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Investigation Ends In Suicide

Suspected burglar takes his life at North Liberty residence

NORTH LIBERTY– A 21-year-old suspect in an Iowa City burglary died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a police response to a North Liberty home Sept. 26.
Iowa City and North Liberty police officers went to 60 David Lee Ct. in North Liberty to assist with the investigation of an early-morning burglary in Iowa City, according to information provided by the Iowa City and North Liberty police departments.

North Liberty one of the best places to live

NEW YORK– Money magazine named North Liberty one of the best 100 places to live for 2017 in the nationwide assessment that considered more than 70 separate types of data, according to the magazine, looking at factors sharing each town’s economy, cost of living, education, housing, crime, amenities and ease of living.
North Liberty was recognized as No. 75 on the list. The citation noted North Liberty’s 5.2 percent projected job growth, 19-minute average commute time and $77,983 median household income. Council Bluffs was the only other Iowa city to make the list.

Meet the Leader’s newest reporter

NORTH LIBERTY– Much like the city of its namesake, the North Liberty Leader is undergoing changes. In September, Cale Stelken of Iowa City joined the team as a reporter and photographer. Stelken replaces Shianne Fisher, who has since moved to the Des Moines area.

Swisher Legion hosts VNA flu clinic Oct. 14

SWISHER– The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will provide a flu shot clinic at the Swisher American Legion Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
This clinic will offer flu shots QIV and High Dose Flu (for ages 65 and older). Also available upon prior request will be pneumonia vaccines PPSV23 and PCV13. Call the VNA at 319-337-9686, ext. 1155, to reserve the pneumonia vaccine dose.

Lightning strikes 14th- ranked Bloodhounds

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FORT MADISON– Liberty High’s sophomore-and-freshman laden varsity volleyball team picked up a significant win Tuesday, Sept. 26, knocking off 14th-ranked (in Class 4A) Fort Madison, 3-2 (25-21, 25-27, 25-22, 18-25, 15-9) in Fort Madison.

Trojans runner-up at West Invitational XC Meet

Greiner leads Iowa City West with 2nd-place finish

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s varsity boys took the team runner-up spot Tuesday, Sept. 26, at their home cross country invitational, held at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course. Cedar Rapids Prairie won the meet with 27 points, topping the 68-point Trojans.
Kolby Greiner led West High with a second-place finish in 15:44.

Prairie Hawks jolted by the Bolts

CEDAR RAPIDS– Lightning struck on a clear, blue, late-September afternoon as the Liberty High “Bolts” jolted Cedar Rapids Prairie, 22-16, in sophomore football action at Prairie last Friday. The win improved Liberty’s record to 3-3.

Women of Troy top Waterloo

Iowa City West wins, 146-46

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CORALVILLE– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy’s swimming and diving team rolled, like a tidal wave, over the Waterloo swim team Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Coralville Recreation Center, 146-46.
Waterloo fielded no junior varsity competitors and only posted a win in one event: 1-meter diving.

Trojan golfers fourth in MVC Divisional Meet

Spence’s 77 is tops for IC West

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity boys golfers finished fourth in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division Meet Monday, Sept. 25, at the Jones Park Golf Course, in Cedar Rapids, hosted by Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School.
Linn-Mar won the meet with a final combined score of 907 (Super, Div. 1 and Div. 2), while Xavier took the runner-up team honors with 913. The Trojans of West High were fourth with 1,038, led by junior Kyle Spence with a 77 through 18 holes, good for 10th place.

Creek Girls 3rd in home XC Classic

Barker sets the pace for CCA

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY– Heat and humidity combined forces Monday, Sept. 25, as Clear Creek Amana (CCA) held its Clipper Cross Country Classic at Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City.
Mid-Prairie and Vinton-Shellsburg turned up the heat on the Creek Girls as well, taking the team title and runner-up spots respectively with 17 and 58 points. The Clippers were third with 62, led by Kaylie Barker’s fifth-place finish in 22:18.29.

Clipper Boys second at home XC meet

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY– Monday, Sept. 25, was a hot day at the Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys cross country team was also hot as they hosted their home meet.

Trojans roll over Greyhounds

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BURLINGTON– Iowa City West High’s Trojans moved to 6-0 with a 49-0 road win in district play over the Burlington Greyhounds Friday, Sept. 29, in Burlington.
Traevis Buchanan scored three touchdowns for West High, with two from Andre White and one from Jalen Gaudet. Lucas Karwal nailed six point-after kicks with one from Josh Kuehn.