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Steigleder’s hat trick leads to 4-0 win over Mustangs

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DUBUQUE– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy remained unbeaten at 5-0 overall, and 1-0 in Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) play, with a 4-0 soccer win over Dubuque Hempstead, in Dubuque, on Thursday, April 13.

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Welch sets new record in 100M hurdles

Women of Troy triumphant yet again

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Valerie Welch set a new school record Saturday, April 15, at Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Draxton-Stiles/Wilkerson Relays in the 100-meter high hurdles. Welch led the field to victory in 14.10 seconds for a new West High record, and West High Athletics announced via social media that she also had set the new fastest time in the state.

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Creek Boys sixth at Bobcat Relays

4x800 relay kicks it for the win

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VAN HORNE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boys track and field team kicked off the Easter weekend with a trip to Van Horne for the Benton Community High School Bobcat Relays Thursday, April 13. The Clippers placed sixth behind winner Vinton-Shellsburg (136 points), Mount Vernon (109), Benton Community (91), Williamsburg (57), and North Linn (45). The Creek Boys amassed 35 points. Sigourney (20), Belle Plaine (19), Union (14), Iowa Valley (12), Independence (11), Alburnett (8) and Janesville (2) rounded out the field.

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Clear Creek Amana golf

Clipper boys sweep Mustangs off the golf course

CCA varsity and JV squads defeat Independence in dual meet

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AMANA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity and junior varsity (JV) golf squads swept the Independence Mustangs on Monday, April 10, in a dual meet at the Amana Golf Course. The varsity Clippers won 196-205, led by Brandon McCarty with 40. McCarty was the meet medalist, while teammate Cory Siders was the runner-up with 48.
The JV Clippers won 230-275, led by Isaac Quinn’s 53.

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Affordable Auto Care taking the bite out of auto repairs

Fixing your car shouldn’t empty your wallet

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NORTH LIBERTY– Auto repairs often happen at the worst time and almost always result in financial pain and suffering. Tim McCarl understands that and opened Affordable Auto Care in North Liberty to help people get back on the road as quickly and inexpensively as possible. The shop opened Feb. 1 and fulfills a longtime wish of Tim’s after working on the Mississippi River for 31 years.

Ridership low in first six months of North Liberty’s pilot intracity bus service

Council members reconsider tie-in to Coralville routes

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NORTH LIBERTY– After six months of service, the success of the new North Liberty Transit program seems to be uncertain.
The intracity bus service, running for three midday hours during the week, has seen a total of 159 rides since its grand opening last October– costing the city an average $146.34 per trip and $48.47 per hour.
“I’ve been saying for a long time that we can’t afford to do what needs to be done,” said council member Jim Sayre during the March 28 meeting when the data was discussed. “We’re just nibbling away at stuff.”

Airplane crash near Oxford claims two lives

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to work on the investigation of a small airplane crash that claimed two lives Friday, April 7, west of Iowa City.
The plane involved in the crash was a single engine, 1965 Piper Cherokee 180 that originated from the Greencastle Airport west of North Liberty. According to the sheriff’s office, the Joint Emergency Communications Center received a report of a plane crash near 2383 IWV Rd. SW in rural Johnson County at approximately 3:08 p.m. April 7.

Candidate forum April 17 at North Liberty Community Library

NORTH LIBERTY– With North Liberty’s special election for both mayor and city council set to take place in just two more weeks, residents deserve an opportunity to ask questions and hear from all the candidates.
For that reason, the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce is working in conjunction with various area groups to host a candidate forum. The forum will take place 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 17, in the North Liberty Community Library meeting rooms. It is open to the public.

Early voting in progress at Johnson County Auditor’s Office

NORTH LIBERTY– Early voting for the April 25 North Liberty special election will begin Monday, April 10. Voting will be available at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office, 913 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through the close of business Monday, April 24.
The auditor’s office will also have a satellite voting site at the North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St., on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More information about the North Liberty election is available at www.johnson-county.com/dept_auditor.aspx?id=22077.

EGG-FREE FUN FOR ALL

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NORTH LIBERTY– Outside, finally.
After two consecutive years of packing the North Liberty Recreation Center gyms with candy, kids and their parents, the city’s annual Easter egg hunt was graced with nice weather.
“It was great to be outdoors for a welcome change,” said North Liberty Recreation Director Shelly Simpson.
While the event is usually in March, a later Easter holiday pushed the egg hunt (a misnomer, as no eggs are involved) to April, and– consequently– warmer, dryer conditions.

North Liberty man calls in false robbery to evade police

NORTH LIBERTY– A North Liberty man allegedly called in a fake report in order to avoid being pulled over last week.
According to complaints, police observed a Ford Taurus being driven along Penn Street around 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, and recognized the driver as Bryce J. Wagehoft, who was barred from driving. In an attempt to divert the officer, Wagehoft then called 911 and reported an armed robbery in progress at a local convenience store. He even gave a description of a made-up suspect before hanging up, according to reports.

North Liberty Blues & BBQ announces date, headliner

Anderson East to headline July 8

NORTH LIBERTY–North Liberty Blues & BBQ announced Veridian Credit Union will partner to present North Liberty’s annual premiere family event in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Along with the new partnership, organizers are excited to unveil the festival’s new logo.
“North Liberty Blues & BBQ has become an exciting summer tradition that brings our community together,” said Jennifer Roberts, a spokesperson for Veridian. “We’re grateful to the city, countless businesses and hundreds of volunteers that make this event possible, and we’re proud to be a partner in its success.”