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North Liberty Leader

Santa brings Christmas Cheer to Oxford

American Legion Auxiliary’s Soup, Shop & Santa Event welcomes Good Old St. Nick

OXFORD– The American Legion Post 537 in Oxford hosted a very special couple on Saturday, Dec. 14, as Santa and Mrs. Claus dropped by to meet local children, and hear their Christmas wishes, dreams and hopes. The visit was part of the annual Soup, Shop & Santa event sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, with the Canopy Lodge #290 of the AF&AM Masons providing a free soup luncheon.
The jolly couple from the North Pole was delivered to the Legion Post by the Oxford Fire Department, and spent two hours at the Post.

Bond vote likely for CCA in 2020

District to propose two options for continued space crunch in January

OXFORD– Residents in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will likely be asked to approve another bond issue next September as the ongoing enrollment increases continue to max out the available classroom spaces.

Plan on ringing in 2020 with fireworks?

Become familiar with fireworks laws in Johnson County

IOWA CITY– New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. Those planning to ring in 2020 by lighting up the night sky should familiarize themselves with fireworks laws in Johnson County.
It is illegal to set off fireworks anywhere in unincorporated areas of Johnson County without a permit. Any person intending to set off certain fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Johnson County must obtain a permit from the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. A completed application should be provided to the Board of Supervisors Office at least 14 days before the anticipated display.

North Liberty to host Drop-In Transportation Assistance Program Registration

City of North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– Earlier this fall, the City of North Liberty launched a new Transportation Assistance Program to help residents make essential quality-of-life trips. So far, it’s registered more than 60 residents for the program. Staff will host drop-in registration dates in December and January (registration is always available online and by appointment).

O’Connor and Withrow power Creek Boys to first win of the season

CCA soars past West Delaware, 85-62

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ basketball team picked up its first win in the early part of the season Tuesday, Dec. 10, at home, against the West Delaware Hawks. The Clippers shelled the birds, 85-62, as nine Creek Boys put up points, with senior Nick O’Connor and junior Christian Withrow leading the way with 25 apiece.

Lightning moves to 3-0 with win over East High Trojans

Brandon’s 19 points leads Liberty past Waterloo East

WATERLOO¬– Liberty High’s Lightning (AKA: the “Bolts”) moved to 3-0 on the season Friday, Dec. 13, with a road win over the Waterloo East High Trojans. The Bolts shocked the Trojans 72-61, dropping East High to 2-3 overall.
The Bolts lit up the scoreboard for a 17-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, and held a 28-23 halftime advantage. Liberty put up a 24-point effort in the third and led 52-41 going into the final period.

Creek Girls blast the Hawks

Double digits from Clubb, Stratton and Traetow lead CCA past Hawks, 49-25

MANCHESTER– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls’ basketball team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 49-25 win over the West Delaware Hawks on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Manchester.
The Clippers took a 7-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and pounded the Hawks with a 22-point second period to lead, 29-15, at halftime. A 20-point second half secured the victory for the Creek Girls.

Liberty’s ladies get first win of the season

Avery Gaudet’s 19 points leads the Lightning past Waterloo East

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity girls basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak, and picked up its first win of the 2019-20 season Friday, Dec. 13, at home against the Waterloo East Trojans. The Lightning flashed to a 66-41 win after losses to Waterloo West (66-46), Keokuk (40-31), Cedar Rapids Washington (69-35), and Dubuque Senior (54-49).

CCAs Sam Stevens earns 100th win

Clippers go 2-1 at Vinton-Shellsburg quad meet

VINTON Clear Creek Amana (CCA) senior wrestler Sam Stevens earned his 100th career victory Thursday, Dec. 12, pinning Vinton-Shellsburgs Brady Ortner in 3:08 in a 126-pound match. Stevens is only the ninth CCA wrestler to achieve 100 victories.
The Creek Boys went 2-1 in the quad meet with wins over Alburnett and Vinton-Shellsburg and a loss to South Tama.

Prairie Hawks sweep West High on the bowling lanes

Liberty’s Bys and Roggy, and CCA’s Ripperton lead Trojan teams

CEDAR RAPIDS– Cedar Rapids Prairie pulled off a clean sweep Friday, Dec. 13, as its varsity boys, varsity girls, junior varsity (JV) boys, and JV girls defeated Iowa City West High at Lancer Lanes in Cedar Rapids.
West’s varsity boys fell 2,817 to 2172 with Liberty High’s Ryan Bys leading the Trojans with 371. Clear Creek Amana’s Stirlen Roberson bowled 299 for West, and Liberty’s Cameron McKnight bowled 228. The JV boys fell 1,851 to 1,791 with Liberty’s Garrett Roggy leading the West High squad 282.

Forfeits hurt Bolts against the Cougars on the mat

Brownsberger, Morris and Franklin get pins as CR Kennedy sweeps Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– Fifteen forfeits, seven varsity and eight junior varsity, put the Liberty High wrestlers in a hole they couldn’t dig out of Thursday, Dec. 12, in a home dual meet against Cedar Rapids Kennedy. The Cougars swept the Lightning, 67-12 (varsity) and 75-6 (JV).
Ian Brownsberger and Jaxson Morris scored the Bolts’ varsity points as Brownsberger pinned the Cougars’ Tyler Bartels in 1:54 in the 120-pound match. Morris pinned Levi Heskje in 1:56 for the 126-pound contest. Austin Franklin earned the Lightning’s JV points pinning Alex Clay in 1:10 for the 126-pound match.

Sights of the season, in Oxford

Voting for “Light It Up Oxford” Christmas Decorating Contest ends Dec. 13

OXFORD– Christmas lights shine bright in the early winter nights in Oxford. And for somebody, they may shine a bit brighter with $100 in prize money.
The American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 537, in Oxford, is sponsoring a “Light It Up Oxford” Christmas Decorating Contest with a $100 cash prize for the best residential and the best business entry in Oxford. Registration was from Oct. 18 to Nov. 1. Four houses and six businesses registered for the contest with voting ending on Friday, Dec. 13.