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North Liberty Leader

West sweeps East

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Two out of three wasn’t bad.
The West High Women of Troy swept the Waterloo East High Trojans 3-0 Tuesday, Sept. 3, at home in varsity volleyball action. West took the first set 25-18, but it was a hard-fought win.
“We weren’t ready to play that first one, were we?” coach Kathy Bresnahan asked rhetorically afterward.

Clipper runners enjoy respite from the heat at Williamsburg

Keith, Douglass lead the way for CCA x-country

WILLIAMSBURG– After blistering heat and smothering humidity, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) cross country squads opened the 2013 season with an invitational at the athletic complex in Williamsburg. The host Raiders won the girls’ varsity 4K with 36 team points while Vinton-Shellsburg won the boys’ 5K with 58.
The CCA Clipper girls finished seventh overall with 171 points while the boys were fifth with 112. Chloe Keith was the fastest CCA girl with a 16th-place finish in 18:05 and Eric Douglass posted a seventh-place finish in 17:51.

State experience, untested newbies for Trojan x-country team

IOWA CITY– Mike Parker’s Trojan cross country team will rely heavily on a pair of seniors, a quartet of juniors and a sophomore as they look to defend their MVC super meet championship from last season.

West football rolls past Warriors

Iowa City West, 49, Cedar Rapids Wash, 8

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Trojans improved to a 2-0 record Friday, Sept. 6, on the road at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors were the latest to fall victim to coach Brian Sauser’s crew.
The Warriors scored in the first quarter and led 8-7 before the juggernaut that is West High football kicked into high gear.

Wild Rabbit, worthy cause

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– It looks like something a few dozen clowns would tumble out of. It has more glitter than a Liberace performance. And, it will be a $500 boost to the North Liberty Food Pantry’s coffers when somebody buys it.
It is a 1979 VW Rabbit, known as the “Sparkle Car,” for sale at Sherm’s Auto in North Liberty. Owner Steve Sherman took the utilitarian economy car, which had been brush-painted a rather drab shade of brown, and transformed it into a one-of-a-kind unit its future owner will never lose in a parking lot.

ICCSD to make land purchase near North Liberty for district’s third comprehensive high school

By Eric Hawkinson and
Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– The spot for a new high school has been chosen, as the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) inches toward finalizing its comprehensive facilities master plan.
The school board voted 6-0 at an Aug. 13 district meeting to approve a land acquisition for the location of a proposed third high school; 76 acres of near at the junction of Dubuque Street and North Liberty Road.

CCA board candidates respond to questions

TIFFIN– Six candidates are running for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District Board of Education. Five of the candidates will appear on the Sept. 10 school election ballot, while one candidate has declared a write-in campaign.

NL announces chance for public to meet police chief finalists Sept. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty will host an opportunity for the public to meet the five finalists for police chief from 5:30 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the North Liberty City Council Chambers, 3 Quail Creek Cir. The informal reception will offer members of the public a chance to meet the candidates and offer input in the final selection.

Community Center south entry to be closed later this week

NORTH LIBERTY– The south entrance of the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., will be closed on Sept. 5 and 6, to complete work in the entryway. Patrons can enter the facility from the north entrance or through the North Liberty Community Library to the west during normal library hours.

Fun Fall Ball to begin for youth baseball and softball players

NORTH LIBERTY– For the third year, NLYBS will be providing a fun, relaxed baseball/softball experience for kids ages six through 10 (rookies and juniors) who want to try playing for the first time, just love the game and want to continue playing for a few more weeks, or are considering playing up a league next spring.

Workshop on energy-efficient heating and cooling systems to be held Sept. 7

NORTH LIBERTY– Heating and cooling your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your home– typically making up about 54 percent of your utility bill (source: Energy.gov). So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, air conditioning and water heating systems can have a big effect on your bills and your comfort.

Register online now for chamber’s NL Fun Run

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Steering Committee of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the North Liberty Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 15, at North Bend Elementary, sponsored by MidWestOne Bank.
It will feature a 5K race and a free race for children 12 and under. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., with the children’s race beginning at 8 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8:20 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female runners as well as all participants in costume.