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July 7th, 2016

Senior Advocates heading to Sally’s on Broadway July 21

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates’ next Restaurant Road Trip is to Sally’s on Broadway in Springville on Thursday, July 21, leaving from Terrace Lane Glen at 4 p.m. The Advocates will also be celebrating Doris Divoky’s birthday. Call 624-2710 for reservations. Twenty-one seniors dined at the Hale Tap on Wednesday, June 29.

Board drops Ames firm; new CM hired

Local oversight of construction projects to save thousands

SOLON– It’s a move that could save the school district up to $250,000.
At a special meeting Wednesday, June 29, the members of the Solon Community School District’s Board of Education voted to terminate its contract for construction manager services with Story Construction of Ames.
Instead, the district will move forward with its middle school and auditorium projects utilizing the Iowa City firm McComas-Lacina Construction.
According to Solon Superintendent Davis Eidahl, it’s a change the district has been considering for months.

Alexa, Ally and Hailey

Hawk Talk

This is the second part of a two-part story on Iowa’s three seniors.
Last week, I talked about Alexa, who led the Hawkeyes in 3-pointers, and Ally, who was second team All-Big Ten last season.

This week, I’ll finish up with Ally and talk about Hailey Schneden, who was a walk-on and earned a scholarship.
Ally has had a really good career for the Hawkeyes and the good news is she has a year left.
As good as Ally is in college, she had an even better career playing for the West High Trojans.

Corrections

Walkin'

I didn’t tell the story exactly right in recent columns.
Sabra joined the bell choir at our church, like I said, and she’s been a rising star, being promoted to two bells in a matter of weeks. She wasn’t demoted, however, because of trouble walking and ringing at the same time. No, the demotion came about because she missed a practice. As a result, she got dropped from third to fourth chair in the four-person ensemble. In turn, that meant she had only one note and one bell to play in the closing number.

Persistent memories

Food For Thought

Most people look a bit doubtful when I say I can remember when my sister Betty was born. I was a mere two years and three months old at the time, and I agree memories don’t usually go back that far. I do think, however, when something really momentous happens in our lives at such an early age we are likely to remember at least parts of it. I have lots of what I call “implanted memories,” that is memories of things I have been told about either so often or so dramatically I think I remember them.

June 29th

Creek Girls swamp the Wiliamsburg Raiders in doubleheader sweep

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OXFORD– The Creek Girls, from Clear Creek Amana (CCA), knocked off the Williamsburg Raiders in a WaMaC conference doubleheader sweep on Tuesday, June 21, on the diamond in Oxford. CCA took the opener, 2-1, and won the nightcap, 9-1.
Claire Navara hit a sacrifice fly to score Courtney James for the first run in the bottom of the fifth inning of game one. Karsyn Stratton scored on an error shortly after.
The Raiders’ run came in the top of the third.

Clippers trounce the Trojans

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OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity softball team made it eight wins in a row Wednesday, June 22, as they swept the South Tama Trojans in a pair of four-inning games at McAreavy Field in Oxford. The Creek Girls took the opener, 13-1, and closed out the nightcap, 12-0, to improve to a 15-14 record overall with the end of the season nearing.

CCA boys go 1-1 in Grinnell

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GRINNELL– Cappy’s Boys spent Saturday, June 25, in Grinnell’s varsity baseball tournament with Nevada, the host Tigers and North Mahaska Junior-Senior High.
The Clippers decimated the Nevada Cubs, 22-7 in five innings. An eight-run first inning was followed by five more runs in the second for a 13-1 lead. The Cubs regrouped for a four-run effort in the bottom of the third inning, but five more Clipper runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth finished them off. The Cubs did manage two runs in the fourth and had nine hits overall.

Cappy’s boys get the sweep

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TIFFIN– Cappy’s Boys, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, took the first half of a WaMaC conference varsity baseball doubleheader 6-4 back on May 27. However, imminent storms washed out the nightcap until Friday, June 24, when the Blue Raiders returned.
Once again, however, the Clippers won the night, this time 11-3.

Clippers split with Vikings in WaMaC doubleheader

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VINTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team moved to 9-14 overall following a WaMaC conference doubleheader split Monday, June 20, in Vinton against the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings. The Clippers took the opener, 5-2, but fell, 9-3, in the nightcap.
Cappy’s Boys struck first at the top of the opening game’s first inning as Jake Neubauer scored on a Robby Swails fly-ball double to right field.