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June 18th, 2016

Susan Kay Kopecky

Susan Kay Kopecky, 71, of Solon, died Thursday, June 9, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital following a short illness. A Celebration of Life service was held Tuesday, June 14, at Brosh Chapel and the Avacentre in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Monday, June 13, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon.

Mary “Sunday” Antrim

Mary “Sunday” Antrim, 74, of Solon, beloved wife of Richard Antrim and mother of Susan Velani and Alicia Highlander, died peacefully from a brief cardiac event on June 10, 2016. A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, June 14, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon.

Coming home again

Food For Thought

Feet are for dancing, for prowling ferny valleys, splashing shoeless in the rain, for scaling daunting heights, for traveling alien roads... and coming home again.

June 17th

CCA band marches in Washington, D.C.

The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School Marching Band marched in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., on May 30. The group has been raising funds since it received the invitation from Congressman Dave Loebsack a year ago. The band members traveled by bus on a five-day whirlwind trip which included seeing the sights of Washington, D.C. Four CCA students had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The group is under the direction of John C. Smith. “This past week, a lifetime of memories were created.

June 8th

Clippers bit by the Bobcats

CCA falls, 3-1 and 2-1, to Benton Community

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VAN HORNE— Mother Nature and the Benton Community Bobcats gave the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers a pair of rough nights Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31 and June 1, on the Bobcats’ diamond in Van Horne. The Clippers dropped the first half of a doubleheader, 3-1, on Tuesday and had the nightcap rained out, prompting a return the following evening. Unfortunately, even though the weather was far kinder the second time around, Benton Community wasn’t, taking the game, 2-1.

Clippers tops in WaMaC soccer standings

2016 All-Conference selections

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls and boys varsity soccer teams ended the regular season at the top of the WaMaC West Division. The boys, at 6-1 in conference play, topped the field while the Creek Girls shared the top spot with the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana, also at 6-1. Dyersville Beckman’s boys were tops in the East Division with a 7-0 record. 7-0 was also the showing for the Central DeWitt Lady Sabers.

Ten Trojans named to All-Division Soccer teams

West High is 2016 MVC Valley Div. Champion Team

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IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Trojans finished the 2016 season with a loss in the quarterfinal round of the Class 3A state soccer championships, but rose to the top of the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC)’s All-Division selections. The Trojans, under Valley Division Coach of the Year Brad Stiles (and staff) were named the Team Champion, and 10 players earned a First Team, Second Team or Honorable Mention slot.

CCA takes two from Maquoketa, 6-4 and 5-4

Creek Girls outlast Cardinals

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers survived a visit from the Cardinals of Maquoketa Thursday, June 2, winning both halves of a doubleheader, 6-4 and 5-4.
The Cardinals struck first in the top of the opener’s second inning for a 1-0 lead. Courtney James evened the score in the bottom of the third after a line drive put her on base. Karsyn Stratton reached on an error, which allowed James to advance. A series of Cardinal miscues allowed James to keep on truckin’ for home plate.

Warriors end Trojans’ championship quest with one kick

Cedar Rapids Washington defeats West, 1-0

DES MOINES– It’s the trophy nobody really wants, but it’s also the trophy awarded the most at the state soccer championships held at the Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines. It’s the participant trophy, which goes to teams eliminated in the quarterfinal round the first day of the three-day tournament. Losers in the semifinal round play one more match on Saturday in the consolation brackets for a third or fourth-place award, but first-rounders only get the participant hardware.

Assumption wins West High Softball Classic

Women of Troy finish home tournament 2-1

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy had a rough start in their home Classic tournament Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, at the University of Iowa’s Softball Complex. Davenport Assumption won the tournament with a 4-0 record. The host Women of Troy mustered a 2-1 record after falling 7-1 to Urbandale on Friday and knocking off Davenport, 3-1, and Marion, 9-1, on Saturday.