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North Liberty Leader

CCA’s Murphy on to district wrestling tournament

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Connor Murphy placed claimed the championship at 106 pounds, allowing the Clippers wrestler to advance to the district tournament in Solon Saturday, Feb. 9.
According to online statistics, Murphy was the only CCA wrestler to advance during the sectional meet hosted in Tiffin Saturday, Feb. 2.
Other results for CCA included:
• Daniel Brechtel placed fourth at 113;
• Carter Carew placed third at 126;
• Colton Beckler placed sixth at 132;
• Nate Langrehr placed fourth at 138;
• Stephen Jensen placed fifth at 152;
• Beau Gerard placed fifth at 195.

The best in the West

Disterhoft breaks West High record as team trounces Waterloo East

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy had little trouble beating the Lady Trojans of Waterloo East at home Friday night, taking the MVC contest, 69-28. With West coming into the match-up with a 14-4 record vs. East’s 1-17, the end result was no surprise.

West High boys swim to second place at IHSAA district meet

IOWA CITY– The swimming Trojans of Iowa City West High placed second Saturday in a Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) District Meet held at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center and hosted by City High. West racked up 213 team points in the competition, which featured seven teams. Cedar Rapids Washington won the event with 327 team points, earing their 50th consecutive IHSAA District Championship.

Conspiracy theory v. the First Amendment

Attorneys for Coralville, citizen plaintiffs meet again in court

IOWA CITY– Attorneys for the parties in a lawsuit involving the City of Coralville met in the courtroom once again on Thursday, Jan. 24.
No ruling has been made on Coralville’s request for the plaintiffs to provide additional documents, but the city’s legal counsel politely asked Sixth Judicial District Court Judge Marsha Bergan to expedite her decision.

Tiffin looks to expand south

Annexation discussion to continue

TIFFIN– A proposed annexation by the City of Tiffin is still moving forward, and even with the city’s slow and careful pace, this annexation request could be a little easier than the one accomplished 10 years ago.
Still, there is more work to be done, according to a recent update from two of the city’s hired consultants.
Chris Janson and Shawn O’Shea of MSA Professional Services asked the Tiffin City Council at its Jan. 23 meeting to brainstorm the most important information to share about Tiffin’s request to annex almost 700 acres of rural property into its city limits.

It takes a team to make a village

School board’s diversity policy riles some, soothes others

Some schools would be redistributed by FRL rates under new plan

IOWA CITY– On Nov. 5, after being elected with Karla Cook as co-chairs of the governance committee, Sarah Swisher gave the board her goal for 2013: a new diversity policy based on free and reduced lunch rates at the schools.
She cited similar policy in Des Moines and Waterloo districts where a socio-economic approach attempts to keep schools balanced diversity.
The plan, which has been approved already twice in 4-3 votes by the board, still faces a final reading, likely on Feb. 5.

ICCSD’s Feb. 5 vote may reset school finances

IOWA CITY– Early voting has already begun at the county auditor’s office ahead of a Feb. 5 vote on an Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) revenue purpose statement (RPS). Satellite stations will open on Jan. 31 at University of Iowa Hospitals, and Feb. 1 at the Iowa City Public Library.
Voters are deciding if the schools should move ahead with a non-binding “One community, One district” plan that includes purchase of property and building new schools around the district, including a new high school.

Mardi Gras party Feb. 9 in Swisher

SWISHER– Join the fun at the Swisher American Legion on Saturday, Feb. 9, for a Mardi Gras party and fundraiser.
The Mardi Gras party begins with DJ Bill Tandy from 8 p.m. until midnight, and features karaoke, raffle prizes, and a traditional Mardi Gras King Cake. A trophy will be presented to the person who wears the best Mardi Gras costume of the night.
Team Iowa will tend bar, and all tips will support veterans returning from active duty. Raffle proceeds also benefit veterans. Everyone is welcome.

Swisher Sharp Shooters, auxiliary to hold benefit breakfast Feb. 9

SWISHER– The Swisher Sharp Shooters and Swisher Junior Auxiliary will hold a benefit breakfast Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the Swisher American Legion.

Swisher legion offers Lenten suppers

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion offers Lenten suppers Feb. 15 through March 22, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Swisher Legion. Dinner is “All u can eat fish” for $10; shrimp for $14; chicken strips for $7; Add on shrimp for $6. Kids 6 through12 years eat for $5. Kids 5 and under eat free. Dine in served with one trip through the salad bar. Carry-outs are available. The public is welcome. For more information, call 319-857-4687.

Send North Liberty a Valentine

NORTH LIBERTY– With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the City of North Liberty is looking for love notes. Starting Friday, Feb. 1, lovers of North Liberty can drop off valentines at boxes at City Hall, the North Liberty Community Library, South Slope and local banks. Or, send an e-valentine by dropping one on the city’s website at northlibertyiowa.org, or by e-mail.