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North Liberty Leader

Kamp Kaleidoscope April 7

IOWA CITY–Join Kamp Kaleidoscope on March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for a day designed to provide children a fun and therapeutic way to share with others who have experienced the death of a loved one.
The event will be held at River Community Church, located at 3001 Muscatine Ave. in Iowa City. Pre-registration is required by March 29.
Bereavement staff at Iowa City Hospice recognize the need to assist area youth through this difficult time. Kamp Kaleidoscope is staffed by professionals and volunteers trained to facilitate the camp experience.

Volunteers sought for Johnson County boards and commissions

IOWA CITY— The Johnson County Board of Supervisors seeks volunteers to serve on various county boards and commissions. Board and commission members serve in an advisory role to help direct policy by making suggestions and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and County staff.

HS students invited to learn about Idaho Backpacking Trek with JC Conservation

OXFORD– This summer, Johnson County Conservation (JCC) will lead a backpacking trip for Iowa high school students to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in northern Idaho. To help share details and answer questions, JCC hosts an informational meeting on Thursday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m., held at the Conservation Education Center in F. W. Kent Park. The meeting is open to all interested applicants and their parents/guardians. No registration is necessary.

Modernizing the neighborhood

Curb and gutter additions planned for North Front Street

NORTH LIBERTY– This spring, old town becomes new again.

Mehaffey trail extension open house March 22

NORTH LIBERTY– Construction is underway on the Mehaffey Trail Extension Project. The North Liberty Community Center is hosting a project start-up open house Thursday, March 22, 4:30-6 p.m.

CCA set to approve 2018-19 budget

Property tax levy decreases by 18 cents

AMANA– The School Board of Directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District is set to approve the 2018-19 budget at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, April 11. at CCA High School in Tiffin. The board reviewed the budget during a Wednesday, March 7, work session at Amana Elementary with a detailed presentation by CCA District Financial Officer Lori Robinson.

Supervisors pass FY-19 budget with controversy

Potential conservation board purchase leads to no vote from Rettig

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved the Fiscal Year 2019 budget Thursday, March 8, in a 4-1 vote with Supervisor Janelle Rettig casting a no vote and all five supervisors reading written statements. Included in the $127,174,236 budget is authorization for the Johnson County Conservation Board to use conservation bond funds for a potential acquisition of timberland and an adjacent lot with several structures in rural Johnson County.

Structure fire at 2870 Stoner Ct.

Caused by grinding and dust collection system

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched at 10:13 a.m. on March 7 for a fire on the third floor of the business located at 2870 Stoner Ct., Frontier Cooperative Herbs. Upon arrival of the first due unit, smoke was visible from the roof of the structure.
The occupants of the building had self-evacuated and were all accounted for.

No repeat for Trojans

Cedar Falls dismantles West’s championship bid, 65-45

DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s bid at a repeat state basketball title was dashed and dismantled by the Cedar Falls Tigers, 65-45, Friday, March 9, at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines in the Class 4A state championship. The West High Trojans entered the state tournament as the No. 1-seeded team while the Tigers were the No. 3 seed and one of only four teams to defeat West during the regular season. Cedar Falls won, 55-54, in overtime in Cedar Falls. West’s other losses came to Dubuque Senior (68-59), Bishop Miege, Kan. (66-46) and Cretin-Durham Hall, Minn.(71-60).

Run with the Demons

Lightning, Creek Girls and Women of Troy run Four first-place finishes for West

MOUNT VERNON– Clear Creek Amana (CCA), Iowa City West and Liberty High girls varsity track and field athletes competed in the Washington (Iowa) Demons’ Indoor Meet Thursday, March 8, at Cornell College in Mount Vernon.

Four earn All-State honors on IPSWA

West High, CCA women represented in Iowa Print Sports Writers Association

DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s state champion Women of Troy placed three basketball players on the first-ever Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) girls basketball all-state teams on Tuesday, March 6. The IPSWA fills the gap created when the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) stopped its annual all-state rankings in January. The INA, originally the Iowa Daily Press Association, began picking all-state teams in 1934.

West’s Caruthers and CCA’s Johanson post top-five finishes

MOUNT VERNON– Clear Creek Amana, Liberty High and Iowa City West High varsity boys track and field athletes competed Friday, March 9 in the Washington (Iowa) Demons’ Indoor Meet at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, continuing the brief indoor track season.