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April 20th, 2009

Fine Arts Night at Clear Creek Amana Thursday

NORTH LIBERTY– The Clear Creek Amana High School is hosting Fine Arts Night at the high school auditorium on Thursday, April 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. All branches of CCA Fine Arts will be represented, including: Speech, Drama, Art, Jazz Band and Choir. There will be refreshments, awards and most of all lots of entertainment. Also, there will be an Art Exhibit featuring many of CCA’s own artists. It will be a night full of fun for the entire family.

CCA Drama to present 'You Can't Take it with You' Saturday

NORTH LIBERTY– The Clear Creek Amana Drama Department is staging the play, “You Can’t Take it with You,” a Pulitzer Prize winning comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Performances are Friday, April 24 and Saturday April 25 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee beginning at 2 p.m. The play will take place in the high school auditorium in Tiffin. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

CAT-astrophe: NL asked to return grant funds

NORTH LIBERTY– In 2005, North Liberty was awarded a significant grant to help construct Liberty Centre Park and Pond.
Now the city has to give some of it back.
The construction of the park and commercial area at the intersection of Highway 965 and Penn Street– created as a visual showpiece and North Liberty’s central community pedestrian area– was financed with assistance from Vision Iowa’s Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant, one of Iowa’s Department of Economic Development funding tools available to Iowa towns for cultural and recreational enhancement projects.

New Joint Emergency Communications Center Will Inter-connect Johnson County

NORTH LIBERTY—The Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center (JECC) is closer to becoming a reality.
The JECC, a collaboration between the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, the cities of Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty and the Johnson County Emergency Management Agency, will combine law enforcement, fire and rescue and Emergency Medical Services dispatch information in one emergency operations center for all of Johnson County.
The project is being funded by a special tax levy and the sale of bonds on the national market.

Clear Creek Amana Schools construction update

OXFORD — Like the approach of spring, completion of the site work at North Bend Elementary in North Liberty is becoming a reality, according to Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Superintendent Dr. Paula Vincent.
Vincent opened the facilities update March 25 during the regular monthly meeting of the school board, with a report on progress and planned work for North Bend.

March 10th

Walkin'

I started my first full-time job, a lineman for the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, shortly after high school.
I got the job because I applied for it and did well on an aptitude test.
Just a couple weeks after graduating, I reported to work at a large garage in suburban Arlington Heights, where I was issued gloves, hardhat, belt and a small assortment of hand tools.

Food for Thought

The other day I threw away an empty oatmeal box. I’ve done that a lot in the past 50 or so years, but for some reason this time I hesitated. There ought to be uses for such sturdy and relatively clean containers, aside from adding to the trash we Americans pile up in ever-growing mountains. It’s a nice, round box and it has a tightly-fitting plastic lid, better than the ragged cardboard lids of oatmeal boxes of the past.

Hawkeye wrestlers: Big Ten Champs

IOWA CITY– For the second year in a row, the Hawkeye wrestling team won the Big Ten tournament championship at University Park, Pennsylvania.
One hundred and forty-one points, two champions and nine will go to the NCAA championships in two weeks.
I’ll look at the good, the bad and the ugly of Iowa’s 33rd Big Ten title.
The good or great would have to be Brent Metcalf. Three pins, including one in the championship match, a major decision, being voted the Outstanding Wrestler for the second straight year, 33-0 for the year, 65 straight victories… and he’s only a junior.

Iowa Women finish 21-10

IOWA CITY– The Hawkeyes won their first game, 79-64, over Minnesota in the Big Ten tournament with balanced scoring, winning the rebound battle 40-31, and taking care of the ball with only 11 turnovers.
“There’s no superstars on this team,” said Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. “They’re all great players. They get along as you can tell on the floor. They really pass the ball and are genially happy about each other's success.”
I’m not sure if I agree with the coach.
Iowa has three super seniors that have led the way all season and they did just that with their 21st win of the season.

UI Men Split Last Home Games

IOWA CITY– After losing a heartbreaker 60-58 to Ohio State last week, the Hawkeyes won a 75-67 double-overtime heartwarmer last Saturday over Penn State.
One could only wonder how much better Iowa would have been if Cyrus Tate wouldn’t have gotten hurt.
Big Cy went down January 8 against Minnesota with Iowa leading by 13 points. The Gophers came back and beat the Hawks, 52-49.
With Cy out, Iowa was 2-7, since he’s been back they are 2-5 but Jeff Peterson has missed the last six games.