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North Liberty Leader

If the worst ever happens…

CCA adapts with the times in emergency preparedness

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– Schools have always prepared for emergency situations and changed their responses as new threats emerged. In the 1950s, “duck and cover” drills prepared the students in case of nuclear attack while fire drills and tornado drills have been a part of the school year seemingly forever.
Now there is a new threat: an active shooter.

We Run for the Red White & Blue

NORTH LIBERTY– The owners of We Run specialty running store in North Liberty, Kris and Brian Tharp, often hold group running events for their customers, running students and friends.
On Sunday, Sept. 8, the runners had some special guests.
Members of Team Red, White & Blue joined the Sunday run, carrying flags and sporting their Team RBW T-shirts to honor victims and heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the U.S. Pentagon and the attempted attack on Washington, D.C.

Road tripping through Johnson County

Supervisors, staff view progress of current road, bridge projects

JOHNSON COUNTY– Johnson County supervisors and county staff hit the road on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
The purpose of the trip was to tour road sites, receive updates on projects and view road conditions in various spots throughout the county, an effort undertaken annually, said County Engineer Greg Parker, who supervises the Johnson County Secondary Roads Department.

Debut Dance Studio to celebrate five years of dance on Sept. 15

Public invited to open house in new location at Penn Landing

NORTH LIBERTY– On Sunday, Sept. 15, Debut Dance Studio will host an open house from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the studio’s new location at 620 Pacha Parkway, Ste. 1, in North Liberty. Come tour the new facility and enjoy activities and dance classes for kids. There will be a performance by Forte Performing Company at 6 p.m., during which the members of the company will preview their dances for the upcoming season.
The open house also marks the five-year anniversary of Debut Dance Studio. For more information about Debut Dance Studio please visit the website at www.debutdancestudio.com.

Celebrate the century farmer-style at Colony Pumpkin Patch

NORTH LIBERTY– Colony Pumpkin Patch in North Liberty is “Celebrating the Century,” farmer-style. Commemorating North Liberty’s 100 years of incorporation, the Colony Pumpkin Patch’s new corn maze is a depiction of the city’s 100th birthday logo. Visitors can journey through the maze beginning Saturday, Sept. 28, and for an extra challenge play a North Liberty trivia game using your Smartphone, or use your GPS to work your way though the twists, turns and dead-end paths of the five-acre maze.

Mistakes plague Clippers in loss to Mid-Prairie

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Turnovers and penalties took a heavy toll on the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Friday, Sept. 6, as they entertained the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie, Wellman.
The Hawks took the non-district contest, 27-13.
The game opened on a sour note with a fumble on the Clippers’ first possession, giving the Hawks a drive toward the goal line. CCA held them from scoring a touchdown, but Mid-Prairie still managed a field goal for a 3-0 lead.