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Hoops with a Cop scheduled for Oct. 24

NORTH LIBERTY—North Liberty police officers will host the inaugural Hoops with a Cop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the North Liberty Community Center. All ages are invited to play a variety of basketball games, talk with and get to know the officers.
The program is an opportunity for officers of the North Liberty Police Department and the community they serve to interact and get to know each other in a fun, friendly context.

Come to Swisher for all-you-can-eat breakfast Oct. 11

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor an all you can eat breakfast Sunday, Oct. 11, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children, with everyone welcome to join the Auxiliary for breakfast at the Swisher American Legion.

Nominations sought for North Liberty Hall of Fame

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty seeks nominations for 2015 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.

Clear Creek Amana Hall of Fame nominations due Oct. 1

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana Foundation Board seeks nominations for the 2015 Hall of Fame award. Application letters are due by Oct. 1 and should include at the minimum the following information: name of nominee, address of nominee, year (if known) and school graduated from, whether the person is deceased, why this person should be considered for this honor (provide as many details as possible– years of service, what was the service, offices held, etc.), and a letter signed by nominator with address and phone number if questions.

Local officers help build Habitat home for National Day of Service and Remembrance

IOWA CITY– Eleven public service officers from four area agencies joined volunteers on Friday, Sept. 11, to help construct a new home for a low-income family in observation of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
The National Day of Service encourages all Americans to engage in charitable service in tribute to the victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Reporter Heaton joins Leader staff as school board correspondent, feature writer

SOLON– Nora Heaton has joined the Solon Economist and North Liberty Leader news staff. She is an alumna of the University of Iowa, with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications and English (Creative Writing emphasis). She will be reporting primarily on school board news as well as other local news and features.

Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace concert to be Sept. 26

NORTH LIBERTY– Matthew Smith and the band Indelible Grace will perform on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 2707 Dubuque St. NE, North Liberty. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Matthew Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes new music to centuries-old hymn texts. Indelible Grace has drawn acclaim across denominational lines and is used in churches around the world..
Advance tickets are available online only at graceb3.org/matthewsmith, $7 each, $30 for a family ticket. At the door, tickets are $10 each. Children 5 and under are free.

CCA beats Ft. Madison, 27-14, on soggy Homecoming night

By Chris Umscheid
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TIFFIN– It was the second home game of the season for Clear Creek Amana and Homecoming Friday, Sept. 18, as the Fort Madison Bloodhounds visited Tiffin. It was also the second time this season that near-constant rain fell and the second time a lengthy lightning delay made for a long night.
However, it was also the Clippers’ first win of the season as they scrubbed the dogs, 27-14, and improved to a 1-0 record in district play and 1-3 record overall.

Women of Troy slam the Rams

West wins, 3-0, in volleyball

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DUBUQUE– The West High Women of Troy swept the Rams of Dubuque Senior, 3-0, in varsity volleyball action Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Dubuque. The Women of Troy, led by Ali Tauchen’s 10 kills, won 25-21, 25-16 and 25-7, and, in the process, improved their ranking by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union from 10th in Class 5A to sixth.

Clipper boys first at English Valleys cross country invitational

Tener third for boys, Barker fifth in girls’ race, Liebe wins JV race

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NORTH ENGLISH– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) boys varsity cross country team picked up another win as they took the English Valleys Invitational meet Tuesday, Sept. 15. Jake Tener led the guys with a third-place finish in 18:35.59. Eric Douglass and Wyatt Sedlacek were also in the top-10 finishers in fourth and seventh-place respectively.

Women of Troy sixth at Little Hawk swimming invitational

West’s Erica Hsu wins 500 freestyle

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IOWA CITY– The Mercer Park Aquatic Center was the site of the 2015 Little Hawk Invitational swim meet hosted by Iowa City High on Saturday, Sept. 19. The West High Women of Troy joined seven other teams and finished sixth in overall team points with 184. Ankeny won the meet with 398 points, MVC foe Cedar Falls was second (340) and Cedar Rapids Kennedy was third (319). The host Little Hawks were eighth in points with 131.
Erica Hsu picked up West’s only win, taking the 500-yard freestyle in 5:15.34. She also took second in the 200-yard IM in 2:12.10.

West women splashed by swimming Tigers

Cedar Falls 118, IC West 68

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CORALVILLE– The Cedar Falls Tigers took a swimming dual meet from the West High Women of Troy, 118-68, Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Coralville Recreation Center.
The Hsu sisters picked up three individual wins for West, with Erica taking the 200-meter individual medley in 2:10.70 and the 500-meter freestyle in 5:15.57, while Alison won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:03.07.
West is in action on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s invitational starting at 8:30 a.m. and travels to Linn-Mar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, with a 6 p.m. start time.
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