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North Liberty Leader

Giving something back

NLFD hosting blood drive to support long-time firefighter

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD) is hosting a blood drive on Monday, May 6, at the fire station from 3:30 until 5 p.m. It’s a way for the volunteers to give something back, and at the same time, pay it forward while showing support for one of their own.

Trojans survive Saints: West boys 2, Xavier 1

IOWA CITY– As he looked out across the extra-wide pitch at West High, coach Brad Stiles realized something was missing.

Clipper boys come in third at Pacha Relays

TIFFIN: The top-ranked 4x200-meter relay team, consisting of Clear Creek Amana’s Josh Martinac, Tanner Bandy, Kam Kahler and Jared Ganschow won yet again Thursday, April 25, as the Clippers hosted their annual Pacha Relays. The foursome got the job done on the eve of the Drake Relays in 1:32.03. Tyler Kasper, Bandy, Aaron Campbell and Cooper Seacrest-Seelman teamed up to win the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:04.22 while Bandy won the high jump by clearing an even 6-00.00 and Kahler won the long jump with his 19-03.00 effort.

CCA girls’ track third at Pacha Relays

TIFFIN: Clear Creek Amana (CCA) put three events into the win column Thursday, April 25, at their home Pacha Relays. Kate Hergert, Chloe Keith, Bailey Mooney and Corrine Schwarting ran the 4x400-Meter Relay to victory in 4:19.79, besting their seedtime of 4:24.88. Mia Smith, Celine Fender, Megan Lukas and Amy Brant took the win in the 800-Meter Sprint Medley Relay in 1:55.19, which was 0.09 seconds better than their seedtime. Also, Natalie Brimeyer, Ashley Prusha, Fender and Lukas won the 4x100-Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay in 1:09.35.

Rustic Iron Bar & Grill

The best, essential tastes of Iowa found at

NORTH LIBERTY– The Rustic Iron Bar & Grill is off the beaten path, in every good way.
Its location is set back off Highway 965 on the south edge of North Liberty, which allows for plenty of parking and easy access from the town’s major thoroughfare. The updated décor was personally crafted by the building’s new owners, giving it a unique atmosphere on the inside. The menu, created entirely by co-owner and chef Jeremy Rullman, is fresh and distinctive and designed to give patrons a lot of input on how dishes are prepared to their own individual tastes.

A hard knock life

TIFFIN– It started as a comic strip in the 1930s, became a Broadway smash in the 1970s and 80s, and in April 2013, it hit the stage at Clear Creek Amana High School.
It’s “Annie,” a classic American Broadway smash chock-full of optimism, hope and catchy tunes that stick in your head for days.
Jenna Tackaberry donned the curly red wig for the title role in the CCA High School production, which ran April 4, through April 6, in the CCA Performing Arts Center. Sage Spiker took on the role of Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, the hardened billionaire who opened his heart to the plucky orphan.