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Archive - 2014

September 17th

Gladys Hanna

Gladys Leone Hanna, 92, a resident of the Promise House of Hiawatha, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at the care center. Funeral Service was held Sept. 15 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Marion. Burial was at Springville Cemetery.
Survivors include her sons, Dean (Mary) Hanna of Marion, and Dale (Jackie) Hanna of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Todd (Michelle) Hanna of Ely, Krista (Vance) Swisher of Stewartville, Minnesota, and Lauren (Nathan) Vondra of East Dubuque; great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Wayne Griffioen

Wayne A. Griffioen, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Services were held on Sept. 13 at the Oakland Church of Nazarene, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. David King. Burial was at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Patricia; his children, Mark (Lyn) Griffioen of Swisher, Danny (Dawn Siemering) Griffioen and Sherri (Bonn) Hawkins, all of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; and sister, Arlene Drees of Hammond, Indiana.

Iowa, no fly over state

Shut out by a trail closure toward Winterset, our bicycle trip turned north to an overnight in Johnston and then to Ames, where we stayed two nights.
We used the off day to visit the Reiman Gardens for Sabra and a brewpub for me.

Food fights. This means war

Food for Thought

During my college days, I’d learned that Chinese restaurants provided a menu that let diners get sufficiently full, and at the same time, save them money over comparable meals in more traditional restaurants. My mother had always made her version of chow mein, which she served with those crisp little fried noodles that you never see in real Chinese restaurants, and I had discovered fried rice and egg rolls while in college. My attempts to indoctrinate my new husband to such foods failed dismally until he spent several days with an old school friend in Washington D.C.

September 11th

Second annual Color Fund Run/5k in Oxford to be Sept. 27

OXFORD– The second annual Clear Creek Elementary Color Fun Run/5k will be held in Oxford on Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. at Lions Park, 400 W. Wilson St. Last year the group raised more than $10,000 for the playground. This year, proceeds will be donated toward new technology. The public is invited to join. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Check out the event on Facebook.
Register online at www.GetMeRegistered.com/CCEColorRun.

Three wins in a row for 5-2 CCA volleyball

Clipper girls sweep Benton

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity volleyball team improved to a 4-2 record with four wins in tournament action in Grinnell on Saturday, Aug. 30. The Clippers handled host Grinnell 2-0 along with Centerville (2-0), Norwalk (2-0) and Iowa Valley (2-0). West Liberty upended the Creek Girls, however, 0-2.
On Thursday, Sept. 4, the Clippers made it a 5-2 record with a 3-0 sweep of the visiting Benton Community Bobcats.
CCA squeaked out a 25-22 win in the first game before dominating the rest of the match 25-14 and 25-13.

Clippers in cross country action at Williamsburg

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WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s cross country squads opened the 2014 season at the Williamsburg Raider Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 2.
The varsity boys brought home a fifth-place overall finish led by Eric Douglass, who finished eighth in 18:36. The varsity girls were seventh overall and led by Chloe Keith and her 21st-place finish in 19:04.

West wins 3-0 over Jefferson

Balanced attack thwarts J-Hawks

IOWA CITY– The Women of Troy opened the 2014 MVC volleyball season ranked fifth in the state and with a 2-1 record Tuesday, Sept. 2, at home against the J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson. West had knocked off North Scott and No. 6 Pleasant Valley before falling to Bettendorf in MVC/MAC play, while the J-Hawks had yet to take to the court.

Easy Win

CCA 40, Mid-Prairie 6

TIFFIN– After the Clippers of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) suffered a heartbreaking season-opening overtime loss on the road in Center Point, they retooled and rearmed for a week two visit from Mid-Prairie (Wellman) in a Class 3A-Class 2A non-district match-up.
The result was a 40-6 shelling of the Golden Hawks, improving the Clippers’ record to 1-1.

Heartland Community Church block party to be held Sept. 21

NORTH LIBERTY– The fourth Annual Heartland Block Party will be held Sunday, Sept. 21, from 3 until 5 p.m.
The church, located at 70 S. Kansas Ave. will host a free, single-elimination bags tournament for teams of two with a great prize for the winner. The party this year will also bring back old favorites including bounce houses, popcorn and ice cream as well as hot dogs. A new offering will be a free raffle drawing for prizes donated by area merchants.