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Lawns sought for voluntary soil restoration demonstration

Sign up for project by March 23

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty, in partnership with the Johnson County Soil & Water Conservation District (JCSWCD), is seeking a North Liberty resident to volunteer his or her yard for a soil quality restoration demonstration project.

Come and get it

West Trojans to defend title, close in on four-peat performance in Des Moines

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High Trojans took a 23-0 record to the Class 4A Boys State Basketball Tournament after powering past the Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors, 79-50, in a substate final Tuesday, March 3, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

Tigers dash West girls’ championship hopes

West gets past SE Polk, falls to WDM Valley

DES MOINES– The West High Women of Troy’s’ hopes for a Class 5A State Championship were dashed Friday, March 6, as the Tigers of West Des Moines Valley took a semifinal game 57-41 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The loss ended West’s season at 22-3 while top-ranked Valley (23-2) advanced to the Finals.
The fifth-ranked Women of Troy opened their championship quest with a 43-40 quarterfinal win over sixth-ranked Southeast Polk Wednesday, March 4. West started the game with a 5-0 deficit before Mikaela Morgan could get West’s first basket of the afternoon.

Six Clippers make WaMaC All-Conference basketball teams

CCA finishes second in West Division, third in WaMaC

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Six members of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys basketball squad were named to WaMaC All-Conference teams for the 2014-2015 season.
The divisional selections were released by the WaMaC High School Athletic Conference on Tuesday, March 3.
Drew Wagner and Jake Neubauer were unanimous First Team picks in the WaMaC West Division.
Cal Miller and Nile Rourke were Second Team selectees while Keyan McAreavy and Mitch Stopko earned Honorable Mention.
Williamsburg’s Dave Schlabaugh and his staff earned West Division Coach of the Year.

North Liberty Fire Department responds to mobile home fire

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD) was dispatched to 115 Holiday Lodge Rd. in North Liberty on Monday March 2, at 1:45 p.m. to respond to a report of a mobile home on fire. First-arriving units found heavy fire and smoke coming from the front of the home. The occupant of the home, 70-year-old Fred Steven, was able to exit the structure. It is unknown if smoke detectors were functioning at the time. Fire crews had the fire under control in 20 minutes while clean-up continued for a couple of hours.

Shocking concerns from ACLU

Organization offers report of law enforcement’s use of Tasers

JOHNSON COUNTY– In the wake of the national spotlight on law enforcement officers and their use of force, recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Iowa (ACLU-Iowa) on the use of Tasers has provided the public with documented information on policies and practices.

CCA approves calendar while lawmakers continue debate

School start date set in stone...for now

TIFFIN— A year ago the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school board thought the district’s two-year calendar was approved. Then Governor Terry Branstad and State Director of Education Brad Buck moved to enforce a state law that has been on the books since 1983, mandating schools not start before Sept. 1.

Sewer bid, site plan for new school approved

High school will accommodate 1,000 students to start in 2017

NORTH LIBERTY– The school is taking shape, and the North Liberty City Council is all in.
At the council’s Feb. 23 meeting, Vitas Bering with SVPA Architects in West Des Moines, representing the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD), presented the 70-acre site plan for the new high school that will be built near the intersection of North Liberty Road and Dubuque Street.

Optimist Club of North Liberty to host pancake breakfast for public March 7

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Optimists will host their 42nd annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 7, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., North Liberty.
Tickets can be purchased at Chiropractic TLC at 1295 Jordan St., the North Liberty Community Library at 520 W. Cherry St., North Liberty City Hall at 3 Quail Creek Cr., or any of the banks in town. Tickets prices: adults $6, children ages 3-10 years $2, and age 2 and under are free. All proceeds will benefit the youth of North Liberty.

Still time to register for We Run’s annual “Lucky Run” to be held March 21

NORTH LIBERTY– We Run in North Liberty is organizing its annual “Lucky Run” for March 21, beginning at 9 a.m. at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union on Landon Road in North Liberty. The race includes chip-timed 1K, 5K and 10K. Participants will receive a technical shirt, a finishing medal and a goodie bag. Additional proceeds will be benefit charities Soles4souls and Brian to Boston (Michael Linslow Respite Center). Registration information for the race can be found at www.werunllc.com under the Lucky Run tab.

Shueyville United Methodist Church to host pancake supper March 27; public is invited to attend

SHUEYVILLE– Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper will be held Friday, March 27, from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to come and enjoy good food and fellowship with friends.
The all-you-can eat supper includes pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, hash browns and beverage. This supper supports mission activities both at home and around the world. The church is located at 1195 Steeple Ln. NE in Shueyville. Cost of supper is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12 and children under three are free.

Women of Troy return to state tournament

IOWA CITY— After sitting out the 2014 Girls State Basketball Tournament, the West High Women of Troy returned to the Wells Fargo Arena after knocking out Muscatine and Pleasant Valley in Class 5A Regional competition.
The Muskies were pan-fried in Iowa City on Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Semifinal Round 54-28, while the Spartans of Pleasant Valley were foiled 45-27 in Iowa City, during the Regional Final on Tuesday, Feb. 24.