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West wrestlers defeat Jefferson and Xavier

Trojans sweep J-Hawks and Saints in double dual

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity wrestlers had a successful evening Thursday, Jan. 18, sweeping a double dual meet with the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks and the Saints of Cedar Rapids Xavier, at Xavier.

CCA defeats Benton on the road

Creek Girls sail past Bobcats, 56-23

VAN HORNE– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity girls basketball team improved to 8-5 Tuesday, Jan. 16, on the road at Benton Community with a 56-23 win over the Bobcats.
The Clippers pounded their hosts 15-2 in the first period and held a 33-7 halftime advantage. The Creek Girls’ attack continued in the second half as they outscored Benton 17-8 in the third for a 50-15 lead going into the final quarter.

Trojans undefeated in the pool

IC West drenches Linn-Mar, 104-66

MARION– Iowa City West High’s Trojan swim team finished the regular season undefeated in dual meets with a 104-66 drenching of Linn-Mar in the Lions’ pool Jan. 16. The junior varsity (JV) squad soaked the Lions, 96.5–73.5, for the sweep.
Individual varsity winners for West High included Izaak Hajek in the 200-yard individual medley (IM) and the 100-yard butterfly, Lane Griffis in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events and Ben Berhow in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Creek Boys split on Don Bosco’s mats

Don Bosco takes down Clippers, CCA prevails over Buccaneers

GILBERTVILLE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers split in a triangular meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Gilbertville, at Don Bosco Catholic High School, falling to Don Bosco and defeating East Buchanan.
The Dons took the Creek Boys down, 61-15, with Andrew Rohret (145 pounds) taking a 7-4 decision from the Don Bosco’s Logan Lutgen, Nick Collins (182) winning by fall over Bosco’s Graham Hirschauer in 1:22 and Tanner Cochran (220) pinning Bosco’s Austin Svoboda in 3:41.

Wig and Pen Pizza comes to North Liberty

When tomatoes fly

NORTH LIBERTY– When it comes to the best pizza the Iowa City area has to offer, one brand in particular is a slice above the rest. Wig and Pen Pizza has been a regional staple for many years with its hallmark approach to Italian-inspired cuisine. And now, thanks to a newly opened location, that favorite slice of pizza is just a few blocks away for residents of North Liberty.

Fire and ice

Area firefighters cope with difficult fires and brutal weather conditions

JOHNSON COUNTY– Area firefighters, largely volunteer, have dealt with not only a number of challenging house fires, but also brutal sub-zero cold and dangerous wind chill factors. Extreme conditions are not unusual for firefighters as they routinely work in one of the most Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) environments possible; a “working” structure fire, where flames, toxic smoke and the potential for structural collapse are among the risks. Adding the aforementioned weather conditions, firefighting becomes even more hazardous.

Troop 216 chili supper Feb. 3

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 38th annual Chili Supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 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 approximately 30 Scouts.

NLPD seeks assistance in car burglary

North Liberty police officers are asking the public to help identify a suspect in a car burglary investigation. Images of the suspect at the Recreation Center can be seen on http://northlibertyiowa.org.
Those with information can contact the NLPD investigators at 319-626-5724 or the Iowa City Area Crimestoppers at 319-358-8477. Crimestoppers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for tips leading to an arrest.

Swisher American Legion Chili Cook-Off Feb. 4

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will host its annual Chili Cook-Off Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Legion. Bring one crock pot of your best chili to the Legion by 2 p.m. to be considered for first, second and third place prizes. One entry per person. The entry fee is $5.
After judging is complete, the public is welcome to an all-you-can-eat chili supper for $5. Cook-off contestants receive free admittance to the chili supper with their entry fee. For more information regarding the Swisher American Legion Chili Cook-Off, call 319-560-6111.

Hypnotist comedy show coming to Tiffin Jan. 25

TIFFIN– The Fine Arts and Music Enhancers (F.A.M.E.) will be hosting Clear Creek Amana (CCA) alumnus Steve Meade as he performs his comedy hypnosis show “The Virtual Reality Tour” Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Clear Creek Amana High School Performing Arts Center in Tiffin. Volunteers from the audience will be taken on a spellbound lifelike mental vacation using the power of hypnosis.

Tiffin Good Neighbor meeting Jan. 30

The City of Tiffin may soon consider a rezoning and subdivision plat and to invite the public to an open-house style meeting being held to explain the proposal.

Benchmark community survey

The results are in...

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NORTH LIBERTY– Last spring, residents of North Liberty received a postcard inviting them to respond to an online community survey.
Mailed to 9,090 North Liberty addresses, the postcard was in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin. In total, 387 responses were gathered.