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North Liberty Leader

Four Clippers earn WaMaC baseball honors

Neubauer finds a First Team berth

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Four Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball players earned WaMaC conference All-Division Baseball honors. The 2016 selections announced Thursday, July 21, included Benton Community’s Derek Anderson picking up Coach of the Year honors for the West Division, which is home to CCA.
Jake Neubauer was the sole Clipper to earn First Team honors while Robby Swails was a Second Team pick and Kobey Schlotman and Grayson Rotter both earned Honorable Mention.

Trojans earn All-Division Baseball spots

Stumpff is MVC Valley Div. Coach of the Year

IOWA CITY– Charlie Stumpff and his staff have received the Mississippi Valley Conference’s (MVC) Valley Division Coach of the Year honors. The 2016 All-Division Baseball Selections were released Thursday, July 21, with the West High Trojans named the Division’s Team Champion and Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Spencer Van Scoyoc earning Athlete of the Year honors. Eight West High players found a berth on the First Team, Second Team, Honorable Mention or All-Academic rosters.

First Team
Austin Miller (senior), Izaya Ono-Fullard (junior) and Connor McCaffery (junior)

Mustangs sink the Clippers in district semifinal

Mount Vernon ends Clear Creek Amana season, 6-3

SOLON– The 2016 season for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ varsity baseball team ended Friday, July 15, in Solon as the Mount Vernon Mustangs won a Class 3A District 9 semifinal game, 6-3.
The Clippers ended the season at 19-20 overall while the Mustangs (28-10 overall) advanced to face Solon in the district final on Monday, July 18, in Solon.
The Mustangs did the bulk of their damage in the bottom of the third inning with a five-run barrage built on an RBI double, a three-run homer and an RBI single. Mount Vernon added a bit of cushion with an RBI double in the fourth inning.

NLCP publishes 2015 program summary

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry has made available their program summary for 2015 to the public, online at www.northlibertycommunitypantry.org.

Sixth Iowa bicycle fatality this year

Coe professor dies after Hwy. 965 collision

NORTH LIBERTY– A North Liberty man has died after being struck by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle along Highway 965 early Tuesday morning.
According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, Devin Disterhoft, 27, of Tiffin, was driving a 2008 GMC Sierra in the northbound lane of Hwy. 965 near the Meadow Road NE intersection when his vehicle struck a bicycle around 6:30 a.m. on July 19.
The cyclist, Daniel Lehn, 58, was transported by ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he later passed due to his injuries.

NLCP publishes 2015 program summary

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry has made available their program summary for 2015 to the public, online at www.northlibertycommunitypantry.org.

$1k raised in North Liberty by Iowa Human Alliance

Layla, a 4-year-old mini Austrailian Shepherd mix, gets a beauty treatment at an Iowa Human Alliance (IHA) dog wash fundraiser Saturday, July 16, at Leash On Life in North Liberty. She was one of 36 dogs to receive washes. IHA also completed 10 microchippings and several nail trimmings. Over $1,000 was raised, which will help IHA perform subsidized spaying and neutering. (photos by Shianne Fisher)

Iowa River kayaking, canoeing trip July 25 in Iowa City

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the North Liberty Recreation Department and Johnson County Conservation for a kayaking and canoeing trip down the Iowa River on Saturday, July 25, starting at 8:30 a.m. Participants will meet at Sturgis Ferry landing in Iowa City, embark on a three-hour float and finish at Hills Landing, roughly nine miles down river. The trip is open to all ages and skill levels. At time of registration, specify if you would like a single kayak, a tandem canoe or if you will provide your own watercraft. Rentals are limited, so sign up early.

Johnson County 4-H to hold 2nd Celebrity Calf Show

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County 4-H and FFA Fair will host its second Celebrity Calf show Wednesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. in the North Show Barn at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by the Johnson County Youth Council. The show was a huge success last year.
The event will feature local celebrities showing cattle with a twist. Each celebrity will be paired with a 4-H club. The celebrity and the club will collaborate to come up with a theme for their team. Each team will dress accordingly with clubs cheering on their team. Audience members can also cheer on their favorites.

Johnson County 4-H to hold 2nd Celebrity Calf Show

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County 4-H and FFA Fair will host its second Celebrity Calf show Wednesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. in the North Show Barn at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by the Johnson County Youth Council. The show was a huge success last year.
The event will feature local celebrities showing cattle with a twist. Each celebrity will be paired with a 4-H club. The celebrity and the club will collaborate to come up with a theme for their team. Each team will dress accordingly with clubs cheering on their team. Audience members can also cheer on their favorites.

North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball Fall Ball registration open

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) will partner with Diamond Dreams Baseball and Softball Sports Academy of Coralville during the sixth season of Fall Fun Ball. Diamond Dream trainers will work with boys and girls in first through eighth grades during the 2016-2017 school year. The season will consist of five sessions on Monday nights, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or until dark, beginning Aug. 29 and skipping Sept. 5, Labor Day. The season will end on Oct. 3, unless there is a rainout and then the last night will be Oct. 10.

Getting kids to think about their futures

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD— Kids ask a lot of questions. Two questions they commonly ask their parents and teachers are, “Why do I have to learn this?” and, “When will I ever use this?”
The Workplace Learning Connection (WLC) at Kirkwood Community College seeks to bridge the gap between school and work to bring relevance to subjects and answer those questions.
Laurie Worden, associate director of the WLC, briefed the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District’s Board of Education on programs offered to CCA students.