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Free turkey meal at South Slope

NORTH LIBERTY– A free Thanksgiving dinner will be available to residents of North Liberty on Thanksgiving Day from noon until 4 p.m.at the South Slope Community Center in North Liberty.
To schedule transportation, call 319-530-0135. For more information about the dinner, contact Amanda at amanda@southslope.net.

Friends, family to host benefit for seven-year-old Tauke Nov. 15

NORTH LIBERTY– On Saturday, Nov. 15, friends and family will host a benefit fundraiser for “Big G,” Griffin Tauke. Griffin, the son of Kelsey and Scott Tauke, is a seven year old diagnosed with alveolar soft part sarcoma– a rare type of cancer. The fundraiser will assist with the family’s medical expenses and support Griffin’s treatment at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Made it to state, and into the history books

Clipper girls see first state tourney since 1999 for CCA

MARENGO– After watching the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) football team make history this fall with the most wins in a season, a district championship and a play-off appearance, it was the volleyball team’s turn to add a new chapter in Clipper history.
The ladies earned their first trip to the State Volleyball Tournament since 1999 with a 3-0 sweep of Cedar Rapids Xavier at Iowa Valley High School in Marengo on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The Clippers were listing early in the first set, down 1-6, which prompted coach Jackie Clubb to call an early time out.

Warriors blitz West to end Trojans’ season

CR Wash 44, West 19 in 4A Quarterfinal

CEDAR RAPIDS– The road to the UNI-Dome and a bid for a state football championship in Class 4A for the Iowa City West High Trojans ended at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids as the Trojans’ nemesis, the Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors, rolled over them 44-19 in a quarterfinal round game Friday, Nov. 7.
“This is the one team that can match up with our guys and they certainly did that,” West coach Garrett Hartwig said, noting, “we were just out-matched a little bit, and the credit goes to Wash.” Hartwig said, “(the Warriors) have just so many guys that can get you.”

West, CCA swimmers qualify for state

MARSHALLTOWN– The following qualified for the 2014 State Swimming and Diving Meet, to be held Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Marshalltown Community YMCA.
1-meter diving– Jacintha Thomas, IC West. Alex Aaberg, IC West.
200-yard medley relay– IC West.
200-yard IM– Erica Hsu, IC West. Sarah Ritchie, IC West.
500-yard freestyle– Hsu, IC West.
200-yard freestyle relay– IC West.
100-yard backstroke– Tessa McRoberts (CCA), Williamsburg.
400-yard freestyle relay– IC West.

West’s Thomas dives for new state record

North Liberty Leader
MARSHALLTOWN– Iowa City West High’s Jacintha Thomas made history Friday, Nov. 7, at the Girls State Swimming and Diving Meet as she set a new record while winning the 1-meter dive competition.
Thomas scored 561.10 to take the title, breaking the previous record of 535.70, which was set in 1982 by Mary Fischbach from Fort Dodge. The runner-up to Thomas, Maggie James of Ames, also broke the record with 555.70.

Supervisors like NL-based Moxie solar company

County gives consensus for powering Secondary Roads building

NORTH LIBERTY– A dawning North Liberty business has just been granted a bright opportunity.
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors sought renewable energy sources to power its new Secondary Roads building. Moxie Solar, based in North Liberty, was one of five entities to submit proposals on the project. The county narrowed its choice to three companies, and during the board’s Oct. 9 discussion, Moxie Solar came out on top.
Jason Hall, founder of Moxie Solar, said his company is eager to work with the county.

New police officer to cover NL school beat

NLPD will gain personnel through $125K COPS grant

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Like the community it serves, the North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) is growing again.
The force, currently with 17 full-time officers, was recently awarded a federal, three-year Community Oriented Police Support (COPS) COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grant in the amount of $125,000 to hire an additional officer.

Zombie apocalypse no match for ZASC team

NORTH LIBERTY– Are you ready for the attack of the killer zombies?
Even if you don’t believe in that possibility, there are other potential disasters– catastrophic floods, dangerous storms, or a power grid failure, for example– that could devastate neighborhoods, communities or entire regions in a matter of hours.
Whatever the cause, Guy Cain, John Watson and their team of survival specialists want you to be prepared for any eventuality. The two conducted a day-long survival skills workshop at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, to an audience of about 20.

NL Pantry seeks pastries, crafts for Nov. 23 garden fundraiser

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry is planning a bake sale, craft sale, and other activities during a fall-themed fundraiser for its community teaching garden from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at First United Methodist Church, 89 N. Jones Blvd.

Seniors invited to CCA dinner Nov. 8

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 6 p.m., the Clear Creek Amana Student Assistance Team will hold its annual Senior Supper. Anyone over the age of 55 is invited to attend, and spend a few hours with 20 or 30 of the best kids you will ever meet.
The meal includes ham, turkey and covered dishes. Bring your appetite and share your experiences with our students. The students have been know to play some euchre and hearts as well. Please call 319-545-5623 and leave a message indicating how many will attend.

NL Legion Auxiliary to host free Vets Day dinner Nov. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Auxiliary will host a Veterans Day dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. at South Slope’s community room, 980 N. Front St., North Liberty.
The evening will include a home-cooked meal, videos, music by Heritage Christian School, and guest speaker, Roy Romans from the Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Facility. Colors will be advanced by the Solon American Legion Color Guard, and a bugler from Boy Scout Troop 216 will accompany the ceremony.
Door prizes will be presented throughout the evening.