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Clipper boys 5th at Tipton Early Bird

Bandy wins 400-meter dash

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TIPTON– On a day when other meets were postponed due to cold and wind, nine teams met on the track in Cedar County for Tipton’s Early Bird Coed Relays Monday, April 1. The Solon Spartans won the meet with 150.00 points, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were fifth with 48.00 and the host Tipton Tigers were seventh with 34.00.
CCA’s Tanner Bandy won the 400-meter dash in 53.25 seconds, and was second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.91 seconds.

Breakfast burritos will have you roaring for more April 5

 NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Lions Club’s second annual Burrito Breakfast will be held Saturday, April 5, from 8-11 a.m. at the North Liberty Recreation Center. This breakfast will coincide with the Spring Craft Sale that takes place the same day. Tickets for the breakfast cost $5 each and includes two breakfast burritos filled with sausage, eggs and cheese (condiments on the side), along with milk, coffee and juice. Tickets can be purchased at the North Liberty Community Library information desk or from any North Liberty Lions members.

Tiffin FD, First Responders pancake breakfast coming April 6

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders will hold a pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 6, at the fire station from 6 a.m. until noon.
The money raised by the firefighters and first responders is used to purchase protective safety equipment, medical gear and even fire trucks.

Rettig looks toward another county term

JOHNSON COUNTY– While Janelle Rettig already believes she lives in the best place on earth, she won’t stop trying to make it better.
Rettig has announced her intent to run for re-election to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors this November. Appointed in 2009 to fill the vacancy left by the passing of supervisor Larry Meyer, Rettig was then elected to the seat in a 2010 special election, and re-elected in November of the same year.
“Some people think I’ve already served two terms because I’ve been through two elections,” she joked.

NL Community Library receives technology grant award

NORTH LIBERTY– The State Library of Iowa is pleased to announce that the North Liberty Community Library has recently received a Library Technology Grant Award of $1,600 to purchase two laptop computers dedicated to career development. Patrons 18 years old and older can use these computers to build resumes, conduct job searches, take proctored exams and more.

Johnson County deputy, North Liberty EMTs save a life

NORTH LIBERTY– On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the North Liberty Fire Department awarded three Life Saver Certificates of Merit to Deputy Chris Langenberg of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, EMTs Captain Dan Dolezal and Firefighter Lynn Burleson.

Tiffin egg hunt to be April 12

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at City Park, located at 809 E. Marengo Rd. (Highway 6), on Saturday, April 12, at 9 a.m. (with a rain date of Sunday, April 13, at 9 a.m.) There will be 500 candy and toy filled eggs hidden for the children to find. Please plan on visiting the City of Tiffin and letting your child enjoy this free Parks & Recreation event.
For more information, contact the City of Tiffin at 319-545-2572 or visit the city’s web site at www.tiffin-iowa.org.

CCA shapes 2014-2015 school year schedule

Board finds calendar acceptable, not perfect

AMANA– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District Superintendent Tim Kuehl readily admits the proposed academic calendar for the 2014-2015 school year isn’t perfect. But, “the perfect calendar does not exist,” he said.
Kuehl presented a proposed calendar at a school board work session Wednesday, March 12, at Amana Elementary. The board will likely approve the final product on Wednesday, April 9, with a public hearing prior to their vote.

Story Time Yoga

Library brings yoga into Saturday story time

NORTH LIBERTY– Yoga is known for its physical, mental and spiritual benefits. It can increase strength, facilitate flexibility and reduce stress.
At the North Liberty Community Library, it is also helping kids get more out of books read at story time.
Youth and Teen Services Librarian Melanie Harrison and Circulation Library Emily O’Sheridan-Tabor came across the idea when attending a library conference last fall.

West High’s Lohaus, Senior’s Haber named Athletes of the Year

Six Trojans named to MVC All-Division basketball teams

IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) recently announced the 2013-2014 All-Division boys’ basketball teams for the Mississippi and Valley Divisions. Iowa City West High’s Wyatt Lohaus and Dubuque Senior’s Kyle Haber share Mississippi Division Athlete of the Year honors while Senior’s Wendell Elmers is the division Coach of the Year.

Mississippi Division First Team
Kyle Haber, Dubuque Senior, 6’-7” senior*
Wyatt Lohaus, IC West, 6’1” senior*
A.J. Carter, CR Kennedy, 5’11” senior*
David DiLeo, IC West, 6’6” senior*
Jacob Olson, CR Jefferson, 6’0” junior

Women of Troy win 800M sprint medley

West, Creek girls run at ISU indoor

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AMES– St. Patrick’s Day was a long one for the Iowa City West High Women of Troy and Clear Creek Amana girls’ track and field programs as the teams traveled to Iowa State University for the 21st annual Iowa State High School Indoor Classic.
The meet, held in the Lied Recreation and Athletic Facility is said to be one of the premier high school indoor meets, drawing teams from across Iowa by invitation.
The West High 800-meter sprint medley relay squad won their event in 1:52.13. The Creek girls were fourth in the event with 1:56.15.

Women of Troy ready for 2014 track and field season

Success is the expectation, and the goal

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IOWA CITY– “Tradition Never Graduates.” That phrase is seen multiple times in the 2014 Media Guide for the West High Women of Troy track and field program. Thumbing through the 20-plus page publication, one quickly sees why.