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Soup supper a warm tradition for Ely Presbyterian Church

ELY– It’s been a comforting tradition for 62 years.
The First Presbyterian Church near Ely is hosting its 63rd annual Chicken Soup and Kolach supper on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4 until 7 p.m., and while the years have brought some changes to the fundraising event, much remains the same.
And the hundreds who attend like it that way.
Church secretary and soup supper volunteer Misti Huedepohl said there are repeat customers who come every year, but as time goes on, new generations of soup lovers come to make it their own tradition as well.

Sutliff Bridge spans Cedar River again

SUTLIFF– With cold ones in their hands and smiles on their faces, about 300 people gathered in Sutliff Friday afternoon to celebrate the return of history.
“This place matters and these people matter,” said Rod Sullivan, chair of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.

When Indians attack

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
MARION– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers took a step backward Friday night, dropping to a 4-4 record in week eight of the nine-week regular football season. The drop came as the Marion Indians won 27-0 at Thomas Park in Marion.
The Indians scored on a 3-yard run in the first quarter, twice in the second with a 24-yard run and a 15-yard run, and again in the third with a 10-yard pass.

CCA cross country teams place 10th at WaMaC conference meet

DEWITT– The WaMaC conference cross country meet was held Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Grace Lutheran Camp near DeWitt under gray skies and with a 10-20 mph wind out of the northwest chilling the course.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) junior varsity (JV) and varsity squads competed with the JV boys placing seventh overall while only four JV girls ran for an un-scored, incomplete team. The varsity boys and girls teams both placed tenth overall.
Madelaine Hinsley finished fourth in varsity competition with a time of 15:37 while Jack Murray was the fifth-finishing CCA runner in boys’ varsity action.

West Trojans continue on a perfect roll

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans celebrated Homecoming and Senior Night with a 71-14 vanquishing of the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks. The win handed the Trojans the Mississippi Division Title and kept the team a perfect 8-0 (overall) and 5-0 (MVC) in the eighth week of the regular season.

Free veterans dinner to be Nov. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– A free Veterans Day dinner will be offered to any veteran and one guest, compliments of the North Liberty Legion Ladies Auxiliary, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the South Slope Community Center in order to allow veterans to attend the Nov. 11 USO celebration program at Riverside. The menu features roast pork loin, real mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, salad, dessert and beverages. Registration for door prizes starts at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. For questions or reservations call Delaine at 319-626-6475 or Kris at 319-853-0285, or send an e-mail to: club76nl@gmail.com.

CCA will host annual financial aid night Thursday, Nov. 8

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School will host its annual financial aid night on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the high school commons beginning promptly at 7 p.m. A guest presenter from the Iowa College Access Network will discuss the FAFSA, Federal Student Loan programs, and scholarship searches.
High school counselor Mark Hovey will discuss local scholarships and deadlines. This is a very important meeting for junior and senior parents to attend, but is open to anyone wishing to learn more about funding their child’s education.

Swisher Auxiliary to host turkey supper Saturday, Nov. 3 at Legion

SWISHER– The Swisher Auxiliary will host a Homemade Turkey Supper Saturday, Nov. 3, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Swisher American Legion.
The public is invited. The cost of $9 for adults, and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children age 5 and under eat free.
Proceeds will be donated to English Rivers Outfitters to help veterans.
Turkey Bingo by Swisher Junior Auxiliary will run from 4:30-7:30 p.m

Stone Soup supper for pantry Oct. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will hold its fourth annual Stone Supper on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the South Slope Community Room in North Liberty.
All community members are invited. Cost is $10 for adults (13 and up) and $5 for children (12 and under). Dinner includes soup, salad, bread, dessert and drink. A silent auction will be held from 5 until 6:45 p.m. The North Liberty Community Pantry was founded on the belief that we are neighbors helping neighbors.
Please help your neighbors and support the Stone Soup Supper.

CCA annual senior supper Oct. 27

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Student Assistance Team/Interact club will host its annual senior supper (and no, it’s not for 12th graders).
Any district patron over the age of 55 is welcome to come eat a ham or turkey supper provided by students. Tours of the school and card games will be held after the meal. Please call the high school at 319-545-5623 by Oct. 20 if you wish to attend.