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2016 CCA baseball preview

Young Clippers ready to navigate WaMaC fields

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Brent Henry and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball team will have to do without six seniors who graduated with the Class of 2015 (Chase Rourke, Travis Bowman, Killian Walters, Tanner Bandy, Nile Rourke and Stephen Jensen).
Cappy’s (the un-official mascot of Clipper Baseball) Crew, led by these six men, posted a 21-19 record overall and 14-16 WaMaC conference showing last season.

Longest-serving NL firefighter passes

Annual Bob Parker Blood Drive May 26 held in his honor

NORTH LIBERTY– Robert D. “Bob” Parker, 63, of North Liberty, passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A memorial service to celebrate Bob’s life was held Wednesday, May 18, at Lensing Funeral Home, Iowa City, with Father Ed Fitzpatrick officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The North Liberty Fire Fighters Foundation or to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

School board boundary talks far from over

After votes on several motions, discussion lingers

By Nora Heaton
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The atmosphere was tense as the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Board of Directors approved boundary changes at the elementary and secondary levels.
The Board has been discussing attendance zones at recent work sessions and had created a set of maps for a vote at its May 10 meeting. Most directors agreed time was of the essence, and that families needed the information about where their kids would attend school.

Goats on the go at Penn Elementary

NORTH LIBERTY– There were some new kids on the block at Penn Elementary last weekend, but they didn’t stick around for long.
On Saturday, May 14, Ames-based company Goats on the Go released around 30 goats, mostly adult females with some juveniles, on the south side of Penn to clear weeds and underbrush on school property. The Iowa City Community School District contracted signed a contract with the company in March for $2,225 and 1.5 acres cleared between Penn and Shimek elementary schools.

Oxford incident prompts investigation

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is interested in speaking with the person who interacted with a child in Oxford Thursday, May 12.
The sheriff’s office received a report of a male subject in a vehicle who approached a child in Oxford and asked her if she would like to make some money. The child ran home and notified her parents who reported the incident. This occurred May 12 in an alley behind the Depot convenience store at approximately 3:30 p.m.

NL American Legion Memorial Day schedule

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Memorial Day flag raising schedule will be: 9:30 a.m. Ridgewood Cemetery.
Following the ceremony at Ridgewood, the Legion representatives will travel to Club 76, at 3949 Mehaffey Bridge Road, for another flag ceremony.
At 1:30 p.m., East Overlook at Coralville Lake, and at 6 p.m. at the Sutliff Bridge.

CCA Masters golf outing/fundraiser June 24

AMANA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Masters Golf Outing is a fundraising event for scholarships and endowments for CCA students. The outing will be held Friday, June 24, at the Amana Colonies Golf Course, 451 U Ave. There is a $100 per player or $400 per four-person team entry fee that can be paid the day of the tournament.
To register for this great event call, email or complete an online registration form at www.cca.k12.ia.us and mail it to Brad Fox.

Apply to serve on city board by May 20

NORTH LIBERTY– On July 1 each year, new terms begin on several City of North Liberty boards and commissions, and you are invited to take this opportunity to volunteer your time to serve. Applications are available at the city administration building at 3 Quail Creek Cir. or for download on the city’s website and must be turned in by May 20. The city council will make appointments at its June 14 meeting for terms that will begin on July 1.

City announces Memorial Day hours

NORTH LIBERTY– Due to Memorial Day, some offices will be closed and city service hours altered over the holiday weekend. City Hall and other city offices will be closed Monday, May 30.
The North Liberty Community Library will be closed Monday, May 30. However, unlike previous summers, the library will be open on Sundays through the summer from 1-4 p.m.
The North Liberty Recreation Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 28, Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30.

Volunteers needed for Free Lunch and Fun

NORTH LIBERTY– Gearing up for the third year in operation, the Summer Lunch and Fun Program is seeking participation from local restaurants and others to provide free food and activities for North Liberty youth. No registration required.
The program is for all youth up to 18 years old, weekdays from June 6 to Aug. 12 (no July 4) at the Ranshaw House, located just north of the North Liberty Community Center on Community Drive. Lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with an activity following from 12-1 p.m.

Women of Troy earn regional championship

Welch, Haight and Dusterhoft lead West girls to State Co-ed Meet

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High will be well represented at the 2016 State Co-ed Track and Field Meet in Des Moines. The Women of Troy will send 11 events while the Trojans will make their presence known on the blue track with 14 events. The West athletes qualified Thursday, May 12, at home in a Class 4A state qualifying meet with the winner and runner-up automatically earning the trip to Des Moines while others qualified on time/performance.

Tennis Trojans are District Champs

Jung earns solo title

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IOWA CITY– Jiung Jung is headed to the State High School Individual State Tennis Meet after earning the district championship Thursday, May 12, on the University of Iowa’s Kltoz Courts in Iowa City.
Jung, a junior, defeated City High’s Gabe Weigel 6-1 and 6-0 before knocking off Bettendorf’s Fritzy Swearingen 6-0 and 6-0 in the semifinal round. Jung faced City High’s Joe Hoff and put him away 6-2 and 7-5.