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Crews continue work on city wells

NORTH LIBERTY– The week of Jan. 9, crews are expected to take the next steps to add two new wells to the city’s water supply. Both wells are located in Quail Ridge Park, north of Zeller Street, west of Highway 965.
Drilling of the shallower Silurian Aquifer well is complete, but the contractor will pump up to 600 gallons per minute from the well for 72 hours to test its capacity. The process will test how quickly the well can recharge itself. This water cannot enter the water supply and will be discharged into the city’s storm water system.

2017 pet tags now available

NORTH LIBERTY– It is now time to purchase your pet tags for 2017. Cats and dogs are required to wear tags that may be purchased at city hall for $2. Owners must provide verification of their pet being spayed/neutered to receive this rate. A nonspayed/nonneutered pet requires a fee of $25.
A tag provides identification in the event a pet is lost. The registration of an animal helps the city to ensure that all animals in the city are up to date with vaccines.
Dogs and cats must be kept on their owners’ property or on a leash at all times. Pets found “at large” will be impounded.

Hockey night with the Rough Riders Jan. 20

CEDAR RAPIDS– It’s a night to spend in Cedar Rapids cheering on the Rough Riders hockey team in a face-off with the Youngstown Phantoms.
Discounted tickets for Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:05 p.m. will be offered to all interested. Individuals must provide their own transportation.
Order tickets at 319-261-GOAL and mention “North Liberty” for the discount. Tickets are $10.75–$16.75, based on zone.

Citywide snowman contest Dec. 1-Feb. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Build a snowman in any city park or your yard between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28, take a photo and submit it to Jason Egly at jegly@northlibertyiowa.org along with your name, contact information and where the snowman was built. Entries will be displayed at the North Liberty Community Center and online to be judged by recreation staff.The winning family receives prize!

Liberty Lightning Bolts win, 49-44, over CR Prairie Black

Lightning flashes at Prairie High

CEDAR RAPIDS– Isaac Bender’s 21 points led the Liberty High Lightning Bolts to a 49-44 freshman boys basketball victory Thursday, Jan. 5, at Prairie Point Middle School in Cedar Rapids. The Lightning zapped Prairie High School’s Black Team.
Bender gave Liberty a 4-0 lead but Andre Brandon made it 6-3 after the first of several Prairie 3-point bombs dropped. Prairie took the first period, 7-6, and built a 14-6 lead in the second.

McCaffery scores 1,000th point

Trojans ride roughshod over the Warriors in 92-56 win

IOWA CITY– It’s situation normal at Iowa City West High for the varsity boys basketball team as they continue to roll through the 2016-17 season. In the wake of an 80-71 pre-Christmas loss to Cedar Rapids Prairie, the Trojans rebounded to pound the Warriors of Cedar Rapids Washington, 92-56, Tuesday, Jan. 3, at West High.

CCA edges Maquoketa, 49-43

Creek Girls get past Cardinals

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls basketball team improved to 5-4 on the season with a 49-43 win Tuesday, Jan. 3, at home against the Cardinals of Maquoketa.

Williamsburg cuts down CCA, 60-47, Clippers now 1-8

A rough season got a little rougher Friday, Jan. 6, as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys fell, 60-47, to rival Williamsburg in the Raiders’ gym.
The ‘Burg leaped out to an 18-4 lead at the end of the first period and were up 31-15 at halftime. The Clippers put all hands on deck for a major damage control effort in the third, and put up 22 points to narrow the gap to five points (42-37) going into the final period. Cory Siders led the Clippers with 18 points, including a trio of 3-point baskets. Tate Thomsen added 10 points while Tyler Hallett put in eight.

Maquoketa downs CCA, 73-55

MAQUOKETA– Tate Thomsen’s 24 points weren’t enough to carry the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers past the Cardinals of Maquoketa Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Maquoketa. The Clippers opened 2017 with a 73-55 loss, dropping to 1-7 overall in the WaMaC West Division.
The Creek Boys narrowly won the first period, 16-14, and were up by one point, 27-26, at halftime. The Cardinals flew away with the lead in the third period and held a 52-39 advantage going into the final quarter.

Creek Boys sixth at Linn-Mar’s varsity invitational wrestling duals

Western Dubuque defeats Mount Vernon for championship

MARION– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity wrestlers competed in Linn-Mar’s invitational dual meet Saturday, Jan. 7, and came away with a sixth-place finish overall and a third-place showing in pool action. Western Dubuque defeated Mount Vernon, 61-16, in the championship round while Ankeny Centennial defeated Linn-Mar, 46-22, for third and fourth place, respectively.

Trojans tussle on the lanes

IOWA CITY– The Trojans and Women of Troy from Iowa City West High tangled with the Trojans of Waterloo East High School Friday, Jan. 7, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City with West High winning three out of the four matches. West’s varsity and junior varsity (JV) boys won with the varsity Trojans taking a 2,977 to 2,388 advantage while the JV posted a 2,209 to 1,831 win. Kalen Rios led the varsity boys with a match-high 438 while Josh Pelland had a match-high 349 for the JV.

West wins 3 of 4 on the lanes against Linn-Mar

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CEDAR RAPIDS– West High’s bowlers won three out of four matches Tuesday, Jan. 3, against the Linn-Mar Lions at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center. The varsity Women of Troy won 2,622 to 2,455 and were led by Brittnee Price with a match-high 412. The junior varsity (JV) Women of Troy won 1,929 to 1,805 with West’s Kylie Rohm leading the way with 358. Corey Roth led the varsity boys to a 3,109 to 2,926 win. Roth bowled 484. The JV boys fell to the Lions, 2,059 to 2,003, with Josh Pelland putting up a match-high 340.