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Register now for North Liberty Aquatic Center youth triathlon

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Aquatic Center will present the third annual North Liberty Youth Triathlon, Just Tri, on Aug. 3. Hosted with Tri-Fit Agape, LLC, the event features swimming, biking and running in three distances for kids ages 6 through 14.
The races start at the North Liberty Community Center, with check in beginning at 7 a.m. Races begin at 8 a.m. A health and fitness expo will follow the race.
• Ages 6, 7 and 8 will swim 25 meters, bike 0.9 miles, and run a quarter mile.
• Ages 9 trough 11 will swim 50 meters, bike 2.4 miles, and run one mile.

In a pickle

North Liberty Pickleball mixer grows each year

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s a unique group of people who are delighted to find themselves in a pickle.
Local Pickleball aficionados hosted their fifth annual North Liberty Pickleball summer gathering at the Penn Meadows Park tennis courts, a sort of invitational tournament that is more fun than competition, and includes a potluck picnic and social time. Games are played round robin-style so players mix with others from all over the state.

New Penn Landing farmer’s market to begin Sunday, Aug. 3, in NL

NORTH LIBERTY–Penn Landing and Grand Rail Development, at the corner of Highway 965 and Penn Street, will host the new Penn Landing Market, a farmers’ market, starting Sunday, Aug. 3, from noon until 3 p.m. near Yotopia Frozen Yogurt. The market will run every other Sunday through October and will feature food vendors, family fun and live music.

City of Tiffin releases audit report

DES MOINES– Auditor of State Mary Mosiman released an audit report on the City of Tiffin.
The city’s receipts totaled $9,147,878 for the year ended June 30, 2013. The receipts included $789,586 in property tax, $744,133 from tax increment financing, $188,470 from local option sales tax, $938,713 from charges for service, $194,851 from operating grants, contributions and restricted interest, $52,900 from capital grants, contributions and restricted interest, $46,232 from unrestricted interest on investments, $6,019,792 of bond proceeds and $173,201 from other general receipts.

Still time to donate to local pantrys’ Thanksgiving in July

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Food and Clothing Pantry is participating in Thanksgiving in July food drive activities. All food and funds donated will remain in North Liberty. Please drop-off food and/or financial donations at your local financial institution during the month of July. Financial donations are counted four pounds per dollar. The financial institution that collects the most pounds wins the Traveling Turkey Trophy to display throughout the next year.

Clippers advance in district baseball

WILLIAMSBURG– Conventional wisdom has it that it is tough to beat a team three times in one season, let alone in one week. But the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers baseball team dashed that notion as well as South Tama’s hopes of advancing toward the state championship Friday, July 18, in a Class 3A Substate 5 District 9 semifinal baseball game in Williamsburg. The Clippers trounced the Trojans 10-3 to go on to face Vinton-Shellsburg in a district final Monday, July 21.

Brief rise and fall for Clipper girls

CCA 6, Washington 1 in July 15 regional final

CEDAR RAPIDS– A late-season rally by the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers softball team continued Tuesday, July 15, as they earned the right to compete in the state softball tournament by defeating the Washington Demons 6-1 in a Class 4A regional final at Xavier High School.

Solon knocks off CCA 15-4 in first round at Ft. Dodge

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FORT DODGE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) softball season came to a painful end Monday, July 21, in the opening round of the Class 4A State Softball Championships as rival Solon pounded the Clippers, 15-4.
It was the third loss this year to the Spartans after falling 12-0 to them in tournament action back in May, and dropping a 4-0 regular season contest in June.

Trojans take City High in post season substate baseball, 4-0

West over Little Hawks, again

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans started on the postseason road to Des Moines and the state baseball championships with their third win over the City High Little Hawks this season Friday, July 18, at home in a substate first round game.

Rainy Day Blues

Blues 2014 rained out, but not washed up

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s enough to make one wonder; does Mother Nature have something against the blues?

School board talks attendance areas, magnet schools

IOWA CITY– Chris Lynch presided over his first Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Board of Directors meeting as president on Tuesday, July 8.
His duties included administering the oath of office to the board secretary and treasurer, moderating community comments, and leading the board through a packed agenda.

New school construction fees hinge on agreement

No concrete deal yet for city of Tiffin

TIFFIN– The sidewalk is still on the table.
Last Wednesday, July 9, Tiffin City Council members decided to delay action on agreements with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School district until the district’s July 23 board meeting, at which time the district is expected to accept or decline a deal crafted by the city for the construction of a new sidewalk.