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Gerdin family gifts $300K to Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s

CEDAR RAPIDS– Hundreds of families with hospitalized children will be the beneficiaries of a major gift from the Gerdin Family Foundation. The family is gifting $300,000 to St. Luke’s Foundation for the creation of the Ronald McDonald Family Room®, which is currently under construction on the second floor of St. Luke’s Center for Women’s and Children’s Health. The Foundation will use $100,000 of the gift to open an endowment to support future capital needs as there will always be a demand for this type of facility for the families of critically-ill children.

Dec. 31 reception to recognize service of outgoing supervisor John Etheredge

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors will host a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, to thank Supervisor John Etheredge for his service. Etheredge’s term will expire on Dec. 31. The reception is open to the public and will be held at the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque St. in Iowa City.
Etheredge began his term on March 11, 2013, to complete the term vacated when Sally Stutsman resigned after being elected to the Iowa Legislature.

Noises Off!

Theatrical frivolity on the CCA stage

TIFFIN — In 1982, playwright Michael Frayn penned a satirical look at the world of theatre titled “Noises Off.” It won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play and the London Evening Standard’s Theatre Award for Best Comedy.

Clipper girls lose a close one in OT

Stormin’ Pointers 53, CCA 51

TIFFIN– Excitement turned to disappointment and a sense of what could’ve been Friday, Dec. 12, in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) gym as the Clipper girls faced the 12th-ranked Class 3A Stormin’ Pointers from Center Point-Urbana.
The Pointers won the varsity contest in overtime, 53-51, dropping the Creek Girls to 2-4.

Trojans knock off Chiefs

West High 59, Keokuk 22

IOWA CITY– The West High boys varsity cruised to a 59-22 win over the Keokuk Chiefs Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the first home game of the 2014-15 season. The non-conference win gave West a 3-0 record heading into Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) play.
The Trojans held the Chiefs to four points in the first period, taking the quarter 12-4. The Chiefs attempted to rally back in the second quarter but West took a 30-14 lead into the locker room at the halftime break. The Trojans held Keokuk to only eight points in the second half while unleashing a 20-point barrage in the third quarter.

CCA boys move to 2-2 against Vinton-Shellsburg

Clippers 65, V-S Vikings 35

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper boys varsity basketball team improved to a 2-2 record with a 65-35 WaMaC conference win over Vinton-Shellsburg Tuesday, Dec. 9, at home.
The win marked a rebound for the Clippers in the wake of a pair of losses to Dyersville Beckman and Iowa City Regina.
Drew Wagner led CCA with 16 points and 11 rebounds while Cal Miller had 13 points with a trio of 3-point goals.
The Clippers are at Benton Community on Friday, Dec. 19, and finish out 2014 at West Branch on Saturday, Dec. 20, in a boys/girls doubleheader.

West’s Women of Troy make it 5-0

West 57, CR Xavier 39

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy pulled off their fifth straight win for a 5-0 record Monday, Dec. 8, with a 57-39 home win over the Saints of Cedar Rapids Xavier.
Dani Craig led West with a game-high 16 points, Mikaela Morgan had 13 points, and Emily Halverson put up 10 points. Morgan and Halverson had eight rebounds each.
The Saints took the first quarter 10-7 before the Women of Troy put up a 17-point effort in the second, good for a 24-16 halftime lead. West came out for the third quarter with a 21-point blitz.

Clipper wrestlers fall in DeWitt

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DEWITT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers had a tough night Thursday, Dec. 11, as they dropped two matches in a quad meet in DeWitt.
The Clippers lost by just two points to Benton Community, 40-38, and were walloped 57-18 by Central Clinton-DeWitt.

Trojan swimmers splash the Wahawks

IC West wins 105-65 over Waterloo West

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CORALVILLE– The Iowa City West High Trojans won a home meet Tuesday, Dec. 9, against Waterloo West at the Coralville Recreation Center. The Trojans won, 105-65.

One step closer to eminent domain procedure

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty City Council in its Dec. 9 meeting took action that moves the city one step closer toward exercising eminent domain to obtain private property for a public purpose.
On Tuesday, the council unanimously voted to proceed with obtaining sewer easements on eight private properties. In one case, the council did so in the face of litigation against it.

Keystone Place at Forevergreen to open in 2016

Coming soon to NL: new options for senior living

NORTH LIBERTY– A high demand for senior living options in North Liberty will soon be met.
Developers and investors in the planned Keystone Place at Forevergreen gathered Nov. 21 at 1275 W. Forevergreen Rd., formerly the Colony Country RV Park, to break ground for the new senior living center.

Weather delays could spell trouble for CCA construction projects

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD — They’re not ready to push the panic button just yet, but administrators and Clear Creek Amana (CCA) board members are concerned about progress on the new middle school addition, and weather-related delays.