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Curbside Christmas tree pick-up Jan. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– Christmas trees will be picked up curbside on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Trees must be bare of all decorations or flocking. Do not place trees in plastic bags. Please have trees at the curb by 7 a.m.

2017 pet tags now available

NORTH LIBERTY– It is now time to purchase your pet tags for 2017. Cats and dogs are required to wear tags that may be purchased at city hall for $2. Owners must provide verification of their pet being spayed/neutered to receive this rate. A nonspayed/nonneutered pet requires a fee of $25.
A tag provides identification in the event a pet is lost. The registration of an animal helps the city to ensure that all animals in the city are up to date with vaccines.
Dogs and cats must be kept on their owners’ property or on a leash at all times. Pets found “at large” will be impounded.

Hockey night with the Rough Riders Jan. 20 in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS– It’s a night to spend in Cedar Rapids cheering on the Rough Riders hockey team in a face-off with the Youngstown Phantoms.
Discounted tickets for Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:05 p.m. will be offered to all interested. Individuals must provide their own transportation.
Order tickets at 319-261-GOAL and mention “North Liberty” for the discount. Tickets are $10.75–$16.75, based on zone.

More charges filed in murder-for-hire scheme

MUSCATINE– A North Liberty man accused of attempting to hire a hit man last June is facing additional charges.
On Thursday, Dec. 29, Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren announced that three counts of attempted murder had been filed against Justin Lee DeWitt, 36, of North Liberty. Each charge is a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
According to criminal complaints, DeWitt allegedly sought the murder of three individuals– an Iowa Department of Public Safety special agent, an adult male and an adult female– while he was an inmate in the Muscatine County Jail.

Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 4

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 37th annual Chili Supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional Scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s 30 Scouts.

Tiffin Fire Association meeting Jan. 16

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Fire Association will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 16, at the Tiffin Fire Station commencing at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will include the appointment of directors. Immediately following will be the regular meeting, including election of officers.

North Liberty Recreation Center

Recreational Swim Team

T/Th 6:30-7:30 p.m. Is your child interested in joining a swim team but just not sure if they are ready for the competitive level? If so, our new swim team is perfect. Minimum requirements: Must be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle and one length backstroke. Limited number of participants so sign up early. Contact the NLRC for fees and schedule.
Family Fun Fridays at the aquatic center
Families swim at a reduced price. Standard adult supervision rules apply. No swim on March 17 or April 14. Price is for family of four.

No more through-traffic for snowmobilers in Tiffin

Pit stops to The Depot, Throttle Down still allowed

TIFFIN– Despite early snow activity, Tiffin residents could be seeing fewer snowmobilers downtown this year.
Due to the widening of Highway 6 as part of the Ireland Avenue updates, no sufficient right-of-way exists for snowmobiles between Grant Street and The Depot.
“Really we’ve created this kind of bottleneck and choked them out a little bit,” said City Administrator Doug Boldt. “They can’t get through there anymore.”
Derrick Parker, secretary of the Iowa Snowdrifters, brought the group’s concerns to the Tiffin City Council members’ attention at a Dec. 6 meeting.

Blitzing the Prairie Hawks

Iowa City West rolls over Cedar Rapids Prairie, 70-39

IOWA CITY– West High’s Women of Troy met little resistance Tuesday, Dec. 20, as they overhauled the Prairie Hawks of Cedar Rapids Prairie, 70-39, at home. West quickly built a lead in the first quarter, and was never threatened by Prairie (2-7 overall, 2-3 in Mississippi Valley Conference play).
West took the first period, 22-10, and was ahead 39-20 at the half.

2018 UWW World Cup Coming to Carver-Hawkeye

IOWA CITY– United World Wrestling, the international wrestling federation, has awarded the 2018 Freestyle World Cup to USA Wrestling, which will host the event at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the campus of the University of Iowa, April 21-22.
The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and features the top eight men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world. It is one of the most prestigious and important international wrestling events held each year, and will feature many of the top freestyle stars in the world.

Trojans compete in The Battle of Waterloo

West High beats W. Delaware, Mason City and Cedar Falls

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WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s Trojan wrestlers competed in the 2016 Battle of Waterloo Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16 and 17, at Young Arena. The Trojans were second in pool action with an 84-0 win (all forfeits) over Mason City, a 42-36 loss to Lisbon and a 42-34 win over Cedar Falls. West advanced to bracket play; finishing fourth with a 45-30 quarterfinal win over West Delaware, a 48-21 loss to North Scott and a 41-30 loss in a rematch with rival City High.

West nearly sweeps Warriors on the lanes

Price, Bys and Stark win against Cedar Rapids Washington

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s bowlers almost pulled off a complete sweep over the Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors Friday, Dec. 16, at Lancer Lanes in Cedar Rapids.