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North Liberty Leader

Garner Elementary Spaghetti Dinner and Auction

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Spaghetti Dinner with Class Basket Auction and Raffles on Friday, March 2, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the school.
Zio Johno’s will serve spaghetti, bread and salad. After eating, take a look at the class baskets with varying themes including Slime Kit, Nerf, Game Night and Hawkeyes. Bid on baskets for a chance to win. Enter the raffle drawing for a chance at winning prizes, including hotel night stays, restaurant gift certificates, and birthday party packages. Proceeds from the event will support PTO-sponsored field trips and assemblies.

“Be Our Guest” Pancake Breakfast

“Beauty and the Beast” Pancake Breakfast March 3

“Beauty and the Beast”
Pancake Breakfast March 3

Hot ‘n’ fresh for 25 years

Pizza Plus celebrates a quarter-century in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– Some folks remember January 1993 for the inauguration of our 42nd president, Bill Clinton. Others may recall reeling from a disappointing season for the Iowa Hawkeyes, led by the legendary Coach Hayden Fry. For some 3,000 residents of the humble town of North Liberty, it also marked the opening of what would become one of the city’s most revered businesses.
“I was the first pizzeria,” recalled Cheri Becker, owner of Pizza Plus. The new restaurant, she said, introduced residents to the concept of pizza delivery.

Johnson County workplace safety No. 1 in state

JOHNSON COUNTY– Johnson County was recently named No. 1 in the state for workplace safety by the Iowa Municipalities Workers’ Compensation Association (IMWCA).

Grace to Guatemala

Grace Comm. Church to help those in need

NORTH LIBERTY– Grace Community Church is heading south. Starting at the end of June, a small team is being sent from the North Liberty based church to Guatemala with Mission: Mobility. The annual trip, which started in the summer of 2016, was certainly not the first for Rick and Annette Fulton, the minds behind Mission: Mobility.

Winter Games

NORTH LIBERTY– On Saturday, Feb. 3, locals gathered at Penn Meadows Park to compete in Winter Games as part of Beat the Bitter’s week of festivities. That morning, about 180 runners, an increase from last year’s 150, participated in the 5K-ish Obstacle Run. Carly McCabe flipped tires, scaled walls and pulled weighted sleds to take women’s first place, while Craig Thompson took first place in men’s.
The third annual KICK Winter in the Snow BALL tournament was won by a brand new team of young men going by the moniker Team Fire Up!

Brands wins third state wrestling championship

IC West crowns two champs at individual tournament

DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s Nelson Brands, a senior, finished his high school wrestling career with his third consecutive Class 3A state championship Saturday, Feb. 17, on the mats inside the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Brands went 4-0 in the tournament with two technical falls, a win by fall (pin) and win by decision and improved his record to 55-1.

Eagles fly away with Creek Girls’ tourney hopes

Wahlert Catholic defeats CCA in regional semifinal

TIFFIN– A brief, early lead disintegrated Saturday, Feb. 17, for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls basketball team as it took on the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School in a class 4A regional semifinal in Tiffin. Wahlert took the contest 64-56 and advanced to the regional final Tuesday, Feb. 20, against Marion at Marion High School while the Creek Girls retired for the season with an 11-11 record overall.

Golden Eagles end Lighting girls’ debut season

DBQ Wahlert defeats Liberty in regional quarterfinal, 64-51

DUBUQUE– The first season of varsity girls basketball at Liberty High School has come to an end.
The Lightning fell, 64-51, in a Class 4A regional quarterfinal game Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School.

Brands earns Athlete of the year

Trojans well represented in MVC All-Division Wrestling selections

IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s Nelson Brands earned Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division Athlete of the Year honor in the conference’s 2017-2018 All-Division Wrestling selections released Monday, Feb. 12.
Brands, a senior, carried a 51-1 record into the state tournament.

2018 Shrine All-Star Rosters released

Brimeyer, Buchanan will represent CCA and IC West

URBANDALE– The Iowa High School Football Coaches Association has selected the coaches and players for the 2018 Shrine All-Star Football Classic, to be played Saturday, July 21, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls starting at 4 p.m.
Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Head Coach Gabe Bakker was selected to be an assistant coach for the South Team headed up by Sam Anderson of Urbandale. Matt Malausky of Lenox, Lorenzo White of Woodward Academy, Nick Ehret of Central Lee and Aaron Wiley of Bettendorf round out the coaching staff.

Indians top Creek Boys for the second time

Marion wins, 57-41

TIFFIN– The Marion Indians handed the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys basketball team a 57-41 loss on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Clippers’ homeport. It was the second time this season the Creek Boys fell to Marion, the first coming Jan. 12, in Marion, when the Indians reigned, 60-37.
The Clippers and Indians were knotted in a 12-12 tie at the end of the first period, but Marion charged ahead to a 26-18 halftime lead and was up 44-27 going into the final quarter.