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North Liberty Leader

Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 2

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 33rd annual chili supper from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.

Swisher Legion ‘Chili Cook Off’ to be held Super Bowl Sunday

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will hold a “Chili Cook Off” on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, which is also Super Bowl Sunday. Entry fee is $5 which includes participant’s all-you-can-eat chili. Entries must be to the Swisher American Legion by 2 p.m. with no exceptions.
One entry per person, which must be one crock-pot per entry.
Prizes: First place: $100; second place: $50; third place $25. After the judging, everyone is welcome to $5 all-you-can-eat chili.
Mix up your best batch of chili and let the judging begin. Call Ron at 319-538-6362 with any questions.

Swisher Mardi Gras party, fundraiser Feb. 9

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.

Jirak’ed!

CPU standout leads Pointers past Clippers, 65-48

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Joshua Jirak pounded in 37 points to lead the Center Point-Urbana (CPU) Stormin’ Pointers past the struggling Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Tuesday night on the Clippers’ home hardwood. The Pointers took the late-starting varsity game 65-48, dropping the Clippers to 2-11 as the regular season heads for the home stretch.

Clippers win, then fall, on the mat

CCA wins double dual at English Valley, give it up to Benton Community, Vinton-Shellsburg

NORTH ENGLISH– A tough season got a little brighter Monday, Jan. 14, as Jared Carder’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity wrestlers won a double dual meet against English Valley and Lone Tree at North English.
Colton Beckler took an 8-2 decision from Lone Tree’s Jake Viner at 126 pounds, Jacob Wessling won by fall in 3:02 at 138 pounds against Thomas Tryon of Lone Tree and Nate Langrehr took the 145-pound match with a win by fall in 1:10 over Lone Tree’s Drake Dauber. At 152 pounds, Stephen Jensen pinned Lone Tree’s Trevor Rogers in 4:39.

Tiffin council considers housing density concerns

TIFFIN– Given a chance to air their concerns, several Tiffin residents made it clear; they are not keen on high-density housing.

Cities feel squeeze of 2011 tax law

Change in commercial assessments bites into city’s general fund

NORTH LIBERTY– An amendment passed by the Iowa legislature 18 months ago is now beginning to squeeze city budgets.
North Liberty City Administrator Ryan Heiar told the North Liberty City Council last Tuesday, Jan. 8, that the city will collect less in property taxes for the general fund than anticipated in 2013-2014.
About $150,000 less, in fact.

Grace to offer free “Perspectives 2013” night on Jan. 20

NORTH LIBERTY– The opening night of the Iowa City area Perspectives course is Sunday, Jan. 20. It is open to everyone free of charge. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the program is from 6 until 9 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 2707 Dubuque St. NE, North Liberty.
Perspectives is a multi-denominational, 15-week course that explores the Biblical, historical and cultural impact of the world Christian movement. Dynamic professors, Bible scholars and global thinkers from across the U.S. teach the lessons. Over 17 local area churches were represented by students in the 2012 class.

Tiffin Fire Association annual meeting Jan. 21

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Fire Association will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tiffin Fire Station. The meeting will include appointment of directors. Immediately following will be the regular meeting including election of officers.

Troop 216 to host chili supper

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 33rd annual chili supper from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.

‘Black Gowns and Bowties’ benefit at CCA Jan. 26

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Jan. 26, Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) fine arts boosters, F.A.M.E., will sponsor a benefit concert and silent auction event. “Black Gowns and Bowties” will take place in the CCA High School Performing Arts Center. Proceeds will be used to purchase concert attire for the high school band and choir.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the commons area with a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and piano music by Lynn Conway and friends.