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March 26th, 2020

Fareway store hourschange

BOONE Fareway Grocery Stores in North Liberty and Tiffin began operating under new store hours since March 18.
The grocery chain announced

North Liberty closes buildings to public

NORTH LIBERTY To protect employees and public from the spread of disease caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19, the City of North Liberty closed all buildings to the public, effective at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. The closure is expected to last at least until April 13.
The public is urged to practice social distancing, avoid groups larger than 10 and take other steps to slow the spread of this disease.
The city will maintain its essential services, including water, wastewater, fire and police, as well as continue to provide other services remotely.

Helping hands in a time of need

Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery brews up hand sanitizer in response to COVID-19 crisis

SWISHER– The COVID-19 pandemic has led to store shelves being emptied as worried shoppers grab supplies they think they need in case of being quarantined or ordered to remain at home.
Among the items being hoarded is hand sanitizer.
While not a replacement for soap and water, it is a product recommended to help minimize the spread of illnesses, including COVID-19, and recently people most at-risk have had great difficulty in finding hand sanitizer to purchase.

Riding out the COVID-19 storm

CCA rolls out meals and learning opportunities for homebound students

OXFORD– With classes cancelled until at least Monday, April 13, due to the ongoing COVID-19 threat, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District rolled out a variety of programs to continue serving its students.

Going home

CCA bids farewell and following seas to its exchange students

TIFFIN– In addition to shutting down until April 13, and the putting on-hold of all activities, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District has seen another impact from the coronavirus pandemic as five high school exchange students have been sent back to their home countries.

March 18th

Gun shots fired outside business in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– At approximately 2:20 a.m., on March 14, officers with the North Liberty Police Department responded to the area of the 500 block of Penn Court in reference to the report of several gunshots. Multiple callers reported there were several gunshots and a lot of cars leaving from the rear of 580 N. Madison Ave., and a subject running with a gun.
Arriving officers located several spent shell casings in the rear parking lot of the building. Officers also observed holes in the rear of the building consistent with bullet holes. At the time, there were no known victims.

COVID-19 quarantine care kits

IOWA CITY– Four United Methodist Churches (UMC) in the Iowa City Metro area are creating and distributing COVID-19 quarantine care kits. These simple kits are designed to provide comfort and encouragement. Each care kit includes a request form, which aids in responding to specific needs within a household, if possible.
Reverend Beth Graham from First UMC in North Liberty stated, “We are praying with our neighbors, and our faith moves us to action.”
Reverend Sarah Rohret from St. Mark’s UMC added, “We are interested because we love our neighbors, and we want to always show them we care.”

Lady Spartan Holtkamp named to Print Sports Writers 3rd Team

DES MOINES– The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA), founded in February of 2018 to carry on the tradition of newspapers selecting all-state teams for Iowa high school sports, announced its 2020 Girls Basketball All-State Teams on Tuesday, March 10.
Class 5A, West Des Moines Dowling Catholic senior Caitlin Clark was named IPSWA Miss Iowa Basketball 2020. The honor was conveyed after she averaged 33.7 points per game (scoring more than 2,500 points in her career) and shooting 50.9 percent from the field, while making 84 three-pointers.

Girls track starts strong at UD, Dickinson

COVID-19 makes it ‘wait and see’

DUBUQUE– With spring break this week, it is especially quiet in the classroom and out on the track. What lies ahead with the coronavirus pandemic should show major changes in how classroom and outside school activities are conducted through spring, in Solon, in Iowa and across the nation.
But there has been a start. For Solon’s girls, that came March 3, at the University of Dubuque. With a fourth-place finish among 20 Eastern Iowa teams, the Lady Spartans logged 40.5 points.
On the way there, they picked up first- through fifth-place points in six of the 11 indoor events.

Dan Gable Wrestler of the Year Award recipients named

CEDAR FALLS– Fareway Stores, Inc. and BodyArmor presented the Dan Gable Wrestler of the Year Awards, in coordination with IAwrestle and IWCOA. Three finalists from each of the three state wrestling classes and three women finalists attended an awards ceremony in advance of the premier invitational, War at West Gym.
Fans had the ability to vote once per day for the top wrestler in each category until Feb. 7 on IAwrestle.com. Public votes were tallied and the top voted wrestler received an extra vote towards the IWCOA committee vote. The following athletes were recognized as 2020 recipients: