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North Liberty Leader

Something old, something new for ICCSD board consideration

Boundary scenarios still under discussion; new resource allocation model to be reviewed

IOWA CITY– It was boundary scenarios, take four.
Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) board members and administration met again to discuss possible high school and junior high boundaries at the Tuesday, April 14, school board meeting.

Neighbors concerned about septic, runoff issues in proposed two-home subdivision near NL

One house too many

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
JOHNSON COUNTY– The Johnson County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission has dealt with its share of discontent lately.
After voting 4-1 against a controversial rezoning application for a property on Newport Road, the commission faced another set of neighbors opposed to the subdivision application of Joseph Mattingly of rural Johnson County.

National Alliance for Mental Illness fundraising walk to be April 25

IOWA CITY– The public is invited to join the 11th annual National Alliance for Mental Illness Johnson County (NAMIJC) fundraising walk on April 25, at Terry Trueblood Recreational Center, 4213 Sand Rd. SE, Iowa City. This year’s 9 a.m. speaker will be author, advocate and NAMIJC Honorary Walk Chair; Zach Wahls.
The walk kicks off at 10 a.m. and will circle Sand Lake. This is a family-friendly event with activities for children. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Music will be provided by the Tonya English Band, and complimentary snacks, coffee and water will be provided.

Creek and Luther jazz groups to showcase a Night of Jazz April 25

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) instrumental music program will showcase jazz music at the annual Night of Jazz concert on Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at CCA High School’s Performing Arts Center in Tiffin.
CCA jazz bands will share the stage this year with the renowned Luther Jazz Orchestra from Luther College and its music department. Luther will be joining CCA Middle School Jazz Band, CCA Jazz Band and the award-winning CCA Jazz Ensemble.

Tiffin Community Fund to meet with city, school, business leaders

TIFFIN– Tiffin Community Fund, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Johnson County, will meet with Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school, city and businesses leaders to discuss community needs on Tuesday, April 28, from 7-8 a.m. in the Tiffin City Hall at 300 Railroad St., Tiffin.
Representatives of the Tiffin Community Fund are convening the meeting to connect city, school and business leaders, and to provide opportunities to address concerns and opportunities in the community.

Pantry to hold ribbon cutting, tree planting for new garden April 25

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the North Liberty Community Pantry for a ribbon cutting and tree planting event to open the new Garden for Health project on Saturday, April 25, from 1-3 p.m., at 89 Jones Blvd. in North Liberty.
Volunteers will be hosting a variety of kid friendly activities and more. For information visit www.northlibertycommunitypantry.org/garden/ or Facebook at www.facebook.com/NorthLibertyCommunityPantry .

Reminder: open burning prohibited in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department would like to remind North Liberty residents of the city’s Open Burn Policy.
1. Open burning is prohibited throughout the entire city. The burning of yard waste, household items and burn barrels are prohibited.
2. Due to the close proximity of homes in Holiday Lodge and Golfview, no open fires including recreational fire pits, or burning shall be permitted at any time or place within these parks. Charcoal, in a charcoal broiler or grill, for the purpose of cooking food shall be allowed.

Clipper girls undefeated

CCA wins against Washington and CPU

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– It was a successful week for Matt Harding and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls soccer team as they pounded Washington, 11-1, on the road and survived a scare from Center Point-Urbana (CPU), 2-0, at home.
Hannah Bormann and Megan Hall pulled off hat tricks against the Demons of Washington on Monday, April 13, with three goals each and were supported by Morgan Carew (two goals), Carolina Herrera, Hannah Pfister and Kaitlin Riggle.

CCA boys down the West Delaware Hawks

4-0 home win for CCA

TIFFIN– It wasn’t an edge-of-your-seat thriller of a soccer match as there wasn’t much drama on Tuesday, April 14, when the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper boys varsity soccer team defeated the visiting Hawks of West Delaware 4-0. That was just fine with head coach Tim Benson.
“We’re OK with that. There was plenty of drama the last two games (first two of the season) with an overtime win, and Solon was knocking on the door the whole second half,” Benson said.
In both matches the opponent scored first, forcing the Clippers to come from behind for the win.

West track in action at City’s Forwald Relays

Girls third overall, boys finish seventh

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– West High’s track and field teams competed in City High’s 43rd annual Forwald Relays on Thursday, April 16, with the girls placing third in overall team points and the boys finishing seventh.
Jacob Sanderson, Wali Parks, Xavier Koch and Derek Nugent scored the Trojans’ only win of the meet, taking the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay in 3:35.50. Second place finishes went to the boys 4x100 relay of Sanderson, Koch, Matthew Huff and Parks; and the 4x200 relay of Koch, Sanderson, Huff and Parks.

Clipper boys fourth at Bobcat Co-Ed

VAN HORNE— Once again the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) throwers emerged from the shot put and discus cages and came together on the track to win the throwers 4x100-meter relay at the Bobcat Co-Ed Invitational on Friday, April 17.
Robby Swails, Jacoby Reighard, Cole White and Grant Riggan topped the field in 49.91 seconds while the Clippers were the fourth-place team in overall points.
Vinton-Shellsburg won the meet with 142 points followed by Williamsburg, Mount Vernon and the Clippers (80 points).

Six Clippers to compete this week at Drake Relays

DES MOINES– The 106th Drake Relays are being held Wednesday, April 22, through Sunday, April 26, at Drake University in Des Moines. High school competition starts Thursday afternoon and continues on Friday and Saturday.