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Sutliff Road to get an upgrade this spring

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
JOHNSON COUNTY– An increase in fuel tax might cause anger at the pumps, but some drivers in Johnson County will realize its benefits yet this year.

Mother goose

Canada goose chooses to roost on the pier

NORTH LIBERTY– This Canada goose picked an odd place to nest this spring, settling herself and her eggs in a concrete planter at the end of the fishing pier over Liberty Centre Pond in North Liberty. Joe Wilkinson of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) said geese typically nest in locations they find safest from predators, but it’s less typical to build a nest so far above the water.

CCA community clean-up day April 24

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) will hold its annual Community Clean-up Day on Friday, April 24. Students from the Student Assistance Team and National Honor Society will volunteer to help older community members with yard work, windows, small household chores and general spring cleaning.
CCA students will work in the morning, afternoon, or for full days. Students arrive for their assigned morning jobs at 8:30 a.m. and leave for lunch at 11:30 a.m. They arrive for afternoon jobs by 12:30 p.m. and leave by 3:15 p.m. It’s a great day for the kids to enjoy giving back to the community.

“Make A Difference Day” is April 18

NORTH LIBERTY– Several North Liberty churches will host the service project “Make A Difference Day” on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work teams from several local churches will fan out all over North Liberty to perform community service.
Service projects could include yard work, small construction jobs, window washing, painting or other projects at little or no cost, to improve the lives of North Liberty residents.

Oxford American Legion to host pancake breakfast, raffle fundraiser April 19

OXFORD– The Oxford American Legion Post 537 will hold a breakfast and raffle fundraiser on April 19 from 7:30 a.m. until 12 noon, at 128 E. Main St. in Oxford.
Buy tickets now for the chance to win a 21-inch, self-propelled Troy Built lawn mower. Proceeds will go to Boys State or Legion scholarships for graduates. Raffle tickets are $5 each. The drawing will be held April 19 after the breakfast. Purchase tickets at the Legion or call 319-828-1008 to make arrangements to meet someone to purchase them.

Copi Road NW and Copi Road Bridge are now open to traffic

JOHNSON COUNTY– The Johnson County Secondary Road Department announced substantial completion of the Copi Road Bridge over Clear Creek. Copi Road Bridge and Copi Road NW are open to traffic.

Minor touch-up work in the area will take place in the next couple of weeks with daytime lane closures possible during this work. Drive carefully through the project area and be alert for equipment and workers in the right-of-way.

April kite festivals focus on abuse prevention

NORTH LIBERTY– Kids will receive free kites to fly in remembrance of children lost to abuse at two upcoming Kites for Kids festivals in North Liberty and Iowa City.
The festivals will be noon-2 p.m., Saturday, April 18, in North Liberty on the grounds of North Central Junior High, and noon-2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Iowa City’s Lower City Park, Shelter 5.
Both events are free and open to the public and sponsored by the Johnson County Community Partnership for Protecting Children (JC-CPPC) in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Community garden plots available in Tiffin

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin is offering community garden plots this spring. Plots 10 ft. x 30 ft. are $35 for residents and $40 for non-residents; 10 ft. x 15 ft. plots are $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. Call or stop by Tiffin City Hall for an application. Questions can be directed to Jonas at 319-930-1692. To get an application by email, contact Ashley at ajay@tiffin-iowa.org.

A big day for CCA on Tipton’s track

Wagner sets new shot put record, Brimeyer wins 100-meter hurdles

TIPTON– It was a successful day for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) track and field teams Tuesday, March 31, at the Tipton Co-Ed Meet, with the girls placing third in overall team points and the boys finishing fourth.
Drew Wagner broke an 11-year old record in the shot put and won the event with a 51’-6 1/4” throw while Natalie Brimeyer won in the 100-meter hurdles with her 16.81 seconds finish. Brimeyer also anchored the first-place shuttle hurdle relay with Mia Smith, Corrine Schwarting and Megan Lukas. The foursome won in 1:10.28.

Trojans eighth in home meet

Nugent second in 800-meter run

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IOWA CITY– West High’s Trojans placed eighth in overall team points Saturday, April 4, at their home track and field meet. Ames took the varsity event with 103 points while Mississippi Valley Confernce rival Cedar Rapids Kennedy was second with 92.50.

Women of Troy sixth at CR J-Hawk Relays

Welch and Roudabush earn wins for West

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CEDAR RAPIDS– West High’s Women of Troy were in action Saturday, April 4, at the 29th annual Jefferson J-Hawk Relays held at Cedar Rapids’ Kingston Stadium. Both the varsity and junior varsity (JV) squads finished sixth in overall team points with Linn-Mar taking the top spot in both varsity and JV competition.
Valerie Welch posted West’s only varsity win by taking the 100-meter hurdles in 15.42 seconds while Haley Roudabush won the JV 100-meter hurdles in 17.96 seconds.

New girls in the ranks for Clipper golf

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TIFFIN– A new season always brings changes to a team with athletes lost to graduation, and newcomers to the squad. For the Clear Creek Amana girls golf team, you can add a new coach to the changes for 2015.
Cam Stockman has taken the helm of the program, taking over for Nathan Carlson, who led the team last year. Brad Muhlenbruck, a veteran of over 20 years coaching golf, will assist Stockman.