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North Liberty Leader

Creek Girls’ season turns 180-degrees from last year

CCA soccer improved from 2-7 to 7-2

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls’ soccer program had a 2-7 start to the 2018 season and this year improved to 7-2 in a reversal of last year’s fortunes.
The Independence Mustangs handed the Clippers their second loss of the season on Tuesday, April 23, with a 2-1 loss, in Tiffin. Ellen Austin scored the Creek Girls’ only goal in the contest, which saw Indee score in the first minute of each half with the Clippers struggling unsuccessfully to find an equalizer.

Bolts top the field in Anamosa

Sartain, Schmidt, Kinzer, Woody, 4x100 & sprint med win for Liberty High

ANAMOSA– The Liberty High boys track and field team won Anamosa’s coed meet Tuesday, April 23, with four individual winners and two winning relay teams. The Lightning topped the nine-team field with 139.5 team points, with Mount Vernon taking the runner-up spot with 129. The host Blue Raiders were fifth with 79.5.
Individual winners for Liberty included Ryan Sartain in the 110-meter hurdles, Dylan Schmidt in the 1,600-meter run, Drake Woody in the 400-meter hurdles and Jack Kinzer smoking the field in the 3,200-meter run.

Keeney makes history for the Lightning on the Blue Oval

CCA and Liberty High results from the 2019 Drake Relays

DES MOINES- Liberty High’s Ashlyn Keeney made school history with her effort in the 3,000-meter run Thursday, April 25, at the 2019 Drake Relays in Des Moines. A freshman, Keeney won the event in 9:39.64, making her the first Liberty High student athlete to win at the Drake Relays, and also setting the fastest time for a freshman in state history. Her time is also the eighth-fastest in the United States, ever, by a freshman. Keeney was also the runner-up in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:09.99.

Liberty girls shut out Fort Madison, 3-0

Lightning improves to 4-3

FORT MADISON– The Liberty High varsity girls’ soccer team improved to 4-3 Monday, April 22, with a 3-0 shutout of the Fort Madison Bloodhounds, in a non-conference game, at the Baxter Sports Complex, in Fort Madison.
Two of the Bolts’ goals came from a pair of freshmen, Grace Heddens and Emma Wilde. Junio Briana Ervin scored, as well, while sophomore Rylie Baldes had an assist.

Great American Backyard Campout June 22

NORTH LIBERTY– The Great American Backyard Campout is Saturday, June 22, all over North Liberty or at any campground.

Fareway and managers celebrate 20th anniversary

Second generations learning values carting groceries

NORTH LIBERTY- You can learn a lot of basic skills working for a grocery store.
Like being punctual.
Myron Hoffman was the tender age of 16 when he started work at the Fareway Store in his hometown of Carroll, after school let out his junior year in high school.
He knows the date by heart.
May 28, 1980.
“It was a Wednesday, 6 a.m.,” the North Liberty Fareway grocery manager recalled.
He’s been with the Boone-based chain ever since.

Goings is going away

NL city councilor resigns effective May 16

NORTH LIBERTY– For the second time this year, the North Liberty City Council will have to decide how best to fill a vacancy in its ranks.
Council member Jennifer Goings submitted a letter of resignation to the mayor and council on Tuesday, April 23.
The resignation is effective Thursday, May 16.

Oxford man charged with third degree arson

OXFORD– A series of suspicious fires led to Timothy James Hora, 30, of Oxford being arrested and charged with five counts of third-degree arson.

Dudes and Donuts combine for breakfast at North Bend

Connecting families with their school

NORTH LIBERTY– Friday, April 19, was supposed to be a day off from school for students at Clear Creek Amana’s North Bend Elementary, in North Liberty. Instead, it became a regular school day due to so many snow days this past winter.
However, the bitterness of having to go to school to kick off the Easter weekend was sweetened.
Literally.
The school held its fourth annual Dudes and Donuts breakfast the hour before the start of classes, giving the kids a sweet start to their school day.

CCA to host school wellness policy meeting April 17

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana Community School District invites parents to a meeting about the school wellness policy on Wednesday, April 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Clear Creek Elementary. Having healthy choices at school helps keep children healthy and ready to learn. The school wellness policy helps the school create an action plan for nutrition and physical activity at school. Parents can share their opinions and help make sure the policy is meeting the needs of their students. The current wellness policy can be found at www.ccaschools.org/domain/1039.

City holiday hours announced for Easter weekend

NORTH LIBERTY– On Friday, April 19, the city’s administrative offices, including City Hall at 3 Quail Creek Cr., will be closed for Good Friday. Other services will be closed or have adjusted hours through Sunday, April 21, as follows:
Library
The North Liberty Community Library will be closed and regularly scheduled programs will not take place on Friday, April 19, or Sunday, April 21.
Police
Administrative offices will be closed, but patrol will operate as normal.
Fire
Administrative offices will be closed, but responses will operate as normal.
Recreation and Aquatics

Kites for Kids seeks volunteers

NORTH LIBERTY– The 2019 Kites for Kids Festival will be held Saturday, April 13, from noon to 2 p.m. at Liberty High School. A partnership between Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, Johnson County and the City of North Liberty, the event supports Child Abuse Prevention Awareness with free kites, face painting, treats and beverages. Look for updates and announcements on the event’s Facebook page. Those with questions or interest in volunteering can contact North Liberty Special Projects Coordinator Angela McConville at amcconville@northlibertyiowa.org.