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Archive

April 9th, 2012

CCA’s ‘Seussical the Musical’ April 12-14

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School will present “Seussical the Musical” April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., and April 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The show will be held in the Performing Arts Center located at the CCA high school in Tiffin. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and will be available at the door.
“Seussical” is based on the works of Dr. Seuss and weaves together his most famous tales and characters from at least fifteen of his books.

Boys baseball taking applications

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Boys Baseball Organization is now taking applications for the 2012 season. The league is open to children ages 12 through 15 who reside in Iowa City or any other community. All games are played at the Mercer baseball complex near Southeast Junior High in Iowa City. See www.icbaseball.org for information and registration forms. The form and registration fee are due in by April 13. The season runs from May 21 until July 28.

Kent Park campground to open this weekend

TIFFIN– The F.W. Kent Park campground will open for the season on Friday, April 13. Daily fees for electric sites are $15, and non-electric sites are $10. Kent Park is located 12 miles west of Iowa City on Highway 6, just past Tiffin.

Can-structing a can-do cat

NORTH LIBERTY– Have you seen the “Nyan Cat?” No, not the Neon cat nor the nano cat.
The “Nyan Cat,” pronounced “Knee-ahn,” is a worldwide web video sensation with millions of fans, and one local junior high art club is tapping into the viral power of the feline animation to fight hunger.
How are they fighting hunger with a cartoon cat?

NLD to host breakfast business mixer April 17

NORTH LIBERTY– In an effort to promote the city’s growing business community, North Liberty Development, a not-for-profit group of business owners and advocates, will host a breakfast business mixer Tuesday, April 17, from 7:30 until 9 a.m. at Hills Bank & Trust, 590 Forevergreen Rd. in North Liberty.
At the event, local business people and city leaders will have the opportunity to mingle, network and meet one-on-one over breakfast. Also, city representatives will give a presentation about the new North Liberty Small Business Assistance Program.

ICCSD parents to approach council April 10

NORTH LIBERTY– A group of concerned Iowa City school district parents scheduled time to appear on the North Liberty City Council’s meeting agenda this week.
Parents requested an audience with the council for Tuesday, April 10, to revisit the topic of a third Iowa City Community School District regular high school, which many parents in the North Liberty area would like to see built in North Liberty. The group’s presentation is scheduled for a pre-meeting work session at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers, 1 Quail Creek Cr., North Liberty.

CCA girls’ soccer driving the Demons out

TIFFIN — The Washington Demons woke a sleeping giant. Four and-a-half minutes into the season opener between Washington and Clear Creek Amana Monday, April 2, a Demon scored a goal. Sara Bleeker’s Clippers went to battle stations and delivered a withering attack, ending 11 goals later under the 10-goal mercy rule.
“It would’ve been a really different game if we hadn’t come back,” Bleeker told her ladies after the match. The early score shocked the Clippers, Bleeker said, and rallied them to an awesome performance.

Opening day Blues

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN — After 100 minutes of battle, it all came down to 10 kicks Tuesday afternoon (April 3) as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers opened their 2012 campaign at home against the West Liberty Comets.

Making some cuts

SOLON– Industrial arts classes are being dropped by local school districts for budgetary reasons and for some, shop classes and other career-focused courses will eventually be replaced by an educational tech center called the Kirkwood Johnson County Regional Center (KJCRC).
KJCRC will be a centralized career academy run by Kirkwood Community College (KCC) at the University of Iowa’s Oakdale campus in Coralville. The new school will be completed in 2014 and is modeled on KCC’s Jones County Regional Education Center, which opened in 2008.

April 2nd

Food For Thought

My memories of early television are scant because my dad refused to buy a television set until the reception was good enough to suit him, which means the only times I saw television prior to the early 1950s was when we visited my grandparents on Sundays and watched, through the grainy snow of the tiny screen, some of the early programs that were mostly just the same old radio shows with milky pictures attached. Chairs were lined up as at the theater, the set was turned on, adjusted, and the lamps were turned off. No one talked or snacked while watching television then.