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Hope Evangelical offers parking for Beat the Bitter on Friday, Feb. 3

NORTH LIBERTY– Need to park and warm up before taking the family to Fire and Ice Family Friday, Feb.3?
Hope Evangelical Church, 420 N. Front St., offers any space available in its lot for the convenience of those making their way to nearby Penn Meadows Park for the scheduled events there. Enjoy free hot cider and cookies on the way to and from the park from 4-6 p.m

Family Day at Iowa Raptor Project Feb. 4

SOLON– The Iowa Raptor Project invites the public to another Family Day on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
February’s event features the Great Horned Owl, many of which are already nesting in the area.
Make your own owl baby out of cotton balls, pinecones, edible play dough and birdseed. Because they are edible for wildlife, kids can then put them out in the woods for the birds to munch on.
This free event takes place at 2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE, in Solon. The Iowa Raptor Project will have a fire going to help keep visitors warm.

Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 4

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 37th annual Chili Supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional Scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s 30 Scouts.

Free babywearing meeting Feb. 4 at the library

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the Iowa City Babywearers for its monthly meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10-11 a.m. at the North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St., in meeting rooms C & D.
Those interested are invited to bring their own baby carriers or try some out at the meeting. There will be a large selection of carriers available to try. The meetings are casual and attendees may arrive and leave at their convenience. If you are curious about babywearing but don’t have specific questions you are welcome to just hang out.

Johnson County “EMS Saturday” event Feb. 11 at South Slope

NORTH LIBERTY– The Johnson County EMS Association’s (JCEMSA) EMS Saturday is an outstanding single-day event held in North Liberty, at the South Slope Community Center, 980 North Front St.
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 11. Registration is free for JCEMSA members and $60 for non-members, and includes lunch, continuing education registration, parking and conference materials.

Garner Elementary Waffle Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast with Class Basket Auction and Raffle on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the school.

Swisher American Legion Lenten suppers begin March 3

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will serve Lenten suppers from 5-8 p.m. on Fridays from March 3 through April 7.
The Legion will be serving all-you-can-eat fish ($11), shrimp ($14) and chicken strips ($7). Add-on shrimp for $6, meals for children 6-12 years of age are $5, and kids 5 and under are free. Meals are served with one trip through salad bar. Carry-out is also available. The public is welcome.

Creek Girls clobber the Vikettes

CCA waylays Vinton-Shellsburg, 56-18

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Clippers of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) rebounded from a 69-58 road loss at Center Point-Urbana on Friday, Jan. 20, by pounding the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes, 56-18, at home, on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Bolts ground the Golden Eagles

NORTH LIBERTY– The Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert became the latest to fall to the Lightning Bolts of Liberty High Saturday, Jan. 28, at North Central Jr. High in North Liberty. The Bolts won 64-52 on “Pack the Gym” day, which also featured a mini-pep rally after the reserves’ “fifth quarter” game.
The Bolts flashed to a quick 6-2 lead thanks to Andre Brandon and Isaac Bender. The game tied four times in the first period before the Bolts pulled ahead to win the quarter, 20-17.

No champions for CCA at WaMaC wrestling tournament

Clippers 14th in Williamsburg

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WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers placed 14th overall at the 2017 WaMaC Conference Tournament Saturday, Jan. 28, at Williamsburg High School. None of the Clippers were crowned champions in the tournament, which was won by Solon with 221.5 team points. Host Williamsburg was second with 172.5.
Quinn Murphy and Ethan Taylor (138 and 285 pounds, respectively) were the highest-placing wrestlers for CCA with fourth-place showings. Samual Stevens (106) was a fifth-place finisher.

West High Trojans fourth at MVC wrestling tournament

Brands earns Outstanding Wrestler honor and 152-pound championship

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WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s Nelson Brands earned the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC)’s Outstanding Wrestler honors and was crowned the conference champion at 152 pounds Saturday, Jan. 28, at the conference tournament at Waterloo West High School.
Cedar Rapids Prairie took the team title with 224.5 points, followed by City High (188), Dubuque Hempstead (176.5) and Iowa City West (146.0).

Trojans roll over Little Hawks, again

Iowa City West High upends City High, 82-38, in crosstown rivalry rematch

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans swept the crosstown rivalry boys basketball series with City High Tuesday, Jan. 24, with an 82-38 win at City High. West rolled over the Little Hawks, 78-27, at West High on Dec. 13.
The Trojans took a commanding 21-8 lead at the end of the first period and built a 46-16 lead by halftime. West High took a 70-31 lead into the final eight minutes.