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North Liberty Treasure Hunt supports community fund

NORTH LIBERTY– A treasure hunt, with a grand prize of four tickets to the Oct. 1 Iowa Hawkeyes’ football game versus Northwestern, is set to help raise funds and awareness of the North Liberty Community Fund (NLCF).
Entry fees for the Grow Our Community Treasure Hunt are $25. Participants will visit local businesses to collect stamps on a Community Fund card, from Sept. 2 to 11, and then submit completed cards for a chance to win the prize drawing. To sign up and get your card with the first business stamp, visit Great Western Bank in North Liberty on Sept. 2.

Construction to begin on Hwy. 965 bridge

Project commences Tuesday, Sept. 6 on Iowa River bridge crossing

NORTH LIBERTY– Weather permitting, bridge deck replacement on the Highway 965 bridge over the Iowa River will begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Construction should be complete by the end of November 2016. Cramer and Associates, of Grimes, will be the prime contractor. VJ Engineering, of Coralville, will provide construction oversight.

NL man charged following jet ski collision, injury Sunday on Coralville Res.

IOWA CITY– An Illinois woman was injured Sunday, Sept. 4, when two jet skis collided on Coralville Reservoir shortly after 2 p.m.
The collision occurred when a jet ski operated by Matthew Radueshel, 22, of North Liberty, was following a jet ski being operated by Cory Bettis, 30, of Shaumburg, Illinois. The two jet skis collided as they were beginning to turn.

A chance glance

NL man may have spotted the legendary Loch Ness Monster

By Chris Umscheid
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NORTH LIBERTY– Loch Ness is a 22 1/2-mile-long lake, up to a mile-and-a-half wide and over 700 feet deep located in Scotland. Legend dating back to the sixth century tells of a large creature, or creatures, living in the lake.

Giant balloon games at NLRC Sept. 16-17

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Recreation Center will join forces with Chad Johnson of ICBalloons to create the world’s first interactive giant balloon games event Sept. 16 from 3-7:30 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 2-7 pm.

NLCP Taste & Tour Sept. 8 at Growing Together Garden

NORTH LIBERTY– Join The Growing Together Garden, North Liberty Community Pantry's 9,600-square-foot garden, for its second annual Taste & Tour Thursday, Sept. 8, from 6-8 p.m. The garden is located on the west side of the pantry (89 N. Jones Blvd.).
The evening will include garden to table samples, kid activities, as well as pantry and garden tours.
For more information or with questions mail garden@northlibertycommunitypantry.org or call 319-626-2711.

Star Party Sept. 23 at Penn Meadows

NORTH LIBERTY– The night time is the right time! Join Take a Kid Outdoors (TAKO) and the City of North Liberty this fall to learn about the night sky Friday, Sept. 23, from 7-9 p.m. Contact Judy for more information or to register at judy@earthviewenvironmental.com. This is a family event, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Clippers go 2-0

26-0 win over Mustangs

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers had little trouble with the Independence Mustangs Friday, Sept. 2, picking up a 26-0 non-district win and moving to a 2-0 record. Among the scorers for CCA were Kobey Schlottman with a first-quarter touchdown reception and Matt Brimeyer with a touchdown run in the second. Corey Siders scored in the third quarter for the Clippers.

IC West defeats Muscatine 31-27

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MUSCATINE– The West High Trojans improved to 2-0 Friday, Sept. 2, with a Class 4A non-district road win over the Muskies of Muscatine High School at Muscatine. West took the gridiron contest, 31-27, with Matthew Huff leading the way on the ground with 21 carries for 112 yards and one touchdown. Evan Flitz completed 19 of 28 passes for 210 yards of air assault, including one touchdown on a 40-yard pass to Oliver Martin. Martin took eight of Flitz’s passes for 111 yard as the leading receiver and also returned an interception 22 yards.

Tigers sink Women of Troy

Iowa City West falls, 105-81, to Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy swimming and diving team was bested by the Cedar Falls Tigers on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Holmes Junior High in Cedar Falls. The Tigers sank the Women of Troy, 105-81.
Elaina Martz won the varsity 50-yard freestyle in 26.38 seconds, while Lily Ernst picked up a pair of wins in the varsity 100-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyle with 1:00.90 and 5:29.09 performances, respectively. Alleyna Thomas won the varsity 100-yard freestyle in 57.08 seconds to round out the individual winners.

Lightning strikes twice in gridiron wins

Bolts zap Kennedy and City High

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IOWA CITY– The “Original Bolts” of the yet-to-be-opened Liberty High are making noise on the gridiron. The freshmen football team, made up of students attending Iowa City West High with plans to attend Liberty next year, put up a pair of wins for a 2-0 record.
The first football win in school history came Saturday, Aug. 27, at Cedar Rapids Kennedy as the Bolts blitzed the Cougars, 24-6, in the season opener.

IC West suffers 0-3 loss to Linn-Mar

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MARION– The West High Women of Troy suffered a 3-0 upset loss at the hands of the Linn-Mar Lions in the Lions’ den, on the outskirts of Marion, Tuesday, Aug. 30. Linn-Mar won the match, 25-15, 25-17 and 25-22, in a reverse of the teams’ last meeting. In 2015, West swept the Lions, 3-0, at Linn-Mar in a Class 5A regional final.
West came into Tuesday’s contest at No. 3 (Class 5A) in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s (IGHSAU) preseason rankings while the Lions were ranked 13th. The loss dropped West to 2-3 while Linn-Mar improved to 3-1.