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North Liberty Leader

Spring Cleanup Day Saturday, April 29

NORTH LIBERTY– Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 29, from 7-11:30 a.m. is for residents of North Liberty only. Please be prepared to verify that you are a North Liberty resident with a water bill stub or driver’s license. North Liberty residents pay 30¢ each month on their recycling bill for this service.
Miscellaneous large items are to be brought to the Public Works Facility, 620 Calvin St.
Assistance will be provided to the elderly or handicapped. Please call City Hall (319-626-5700) by April 27 to make arrangements.

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Manic Drive concert at Grace Community Church Friday, April 21

NORTH LIBERTY– On their “Into the Wild” tour, Manic Drive will be stopping at Grace Community Church on Friday, April 21, from 6-8 p.m.
Featuring 30,000 watts of sound, a 30-foot LED video wall, special effects and intelligent lighting, Manic Drive brings an energetic style of worship.
Single tickets are available at graceb3.churchcenteronline.com for $10 or you can purchase a family bundle for $50. Grace Community Church is located at 2707 Dubuque St. NE.

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Library fundraiser and 2K walk April 23

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s all about the bump. The North Liberty Community Library invites community members to participate in its first Waddle Walk on Sunday, April 23, at 1 p.m., starting at the library and continuing along the trail around Liberty Centre Pond.
This 2K walk is a fundraiser to support the library’s Read to the Bump program, which helps build a baby’s personal library before birth by purchasing board books to give to expecting families. The program is currently offered at the North Liberty Community Pantry.

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Quail Creek tournament April 23

NORTH LIBERTY– Quail Creek Golf Course is hosting its first ever Big Cup Tournament to be held in the spring. The 18-hole, four-person best shot with 8-inch cups tournament is Sunday, April 23, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 700 Club House Rd.
The cost is $55 per player ($35 for members) or $220 for a foursome and includes a cart, fees, tournament entry and entry into pin events. Space is limited and only paid entrants will be guaranteed carts. Call the clubhouse at 319-626-2281 to reserve your spot.

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The state of Swisher

Mayor Chris Taylor helps chart the future of small-town Iowa

SWISHER– Running for city office, and most recently for chair of the Johnson County Democrats, both sort of came about by accident, said Swisher Mayor Chris Taylor.
Happy accidents, he noted, that began with his bid for a Swisher City Council seat in January 2014.
“I remember sitting at my kitchen table and thinking, ‘Well this isn’t something I’ve done before,’” he shared. “I have no background in politics, but I thought it’d be a good way to get to know my community better, help the community ask some bigger questions about what it wanted to be, where it wanted to go.”

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Annual golf tournament May 5 to benefit pantry

NORTH LIBERTY– Dust off the clubs and join the North Liberty Community Pantry for its 7th Annual 4-Person Best Shot Golf Tournament on Friday, May 5, at Brown Deer Golf Club, 1900 Country Club Dr. in Coralville.
Check-in is 7:30-8:30 a.m., with a tee time of 9 a.m. Team registration is $450 and includes continental breakfast, green fees, carts, catered lunch, driving range balls and team pictures for each player. During the tournament there will be a silent auction. Awards and lunch will be served immediately following the tournament.

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Creek Boys blank the Trojans

improve to 4-1

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA)’s varsity boys soccer team improved to a 4-1 record with its fourth consecutive win Thursday, April 13, at home against the South Tama Trojans.
Christian Romero put the Clippers on the board with a rebound goal just inside the 16th minute while Tyreke Williams booted his second long-range free kick of the week to Nick Ritchie for a header into the goal and a 2-0 lead. Trevor King made it 3-0 in the 39th minute with a goal off an assist from Tony Zapata.

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Jump Rope for a New Heart April 22 in Tiffin

TIFFIN– Eric McClintock has lived his entire life with a complex heart defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries. Now 47, he is in need of a heart transplant. You can help raise money for Eric and his family during the fundraising event Jump Rope for a New Heart on Saturday, April 22, 10-11 a.m. at Drew Murphy Strength, 411 Greenfield Dr., Ste. 1B.
Each participant needs to find someone to “sponsor” him or her. The sponsor will donate an amount determined by the number of skips completed by the participant.
Sponsorship levels:
Bronze: $0.10 per skip
Silver: $0.25 per skip

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Spike to End Alzheimer’s at Throttle Down April 22

TIFFIN– Help support the 2017 RivALZ Female Flag Football Game by participating in an early season volleyball tournament Saturday, April 22, at Throttle Down Sports Bar & Grill, 607 E. Marengo Rd. All funds raised will be donated to the second annual RivALZ game benefiting the Alzhiemer’s Association.
To register, email Brooke at brooke.g.mckenna@gmail.com. The cost is $40 per co-ed team of four players, and the tournament will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn more about RivALZ or make an additional donation at act.alz.org/rivalzeci.

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Women of Troy remain undefeated on the court

IC West handles Waterloo West and Cedar Falls on a rainy Saturday

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CEDAR FALLS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy tennis team remained undefeated after a pair of matches Saturday, April 15, in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. West High defeated Waterloo West, 9-0, and took down Cedar Falls, 5-1, after rain washed out doubles competition. The wins improved West High’s record to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC).

Iowa City West (ICW) def Waterloo West 9-0
Singles
Emma Koch (ICW) def Yassie Buchanan 10-2
Kaily Speer (ICW) def Minela Ikanovic 10-2
Abby Jans (ICW) def Regan Davis 10-1

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Creek Girls fifth at Anamosa Early Bird

Stratton, Barker, Roller and 4x200 take runner-up spots

ANAMOSA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls’ track and field team placed fifth in team points Tuesday, April 11, at Anamosa’s Early Bird Relays. Monticello won the meet with 160.5 points followed by the host Blue Raiders (116), Maquoketa Valley (102.5), Center Point-Urbana (100), the Clippers (87), Springville (67) and Dyersville Beckman (62).

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Creek Girls still undefeated

CCA girls escape South Tama with 1-0 win

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TAMA– Matt Harding and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity soccer team escaped from South Tama Thursday, April 13, with their unbeaten streak intact after pulling out a challenging 1-0 win against the Trojans.
Harding said the Creek Girls outshot the Trojans 22-0 but, “(we) got battered around a fair bit and couldn’t find the back of the net for much of the game.”
Midway through the second half however, Carolina Herrera, a junior, found Carson Gallagher, a freshman, for Gallagher’s first varsity goal, which ended up being the game-winner.

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