• strict warning: Non-static method view::load_views() should not be called statically in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 837.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::db_objects() should not be called statically in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/includes/view.inc on line 1367.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 14.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.

North Liberty Leader

Lions chew on O-Bolts in season ender

Linn-Mar defeats Liberty High freshmen, 37-8

IOWA CITY– The first chapter in the story of the Liberty High Lightning Bolts’ Original or O-Bolts football team ended on a sour note. The Linn-Mar Lions devoured the Bolts, 37-8, in the final game of the freshman season Thursday, Oct. 20, at Iowa City West High.

Clippers to run at state XC meet

Creek Boys and Kaylie Barker will represent CCA in Fort Dodge

North Liberty Leader
SOLON– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School’s boys varsity cross country team finished third in team points Thursday, Oct. 20, in a Class 3A state qualifying cross country meet at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the meet with 29 team points, followed by Marion (60) and the Creek Boys from CCA (90). The finish qualified the team to advance to the state meet in Fort Dodge Oct. 29.

NC Knights girls win, boys 2nd at City High’s Bud Williams XC Invitational

Keeney wins girls’ race, Gryp second for boys

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The North Central Junior High Knights cross country squads ran Thursday, Sept. 29, in Iowa City High’s Bud Williams Invitational meet held at the Kickers Soccer Complex in Iowa City.
The Knights’ girls team won its race with 32 team points ahead of Southeast Junior High (45), Northwest Junior High (50) and Pekin (104). North Central’s Ashlyn Keeney was the individual winner with a time of 11:57.8. Katie Hoefer was fourth in 13:09.9, Camille Mac finished fifth in 13:30.2 and Isabelle Woody was seventh in 13:43.4.

West High runners headed to state XC meet

Women of Troy first in team points, Trojans third

North Liberty Leader
RIVERDALE– Iowa City West High’s cross country teams showed the way to Fort Dodge Thursday, Oct. 20, at Pleasant Valley in Class 4A state qualifying cross country meets. The Women of Troy won their qualifier with 49 team points to earn a berth in the state meet. Gabby Skopec won the event in 18:46 to qualify individually, along with Bailey Nock (second), Jessie Skopec (14th) and Olivia Moore (15th).

West High sophs win Wild Wild West Invitational

Women of Troy take down Linn-Mar for championship

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High sophomore Women of Troy won their home Wild Wild West volleyball invitational Saturday, Sept. 24. West knocked off Dubuque Hempstead 2-0 (21-11, 21-16), Pleasant Valley 2-1 (18-21, 21-13, 15-11) and North Scott 2-0 (21-11, 23-21) in pool play. Linn-Mar and West both had a bye in the quarterfinal rounds after the Lions swept Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Marshalltown in pool play. The Lions defeated Cedar Rapids Prairie, 2-0 (21-14, 21-19), in the semifinals while the Women of Troy took care of North Scott, 2-0 (21-15, 21-11).

Women of Troy break even at Westside Invitational

West High wins over Cedar Rapids Washington and West Liberty

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy varsity volleyball team competed Saturday, Oct. 7, at Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Westside Invitational and bowed out in the quarterfinal round.
West knocked off West Liberty 2-0 (21-10, 21-4) and Cedar Rapids Washington 2-0 (21-11, 21-18) before falling to Ankeny Centennial 2-1 (21-11, 11-21, 16-14). The Women of Troy advanced to the quarterfinal round where they faced eventual champion Dike-New Hartford and fell 2-0 (25-15, 25-23).

Police still looking for two suspects of multiple-vehicle theft

I-380 car chase ends in Tiffin

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana school district experienced its second lockdown ever last Thursday, Oct. 13, after a car chase involving the Cedar Rapids Police Department ended west of Tiffin, just a few miles from the high school and middle school.
According to authorities, a male and female suspect fled in a stolen pickup truck west of Half Moon Avenue on Highway 6 and are still at large.

2016 Stone Soup Supper Oct. 23

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry invites the public to attend the 2016 Stone Soup Supper on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the South Slope Community Room, 980 N. Front St.
The dinner includes a variety of soups donated by area business and individuals including Barb Dixon, Blue Bird Cafe, Kava House, Matt Zacek, Mirabito’s, Naomi’s Kitchen, Red’s Alehouse, Rocky O’Brien’s Public House and Vito’s.
A silent auction will run throughout the event with a variety of great items. Follow the pantry on Facebook as it posts pictures of various items for sale.

Nominations sought for Hall of Fame

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty is seeking nominations for 2016 induction into the community’s Hall of Fame. The award was developed in 2013 to recognize individuals who provided extraordinary public service and dedication to the community.

Untapped physical therapy

Wilton woman stresses women’s health at new North Liberty clinic

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– When she needed physical therapy for a torn ACL in high school, Beth Dessner didn’t anticipate getting into the profession.
With the opening of a new Integrated Therapy Specialists clinic in North Liberty, she’s now celebrating nearly 20 years serving Iowans for anything from a bad hip to chronic migraines.
“I’ll do anything,” said Dessner. “I just had an 8-year-old with an injured elbow; I love that.”

Construction continues at Clear Creek Amana

CCA’s construction manager updates projects

OXFORD– Work continues on three construction projects in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District.
Voters in the district approved a $48 million bond issue in 2014, which built Tiffin Elementary, added onto the middle school in Tiffin and is currently helping to renovate the original part of the middle school and adding onto the high school. District Construction Manager Ray Willoughby presented an update on the projects to the district’s school board of directors Monday, Sept. 19, during the regular monthly meeting at Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford.

The cost of a blue bin

City council approves 60-cent increase to utility bill recycling fee

NORTH LIBERTY– Residents of North Liberty may not feel the effects of a 60-cent increase on their utility bills next month, but the city’s recycling provider sure will.
At a meeting Oct. 11, members of the North Liberty City Council approved a slight increase to single-stream recycling rates in response to a request from Steve Smith of Johnson County Refuse.
It’s the third time since 2000, when North Liberty signed a recycling contract with Johnson County Refuse, Smith has asked for an increase in the fee residents pay. The last contract approval in 2014 raised it to $4.55.