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North Liberty Optimists host pancake breakfast March 5

NORTH LIBERTY– The Optimist Club of North Liberty will host its 43rd annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in the North Liberty Community Center gymnasium, 520 W. Cherry St.
Proceeds will benefit more than a dozen North Liberty youth programs, as all Optimist clubs have a mission to be “friends of youth.”

Sign up now for NLYBS youth baseball, softball 2016 season

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration for the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) 2016 season is open. Children can be signed up for the program at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS. Registration must be completed by March 1.
Leagues are available for boys and girls, ages 4 years through eighth grade. Call the NLYBS hotline at 319-248-1283 with questions or check the FAQ page on the NLYBS website, www.eteamz.com/NLYBS. 

CCA Get-Ready-for-College Night to be held Feb. 23

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) will host a Get Ready for College Night on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the CCA High School (location TBD). A representative from the University of Iowa (four-year public), Mount Mercy University (four-year private), and Kirkwood Community College will address what parents and students need to know about preparing for the senior year and what steps parents and students can take to be ready to start the college application process once the senior year gets going.

Clear Creek Amana Foundation announces new Hall of Fame inductees

Special to the Leader
TIFFIN– On Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, during Parents’ Night of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School football game, the Clear Creek Amana Foundation inducted two members into its Hall of Fame. The two community members honored were Robert Sentman and the late Robert VanCleave.
On Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, during a boys and girls varsity basketball doubleheader, the foundation honored two more individuals from the community by inducting them into the Hall of Fame: George H. Berger and Rodney Walls.

Clippers split with Golden Hawks in doubleheader

CCA boys win 62-46, girls fall 56-42 to Mid-Prairie

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity basketball teams split with the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie, Wellman, in a boys/girls doubleheader in Tiffin on Monday, Feb. 8.
The Creek Girls fell, 56-42, to open the night of basketball. Erin Navara led CCA with 11 points with 10 points from Abbi Kinnaird. Claire Navara added nine points, all from three-point goals. The Clippers trailed, 9-8, after the first quarter but were tied, 20-20, at the half. The Golden Hawks pulled ahead in the third period and put the game away with a 20-point effort in the fourth quarter.

West High third at district meet

Five Trojans advance to state wrestling tournament

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BURLINGTON– Five West High Trojan wrestlers advanced out of a Class 3A district meet to compete at the State Individual Tournament Thursday, Feb. 18, through Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines.
Hans Von Rabenau, Nelson Brands, Carter Rohweder, Nate Kelsay and Donovan Doyle qualified at the 3A-2 meet in Burlington on Saturday, Feb. 13. Von Rabenau was the 106-pound runner-up, Brands was the 138-pound District Champion, Rohweder was the 160-pound runner-up while Kelsay was the 170-pound runner-up and Doyle won the 195-pound competition.

West bowling splits with the Rams of Dubuque Senior

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans and Women of Troy split with the Rams of Dubuque Senior in the final bowling match of the regular season Friday, Feb. 12, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City. The West varsity and junior varsity (JV) girls were victorious, with the varsity winning 2,505 to 2,352 and the JV winning 1,838 to 1,748, while the varsity and JV boys fell 2,940 to 2,759 and 2,512 to 2,381 respectively.

First reading of ordinance to lower minimum wage for minors

TIFFIN– They wondered why they were discussing it again.
Tiffin City Council members Jim Bartels and Mike Ryan both said Tiffin’s lack of action against Johnson County’s new minimum wage ordinance should have settled the issue in November.
However, the item was back on the council’s Feb. 2 agenda, after councilor Al Havens proposed a tiered wage to allow employers to pay people under age 18 the state minimum of $7.25 per hour.

NLFD: “rhino tough” is enough

NL firefighters to participate in charity stair climb

NORTH LIBERTY— For the fourth year, members of the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD) will participate in the American Lung Association’s “Fight For Air Climb,” a fundraising event.
Ten NLFD firefighters will join their brothers and sisters from across the state, as well as law enforcement officers and the general public in climbing 86 floors and 1,796 stairs in four buildings in downtown Des Moines on Sunday, April 10.

On the bus

NL officials, task force hope to test drive options for intra-city transit

NORTH LIBERTY– For 10 years, certain North Liberty representatives advocated for transportation options for residents.
Behind the scenes, a committee is still working toward that end.

NLFD responds to garage fire

NORTH LIBERTY– On Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2:17 p.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to 340 N. George St. for a report of smoke coming from a detached garage. The smoke was reported by a North Liberty City employee who called 911.
North Liberty police officers notified the residents, who were home at the time, and all escaped without injury. North Liberty engine 112 arrived first, in less than four minutes after being dispatched. The fire was quickly located and extinguished keeping fire damage to a minimum.

Garner Elementary to host Waffle Breakfast fundraiser Feb. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast with Basket Auction and Raffle on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the school.