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ICCSD board backs physical plant director after contractor damage at City High

By Paul Deaton
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) on Tuesday, Sept. 23, discussed damage caused by D.A. Bunch Company of Cedar Rapids while executing a contract to paint the cupola of City High School.
Director Patti Fields pulled the accounts payable item from the consent agenda.
Fields noted D.A. Bunch Company of Cedar Rapids had been paid $23,885 for a contract to paint the City High School cupola. While doing the work, Bunch damaged the sidewalk and turf at the high school, something Fields had noticed during a recent visit.

West tripped up in overtime

West falls to Bettendorf, 28-27

IOWA CITY– “Gut-wrenching.”
That’s how West High football coach Garrett Hartwig described his squad’s 28-27 loss in overtime to Bettendorf Friday, Oct. 3, at home.
“I got more respect for the 53 men in that room (gesturing toward the locker room) right now than anybody else,” Hartwig said. “At this point in the season, it’s about executing. Bettendorf executed, credit goes to them they’re a great program.” Hartwig said his Trojans were getting better, but “we’re not where we need to be yet.”

Raiders scuttle Clippers’ senior night

TIFFIN– Seven seniors were recognized for their contributions to the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) volleyball program on Senior Night, Tuesday, Sept. 30. Lauren Stopko, McKenzie Fuller, Bailey Butler, Dacia Lipkea, Hanna Stokes, Natalie Brimeyer and Jana Sefzik were honored just before the varsity march with the Williamsburg Raiders.
Unfortunately for the seventh-ranked (in Class 4A) Clippers, the un-ranked Raiders spoiled the special night by winning three games to two in an upset.

Women of Troy fall prey to the Lions

Linn-Mar 3, IC West 2

MARION– The West High Women of Troy traveled to Linn-Mar Tuesday, Sept. 30, for an Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) match-up, and stumbled in the Lions’ den for a 3-2 loss.
West took the first set 25-17, but was dominated in the second for a 25-5 loss. Despite rallying back in the third set the Women of Troy came up on the wrong end of the 27-25 match score. Down two games to one, West High surged to a 25-20 victory to tie the match. The fifth and final set went to the Lions, 15-9.

Clippers roll over Mt. Pleasant 44-6

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MOUNT PLEASANT– A great season got even better Friday, Oct. 3, as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers sailed into Mount Pleasant and shelled the Panthers 44-6 in Class 3A District No. 5 varsity action.
The Clippers put up 468 yards of offense to 210 for Mount Pleasant. Tanner Bandy was in full attack mode for CCA with 240 yards and four touchdowns, three rushing and one from returning an interception 60 yards in the fourth quarter.

Borde second, Skopec third in West XC meet

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IOWA CITY– West High held its Cross Country Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course. Both the varsity boys and girls were second in team points with Johnston taking the girls’ race with 44 team points and a total time of 1:12:37.30. Cedar Rapids Prairie took the boys team title with 57 points and a total time of 1:22:02.74. The Trojans had 75 points and a total time of 1:22:43.24 while the Women of Troy had 87 points and a time of 1:14:08.58.

Keith, Douglass set the pace for CCA

Clipper boys take third, girls fourth in home XC meet

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IOWA CITY– The University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course was the site for the 2014 Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Invitational meet Monday, Sept. 29.
Vinton-Shellsburg won the girls varsity race with 15 team points while the Clippers were fourth with 70. In varsity boys action, it was also Vinton-Shellsburg taking the team title, with 24 points. The Clipper crew was third with 48.
Chloe Keith set the pace for the Clipper girls with an 11th-place finish in 17:34.84 while Eric Douglass was the leader for the boys, finishing third in 17:05.81.

Fishing event catches kids outdoors

NORTH LIBERTY– Even little fish in a big pond can make a huge splash, when kids are involved.

NL council moves against P&Z, staff recommendations

NORTH LIBERTY– The City Council does not often deviate from staff recommendations.
But last week, they did just that in approving the preliminary plat for a new residential development that will contain a cul-de-sac street.
Property owner Tor Niklaus has proposed the construction of Liberty Farm, a 24-lot residential subdivision located along the east side of Highway 965 near its intersection with Pheasant Lane. The North Liberty city staff, including City Planner Dean Wheatley, recommended a condition to the plat’s approval.

Wastewater plant, highway turn lanes part of marathon Tiffin City Council meeting

TIFFIN– A reflection of the city’s rapid growth, the Tiffin City Council was bombarded with development issues at last week’s meeting.
It took nearly four hours to address them all.
Wastewater plant

Progress and changes for CCA; some required, some desired

CCA board receives building projects update

OXFORD– Walls are going up now, and by next year, other walls may be coming down.
Clear Creek Amana (CCA) community school district’s construction manager Ray Willoughby delivered the monthly building projects report to the board of directors at its regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 18. Work is progressing at the new elementary school on the east side of Tiffin, with floor slabs in place and walls erected.

North Liberty launches curbside composting program

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty is launching a program to help its residents divert food waste from the landfill.
The city and Johnson County Refuse are piloting the program for the next month with a small number of households and will expand the program in mid-October.
Participants will pay a refundable deposit for a curbside collection bin, which they’ll need to line with a yard waste bag, available for $1.65 at a variety of stores in North Liberty. The compost will be collected with their recycling and trash each week.