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Chris Umscheid

Girls survive visit from Mustangs, 2-1

TIFFIN– The final home game of the 2016 regular high school soccer season was a night of celebration for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers.
First was a 2-1 win over the Mustangs of Mount Vernon, improving the Creek Girls’ record to 13-4 while dropping the Mustangs to 5-9.

Boys pound Panthers, 7-0

TIFFIN– Tim Benson’s Creek Boys ended the regular varsity soccer season with their fifth-consecutive win as they pounded the Panthers of Monticello, 7-0, for a Senior Night win. The victory boosted the Clippers’ record to 12-4 while sinking the Panthers to 1-12. The Clippers also claimed the WaMaC West Division Championship, after falling to Center Point-Urbana early in the season, then sailing past the Stormin’ Pointers with the better record at the end.

West shuts out Golden Eagles

Trojans defeat Dubuque Wahlert, 7-0 on Senior Night

IOWA CITY– Soggy conditions on their own pitch led the West High Trojans down the hill to Trojan Field Tuesday, May 10, as the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert visited for Senior Night. The Trojans shutout Wahlert, 7-0, to improve to 13-1 on the season and dropped Wahlert to 5-6-1.

A decade of service

North Liberty honors two firefighters for 10 years with the department

NORTH LIBERTY– Two North Liberty firefighters, Assistant Chief William “Bill” Schmooke and Firefighter-Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) David Cirillo, were recognized for 10 years of service to the community and the surrounding area.

Women of Troy fall at home to Linn-Mar

Lions roar 8-1 on the tennis courts

IOWA CITY– The West High tennis Women of Troy faced a nearly unbeaten Linn-Mar squad Thursday, May 5, at home. The Lions took the match, 8-1, and improved their record to 12-1 while dropping west to 9-4 overall.
Elise Chang scored West’s sole victory with a 10-3 win over Linn-Mar’s Katie Nowak.

A path to the future

CCA committee to determine long-term facilities needs

TIFFIN– Continued enrollment growth in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district will necessitate additional school buildings in the future. However, how soon and where they will be located is yet to be determined. With a forthcoming comprehensive facilities plan, the district hopes to be proactive rather than reactive as needs arise.

NLPD joins the CIT movement

Two officers to attend training in May

NORTH LIBERTY– Add the North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) to the list of law enforcement agencies in Johnson County buying in to the concept of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).
The Memphis, Tenn., Police Department pioneered the concept in the late 1980s as a way to better deal with people having a mental health issue such as hallucinations, schizophrenic episodes or paranoia. In the early 2000s, the police department in San Antonio, TX, expanded on what became known as “The Memphis Model” by training every officer in a 40-hour CIT program.

CCA approves SAVE and PPEL budgets

Additional funds supplement district’s coffers

TIFFIN– The Board of Directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District approved $1,480,000 in Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) spending for the 2016-2017 fiscal year which starts on July 1. The Board also approved $1,991,096 in expenditures of Secure Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) funds which were previously known as School Infrastructure Local Option sales and services tax or “SILO.”
The Board reviewed the budgets and approved them at their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at the Middle School in Tiffin.

Creek Boys survive Indians’ attack

CCA beats Marion 1-0 thanks to PKs

TIFFIN– Tim Benson’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity soccer team improved to 3-2 on the season by narrowly avoiding an upset by the winless Marion Indians Tuesday, April 19, at home.
The game, stalemated through 100 minutes of play, was settled by a round of Penalty Kicks (PKs). Tyreke Williams, Wyatt Sedlacek and keeper Ian McDonald scored, giving the Clippers a 3-0 PK score good for the 1-0 victory.

A different approach for law enforcement

Crisis Intervention Training comes to Johnson County

By Chris Umscheid
IOWA CITY– Law enforcement agencies in Johnson County are embracing the concept of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), an educational program for law enforcement officers which expands their ability to deal safely and effectively with people experiencing a mental health crisis.

A different approach for law enforcement

Crisis Intervention Training comes to Johnson County

IOWA CITY– Law enforcement agencies in Johnson County are embracing the concept of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), an educational program for law enforcement officers which expands their ability to deal safely and effectively with people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Clippers sweep W. Delaware on home turf

CCA girls wins 7-0 and boys 5-0 in soccer doubleheader

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity soccer teams swept the visiting Hawks of West Delaware in a girls-boys doubleheader Tuesday, April 12, on the home turf.
Matt Harding’s girls improved to 4-0 with the 7-0 shelling of the Hawks in the opener, while Tim Benson’s boys upped their record to 2-1 with a 5-0 win in the nightcap.