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North Liberty Leader

State Park informational meeting Feb. 28

SOLON– Iowa State Parks have begun a new tradition of hosting annual informational meetings to update the public on park activities. Lake Macbride State Park will be hosting its annual meeting Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Solon Public Library meeting room. Topics will include visitation, trends in Iowa State Parks, recent projects and volunteer efforts/coordination.

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North Liberty commissions seat

applications due Feb. 16

NORTH LIBERTY– Three of the City of North Liberty’s appointed boards have openings, and volunteers are needed to help lead and advise on those commissions. Applications are due Feb. 16, 2018.
Applications are available online at northlibertyiowa.org or at City Hall, 3 Quail Creek Circle. Completed applications can be mailed to City Hall; c/o City Clerk; P.O. Box 77; North Liberty, IA 52317; in person at City Hall or by email at tmulcahey@northlibertyiowa.org. Applicants must be 18 years old and a legal resident of North Liberty.

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Optimists host pancake breakfast March 3

NORTH LIBERTY– The Optimist Club of North Liberty hosts its 45th annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St.
Proceeds benefit more than a dozen North Liberty youth programs, as all Optimist clubs have a mission to be “friends of youth.”
The breakfast is the North Liberty club’s largest annual fundraiser. Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for kids ages 3-10. Admission is free for children age two and under.

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Open house to highlight infrastructure

NORTH LIBERTY– This year, North Liberty will make major improvements to key infrastructure, including Ranshaw Way (Highway 965). Once completed, these infrastructure upgrades will increase transportation capacity, add pedestrian connectivity, provide recreational amenities and replace aging infrastructure in our growing community.

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Tiffin News

CCA school board and Tiffin City Council hold third joint session

TIFFIN– Tiffin’s City Council and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School Board of Directors held their third joint meeting Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Tiffin Elementary. The entities first held a joint session in December of 2016 and met last August.

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Bolts shock Mustangs

Liberty survives foul trouble to defeat Independence, 54-43

NORTH LIBERTY– The Lightning of Liberty High flashed triumphantly Saturday, Feb. 10, with a 54-43 upset varsity boys basketball win over the visiting Mustangs of Independence. It was the third-straight win for the “Bolts” with wins over Washington (Iowa) and Wapsie Valley preceding. Independence (Indee) dipped to 14-8 with a three-game winning streak snapped by the Bolts. Indee had disposed of Clear Creek Amana, Williamsburg and Dyersville Beckman Catholic (by one point).

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Norwalk takes down IC West

Warriors deny Trojans a trip to state duals

WAUKEE– Iowa City West High Trojan wrestlers were denied the opportunity to compete in the 2018 State Dual Team Tournament by the Norwalk Warriors in a Class 3A Regional Dual Meet Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Waukee. Norwalk defeated West High, 55-18. The Norwalk Warriors fell victim to the Waukee Warriors, 55-12, however, sending Waukee to the state duals.

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Moore’s 34 points carry CCA to win

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys improved to 8-11 with a non-conference win Thursday, Feb. 8, at home, against West Branch. The Clippers beat the Bears, 83-79, with a 34-point effort from senior Darius Moore.
The Creek Boys held a slim lead throughout the contest, winning the first period, 24-23, and holding a 38-36 halftime advantage.
Jordan Wolfe contributed 15 points, while Tyler Schrepfer had a 10-point night for the Clippers. Nick O’Connor led the squad in rebounds with seven, while Moore made five assists.
The Bears dipped to 12-9.

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Butler named Swimming Coach of the Year

IOWA CITY– West High’s Byron Butler and his staff were named Mississippi Division Coach of the Year in the Mississippi Valley Conference’s (MVC) 2018 Boys Swimming All-Division Selections released Monday, Feb. 5. Butler took the helm of the West High girls program in 2015 and the boys program in 2016.
Linn-Mar’s Matt Peng was named the Division Swimmer of the Year.
Cedar Falls’ Jordan Wessels and staff earned Valley Division Coach of the Year honors and Sam Reinart (Cedar Falls) was the Division Athlete of the Year.
Iowa City West High Mississippi Division All-Division Selections:

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Striking the rewards

NL’s Metzler bowls his 27th 300-game

CEDAR RAPIDS– Dave Metzler has a life-long passion for bowling, and his dedication to the sport, and his skill, brought him many rewards the past 45 years.

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CCA sends Rohret to state wrestling

Liberty’s first wrestlers fall short at district

FAIRFIELD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Andrew Rohret was the only wrestler from CCA and Liberty High to survive a Class 2A District 3 state qualifying tournament Saturday, Feb. 10, in Fairfield.
Rohret claimed the 145-pound championship with a 4-2 decision over West Liberty’s Justis Dengler in the semifinals and by pinning Centerville’s Tiger Terpstra in 4:50 in the first place match. Rohret headed to Des Moines and the state individual tournament with a 37-13 record.

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Trojans swimmers 13th at state

Hajek earns West’s best individual finish

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans sent eight varsity swimmers to the 2018 State Swimming Meet held Saturday, Feb. 10, in downtown Iowa City at the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Izaak Hajek, Ben Berhow, Valeri Trussov, Brennon Keen, Lane Griffis, Tate Happel, Michael Kimball and Ethan McAreavy represented West in six events and propelled the Trojans to a 13th-place finish overall.
Ames won the team championship with 221 points while Valley High School of West Des Moines was the runner-up with 220. City High finished seventh with 126 team points.

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