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You say you want a "Servolution"

Fifth annual Servolution serves over 250 kids at Penn Meadows

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NORTH LIBERTY– The first day of school is never easy, but a group of local organizations does its best to make the transition easier for students and parents.
Servolution, an annual back-to-school outreach organized by LIFE Church of Coralville, has been providing kids of all ages with free shoes, school supplies, haircuts and clothes for five years at Penn Meadows Park in North Liberty.
Adam Kolosik, missions coordinator at LIFE Church, said it was largely thanks to ToGather Together that the whole thing got started.

City seeks communications specialist

NORTH LIBERTY– The city’s communications department is looking for a new member (technically a full-time “communications specialist”).
This position is responsible for the city’s video production, including live public meeting coverage, social media, public events and service announcements and scheduling as well as other communications functions. Good candidates are creative self-starters with a passion for the community and good troubleshooting abilities.

Applications for social service funding

NORTH LIBERTY– Each year, the City of North Liberty funds a number of organizations which offer social services to North Liberty residents, including the Family Resource Centers at its elementary schools, the Johnson County Housing Trust Fund and the North Liberty Community Pantry. As part of its budget for the current fiscal year, the North Liberty City Council set aside $12,000 in discretionary funding for social service programs and projects serving North Liberty residents.

West High Trojans trounce SE Polk Rams, 42-17

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans opened the 2016 varsity football season in grand fashion Friday, Aug. 26, by trouncing the Southeast (SE) Polk Rams , 42-17, in Iowa City.

Women of Troy win swim season opener

IC West swims past CR Jefferson, Williamsburg

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy opened the 2016 swimming and diving season hosting Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Williamsburg on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Coralville Recreation Center. West defeated Williamsburg, 153 to 26, and Jefferson, 94-92. The J-Hawks also sank the Raiders, 147 to 28.

Experience propels Women of Troy cross country team

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy cross country team won the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) title last year, was the second-place squad in district competition and took fifth place in team points at the state meet. Coach Mike Parker thinks they can contend for the top spot in all three this year.
With 19 years at West, Parker has the experience to make that kind of a prediction, and his varsity lineup has the experience to back it up.

Women of Troy win Prairie invitational

Nock takes second

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy opened the 2016 cross country season with an appearance in the 32nd (Cedar Rapids) Prairie Invitational Meet Saturday, Aug. 27, at Prairie High School. West High won the women’s varsity 5K run with 50 team points beating out Cedar Falls (65), Waukee (120), Linn-Mar (135) and Monticello (158) in the top five.
Bailey Nock led the Women of Troy with a second-place showing in 20:07.

CCA finishes 16th overall at Prairie invitational

Creek boys run with the big dogs

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys cross country team opened the 2016 season with a trip to Cedar Rapids Prairie and the 32nd Prairie Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 27. The Clippers were 16th overall out of a 20-team field and finished sixth in the 10-team Orange Division.

Creek girls run in Prairie XC invitational

Freshman Barker leads CCA with 32nd-place showing

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls cross country squad opened the 2016 season by competing in the 32nd (Cedar Rapids) Prairie Invitational Meet Saturday, Aug. 27, at Prairie High School. The Creek Girls were 19th overall in team points and 10th in the Orange Division.
Kaylie Barker, a freshman, led CCA with a 32nd-place finish overall and eighth-place showing in the Orange Division in 21:35.

Salute to Summer

Firefighters, kids cool down at annual fundraiser

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NORTH LIBERTY– An ominous morning turned into a beautiful day for the North Liberty Fire Department’s annual Salute to Summer fundraiser last Saturday, Aug. 20, at Bobber’s Grill and Scales Pointe Campground.
Around 600 attended the event, said fire Capt. Chris Kochanny, which is fewer than normal. Still, he said it was one of the better events since the weather was cooler.
“In years past we’ve had issues with people getting too hot, especially kids in bouncy houses,” he said.
The only downside, he noted, was the wind.

NL man accused of assault shot in leg by homeowner

OXFORD– A North Liberty man accused of a rural Oxford home invasion was shot by the homeowner, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
Aaron Douglas Kahler, 39, 645 Andy Ct., North Liberty faces charges of assault while participating in a felony, burglary second degree, domestic assault third and subsequent offense and violation of a no-contact order. after an incident Aug. 16.

Baby Fair at North Liberty library Aug. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Do you have a new baby, expecting, or just thinking about adding to your family? Join others for the 2nd Annual Baby Fair sponsored by Mercy Hospital Iowa City on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 1-3 p.m. at the North Liberty Community Library.
Talk with obstetricians, pediatricians, doulas and midwives along with over 40 vendors including local non-profits and businesses about all things baby at this free event.