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North Liberty Leader

Looking Sharp

Helping families start school year

NORTH LIBERTY– Servolution, a revolution of service, came to Penn Meadows Park, in North Liberty, Friday, Aug. 18, to help families in need with preparations for sending kids back to school.
The event, spearheaded by Life Church of Coralville (formerly of North Liberty), was the second of three. The first took place Thursday, Aug. 17, at Clear Creek Amana High School, in Tiffin, and the third on Monday, Aug. 21, at Kirkwood Elementary, in Coralville.

North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball Fall Fun Ball registration open

NORTH LIBERTY– NLYBS will be partnering with Diamond Dreams Baseball and Softball Sports Academy during the sixth season of Fall Fun Ball. Diamond Dream trainers work with boys and girls who will be in first through eighth grade during the 2017/2018 school year.
The season consists of five sessions, on Monday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or dark, beginning Sept. 11. The season ends on Oct. 9 unless there is a rainout and then the last night will be Oct. 16.

Puppet Show at Grace Church Sept. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– Grace Community Church in North Liberty will be hosting the Hairy & Co Puppet Show on Saturday, Sept. 9.
The shows are at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and is open to the public. No tickets are needed for the free show.
Hairy and his furry friends learn valuable lessons from the Bible through singing, storytelling, and of course, laughter, that resonates with kids of all ages (and grown ups, too).

North Liberty Pantry to host Taste and Tour Open House Wednesday, Sept. 27

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) will host a Taste and Tour Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m. NLCP is located at 89 N. Jones Blvd. with Growing Together Garden on the west side of the building. This event is free and open to the entire community.
The Taste and Tour gives the community an opportunity to meet and greet staff members, learn about NLCP services and volunteer opportunities, and check out Growing Together Garden, a collaborative learning space.

Clubs and businesses want space on Tiffin’s new LED board

TIFFIN– A fish fry, a car wash, a golf outing. Area clubs, organizations and businesses have been vying for advertising space on the City of Tiffin’s new LED welcome sign.
“I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you we kind of saw this coming,” said City Administrator Doug Boldt at a Tiffin City Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 15. “And they’re not necessarily all in Tiffin.”
He said he and Deputy City Clerk Ashley Jay-received multiple requests to include information about events and fundraisers on the sign, which became functional in July and sits on the lawn outside city hall.

Lightning Wrestling Club parent meeting Sept. 18

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty Lightning Wrestling Club will host its first annual parent meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the Liberty High School Wrestling Room. The club is open to athletes in grades pre-k to eighth. Parents should come and learn more about the upcoming season and about getting their kids involved in the opportunity. Questions may be directed to Joe Williams at 815-978-7636 or joe@williamstrainingacademy.com.

Treasure hunt to support NLCF runs through Sept. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– A treasure hunt, with a grand prize of four tickets to the Sept. 23 Iowa Hawkeyes’ football game versus Penn State (complete with parking pass and tailgate), is set to help raise funds and awareness of the North Liberty Community Fund (NLCF).
Entry fees for the Grow Our Community Treasure Hunt are $25. Participants will visit local businesses to collect stamps on a Community Fund card, from Aug. 1 to Sept. 9. Entering is simple, and you can pick up your entry form and map at Great Western Bank in North Liberty beginning Aug. 1.

Trojans run wild against Muskies

IC West wins 51-3 over Muscatine

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans put up three touchdowns in the first quarter and never looked back, as they powered past the Muscatine Muskies 51-3 Friday, Sept. 1, at home in a non-district matchup.
The Muskies took the opening kick off, but fumbled on their first drive, leading to a recovery by West High’s Andre White and the first of two touchdowns from Traevis Buchanan. Josh Jasek’s extra point kick was good, and West was up 7-0 with 9:51 remaining in the first period.

Iowa City West’s Greiner wins PV’s Spartan Invite, sets new record

Women of Troy 4th, Trojans 6th

PLEASANT VALLEY– Iowa City West High’s Kolby Greiner was crowned the boys varsity champion Saturday, Sept. 2, at Pleasant Valley’s Spartan Invitational cross country meet. Greiner won the race in 15:45, setting a new meet record in the process.
The Trojans were sixth behind team champions Edina (Minn.), Wheaton (Ill.), Pleasant Valley, Cedar Rapids Prairie and Johnston. Rival City High was the seventh squad in team points.

Women of Troy fall to Linn-Mar Lions

Linn-Mar defeats IC West, 3-1

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy suffered a setback with a 3-1 loss, at home, to Linn-Mar Tuesday, Aug. 29. The Lions took the first set narrowly, 25-23, and won the second set, 25-17. West High rallied back in the third set and won, 27-25, before falling, 25-17, in the fourth and final set.
Colby Greene led West High with 20 kills and found support from Cailyn Morgan, Claire Overton and Emily Burtch with seven apiece.

Martin sets two West High swim records

CEDAR FALLS– Iowa City West High’s swimming Women of Troy captured their second win of the season on Tuesday, Aug. 29, on the road, in Cedar Falls, soaking the Cedar Falls High School Tigers, 98-88, in varsity competition.
Ruby Martin had a big night, both for West High and for herself, as she set new school records in both the 100-yard butterfly (55.01 seconds) and the 100-yard backstroke (57.81).

Bolt XC boys run in Bob Brown Invite

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s boys cross country squad placed ninth in team points on Thursday, Aug. 31, in Iowa City Regina’s Bob Brown Invitational at the Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City. Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the meet, with Clear Creek Amana taking the runner-up spot. The host Regals were eighth, while Solon was 11th.
Peter Woodward was the fastest Lightning Bolt, finishing in 10th place.