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Shueyville UM Men’s Pancake Supper Friday, March 31

SHUEYVILLE– The Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper is Friday, March 31, from 5-7 p.m.
Come enjoy good food and fellowship with friends.
The pancake supper is an all-you-can eat supper which includes pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, hash browns and beverage. The supper is used to support mission activities, both at home and around the world.
The church mailing address is 1195 Steeple Ln. NE, in Swisher, but is located in Shueyville, just 3/4 mile east of Interstate 380 on Exit 10.
Cost for adults is $6, ages 3-12 is $3, and those under 3 are free.

IC West defeats Muscatine, 83-44, in 4A substate final

Trojans mar the Muskies on way to state

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Class 4A substate final game on Tuesday, Feb. 28, between the Iowa City West High Trojans and the Muskies of Muscatine was billed as a clash of the titans, but ended up as another routine outing for the Trojans as they put away the Muskies, 83-44, to return to the state tournament in Des Moines.

West High’s track and field season opens at Wartburg

Welch, Nock, Haight earn wins for the Women of Troy

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WAVERLY– While the Iowa City West High basketball teams were tuning up for state tournament appearances, the track and field teams opened their season with an indoor meet at Wartburg College in Waverly on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Valley crushes West’s championship hopes

Win over Waukee leads to loss in semifinals for Women of Troy

By Chris Umscheid
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DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy made their fifth state basketball tournament appearance under Coach B.J. Mayer, and had their hopes for a Class 5A championship crushed by the Tigers of Valley, West Des Moines, in the semifinal round on Friday, March 3, in a 55-48 loss.

Preview: New year, new faces for Trojan track and field team

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IOWA CITY– Head coach T.J. Craig has a simple philosophy for the Iowa City West High boys track and field program as the 2017 season begins.
“Every year is a new year, with new and surprising developments,” Craig said.
It’s the second year for Craig at the top of the program and his 12th year overall. Last year, the Trojans were fourth in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) divisional meet and placed 18th in team points at the Class 4A state meet. The Trojans took seven events to the Drake Relays and qualified six events for the state meet.

Brewing perfection

Café Muse opens in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– From its architecture to its direct trade coffee, Café Muse embodies perfection.
Open since Feb. 4, the new North Liberty coffee shop boasts single origin coffee, high tea and caffeinated cocktails, as well as a unique indoor design.
For co-owners Nasi Moradi and CJ Huang, it’s about more than just cranking out warm cups of joe; it’s about the experience.

CCA Mini Dance Marathon Friday, March 3

TIFFIN– This year, Clear Creek Amana (CCA) is hosting the 4th annual Mini Dance Marathon, in conjunction with the University of Iowa (UI) Dance Marathon, on Friday, March 3, from 7-10 p.m. at the high school. One hundred percent of funds raised will go to children at the UI hospital battling cancer, and their families. All ages are welcome to attend, and admission is $5 at the door.

NL Optimists’ pancake breakfast March 4

NORTH LIBERTY– The Optimist Club of North Liberty will host its 44th annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the North Liberty Community Center gymnasium, 520 W. Cherry St.
Proceeds will benefit more than a dozen North Liberty youth programs, as all Optimist clubs have a mission to be “friends of youth.” In 2015, the North Liberty Optimists donated about $25,000 to support about 20 North Liberty youth activities, including the free summer lunch program for kids at the North Liberty Recreation Center’s egg hunt.

Register for NLYBS through Friday, March 3

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration for the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball’s (NLYBS) 25th anniversary season is open. Sign up your child or children at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS by March 3.
Leagues are available for boys and girls age 4 through eighth grade. Call the NLYBS hotline at 319-248-1283 with questions or check the FAQ page on the NLYBS website. Scholarships are available.
New this year is First Grade Baseball, and Third Grade Rookie players will have the opportunity to pitch. Umpires will also be needed, but must be at least 14 years old. Training is provided.

Bill Riley Talent Show March 4 in Tiffin

TIFFIN– The Bill Riley Talent Search will make a stop in Tiffin at the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School Performing Arts Center on March 4 beginning at 4 p.m. The show is free open to the public.
Local actor and CCA drama coach Tom Milligan will be the master of ceremonies with approximately 30 different acts participating from ages 2-21. There will be a panel of judges who will place the top acts in each division with the winner of each division advancing to the Iowa State Fair in August.

Highway 6 signalization pushed back

Miscommunication leads to increased estimated cost

TIFFIN– It’s an unfortunate chain of events.
That’s how Ben Carhoff, of Hart-Frederick Consultants, described the situation regarding the installation of traffic lights on Highway 6 in a recent letter to the Tiffin City Council.
“I was told they were sized for traffic light poles when they’re not. They’re standard bases for street lights that were installed,” Carhoff told council members at a Feb. 7 regular meeting.

A tribute to Major General Robert L. Sentman (ret.)

NORTH LIBERTY– Retired Major General Robert L. Sentman is a Johnson County resident currently farming near North Liberty and Tiffin. His farming and patriotic roots grow deep in Iowa, as his ancestor, Joseph Denison, was an early Iowa farmer who fought in the American Civil War. Major General Sentman added 26 Sentmans, from Pennsylvania to Iowa, and also took part in the War of the Rebellion.