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October 12th, 2011

Spaghetti dinner Oct. 28 will benefit Bergthold family

NORTH LIBERTY– The First United Methodist Church of North Liberty will hold an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5-8 p.m. at the church, located at 85 N. Jones Blvd. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids.
Proceeds will go to Donnie Bergthold and his family to help with medical expenses incurred from his motorcycle accident on July 16, 2011. Bergthold sustained several serious injuries to his bones and organs.

Tiffin will hold Halloween decorating contest

TIFFIN– Tiffin’s Halloween Decorating Contest will be Sunday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. Judges will be touring the community judging decorations. Categories have been expanded this year, with first and second place for: Best Overall display; Best Business display, Best Single Family Home display, Best Mobile Home Park display and Best Multiple Housing Unit display. Any residence within the city limits of Tiffin will be eligible for the competition.

West manages to get past CR Kennedy, 35-28

CEDAR RAPIDS– Coach Brian Sauser wasn’t the happiest man in Kingston Stadium last Thursday night, even though his West High Trojans defeated the Kennedy Cougars.
“We’ve got to play better football,” Sauser said.
The Trojans played just well enough to escape Kingston with a 35-28 win, but it almost went down to the wire. West held a 21-7 halftime advantage, but the two teams traded touchdowns throughout the second half.
The Cougars scored first with 4:56 left in the first quarter on a 41-yard run, and a good point-after-touchdown kick made it 7-0 Cougars.

Clippers volleyball sweeps Independence 3-0

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Brian Bronzynski’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball squad improved to 17-7-0 on the season and posted its fourth consecutive win Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory over the Mustangs of Independence.
“We were able to get off to a fast start because of our blocking and hitting against a pretty young Mustang team” Coach Bronzynski said. “That set the tone for the whole match.”
In the first game, CCA quickly built a 12-4 lead on a Tara Walls kill. The Clippers cruised to the 25-12 win, their lead never threatened.

CCA remains winless on the field

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
VAN HORNE– The long drought of wins continued for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers last Friday evening as they went on the road to Benton Community and fell 23-20 in the closest game of the season.
The Bobcats scored in the fourth quarter to take the lead and a potential winning CCA score was wiped out by penalty in the closing minutes.

NL council candidates offer brief statements

NORTH LIBERTY–North Liberty voters will go to the polls Nov. 8 to elect three people to the North Liberty City Council. The terms of current council members Coleen Chipman, Terry Donahue and Chris Hoffman will expire in December 2011.
The City of North Liberty received petitions from all three incumbents hoping for re-election, as well as one additional candidate intending to run on the Nov. 8 ballot. Newcomer Matt Zacek has thrown his hat into the ring, leaving four candidates to vie for the three available seats.

CCA ties with Marion for volleyball title

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper varsity volleyball squad will share the WaMaC West Division Title with the Marion Indians following a win Thursday night, Oct. 6, at home against the Sailors of Waterloo Columbus. CCA and Marion both finished the regular season at 6-1 in conference play (18-7-0 overall) for the title. Williamsburg and Columbus both finished 5-2, Vinton-Shellsburg ended the season 3-4. Center Point-Urbana, Independence and Benton Community were 1-6 in conference play.

October 11th

Dubuque Street Trail grand opening Friday

NORTH LIBERTY– On Friday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m., the North Liberty City Council and the Johnson County Board of Supervisors will host the grand opening of the Dubuque Street Trail project. This event celebrates the official opening of the bicycle and pedestrian trail connection from Iowa City along Dubuque Street to the north city limits of North Liberty.

October 3rd

Food For Thought

I remember the days when there was always a sign near the cash register at the grocery store that said CASH AND CARRY. As a child, I thought that meant that you had to pay CASH for your groceries and CARRY them out to the car yourself. At least, that’s what happened when I went to the store with my mother. She handed the grocer her list, he gathered up the items and figured the total while we waited. He’d pack them all into a brown paper bag or a cardboard box and we were on our way. Sometimes Mother paid him and sometimes he wrote it all down in a little tablet.

Walkin'

After three days of exploring St. Genevieve , Mo., we headed to Illinois to visit with my older brother, Brad, and his spouse Marilyn.
They have a lovely house on the shore of Lake of Egypt and we spent our first evening cruising about on their pontoon boat. After a record flooding in the spring, the area was in the final splash of a heat wave by the time we arrived in late August. At the peak, the water in the lake had reached 100 degrees!