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Archive

February 7th, 2013

that’s what we want to do.” She pointed out the scores reflect the students’ reasoning and use of math

that’s what we ought to be preparing them for.”

you have to take a little credit as a board

Letter to the Editor

Last week Iowa’s Attorney General held a press conference regarding the dire circumstances facing victims of violent crime, specifically domestic violence and sexual assault. Six years ago Iowa faced another financial crisis, and funding for safe shelters, crisis lines and advocacy programs were cut heavily. Nine programs for victims of domestic and sexual violence closed and the remaining programs tried to keep up. For example, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) of Iowa City saw our average of 1000 victims served annually reach 1900 this past year.

Local residents team up with the Johnson County Historical Society to document community history

CORALVILLE—The Johnson County Historical Society is collaborating with communities throughout the county to create the \Community Stories Project

Seasons' greeting cards

NORTH LIBERTY– University of Iowa Community Credit Union (UICCU) members receive a very personal greeting each season.
Each year, the Credit Union holds its annual holiday art contest to gather artwork by local students. The winner's work is featured on the greeting cards sent to business contacts and Credit Union members. All of the art teachers in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) are invited to submit work by their students.

A tale of one sweet city

Garner students create mock city

NORTH LIBERTY– Second grade students at Buford Garner Elementary School in North Liberty got a taste of city development in December, and it was a sweet lesson in collaboration.

Statement on Jim Warkentin’s resignation

City, former chief release resignation

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty City Attorney Scott Peterson released the following Wednesday, Feb. 6, regarding the departure of North Liberty Police Chief Jim Warkentin.
“Jim Warkentin has tendered his resignation as chief of police effective February 1, 2013. The City Council will consider Jim’s resignation at its next meeting. The City of North Liberty would like to thank Jim for his service to the community and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
The release included this statement from Warkentin:

February 6th

West High boys swim to second place at IHSAA district meet

IOWA CITY– The swimming Trojans of Iowa City West High placed second Saturday in a Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) District Meet held at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center and hosted by City High. West racked up 213 team points in the competition, which featured seven teams. Cedar Rapids Washington won the event with 327 team points, earing their 50th consecutive IHSAA District Championship.

The best in the West

Disterhoft breaks West High record as team trounces Waterloo East

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy had little trouble beating the Lady Trojans of Waterloo East at home Friday night, taking the MVC contest, 69-28. With West coming into the match-up with a 14-4 record vs. East’s 1-17, the end result was no surprise.

CCA’s Murphy on to district wrestling tournament

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Connor Murphy placed claimed the championship at 106 pounds, allowing the Clippers wrestler to advance to the district tournament in Solon Saturday, Feb. 9.
According to online statistics, Murphy was the only CCA wrestler to advance during the sectional meet hosted in Tiffin Saturday, Feb. 2.
Other results for CCA included:
• Daniel Brechtel placed fourth at 113;
• Carter Carew placed third at 126;
• Colton Beckler placed sixth at 132;
• Nate Langrehr placed fourth at 138;
• Stephen Jensen placed fifth at 152;
• Beau Gerard placed fifth at 195.