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The public has its say on CCA’s facilities planning process

Questions without easy answers

TIFFIN– The question itself is relatively simple on its face, imploring Clear Creek Amana (CCA) district officials to consider how best to accommodate expected continued enrollment and likely overcrowding with $25 million available in 2018.
The solution, or solutions, are not quite as simple, attendees at a Sept. 8 public forum at the high school in Tiffin discovered.

Library closed Sept. 16 for staff in-service training

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library will be closed Friday, Sept. 16, for its annual staff in-service training.
During that day, all of the library’s upholstery will also be cleaned, and Iowa Prison Industries will move and reconfigure shelving in the kids’ area. This is one of the library’s first steps in redesigning the kids’ area to include activity stations.

Star Party Sept. 23 at Penn Meadows

NORTH LIBERTY– The night time is the right time! Join Take a Kid Outdoors (TAKO) and the City of North Liberty this fall to learn about the night sky Friday, Sept. 23, from 7-9 p.m. Contact Judy for more information or to register at judy@earthviewenvironmental.com. This is a family event, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Giant balloon games at NLRC Sept. 16-17

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Recreation Center will join forces with Chad Johnson of ICBalloons to create the world’s first interactive giant balloon games event Sept. 16 from 3-7:30 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 2-7 pm.

North Liberty’s seventh annual Doggie Plunge

Over 300 dogs make a splash at North Liberty’s seventh annual Doggie Plunge
View more Doggie Plunge photos in our online gallery at http://economist-leader.smugmug.com/

Clippers 3-0 with win over Golden Eagles

CCA withstands Dubuque Wahlert, 24-14

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers stayed in the ranks of the unbeaten with a 24-14 Class 3A District 4 win over Dubuque Wahlert at home on a rainy night where the ground game reigned supreme.
The Golden Eagles struck in the first quarter, capping off a long drive with a 1-yard run to score.

Undefeated Trojans tame the Tigers

Iowa City West football holds off Cedar Falls, 17-10, at home

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans moved to 3-0 on the season with a 17-10 win over the Cedar Falls Tigers Friday, Sept. 9, at home.

CCA defeats Benton Community, 3-2

Creek Girls overcome Bobcats

By Chris Umscheid
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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls volleyball team watched a 2-0 lead turn into a 2-2 tie before charging back to a fifth-set win, and a 3-2 final for their seventh win of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at home against Benton Community.
The Creek Girls took the first set, 25-16, and the second set, 25-13, but the momentum shifted to the Bobcats in the third set with Benton taking it, 25-19. Benton took the fourth set, 25-21, forcing the fifth set, which the Clippers took in a hard-fought battle, 15-13, after dominating early.

West beats City, 3-1, in the Battle for The Spike

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy defeated their crosstown rivals the Little Hawks of City High, 3-1, Tuesday, Sept. 6, at home in the annual Battle for The Spike, a golden railroad spike traveling trophy.
Last year, West won the match, 3-2, to reclaim the prize after a 2-3 five-game match the year before saw the Little Hawks fly away with it.
Chandler Haight, Emma Norris and Ali Tauchen made 11 kills each, Maddie Fay had 42 assists, Haight made one solo block and Gabby Klemme and Emma Norris both had a pair of ace serves in the fray.

IC West goes 3-1

Women of Troy win City’s JV Invite

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IOWA CITY– The West High Junior Varsity (JV) volleyball squad and West Des Moines Dowling’s team placed first and second, respectively, with 3-1 showings in City High’s 2016 JV Invitational Tournament Thursday, Sept. 8.
The City High Little Hawks were third with a 2-2 effort, followed by Ottumwa (1-3) and Burlington (0-4.)

Goodbye “Big G”

Penn students Memorialize Griffin Tauke

NORTH LIBERTY– Griffin L. Tauke, 9, of North Liberty, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, at home in his dad’s arms.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, Sept. 12, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Coralville, with Fr. Stephen Page officiating. Burial followed in Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. Griffin’s family greeted friends Sunday at Lensing’s Oak Hill in Coralville.
Instead of flowers and plants, memorials may be directed to The Griffin Tauke Memorial Fund, The Bennett Tauke Education Fund or the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation.

Women of Troy go 4-1

IC West falls to Mt. Vernon in championship in home court Caroline Found Extravaganza

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy were knocked out in the semifinal round of their home Caroline Found Extravaganza tournament Saturday, Sept. 10, as Mount Vernon swept West, 2-0, and went on to win the tournament championship. West High went 3-0 in pool play with wins over Pella Christian (21-6, 21-5), Marshalltown (21-6, 21-10) and Mount Vernon (21-18, 21-16). West downed West Des Moines Dowling 2-0 (25-12, 25-22) in the quarterfinals.