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A tribute to Major General Robert L. Sentman (ret.)

NORTH LIBERTY– Retired Major General Robert L. Sentman is a Johnson County resident currently farming near North Liberty and Tiffin. His farming and patriotic roots grow deep in Iowa, as his ancestor, Joseph Denison, was an early Iowa farmer who fought in the American Civil War. Major General Sentman added 26 Sentmans, from Pennsylvania to Iowa, and also took part in the War of the Rebellion.

Fifth trip to state for Women of Troy

Iowa City West High edges SE Polk, 60-54, in 5A regional final

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy survived a Class 5A regional final Tuesday, Feb. 21, at home to return to the state tournament after missing out last year.
West knocked off the Rams of Southeast Polk, 60-54, to advance and face Waukee in the quarterfinal rounds of the state tournament on Wednesday, March 1, at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Waukee denied West a tournament trip last year with a 70-68 loss in a 5A regional final at Waukee.

No. 1 Hawks end Creek Boys’ season

West Delaware blows clippers out of the water, 65-35

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MANCHESTER– The anchor dropped to end the 2016-17-varsity boys basketball season for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Monday, Feb. 20, at West Delaware High School in Manchester. The Creek Boys drew the No. 1 team in Class 3A for the first round of substate play. The Hawks (22-0) scorched the Clippers, 65-35.

Iowa City West cruises past Pleasant Valley

Trojans roll over Spartans, 71-44 in substate semifinal

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IOWA CITY– The West High varsity boys basketball machine rolled over the Spartans of Pleasant Valley 71-44 in a Class 4A substate semifinal game Friday, Feb. 24, at home. The win advanced the Trojans (19-3) to a Tuesday, Feb. 28, substate final against Muscatine at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. The winner of that contest advanced to the state tournament in Des Moines.

West’s Rios fifth at state bowling tournament

DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s Kalen Rios, a senior, finished fifth in the 2017 Class 3A Boys State Bowling Tournament held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines. Rios bowled 222 in the first game and 235 in the second for a 457 total and was the only West High bowler to advance to the tournament.
Dubuque Hempstead’s Justin Lanser, a senior, won the individual tournament with 235 and 245 for a 480 total, while Hempstead took the team title with 3,194.

West High bowlers earn MVC All-Division honors

IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley athletic Conference (MVC) released its 2017 All-Division Bowling Teams Thursday, Feb. 23, with Iowa City West High placing 10 bowlers on Mississippi Division squads.
Corey Roth and Kalen Rios were First Team picks for the boys. Rios took fifth place at the state bowling tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Des Moines. Jacob Fisher and Jordan Tiegs earned Honorable Mention with Tiegs and Brandon Berner making the Division All-Academic Team.

North Liberty recreation center

Contact the North Liberty Recreation Center for more information on dates and fees.

AQUATIC CENTER PROGRAMS

Family Fun Fridays
Families swim at a reduced price. Standard adult supervision rules apply.

Homeschool Wednesday Swim
Unstructured swim time for home-educating parents and children. This program provides a great supplement to a physical education curriculum and a chance to socialize with other home-schoolers.

Special Needs Swim

Four Creek girls earn All-WaMaC honors

Stratton makes First Team as a freshman

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TIFFIN– Four varsity girls basketball players from Clear Creek Amana earned spots on the 2017 WaMaC All-Conference Teams in the West Division.
Karsyn Stratton, a freshman, earned a First Team berth while Lauren Helle, a senior, made it onto the Second Team. Meagan Harvey, a freshman, and Claire Navara, a senior, were Honorable Mention picks.

Kuehl reacts to 1.1 percent increase in state aid

Staffing levels to remain steady

AMANA– Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill authorizing a 1.1 percent increase in State Supplemental Aid (SSA) for Iowa’s school districts on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Branstad had proposed a 2 percent increase in school funding over what districts received last year, however Republicans insisted with lower income projected by the Revenue Estimating Committee, that 1.1 percent is all the State can afford. The bill provides an additional $40 million to Iowa schools for the next fiscal year, starting on June 1.

2017 CCA Youth Little League registration open

TIFFIN– Registration is now open for the 2017 Youth Little League Season. Be part of a 40-year tradition by joining others on the diamond this year. Leagues are offered for pre-K through seventh grade. Regular registration is open until Feb. 28, after which late fees will incur. More information is available at tiffin-iowa.org.

Social service project funding application due March 1 at city hall

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty is seeking applications for social service programs and projects, focusing on innovative, new projects serving North Liberty. Applications for the $23,500 earmarked for this program are due March 1.

Storytime returns to NLTV every Wednesday

NORTH LIBERTY– Reading stories to your young ones just got more exciting! Join the North Liberty Community Library for Storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. If you can’t make it, North Liberty Television has you covered. You can watch Storytime on NLTV at 7:30 a.m. weekdays on South Slope (Channel 268) and Mediacom (Channel 5). Also visit our YouTube Channel to watch past episodes and other original content from NLTV.
For more information and other storytime options, visit the North Liberty Community Library’s website.