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Women of Troy survive Cougars

West High wins 3-1 over CR Kennedy Sept. 23

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy improved their record to 10-6 with a 3-1 win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy in volleyball Tuesday, Sept. 23, on the Cougars’ court. West bounced back from a 25-19 first-game loss to take the next two 25-12 and 25-15 before pulling out a 25-23 win in the fourth set.

Thomas takes first in diving, breaks own meet record in Kennedy’s swimming invitational

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy swam to a third-place finish in team points Saturday, Sept. 27, at the 2014 Cougar Invitational hosted by Cedar Rapids Kennedy.
Pleasant Valley won the meet with 714 team points while the Cougars were second with 551.5 and West ended the day with 398.5. Rival City High was fifth with 156 points.

CCA board approves elementary boundaries

Part of Tiffin will attend Oxford

OXFORD– A change is coming next fall for some students in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district.
With a new elementary school opening on the east side of Tiffin next fall, the district assigned a committee to determine new attendance area boundaries for four elementary schools, which was a three-month process.
The district’s board of directors received the committee’s recommendation on Wednesday, Sept. 10, and approved it at the board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 18.

Supervisors present changes in courthouse annex plan

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IOWA CITY– Members of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors have been hosting a series of public meetings to explain changes to the plans for a proposed annex to the Johnson County Courthouse. The final meeting will take place today; Thursday, Sept. 25, at the North Liberty Community Center from 6:30 until 8 p.m.

New Tiffin development to include septics

TIFFIN– Is it worth $200,000 to follow one’s own rules?
That was the question facing Tiffin City Council at its Sept. 10 meeting, when developer Kevin Hochstedler presented an overview of his proposed Park Ridge residential development to be located off Park Road (formerly Jasper Avenue).
The 31-acre development is only going to contain six to eight high-end homes, Hochstedler said.

NLPD to offer disposal for unused prescription drugs Sept. 27

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency, will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at CarePro Liberty Pharmacy, 555 W. Cherry St., for safe disposal. This service is free and anonymous. Tablets, capsules and all other solid doses will be collected. Liquid medications in their original containers will be accepted as well.

“Up ‘N Atom” Optimist Club announces events

NORTH LIBERTY– The Up ‘N Atom Optimist Club of North Liberty announces its upcoming meetings:
Sept. 25: Regular meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: Family Resource Center; Oct. 9: Regular meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: Paul McAndrew, Legal Aid; Oct. 13: Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Darlene Smith’s home; Oct. 22: Decorate for Haunted Happenings, 5 p.m., Community Center; Oct. 23: No regular meeting; Oct. 23 and 24: Safe Halloween, 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., Community Center.

Becky's Mindful Kitchen

Better eating, one food group at a time

JOHNSON COUNTY– Becky Schmooke gives new meaning to the term “food for thought.”
In fact, the proprietor of Becky’s Mindful Kitchen Cookery School loves to teach everyone new ways to think about their food.
Schmooke is a personal food consultant with the mission of raising awareness about the foods we consume, where they come from, how they are processed, and how they affect our overall well-being.
Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 24, Schmooke said she had always eaten well and exercised, but the auto-immune disorder in her body took her by surprise.

Free English classes, children’s homework assistance now offered at NL’s First United Methodist Church

NORTH LIBERTY– Everyone is welcome to join in free English classes for adults and homework help and literacy instruction for children at First United Methodist Church, 85 N. Jones Blvd. every Monday evening.
The start time is 6:15 p.m., with classes running from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. If anyone needs help with transportation, the program will provide van service to and from the church. Volunteers to help transport participants are always welcome and appreciated.
To sign up for classes or to volunteer, email Beth Richter at brteacher@southslope.net or call 319-471-8407.

Trojans roll Little Hawks 30-6 in annual battle

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– They got it back.
Last year, cross-town rival City High won the traveling trophy known as “The Boot” with a 14-7 win at City. The loss was the first of only two in what became a 9-2 season for the Trojans.
This year, the West High crew already had two losses (27-6 against West Des Moines Valley and 28-0 to Cedar Rapids Washington) in the books ahead of facing the Little Hawks in a bid for bragging rights and the coveted Boot. On the other side of the ball was a Little Hawk crew looking for its first win of the 2014 season.

CCA moves to 2-0 in Class 3A

Clippers 28, Fort Madison 8

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FORT MADISON– Week four of the high school football season found the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers on the road in Fort Madison to meet the Hounds. The Clippers sailed to a 28-8 victory putting the hounds back in their kennels and improving to a 3-1 record overall and 2-0 in Class 3A District No. 5.

Top-10 finish for CCA Middle School runner Barker

TIPTON– The junior varsity and varsity races were cancelled at the Tipton Cross Country Invitational, held in Tipton’s City Park on Tuesday, Sept. 9. However, the middle school runners soldiered on in a 1.5-mile course.
Clear Creek Amana (CCA) sent a handful of runners with Kaylie Barker and Ally Loren representing the girls and Noah McNeil and Trevor King for the boys.
Barker, an eighth grader, finished seventh in 10:39 to lead the Clippers. Loren, also an eighth grader, was 44th in 12:24. McNeil, a seventh grader, was 34th in 10:59 while King, also in seventh grade, was 36th in 11:04.