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Four candidates will appear on NL’s council ballot Nov. 3

Four to vie for three seats in Swisher; races are uncontested in Shueyville, Tiffin and Oxford

NORTH LIBERTY– Regardless of the outcome, at least one new face will be sitting at the North Liberty City Council table in January.
Current two-term council member Coleen Chipman is not a candidate for the Tuesday, Nov. 3, city elections.
However, two other incumbents still have their hats in the ring.
Chris Hoffman and Terry Donahue will seek re-election to their positions, challenged by Jay Johnson and Jim Sayre. Three four-year terms will be decided in the election.

Leash on Life to host community dog costume party on Halloween

NORTH LIBERTY– Leash on Life will co-host a costume party for dogs and their owners from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at its North Liberty location, 650 Pacha Pkwy.
The free event is co-hosted by the North Liberty Residents for a Dog Park citizens’ initiative and the nonprofit Johnson County Dog Park Action Committee.

Free Thanksgiving dinner at South Slope Thursday, Nov. 26

NORTH LIBERTY– For the fourth year in a row, a free Thanksgiving dinner will be available, to residents of North Liberty, thanks to a local community member and several businesses.
On Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day, from 12-4 p.m., a full Thanksgiving meal will be available, free of charge, for residents of North Liberty at the South Slope Community Center in North Liberty.
“We have been getting such positive feedback from the community about this Thanksgiving meal,” said Amanda Engstrom, chair of the Thanksgiving dinner committee.

Smooth sailing for new Clear Creek Amana school

Tiffin Elementary launches its inaugural year

TIFFIN— It’s anchors aweigh for Tiffin Elementary, the newest building in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District. The approximately $14 million structure was constructed as part of a $48 million bond issue voters approved in February of last year. Other projects included in the bond were an addition to the middle school, which is still under construction, and a high school addition slated for construction in the spring. A groundbreaking ceremony was held three months after the bond was approved, and site work commenced almost immediately at the corner of Highway 6 and Jasper Avenue.

Clippers vanquish Vikings on the gridiron

CCA 27, Vinton-Shellsburg 7

VINTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity football Clippers improved to 4-4 on the season with a non-district win on the road in Vinton Friday, Oct. 16. The Clippers raided the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings and took a 27-7 victory from their WaMaC foes, dropping the Vikings to 2-6 overall.
The Vikings scored on their first drive of the game after receiving the opening kickoff and put the Clippers in a 7-0 deficit.

Creek torpedoes Trojans 3-0

Weldon leads CCA with 12 kills on Senior Night

TIFFIN– They went out onto the floor, played their game, made improvements where needed, and ended WaMaC conference play on a positive note, Clear Creek Amana (CCA) coach Jackie Clubb said. The Clippers sank the South Tama Trojans 3-0 in a rather business-like manner Tuesday, Oct. 13, at home on Senior Night.

The Creek Girls took the first set, 25-17, with early kills from junior Lauren Helle and senior Ashley Prusha, and sailed through the second and third sets, 25-17 and 25-12.

Women of Troy ground Golden Hawks, 3-1

Halverson’s 16 kills leads for West High

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IOWA CITY– A pair of juniors led the way to victory Tuesday, Oct. 13, at West High as the 11th-ranked Women of Troy sweetened their Senior Night with a 3-1 win over the Golden Hawks of Dubuque Wahlert.
Emily Halverson led the West offense with 16 kills, backed up by Ali Tauchen’s 15, as the Women of Troy took the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-17, before suffering a 17-25 setback in the third set. A hard-fought fourth set settled the match as West took it, 25-21.

Clipper boys 4th at WaMaC Conference Meet

Tener, Douglass All-Conference honorees

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INDEPENDENCE– The Mental Health Institute (MHI) in Independence was the site of the 2015 WaMaC Conference Cross Country Meet Thursday, Oct. 15. Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys brought home fourth-place team honors with the varsity girls placing ninth in team points. The junior varsity (JV) boys were 10th while the JV girls ran only three girls (Katie Sproat, Nicole Cullen and Kyla Williams) and scored no team points.

Women of Troy fourth in MVC Swimming Super Meet

DUBUQUE– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Swimming Super Meet was held Saturday, Oct. 17, at Dubuque Senior High School with the West High Women of Troy placing fourth in the conference and third in the Valley Division.
Cedar Falls won the meet with 413.5 points, followed by Cedar Rapids Kennedy (408), Cedar Rapids Washington (242) and West (239.5). Wash also won the Mississippi Division title, followed by City High, Dubuque Hempstead and Waterloo. Cedar Falls took the Valley Division title followed by Kennedy and West.

Moving forward with police, citizen relationships in NL

NLPD strategizes to bring cops and kids together on the court

NORTH LIBERTY — Everyone knows they serve and protect; but on Saturday, Oct. 24, North Liberty residents will find out if their sworn police officers got game, too.
The North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) will host its first “Hoops with a Cop” event at the North Liberty Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to noon, with the officers taking to the basketball court to meet the public and have a little fun.

Great shakes

NL’s fourth annual dog plunge makes a splash

NORTH LIBERTY– Tails were wagging and wet fur was flying at the North Liberty Aquatic Center, Sept. 10 and 11, during the city’s fourth annual Doggie Plunge event.
Each year as the city closes its outdoor pool to human customers, Aquatics Director Katie Gerot and her staff get ready to entertain four-legged friends who also enjoy getting wet. In order to be pet-friendly, the water must be properly prepared by cutting off chemical treatments and dropping the water level below the system’s filters.

ICCSD task force makes recommendations for use of insecticides

Committee to create long-term pest management plan

IOWA CITY – After the Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors approved a temporary district-wide pesticide ban on school facilities and grounds, a newly-assembled Integrated Pest Management (IPM) task force has made an interim recommendation to the district allowing for limited use of insecticides with low toxicity.