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North Liberty Leader

Women of Troy clinch division title

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy varsity tennis team clinched the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division championship Tuesday, May 8, after defeating Dubuque Senior, 8-1, in the final conference match of the 2018 season. West High ended conference play with a 13-0 record and was 14-0 overall ahead of a Thursday, May 10, makeup match, rescheduled from April 7 due to weather, at home against non-conference foe Bettendorf.

Dubuque Senior tops the Women of Troy, 3-1

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy dropped to 1-10 after suffering their fourth consecutive loss on Tuesday, May 8, at home, as the Dubuque Senior Rams took a 3-1 win.
Rachel Olson, a junior, scored West’s goal from an assist by Kennedy Hochstedler with 19:14 remaining in the second half. It was Olson’s second goal of the season, only the fourth team goal overall, after a 3-1 win on April 24 against Cedar Rapids Jefferson.
The Rams improved to 7-5.

Clippers, Trojans and Lightning headed for state coed track meet

DES MOINES– Student athletes from Clear Creek Amana (CCA), Iowa City West High and Liberty High qualified 47 events to compete in the 2018 State Coed Track and Field Meet Thursday, May 17, through Saturday, May 19, at Drake University, in Des Moines.
West High’s Austin West earned the No. 1 seed in the 400-meter hurdles and the No. 2 spot in the 400-meter dash and long jump. Katie Severt, Isyss Shaw, Kitra Bell and Deniz Ince (with alternates Kiara Malloy-Salgado and Bailey Nock) claimed the No. 1 seed in the distance medley relay.

Schrock and LeFleur earn wins for CCA

Clippers run in WaMaC Conference West meet

VAN HORNE– Weather concerns prompted postponement of the 2018 WaMaC Conference Track and Field Super Meet from Thursday, May 3, at Solon to Monday, May 7, with the West Division competing at Benton Community High School, in Van Horne.
Center Point-Urbana won the varsity boys meet and the junior varsity (JV) boys and girls meet, while Williamsburg won the varsity girls meet.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys were eighth overall, the JV boys were seventh, the JV girls squad was fourth and the varsity girls were seventh in team points.

Liberty High baseball preview

Bolts make the move up to varsity

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High fielded its first baseball team, at the freshman level, last spring and will enter varsity competition for the first time this year. The “Bolts” have a big man at the helm in Head Coach Tom Cronk.

Young farmers argue for changing Ag Exemption

IOWA CITY– Young farmers in Johnson County raised their voices loud and clear to the board of supervisors: change or scrap the county’s agricultural exemption policy.
The young guns blazed away during a Thursday, May 10, public hearing on the proposed county comprehensive plan, citing the immense difficulties many budding farmers encounter in trying to purchase 40 acres (the minimum amount of land required to be considered a “farm” in Johnson County).

Growing a love of learning

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center offers kids an alternative

NORTH LIBERTY– On the morning of Wednesday, April 25, five students huddled around a table, immersed in a science experiment. In the theme of invention, learning specialist Elizabeth Drewelow led the group as they pierced lemons with pennies and nails in attempt to conduct electricity. But this was not your everyday science class.
Located on Jordon Street in North Liberty, Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center, P.C. offers an alternative path to learning for students struggling with academic and communication skill development.

Author and speaker Linda McCann to speak at Tiffin and NL libraries Friday, May 18

TIFFIN– Linda Betsinger McCann is speaking at the Tiffin Library on Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m., about her book, Prohibition in Eastern Iowa. She will also be at the North Liberty Community Library on the same day at 1:30 p.m., speaking on her book about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). These events are open to the public and everyone is invited.

Junge Ford NL to host grand opening

Friday, May 18-19

NORTH LIBERTY– Junge Ford, located at 525 N. Madison Ave. in North Liberty, welcomes the public to their grand opening celebration on Friday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 19, from 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hy-Vee will provide a lunch hour grill-out, and Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack will cater an evening meal with a live band to close out the day.
Saturday will feature a chance to win prizes and discounts on vehicles, an F-series truck pull and a raffle for a Harley Davidson motorcycle, with all proceeds going to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

CCA Community Clean-up Day Friday, April 27

TIFFIN– The annual Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School Community Clean-up Day will be held on Friday, April 27. CCA High School students from the Student Assistance Team/Interact along with National Honor Society will volunteer their day to help our older community members with yard work, windows, small household chores and general spring cleaning.

Good Neighbor Meetings for property east of Ranshaw Way

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty may soon consider a pair of rezonings, and the public is invited to an open house-style meeting being held to explain the proposals. The properties are east of Ranshaw Way (Highway 965), one south of Lions Drive and the other south of Hawkeye Drive. The proposals are for mixed use development buildings with ground floor commercial space and upper floors residential, and the zoning being requested is C-2-B. A location map is shown on the right. This memo is being sent to property owners within 200 feet of the proposed development.

Family & Sport Chiropractic hosts Make-A-Wish fundraiser Friday, June 1

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the festivities as Family Sport & Chiropractic hosts its first open house fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Iowa on Friday, June 1, from 5-9 p.m.