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Wonka

The Clear Creek Amana High School Drama Department presented Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” in four performances from Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12. For more photos of the production, see page A8. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

Clear Creek Amana school board approves 1:1 computer purchase for middle school in 2014-15

Technology advanced

OXFORD– Starting this fall, every student in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) middle school will have their own Chromebook personal computer to use in class and at home. The district’s school board approved spending $157,739.50 to purchase 500 devices at its regular meeting Wednesday, April 16, at Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford.

NL’s Wayson attends citizens’ police academy

Law enforcement up-close and personal

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The 17th annual Citizens’ Police Academy concluded last Monday, April 7, with a graduation ceremony for nearly 30 Johnson County residents who wanted an up-close and personal look inside the world of law enforcement.

Schools to hold 5K, 1 mile run May 17

NORTH LIBERTY– Penn, Garner and Van Allen PTOs will co-sponsor the second annual GPV PTO Rockin’ 5K Run/Walk and Little Rockin’ 1 Mile Run on Saturday, May 17. This event will begin and end at Penn Elementary. The 1 mile run will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9 a.m.
All proceeds from this event go to the North Liberty Family Resource Centers serving the students and families of Penn, Garner and Van Allen Elementary schools.
Register for the event at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=10205.

Get together, make a difference in NL

NORTH LIBERTY– “What do you love about our community? What do you think would make North Liberty a better place to live?  How could we do that together?”
These are questions a group of people asked over the last year as they followed God’s call to find ways to better serve the community.  They started by asking community members what they think North Liberty needs to make it a better place to live.  The group gathered a lot of information through that process and want to share it with others.

Springmier library, Tiffin Community Fund and Johnson County Historical Society to host Oak Hill Cemetery walk June 1

TIFFIN– The Springmier Community Library, Tiffin Community Fund and Johnson County Historical Society will hold an Oak Hill Cemetery Walk Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m.
A free-will donation to participate will benefit the Springmier Community Library and Tiffin Community Fund.
The walk will be conducted by Loren Horton, retired State Historical Society of Iowa senior historian. He received his BA and MA from Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI), and his doctorate from the University of Iowa.

“Hands on Science” at 4-H on Wheels and Clover University

NORTH LIBERTY– 4-H on Wheels science programs for first through fifth grade youth includes hands on fun and experiments for youth at Tiffin, Oxford, Swisher and North Liberty.
Registration is open for Tuesdays at Swisher Park from 9 until 11 a.m. and Clear Creek Amana West Campus in Tiffin from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays at Penn Meadow Park in North Liberty from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 until 3:30 p.m., and Thursdays in Oxford from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. Programs begin the week of June 9.

Ten first-place finishes for Women of Troy

West wins home meet over City High

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The Women of Troy defended their track and ran past crosstown rival City High Thursday, May 1, at the Iowa City West junior varsity (JV) and varsity girls’ meet, winning with 148 team points. The Little Hawks from City High were second with 103 while Linn-Mar, CR Jefferson, CR Kennedy, CR Washington and Muscatine rounded out the field.

Clipper girls and boys finish fourth in May 1 home meet

Spartans reign at Pacha Relays

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TIFFIN– The Solon Spartans led the way Thursday, May 1, at Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Pacha Relays, with the girls and boys winning with 132 and 149 points respectively. The Clipper squads were both in fourth place in overall team points with 70.5 (girls) and 65 (boys).

West has 2-1 win over Hempstead

Putting the Mustangs out to pasture

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy were ranked third in Class 3A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union in its Friday, May 2, weekly rankings.
The team, coached by David Rosenthal had an 8-0 record after putting away the Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead 2-1 Thursday, May 1, at home.

Rebel Xtreme teams win international contests

Special to the North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– Congratulations to the Rebel Xtreme Competitive Cheer Teams from North Liberty for two successful international competitions and being selected to star in Cheerhab, a new TV Show being filmed for Awesomeness TV.

Highway 965, park on NL’s to-do list

Open house gives a glimpse of projects

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s almost detour season.
Despite stormy weather, city officials and representatives from Shive-Hattery engineering firm gathered at the North Liberty Community Library Thursday, April 24, to give the public a chance to learn details of a few projects that will impact traffic in the upcoming construction season.