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North Liberty Leader

Swisher legion offers Lenten suppers

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion offers Lenten suppers Feb. 15 through March 22, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Swisher Legion. Dinner is “All u can eat fish” for $10; shrimp for $14; chicken strips for $7; Add on shrimp for $6. Kids 6 through12 years eat for $5. Kids 5 and under eat free. Dine in served with one trip through the salad bar. Carry-outs are available. The public is welcome. For more information, call 319-857-4687.

Send North Liberty a Valentine

NORTH LIBERTY– With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the City of North Liberty is looking for love notes. Starting Friday, Feb. 1, lovers of North Liberty can drop off valentines at boxes at City Hall, the North Liberty Community Library, South Slope and local banks. Or, send an e-valentine by dropping one on the city’s website at northlibertyiowa.org, or by e-mail.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for centennial ice cream

NORTH LIBERTY– As part of its 2013 year-long centennial celebration, the City of North Liberty is holding an ice-cream recipe contest. Submit your favorite ice-cream recipe for a chance to have it featured for all your friends and neighbors to enjoy at Isaac’s Creamery.
Pick a base, sweet swirl-in, and a great mix-in and email your recipe by March 1 to: northliberty100@gmailcom. Drop off a recipe with Tracey Mulcahey at North Liberty City Hall, 3 Quail Creek Cr., North Liberty.

City, J.M. Swank partner to offer panel on energy rebates for business

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty’s Hometown Rewards program and J.M. Swank, ConAgra Foods’ national food ingredients distribution business, are inviting local business representatives to a panel discussion on energy-efficiency rebates and incentives for businesses.
The North Liberty Hometown Rewards program– sponsored by Alliant Energy– is a community wide effort to promote energy-efficient behavior and investment in energy-efficient upgrades. J.M. Swank, headquartered in North Liberty, is a leader in energy-efficiency and sustainability practices.

IC West confounds CR Kennedy, 77-44

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans continued their march to Des Moines, with hopes of defending their Class 4A State Championship, by dismantling the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars 77-44 Tuesday night at home.
The Cougars led briefly, very briefly, at the start of the game by taking a 2-0 lead. After that, it was all West, all the time.
Myzeah Batie-Gaddy scored to tie on his way to an 18-point night. Wyatt Lohaus dropped-in a layup just ahead of the period-ending buzzer, giving the Trojans a 21-7 advantage.

Trojans continue domination on the mat

Iowa City West whips Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Waterloo West

CEDAR RAPIDS– A late December snowstorm only postponed the inevitable for the Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Waterloo West wrestlers. A double-dual meet originally scheduled for Dec. 20 was rescheduled to Thursday night, and for Iowa City West it was worth the wait. Mark Reiland’s Trojans reigned supreme defeating the Kennedy Cougars 60-22 and the Waterloo West Wahawks 68-8.

Local riders compete at state team sorting finals in Illinois

BRIMFIELD, Ill.– Area residents had a good weekend Dec. 1 and 2 at the Illinois State Team Sorting Finals held in Brimfield, Ill. Almost 200 teams competed and the high money winner for the weekend was Robert Sentman of Tiffin. Robert also won a buckle for the Level 2 Division and tied for the Masters (over 50 class) Buckle. Winning the Open buckle was Josh Cochran of Williamsburg. Matt Collins of North Liberty won the Novice Buckle and Nicholas Collins won the Beginner Buckle.

No new taxes

NL council previews FY14 budget

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty officials had a first look at the fiscal year 2014 draft budget, and the city’s property tax levy is expected to remain the same.
However, proposed increases in water and sewer rates and an increased rollback from the state likely means more will come out of residents’ pockets anyway.

Switching SEATS ?

Supervisors counting on cities to help fund service

IOWA CITY– Contracts with Iowa City and Coralville for the county-wide para-transit bus service, SEATS, will expire at the end of June. But Johnson County supervisors have already decided they want to end their subsidy of the service.
The program provides riders around the county with door-to-door transport and anyone outside the city limits of Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and University Heights can request a ride that comes with a half-hour window for pick-ups.

Sticking with the tried and true

CCA board looks at construction project methods

TIFFIN– By consensus of the group, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District Board of Directors settled a decision eight months in the making.
Since May of last year, the board has been mulling over two distinctly different ways of conducting a major building construction project: the traditional way, and Integrated Project Delivery, or IPD.

Stepping it up on the sidewalk

Council moves forward to design walk to CCA

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin is taking steps to fulfill its end of a bargain that would provide safer routes for kids walking to Clear Creek Amana (CCA) schools.
At a Wednesday, Jan. 9, regular meeting, the Tiffin City Council approved having engineering firm c design and prepare a cost estimate to construct a sidewalk along Highway 6 from Deer View Avenue east toward the district’s middle school property. The sidewalk will lead to a pedestrian tunnel underneath the highway so pedestrians do not have to cross the busy road.
It’s been a while in coming.

ICCSD announces classroom technology campaign

IOWA CITY– The ICCSD Foundation, in partnership with the Iowa City Community School District, is currently in the silent phase of a $2 million dollar campaign raising money to equip all of the approximately 800 classrooms with basic 21st Century technology: an interactive SmartBoard, multi-media projector and a document camera; plus the necessary training for all the teachers. The foundation has already raised over $1.4 million through private donations and community support.