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Trojan varsity bowlers split on the lanes with the Lions

Wood, Lovell lead West team

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IOWA CITY– West High varsity bowlers split with the Linn-Mar Lions Friday, Jan. 15, with the boys winning 3,053 to 3,033 and the girls falling 2,425 to 1,985 at Colonial Lanes.
Patrick Wood led the Trojans with 499 while Samantha Lovell was the Women of Troy’s top bowler with 297.
The West High junior varsity (JV) teams topped the Lions with the boys winning 2,349 to 2,330 and the girls winning 1,826 to 1,617. Ryan Stark led the JV Trojans with 421 while Shatiana Cooper led the Women of Troy with 259.

Iowa City West boys best Linn-Mar Lions, 77-71

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans improved to 8-3 overall with a 77-71 win over the Linn-Mar Lions in Iowa City Jan. 15.
The Lions took a 19-15 lead at the end of the first period and held a 38-37 advantage at the half despite a 22-point effort by West. The Trojans took the lead in the third period 57-53 before holding on for the win.
Wali Parks had an outstanding night for West with 24 points. Devontae Lane (16 points), Patrick McCaffery (14 points) and Nate Barnes (13) provided support in a game that saw Connor McCaffery and Tanner Lohaus sidelined due to injury.

Trojan wrestlers compete at Midwest Shoot Out

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BETTENDORF– West High’s wrestlers competed in the Midwest Shoot Out hosted by Bettendorf High School on Saturday, Jan. 16, with teams from Antioch (Ill.), Assumption, Benilde-St. Margaret (Minn.), Bettendorf, Burlington, Camanche, Davenport West, Johnston, Kearney (Mo.), Newton, Oswego East High School (Ill.), Oswego High School (Ill.), Pleasant Valley, Urbandale, Waterloo West, Waukee and Waverly-Shell Rock.
Donovan Doyle was the champion at 195 pounds, Nelson Brands was third at 138 pounds and Carter Rohweder was fifth at 160 pounds, as was Guy Snow at 220.

Iowa City West boys best Linn-Mar Lions, 77-71

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans improved to 8-3 overall with a 77-71 win over the Linn-Mar Lions in Iowa City Jan. 15.
The Lions took a 19-15 lead at the end of the first period and held a 38-37 advantage at the half despite a 22-point effort by West. The Trojans took the lead in the third period 57-53 before holding on for the win.
Wali Parks had an outstanding night for West with 24 points. Devontae Lane (16 points), Patrick McCaffery (14 points) and Nate Barnes (13) provided support in a game that saw Connor McCaffery and Tanner Lohaus sidelined due to injury.

Clipper boys win over Independence

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper boys varsity basketball squad improved to 5-5 overall with its second win in a row Tuesday, Jan. 12, as they put down the Mustangs of Independence, 57-54.

Former U.S. Secretary of State visits North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucus status has brought many prestigious guests from the political arena to Eastern Iowa.
Last Sunday, it was North Liberty’s turn to host one of the nation’s– and the world’s– most influential.

Clinton scheduled to visit North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY–North Liberty Mayor Amy Nielsen has received an RSVP to an exclusive invitation; former U.S. Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is planning a visit to North Liberty on Sunday, Jan. 24.
As of press time, Nielsen had no details on Clinton’s visit, other than the date. Nielsen said she would make details available to the public as soon as they were confirmed.

NL council votes to help fund Community ID

Four new social services grants also approved

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty is well on board with doing good.
The city council doled out contributions to several social service projects, as well as the county-wide Community ID program, at its Jan. 12 meeting.
As city staff works on a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the council was asked again about its willingness to help foot the bill for Johnson County’s Community ID program out of this year’s budget.

Flushable wipes: bad reputation is no bum rap

NL resident, public works want people to know what’s behind clogged sewer line

NORTH LIBERTY– The claims that personal hygiene cloths are “flushable” and “septic and sewer safe” may be a load of crap.
Flushable wipes were the apparent cause of a sewer backup that occurred in two homes in Arlington Ridge subdivision in North Liberty two weeks ago.

District progress report shows disparity in test results between white, black students

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District’s Annual Progress Report showed numbers that concerned board members, particularly those that relate to black students’ proficiency and discipline experience in the district.
Among other data, the report for the 2014-15 showed less than half of black or African American students tested at a proficient level for reading, mathematics, and science in four out of six grade level subgroups tested. The numbers lag behind the averages of all students, and behind national proficiency rates as well.

City to host public open house for upcoming projects Thursday, Feb. 18

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty has projects coming up, including road improvements ahead of Liberty High School’s opening in the fall of 2017 which will start as early as March 1. The additional work is slated to reduce congestion on Penn Street.

Black Gowns and Bowties Gala to be held at CCA Jan. 30

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Jan. 30, Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) fine arts boosters, F.A.M.E., will sponsor a Black Gowns and Bowties Gala in the CCA High School’s Performing Arts Center in Tiffin. Proceeds will be used to fund performance attire and supplies for growing fine arts programs.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school commons area with a silent auction and piano music by some of the talented students, teachers and friends of the program. Students will serve hors d’oeuvres while guests peruse and bid on silent auction items.