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North Liberty recreation staff to sponsor holiday lights contest for fun and prizes

NORTH LIBERTY– Nothing says “happy holidays” like competition over the best holiday lights display.
The North Liberty Recreation Department is sponsoring a holiday decorating contest with prizes for the top three displays based on public and staff voting.
To register or nominate a neighbor, complete the entry form available at the city’s website, northlibertyiowa.org, or fill out a form at the North Liberty Community Center. Voting will be held from Dec. 14-20, with the winners announced Dec. 21.
So safely get into your best Clark Griswold mentality and show your neighborhood what’s what.

Officials offer information about clearing snow from Johnson County roadways

By Kevin Braddock
Special to the Leader

 JOHNSON COUNTY– Winter doesn’t officially begin until Dec. 22, but as Iowans, we know the snow and ice can come well before then. Now is a good time to remind residents of the Johnson County Secondary Roads Department’s Snow Removal Policy, available on the Secondary Roads web page at www.johnson-county.com.

Clipper girls battle, rattle Anamosa Raiders

CCA opens with 52-31 win

TIFFIN– They got off to a slow start but, once they found their sea legs, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls went full steam ahead to sink the Anamosa Raiders 52-31 Tuesday, Nov. 24, at home in their season opener.
The Raiders took a 5-0 lead largely from success at the charity stripe. Abbi Kinnaird put the Clippers on the scoreboard with about three minutes remaining in the first period. Erin Navara made it a one-point ball game by scoring on a put-back and Kinnaird sank two from the free throw line to tie the game at seven-all at the end of the quarter.

Four seniors to lead Trojans on the mat

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IOWA CITY– Four seniors, three of whom have state tournament experience, will lead the West High Trojan varsity wrestling program in the 2015-2016 season.

CCA swimmer Hruby signs letter of intent with Northwestern

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) swimmer Emma Hruby signed a letter of intent to swim for Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., during a signing ceremony Monday, Nov. 16, at the high school.

Women of Troy open with a win

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DAVENPORT– The West High Women of Troy opened the 2015-2016 varsity basketball season with a 50-44 win at Davenport Assumption Saturday, Nov. 28.
Rachel Saunders led West High with a game-high 15 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Logan Cook added a dozen points while Ali Tauchen put up nine.
The Knights were ranked ninth in Class 3A in the preseason rankings by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and dropped to 0-2 on the season. West High was unranked in Class 5A and moved to 1-0.

Nine West High athletes sign letters of intent to play college sports

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IOWA CITY– Nine Iowa City West High athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play college athletics on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Aidan Keen, Mark McGlaughlin, Will Scott, Donovan Doyle, Tanner Lohaus, Matthew Schneider, Tia Saunders, Taylor Libby and Adara Opiola made their commitments in a 3:30 p.m. signing ceremony in the school’s cafeteria.

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North Liberty, Tiffin consider road upgrades as Iowa DOT plans interchange projects

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) has much to work out with the cities of North Liberty and Tiffin.
DOT officials hosted an open house Wednesday, Nov. 18, in North Liberty to answer questions about a proposed new interchange at Interstate 380 and Forevergreen Road. About 100 people attended the meeting.

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North Liberty Library’s veteran appreciation day reminds us of the demands of military service

NORTH LIBERTY — He was 24 years old and holding a lead container filled with the ingredients of an atomic bomb.
Joe Segreti didn’t think anything of it at the time. It was just a part of his job.
Segreti, an Iowa City resident and patron of the North Liberty Community Library, said he was among the lucky ones in World War II.

NL council reviews budget goals for new fiscal year

NORTH LIBERTY– As the North Liberty City Council began to set budget goals for the upcoming fiscal year, one thing emerged as a top priority: engaging the community in planning the city’s future.
Dollar values are hard to assign to a goal like that, but seeking citizen input before proceeding with big-ticket items became part of the discussion several times during the council’s Nov. 17 budget goal setting work session.

CCA to host Dec. 11 fundraiser dinner to support local family

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School family of staff and students are coming together to raise money for Jane and Jeff Astor, longtime teacher and coaches at CCA.
On Dec. 11, CCA High School will host a pasta dinner fundraiser during the boys’ basketball game against Center Point Urbana. The evening will include a silent auction and dessert auction. The fundraiser will assist with the medical costs and travel expenses associated with Jeff’s medical treatments.

City of NL reminds residents of snow policy

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty reminds residents snow emergencies go into effect automatically with a snowfall of two inches, or when one is declared by city administration. The goal is to allow North Liberty’s streets to be cleared efficiently, so travel is safer and melting snow can drain quickly.
When a snow emergency is in effect, on-street parking is prohibited; cars can be ticketed every 12 hours or towed. More information about snow emergencies is available at northlibertyiowa.org/snow.