counts.
First, after six seasons, head coach Brian Sauser has left the program for a position in Oklahoma. Sauser has been replaced by one of his assistants, Garrett Hartwig. Second, the old grass gridiron has been torn out and replaced by synthetic turf.
Third, the Trojans will no longer compete within the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC), but instead in Class 4A district play.

CCA student reaching for the stars.

NORTH LIBERTY–Grace Stewart, student at Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Middle School, wants to be an aerospace engineer.
And given her drive and focus, one small step for this girl could certainly turn into a giant leap for mankind.

Residents reminded to lock vehicles, garages and homes

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department reminds residents to lock their garages and houses, vehicles when not in use, and to not leave valuable items in plain sight.
The reminder follows multiple reports of vehicle burglaries along Penn Street, Front Street, Holiday Lodge Road and Golf View Drive areas in the past few weeks. The recent burglaries occurred in vehicles that were unlocked and with valuable items, such as electronics, purses, wallets, keys and money, left in plain view.

Eister of Tiffin among 2014 Lifesaving Award honorees

DES MOINES– Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad recognized six individuals for unselfish service to their fellow citizens and family members on Aug. 15 at the Iowa State Fair. The governor’s Lifesaving Awards Ceremony recognized citizens who helped a friend or neighbor in critical need of assistance, and in turn, became everyday heroes. There are four categories in which honorees are recognized: lifesaving with valor, lifesaving, meritorius service, and outstanding service.
Shondra Eister of Tiffin received an award for outstanding service.

Second annual Color Fund Run/5k in Oxford to be Sept. 27

OXFORD– The second annual color fund run/5k will be held in Oxford on Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. at Lions Park, 400 W. Wilson St. Last year the group raised more than $10,000 for the playground. This year, proceeds will be donated toward new technology. The public is invited to join. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Check out the event on Facebook.
Register online at www.GetMeRegistered.com/CCEColorRun.

Forever Green’s Fun Fair, school supply drive to be held Aug. 23

CORALVILLE– Don’t miss the Fun Fair Aug. 23 from 10 A.M. until 4 P.M. at Forever Green Garden Center 125 Forevergreen Rd. Coralville.
The goal of the Fun Fair is to raise money and awareness for ToGather Together. Each year ToGather Together works with social service agencies, faith communities, businesses, and schools in a coordinated effort to provide over 3,000 Johnson county students with basic school supplies so they can begin the school year ready to learn. Since ToGather Together is run by volunteers, every dollar earned buys a pencil, paper or backpack for a local child.

West High students kick off Dance Marathon fundraising Aug. 22

NORTH LIBERTY– Fundraising for this year’s West High School Dance Marathon (WHSDM) will kick off with an FTK (For the Kids) Pool Party on Friday, Aug. 22, at the North Liberty Recreation Center pool.
This event will welcome West High students back to school and help raise awareness for the West vs. Kennedy Gold Out game on Aug. 29. These are the first of many fundraisers that will accumulate toward the ultimate total to be revealed at the WHSDM main event in January.
The pool party will be held from 8-9:30 p.m. with a $5 donation for entrance.

TiffinFest - Annual community celebration begins Friday

It only takes 8 Seconds

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– On Friday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m., the band 8 Seconds will come to the TiffinFest stage to perform a free concert, located at and sponsored by Bella Sala, 205 S. Park Rd. in Tiffin.
It is just one of the musical treats to be enjoyed at this three-day event.

ICCSD school board holds listening post

“Why bus students to school when they could walk?”

By Paul Deaton
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– Members of the community suggested taking the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) diversity policy, approved in February 2013, off the table when redesigning school attendance area boundaries.
During the Wednesday, Aug. 13, listening post held, board president Chris Lynch and directors Tuyet Dorau, Patti Fields and Brian Kirschling indeed listened more than they spoke.

CCA boundary committee fine-tunes scenarios

Public input meeting to be held Aug. 26

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– The attendance and boundary study committee for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District has met four times and refined a number of elementary school attendance area boundary scenarios.
Soon it will be your turn to speak your piece and have your thoughts and concerns heard, documented and taken into consideration.