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Total family care

Amana clinic expands to Tiffin

TIFFIN– Does a doctor’s office want to see new patients? The answer is yes– and no.
For the Amana Family Practice Clinic, such an increase meant its staff was providing important healthcare services to a largely rural community, but it was also a strain on the clinic’s resources.
Insert Tiffin Family Care, a new facility located at 110 Tall Grass Ave., an area that is quickly becoming a one-stop shop for health and well-being.

Theft, forgery charges related to Liberty View Mall construction

NORTH LIBERTY– The construction of Liberty View Mall, located along Penn Street at 595 Country Ln., continues, but one contractor hasn’t been paid for his concrete work.
According to complaints filed by police, Tony A. Pederson, 50, of Coralville, wrote two separate checks in December 2016 to Mike Accola of Iowa Concrete, both of which were returned for insufficient funds.

North Liberty man accused of sexually abusing young girl

NORTH LIBERTY– A North Liberty man has been arrested for the alleged sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl.
According to complaints filed by police, 38-year-old Jaime E. Restrepo- Vasquez, who lives in the 700 block of Prairie Ridge Road, committed sexual acts against the girl two times in February. On both occasions, Restrepo- Vasquez purportedly touched the girl inappropriately underneath her clothing.

North Liberty man wins $15,000 lottery prize

Fred Harris Jr. claims top prize in ‘Quick $50’ scratch game

CLIVE– A North Liberty man has claimed a $15,000 lottery prize.
Fred Harris Jr. claimed the fourth of eight top prizes of $15,000 available in the lottery’s “Quick $50” scratch game.
Harris bought his winning ticket at Yesway, 502 Second St. W. in Ottumwa, and claimed his prize Monday at the lottery’s regional office in Cedar Rapids.
Quick $50 is a $2 scratch game. More details about how to play this game, and the number of prizes still up for grabs in it can be found on the Iowa Lottery’s website, www.ialottery.com.

CCA board looks at changes to new elementary

Many points to ponderahead of September vote

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Once again the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School Board of Directors finds itselfs pondering “brick and mortar” as a September bond referendum looms ever larger on the horizon.
Voters in the district will be asked to approve a $35 million bond issue for several construction projects including a new elementary school to help with overcrowding, which is forecast to hit both Tiffin Elementary and North Bend Elementary. All indications point to the new school being built on the east side of Tiffin adjacent to Tiffin Elementary.

NL student named State Bee semifinalis

NORTH LIBERTY– Christian Montover, a seventh grader at North Central Junior High, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Iowa National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at the University of Northern Iowa, Maucker Union on Friday, March 31.
Montover is the son of Sarah and Doug Goettsch, and Nathan and Kim Montover.

Mission trip fundraiser at Pizza Ranch March 20

NORTH LIBERTY– Members of Grace Community Church will be waiting tables Monday, March 20, from 5-8 p.m. at Pizza Ranch, 395 Beaver Kreek Ctr., to raise funds for a mission trip to Guatemala. A percentage of sales will go to the team, as well as all tips received from patrons.

Methodist church offers support group March 22, April 26

NORTH LIBERTY– Struggling with losing someone from death or divorce or separation? Want to talk with someone else who has gone through hard times in their life? If so, come to the First United Methodist Church in North Liberty, 85 N. Jones Blvd., on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the library. Meet with others who are struggling. Anyone over 18 is welcome to attend. Support is free to all.
There will also be a meeting on April 26.

LWVJC Legislative Forum at South Slope March 25

NORTH LIBERTY– The League of Women Voters Johnson County invites the public to attend a legislative forum Saturday, March 25, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the South Slope Community Center.
The forum provides an opportunity for dialogue between the legislators and their constituents in Johnson County. The legislators will present three-minute summaries of critical issues before their respective houses, particularly those of interest to them. Potential topics include labor, civil rights and housing.
For more information, visit lwvjc.org or email jclwvoters@gmail.com.

CHAMPIONS

DES MOINES– They were on a mission, and the mission was accomplished.
“This has been our goal since the beginning,” Connor McCaffery said in postgame comments Saturday, March 11, in the interview room at the Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines after the West High Trojans knocked off defending State Class 4A champions West Des Moines Valley, 64-50, to claim the title. The Valley High Tigers denied the Trojans the championship last year by defeating West, 46-39.

Clipper track and field boys run under the dome

4x800 takes third at Dickinson Relays

CEDAR FALLS– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boys track and field team competed in the 2017 Dickinson Relays Tuesday, March 6, at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls.

Creek Girls run indoors with the Demons

CCA’s Lacina fourth in 400-meter dash

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MOUNT VERNON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls track and field team competed in the 2017 Washington (Iowa) Demons Indoor Relays Thursday, March 9, at Cornell College in Mount Vernon.