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North Liberty Leader

Mehaffey trail extension open house March 22

NORTH LIBERTY– Construction is underway on the Mehaffey Trail Extension Project. The North Liberty Community Center is hosting a project start-up open house Thursday, March 22, 4:30-6 p.m.

CCA set to approve 2018-19 budget

Property tax levy decreases by 18 cents

AMANA– The School Board of Directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District is set to approve the 2018-19 budget at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, April 11. at CCA High School in Tiffin. The board reviewed the budget during a Wednesday, March 7, work session at Amana Elementary with a detailed presentation by CCA District Financial Officer Lori Robinson.

Supervisors pass FY-19 budget with controversy

Potential conservation board purchase leads to no vote from Rettig

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved the Fiscal Year 2019 budget Thursday, March 8, in a 4-1 vote with Supervisor Janelle Rettig casting a no vote and all five supervisors reading written statements. Included in the $127,174,236 budget is authorization for the Johnson County Conservation Board to use conservation bond funds for a potential acquisition of timberland and an adjacent lot with several structures in rural Johnson County.

Structure fire at 2870 Stoner Ct.

Caused by grinding and dust collection system

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched at 10:13 a.m. on March 7 for a fire on the third floor of the business located at 2870 Stoner Ct., Frontier Cooperative Herbs. Upon arrival of the first due unit, smoke was visible from the roof of the structure.
The occupants of the building had self-evacuated and were all accounted for.

No repeat for Trojans

Cedar Falls dismantles West’s championship bid, 65-45

DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s bid at a repeat state basketball title was dashed and dismantled by the Cedar Falls Tigers, 65-45, Friday, March 9, at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines in the Class 4A state championship. The West High Trojans entered the state tournament as the No. 1-seeded team while the Tigers were the No. 3 seed and one of only four teams to defeat West during the regular season. Cedar Falls won, 55-54, in overtime in Cedar Falls. West’s other losses came to Dubuque Senior (68-59), Bishop Miege, Kan. (66-46) and Cretin-Durham Hall, Minn.(71-60).

Run with the Demons

Lightning, Creek Girls and Women of Troy run Four first-place finishes for West

MOUNT VERNON– Clear Creek Amana (CCA), Iowa City West and Liberty High girls varsity track and field athletes competed in the Washington (Iowa) Demons’ Indoor Meet Thursday, March 8, at Cornell College in Mount Vernon.

Four earn All-State honors on IPSWA

West High, CCA women represented in Iowa Print Sports Writers Association

DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s state champion Women of Troy placed three basketball players on the first-ever Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) girls basketball all-state teams on Tuesday, March 6. The IPSWA fills the gap created when the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) stopped its annual all-state rankings in January. The INA, originally the Iowa Daily Press Association, began picking all-state teams in 1934.

West’s Caruthers and CCA’s Johanson post top-five finishes

MOUNT VERNON– Clear Creek Amana, Liberty High and Iowa City West High varsity boys track and field athletes competed Friday, March 9 in the Washington (Iowa) Demons’ Indoor Meet at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, continuing the brief indoor track season.

West High wins four events at Dickinson Relays

Nock brings home two gold medals

CEDAR FALLS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy got off to a flying start to begin the 2018 track and field season Monday, Feb. 5, in the UNI-Dome, competing in the Dickinson Relays. West High won four events, the most of any team present, in the large, season-opening event.
Bailey Nock took gold in both the 3,000- and 1,500-meter runs, while Kitra Bell won in the long jump, and Chandler Haight won the shot put.

West boys compete in Dickinson Relays

Austin West takes second in 400-meter dash

CEDAR FALLS– Members of Iowa City West High’s track and field team competed Tuesday, March 6, in the 2018 A.D. Dickinson Relays held at the UNI-Dome, in Cedar Falls.
Austin West was second in the 400-meter dash and fifth in the long jump. Gabe Caruthers took fourth in both the 200- and 400-meter dash.
The Trojans head for Central College, in Pella, on Friday, March 16, for a 2 p.m. indoor meet and run their first outdoor meet of the season on Saturday, March 24, at Kingston Stadium, in Cedar Rapids, starting at 10 a.m.

Creek Boys track and field season opener at Wartburg

Johanson second in 55-m hurdles

WAVERLY– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys track and field coach was excited by the Clippers’ season-opening performance Tuesday, March 6, at Wartburg College’s high school indoor track meet.
“GREAT Opening Night Tonight for #CCATF at Wartburg. Lots of Top-5 finishes, a couple of PRs, a handful incredible splits, and 1 Relay moving onto the CCATF Top-5 List! All in Meet 1.... ON AN INDOOR TRACK!”

Not One More

Students protest lack of gun violence legislation

NORTH LIBERTY– Students of North Liberty community schools have a message for state and federal politicians: We want gun reform.
They share a growing anxiety among students, faculty and parents around the nation who demand tougher action on gun laws. And on the afternoon of Friday, March 2, they made their voices heard.
At 2 p.m. during sixth period, students from North Central Junior High and Liberty High rose from their desks and gathered in front of North Central.