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Archive - 2015

December 10th

Hawkeyes going to Rose Bowl

Hawk Talk

I’ve waited 52 years for a season like this.
It’s still a good season, even though the Hawks lost a knock-down drag-out slugfest to Michigan State, 16-13, last Saturday night.
The Hawks went undefeated in the regular season and their 12-0 record has never happened before.
Even though they lost, their consolation prize is playing Stanford in the Rose Bowl!

Jean LeClair Pavelka

Jean LeClair Pavelka, 91, of Martelle, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Funeral Mass was Saturday, Dec. 5, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Solon. Burial followed at St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Dec. 4, at Brosh Chapel, in Solon.

County to allow poultry processing on more agricultural parcels

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance amendment to allow for up to 999 birds to be raised, slaughtered and processed annually on agriculturally zoned parcels for sale to household consumers only. The change was made in response to a recommendation from the Johnson County Food Policy Council and research conducted by County Planning, Development and Sustainability staff.

Surviving the zombie apocalypse

Walkin'

If I kept all the cash selling marijuana to the jet set, I’d have filled several closets with hundred dollar bills.
But, I was smarter than your average bear and I invested it wisely.

Holidays

Food For Thought

We generally refer to this time of year, roughly the period including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, as “the holidays.” My dictionary defines the word itself as: absence, celebration, day off, interim, pause and vacation. My thesaurus gives a mind-boggling list of well over a hundred official holidays worldwide, many of which are unknown to most people. Some of those are regional or state holidays which, I suppose, are or were, at one time, important to the people who live there, but I wonder just how many of them are still significant enough to be celebrated annually.

December 2nd

Nine West High athletes sign letters of intent to play college sports

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IOWA CITY– Nine Iowa City West High athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play college athletics on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Aidan Keen, Mark McGlaughlin, Will Scott, Donovan Doyle, Tanner Lohaus, Matthew Schneider, Tia Saunders, Taylor Libby and Adara Opiola made their commitments in a 3:30 p.m. signing ceremony in the school’s cafeteria.

Women of Troy open with a win

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DAVENPORT– The West High Women of Troy opened the 2015-2016 varsity basketball season with a 50-44 win at Davenport Assumption Saturday, Nov. 28.
Rachel Saunders led West High with a game-high 15 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Logan Cook added a dozen points while Ali Tauchen put up nine.
The Knights were ranked ninth in Class 3A in the preseason rankings by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and dropped to 0-2 on the season. West High was unranked in Class 5A and moved to 1-0.

CCA swimmer Hruby signs letter of intent with Northwestern

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) swimmer Emma Hruby signed a letter of intent to swim for Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., during a signing ceremony Monday, Nov. 16, at the high school.

Four seniors to lead Trojans on the mat

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IOWA CITY– Four seniors, three of whom have state tournament experience, will lead the West High Trojan varsity wrestling program in the 2015-2016 season.

Clipper girls battle, rattle Anamosa Raiders

CCA opens with 52-31 win

TIFFIN– They got off to a slow start but, once they found their sea legs, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls went full steam ahead to sink the Anamosa Raiders 52-31 Tuesday, Nov. 24, at home in their season opener.
The Raiders took a 5-0 lead largely from success at the charity stripe. Abbi Kinnaird put the Clippers on the scoreboard with about three minutes remaining in the first period. Erin Navara made it a one-point ball game by scoring on a put-back and Kinnaird sank two from the free throw line to tie the game at seven-all at the end of the quarter.