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Clippers split with Golden Hawks in doubleheader

CCA boys win 62-46, girls fall 56-42 to Mid-Prairie

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity basketball teams split with the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie, Wellman, in a boys/girls doubleheader in Tiffin on Monday, Feb. 8.
The Creek Girls fell, 56-42, to open the night of basketball. Erin Navara led CCA with 11 points with 10 points from Abbi Kinnaird. Claire Navara added nine points, all from three-point goals. The Clippers trailed, 9-8, after the first quarter but were tied, 20-20, at the half. The Golden Hawks pulled ahead in the third period and put the game away with a 20-point effort in the fourth quarter.

West High third at district meet

Five Trojans advance to state wrestling tournament

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BURLINGTON– Five West High Trojan wrestlers advanced out of a Class 3A district meet to compete at the State Individual Tournament Thursday, Feb. 18, through Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines.
Hans Von Rabenau, Nelson Brands, Carter Rohweder, Nate Kelsay and Donovan Doyle qualified at the 3A-2 meet in Burlington on Saturday, Feb. 13. Von Rabenau was the 106-pound runner-up, Brands was the 138-pound District Champion, Rohweder was the 160-pound runner-up while Kelsay was the 170-pound runner-up and Doyle won the 195-pound competition.

West bowling splits with the Rams of Dubuque Senior

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans and Women of Troy split with the Rams of Dubuque Senior in the final bowling match of the regular season Friday, Feb. 12, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. The West varsity and junior varsity (JV) girls were victorious, with the varsity winning 2,505 to 2,352 and the JV winning 1,838 to 1,748, while the varsity and JV boys fell 2,940 to 2,759 and 2,512 to 2,381 respectively.

First reading of ordinance to lower minimum wage for minors

TIFFIN– They wondered why they were discussing it again.
Tiffin City Council members Jim Bartels and Mike Ryan both said Tiffin’s lack of action against Johnson County’s new minimum wage ordinance should have settled the issue in November.
However, the item was back on the council’s Feb. 2 agenda, after councilor Al Havens proposed a tiered wage to allow employers to pay people under age 18 the state minimum of $7.25 per hour.

NLFD: “rhino tough” is enough

NL firefighters to participate in charity stair climb

NORTH LIBERTY— For the fourth year, members of the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD) will participate in the American Lung Association’s “Fight For Air Climb,” a fundraising event.
Ten NLFD firefighters will join their brothers and sisters from across the state, as well as law enforcement officers and the general public in climbing 86 floors and 1,796 stairs in four buildings in downtown Des Moines on Sunday, April 10.

On the bus

NL officials, task force hope to test drive options for intra-city transit

NORTH LIBERTY– For 10 years, certain North Liberty representatives advocated for transportation options for residents.
Behind the scenes, a committee is still working toward that end.

NLFD responds to garage fire

NORTH LIBERTY– On Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2:17 p.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to 340 N. George St. for a report of smoke coming from a detached garage. The smoke was reported by a North Liberty City employee who called 911.
North Liberty police officers notified the residents, who were home at the time, and all escaped without injury. North Liberty engine 112 arrived first, in less than four minutes after being dispatched. The fire was quickly located and extinguished keeping fire damage to a minimum.

Garner Elementary to host Waffle Breakfast fundraiser Feb. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast with Basket Auction and Raffle on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the school.

North Liberty Volunteer Fire Department logs record number of calls for service in 2015

NORTH LIBERTY– Volunteer firefighters in North Liberty responded to a record number of calls for service in 2015. The fire department consists of 45 volunteer firefighters and EMT’s (Emergency Medical Technicians), in a fire district that covers 55 square miles including the City of North Liberty, Penn and Madison townships, and 12 miles of shoreline and water on Coralville Lake.

City staff win Severson Challenge, coveted cup

IOWA CITY– Staff from the City of North Liberty won this year’s Severson Holiday Charity Challenge and, as a result, will display the engraved Severson Cup traveling trophy throughout 2016 for earning the greatest percentage growth in donations over last year.

West knocks off CR Jefferson and Xavier

Two nights, two games, two wins for Trojans

IOWA CITY– Two nights, two games and two wins.
That’s how Iowa City West High’s Trojans spent Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6.
Bergie’s Boys blasted the J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 102-74, in the J-Hawks’ nest on Friday and returned home for a match-up against Cedar Rapids Xavier, which was rescheduled from Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Trojans sullied the Saints, 72-55.

Women of Troy beat Jefferson J-Hawks, 65-56

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IOWA CITY– A 25-point effort by the West High Women of Troy in the first period set the tone early Friday, Feb. 5, as the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks visited and fell, 65-56. The J-Hawks managed 18 points in the first quarter, but only found nine points in the second to trail the Women of Troy, 42-27.
Jefferson bounced back in the second half, out-scoring West 13-9 in the third, but West High held onto a 51-40 advantage going into the final period. Again the J-Hawks challenged and out-scored West 16-14, but the lead held.