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North Liberty Leader

Muddy Creek clean-up April 8

NORTH LIBERTY– In observance of Keep America Beautiful Day, Boy Scout Troop 216 and Cub Scout Packs 216 and 275, the North Liberty Tree & Storm Water Advisory Board and the North Liberty Parks Department will lead a cleanup day Saturday, April 8, to remove debris along Big Muddy Creek and the North Liberty Recreation Trail.
Public involvement, participation and education of storm water pollution prevention and management is the goal of this event.

TAKO Spring Shed and Scavenger Hunt rescheduled for April 8

NORTH LIBERTY– Hunt for that big rack you’ve been dreaming about on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with Take a Kid Outdoors (TAKO) at Creekside Commons Park in North Liberty. Lunch will be served at 11: 30 a.m., and participants are required to bring their own cutlery.
Be prepared to go on a short hike and possibly walk on some muddy trails to see spring birds, bugs and flowers. Advance registration for this free event is requested, but not required for groups of fewer than six.

Ducks Unlimited Banquet at South Slope April 7

NORTH LIBERTY– Greencastle Gunners invites the public to its Ducks Unlimited (DU) Banquet Friday, April 7, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the South Slope Community Center.
Tickets are available at http://www.ducks.org/iowa/events/44801/greencastle-gunners-du-dinner for $40 (single), $55 (couple), $25 (greenwing) $260 (sponsor), $275 (sponsor couple) and $320 (table captain). The table captain purchases a table of eight and is entered into a special drawing for an over/under shotgun.

CCA and Iowa City West battle metro teams at Washington’s jamboree

Clippers break even with Lions, Warriors jam Iowa City West, 1-0

CEDAR RAPIDS– The unofficial start to the 2017 varsity boys soccer season came Thursday, March 30, with a jamboree, hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington, at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Iowa City West joined Mount Vernon, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Iowa City High, Linn-Mar, Marion and the host Warriors in 40-minute exhibition matches.

Women of Troy rule Kingston

Iowa City West wins J-Hawk Relays

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy reigned supreme Saturday, April 1, at the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawk Relays held at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids. West won the varsity meet with 102 points topping Decorah (72), Cedar Falls (66), Cedar Rapids Prairie (55), Linn-Mar (46), Solon (43), Waterloo East (42), the J-Hawks (40), City High (33), Dubuque Wahlert (30), Cedar Rapids Washington (24), Cedar Rapids Xavier (15), Cedar Rapids Kennedy (11) and Waverly-Shell Rock (10).

The Creek runs deep this year

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls soccer team is in a position they’ve not been in before as the 2017 season looms ever larger on the horizon. Coach Matt Harding, in his fifth year with the Creek Girls, explained.
“We finally have depth at all positions, a luxury we haven’t had in the past,” Harding said.

Trojans kings at Kingston Stadium

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High Trojans track and field team won seven events Tuesday, March 28, at Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s 58th annual John Ask Relays, and took the team championship with 170 points. Cedar Rapids Prairie was second with 101, followed by Bettendorf (88), Cedar Rapids Kennedy (72), Linn-Mar (61), Cedar Rapids Washington (60) and the host J-Hawks (36).

Ducks Unlimited Banquet at South Slope Community Center April 7

NORTH LIBERTY– Greencastle Gunners invites the public to its Ducks Unlimited (DU) Banquet Friday, April 7, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the South Slope Community Center.
Tickets are available at http://www.ducks.org/iowa/events/44801/greencastle-gunners-du-dinner for $40 (single), $55 (couple), $25 (greenwing) $260 (sponsor), $275 (sponsor couple) and $320 (table captain). The table captain purchases a table of eight and is entered into a special drawing for an over/under shotgun.

Proposed ordinances to regulate waived water bills with $250 limit

“The meter doesn’t lie”

TIFFIN– Imagine receiving a $600 water bill in the mail. What about one for nearly $9,000?
It may sound ridiculous but those extreme amounts were a reality for two Tiffin residents in recent months. In fact, three separate waived amounts– totaling over $5,800– led Tiffin City Council members to consider a new ordinance regarding water and sewer adjustments.
“To whoever this happens to, it’s a big deal,” said City Administrator Doug Boldt during a council meeting Tuesday, March 21.

Re-churching

Infuse brings fellowship and worship services to Solon

SOLON– Around 9 a.m. on the last Sunday in February, there is a flurry of activity along the corridor leading from the back entrance to the Solon Middle School.

JCI Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt April 1

NORTH LIBERTY– Join JCI Johnson County for its community Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt in Penn Meadows Park on Saturday, April 1, from 6-8 p.m.
The Easter Bunny will be in the park for pictures starting at 6 p.m. and the Easter egg hunt will start at 7 p.m. The eggs will be filled with non-food prizes making this event safe for kids with food allergies.

Family Day at Iowa Raptor Project April 1

SOLON– The Iowa Raptor Project (IRP) is hosting its monthly Family Day Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The featured bird will be the broad-winged hawk.
The theme will be exploring air currents and how birds migrate. Stop by for arts and crafts, snacks, and to visit the IRP’s 17 unreleaseable bird of prey on display. The IRP does not have a broad-winged hawk but that doesn’t mean visitors can’t learn about them!
As always, Family Day is free and open to the public and is a come-and-go event.