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North Liberty Leader

“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

North Liberty Leader
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.

ICCSD slices programs, then tees up next meeting

IOWA CITY– Public reaction to $3.6 million in budget cuts mounted at the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) April 22 school board meeting, and School Board President Sally Hoelscher threatened to curtail public comments as a result. Ultimately, director Jeff McGinness asked that budget cuts be placed on the next business meeting agenda for discussion, even though the 2014-2015 budget has already been certified.

City to eat unsavory premium increase for Tiffin employees

TIFFIN– The cost of health insurance rarely goes down.
And once in a while, there’s a spike in premiums that really causes jaws to drop.
The City of Tiffin encountered one such moment recently, experiencing a 36 percent hike in the cost of health insurance for its employees.
At a meeting last Wednesday, Tiffin council members considered whether any of the increase should be passed on to workers.
In the end, the answer was no.

Referendum likely, but jail won’t be on it

IOWA CITY– The dilemma over the Johnson County Jail and Courthouse had the board of supervisors in meetings that at times were contentious late last year. After another failed bond issue last May, which would have built a justice center, combining additional courthouse space with a new jail, the supervisors have continued to battle over a variety of options.

Sign up by May 17 for Optimists’ Avenue of Flags opportunity

NORTH LIBERTY– We are approaching the time of year when residents of North Liberty are invited to display the American flag in a colorful acknowledgment of our national values and in support of those who are actively defending freedom around the world.
For the fourth year, the Optimist Club of North Liberty is offering the community an opportunity to display its American spirit. The Optimist Club will place a 3’x5’ nylon American flag on a 10-foot pole in front of your home or business on these five national holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day.

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.

Blues & BBQ volunteer sign-up is on

NORTH LIBERTY– Sign up is now open for volunteers at the July 12 North Liberty Blues & BBQ presented by South Slope Cooperative Communications. It takes a volunteer force of about 200 people to put on this all-ages, family-friendly event. Roles include selling drink tickets or serving in the beverage garden, helping kids at the inflatables, distributing water to volunteers, set up and tear down, and many others. Volunteers can visit northlibertyblues.org/volunteer to sign up.