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Van Allen honors veterans

NORTH LIBERTY — For the second year in a row, second graders and their teachers at Van Allen Elementary School said thanks to the veterans in their lives. Approximately 30 vets mingled in the commons area of the school’s second grade pod, swapping stories and looking over thank-you notes written by the students before being read a poem in their honor.
The veterans, many parents and grandparents of Van Allen students, then deployed among the classrooms to visit with the students, talk about their experiences and answer the students’ questions.

Skip the wait at the DMV

Library to get license renewing self-serve kiosk this spring

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library has long been a place to check out the latest bestsellers, take a new technology class, find unusual cake pans and meet local authors.
Soon, it will be a place to renew your driver’s license as well.

Quality Care Storage to come to Tiffin

Business will receive three-year tax abatement when built

TIFFIN– Another developer has made a request for tax relief in exchange for providing business and economic growth in the community.
Dean Moore, owner of Quality Care Storage in North Liberty, proposes to build a new storage business on four acres next to the Kum-N-Go convenience store in Tiffin near Interstate 80.

NLFD wants to keep you safe and warm this winter season

NORTH LIBERTY– As the temperature outside drops, North Liberty residence take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

Clippers to host steak sandwich dinner Dec. 6

TIFFIN– Come support the CCA Clippers as they take on the Regina Regals. The CCA Clipper boys’ basketball team is holding its annual fundraiser Steak Sandwich Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 2 until 7 p.m. in the CCA High School commons in Tiffin. Cost is $8 for a meal that includes steak sandwich, party potatoes, vegetable, salad and dessert. Games times:  Freshmen boys, 1:30 p.m., junior varsity boys 3 p.m., varsity girls 4:30 p.m., and varsity boys at 6 p.m.

Dinner and a movie, delivered to your door

NL businesses Marco’s Pizza and Family Video team up to package at-home entertainment

NORTH LIBERTY– Who doesn’t love spending a Friday evening curled up on the couch with a hot slice of pizza and favorite movie?
Marco’s Pizza and Family Video are willing to bet that answer is no one.
The pizza place and video rental store have teamed up to offer North Liberty residents a convenient way to get their movie rentals and dinner all at once.
Customers can order their food either on the phone or online, and select a movie to be delivered along with their meal. They can also pick up their pizza and video themselves.

Bride Meets Wedding offers online planning

SOLON– Aubrey Secrest’s fondness for weddings began at a very young age.
She spent her childhood in her mother’s floral shop and, in high school, began helping her make arrangements and bouquets for brides-to-be. Her brother also owned his own disc jockeying company that often performed at receptions in the area.
“I’ve always been around weddings and loved them,” Secrest said.

Marching Clippers

Marching Clippers cap successful season

Clipper boys look to improve on the hardwood

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) coach Steve Ottoson sees experience and depth on the Clippers’ side this season in boy’s varsity basketball. Last season, the Clippers posted a 6-15 record overall and were 6-12 in the WaMaC. Ottoson, with 20 years at CCA and a 170-237 career record, looks for a better showing in the 2014-15 season.
Leading the Clippers are five returning starters: seniors Nile Rourke, Drew Wagner, Keyan McAreavy and Mitch Stopko, along with junior Jake Neubauer.

CCA Boys Varsity Basketball Schedule

Tues. Dec. 2- HOME Vs. West Delaware, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 5- AT Dyersville Beckman, 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 6- HOME Vs. Iowa City Regina, 7:30 p.m.
Tues. Dec. 9- HOME Vs. Vinton-Shellsburg, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 12- AT Center Point-Urbana, 7:30 p.m.
Tues. Dec. 16- HOME Vs. Marion, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 19- AT Benton Community, 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 20- AT West Branch, 7:30 p.m.
Tues. Jan. 6- HOME Vs. Solon, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 9- AT South Tama, 7:30 p.m.
Tues. Jan. 13- AT Williamsburg, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 16- HOME Vs. Independence, 7:30 p.m.
Tues. Jan. 20- HOME Vs. CP-U, 7:30 p.m.

West High ready for battle on the mat

Experience solidifies West High wrestling for upcoming season

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IOWA CITY– The 2013-14 season was stellar in many ways for the Iowa City West High Trojan wrestlers, with five state meet qualifiers, a 23-7 dual meet record and a 12-1 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) record. In addition, the Trojans were fifth in the state dual meet and placed seventh overall in the State Individual Wrestling Meet.

Six letter winners to lead Trojans, Women of Troy in bowling

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IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High bowling program will be led by six returning letter winners as they take to the lanes for the 2014-15 season. Mike Mellecker coaches both teams and with eight years under his belt has amassed a 29-68 record with the boys, and a 44-66 showing with the girls.