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CCA boys down the West Delaware Hawks

4-0 home win for CCA

TIFFIN– It wasn’t an edge-of-your-seat thriller of a soccer match as there wasn’t much drama on Tuesday, April 14, when the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper boys varsity soccer team defeated the visiting Hawks of West Delaware 4-0. That was just fine with head coach Tim Benson.
“We’re OK with that. There was plenty of drama the last two games (first two of the season) with an overtime win, and Solon was knocking on the door the whole second half,” Benson said.
In both matches the opponent scored first, forcing the Clippers to come from behind for the win.

West track in action at City’s Forwald Relays

Girls third overall, boys finish seventh

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IOWA CITY– West High’s track and field teams competed in City High’s 43rd annual Forwald Relays on Thursday, April 16, with the girls placing third in overall team points and the boys finishing seventh.
Jacob Sanderson, Wali Parks, Xavier Koch and Derek Nugent scored the Trojans’ only win of the meet, taking the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay in 3:35.50. Second place finishes went to the boys 4x100 relay of Sanderson, Koch, Matthew Huff and Parks; and the 4x200 relay of Koch, Sanderson, Huff and Parks.

Clipper boys fourth at Bobcat Co-Ed

VAN HORNE— Once again the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) throwers emerged from the shot put and discus cages and came together on the track to win the throwers 4x100-meter relay at the Bobcat Co-Ed Invitational on Friday, April 17.
Robby Swails, Jacoby Reighard, Cole White and Grant Riggan topped the field in 49.91 seconds while the Clippers were the fourth-place team in overall points.
Vinton-Shellsburg won the meet with 142 points followed by Williamsburg, Mount Vernon and the Clippers (80 points).

Six Clippers to compete this week at Drake Relays

DES MOINES– The 106th Drake Relays are being held Wednesday, April 22, through Sunday, April 26, at Drake University in Des Moines. High school competition starts Thursday afternoon and continues on Friday and Saturday.

First step in countywide ID program

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County supervisors don’t always get applause, hoots and whistles when they make a decision. But then, their meetings don’t typically draw audiences of 100 or more people at once.

Design chosen for CCA’s STEM building

Formula for construction

TIFFIN— In March 2013, Kirkwood Community College assistant professor Joe Greathouse offered the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District a unique opportunity. He proposed a freestanding building to house Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs on the district’s property in Tiffin at little to no cost to the district.

Tiffin council to decide how to fund CIP projects

To bond or not to bond ...isn’t really a question

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin has over $7 million in improvements projects on its to-do list.
The next priority is figuring out how to pay for them.
Jeff Heil, of Northland Securities, came before the Tiffin City Council at its April 8 meeting to explain the city’s options for incurring the debt necessary to fund its committed capital projects, including completing the Ireland Avenue extension, upgrading Roberts Ferry Road, finishing Phase 5 of its portion of the Clear Creek Trail system and constructing municipal water and sewer utilities to Clear Creek Amana’s new elementary school.

NLFD responds to early morning fire at home struck by lightning

NORTH LIBERTY– A lightning strike is being blamed for a house fire early Monday morning in North Liberty.
According to the North Liberty Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to 455 Carlyle Drive in North Liberty at approximately 1:35 a.m. Monday, April 13, to investigate a large boom heard by residents, followed by the brief activation of smoke detectors.
No fire was found at this location, but while clearing the scene, a North Liberty Police Department officer discovered an occupied residence on fire one block to the east.

Kites for Kids festivals in North Liberty April 18

Kite festival to help end child abuse April 18 in NL

NORTH LIBERTY– Kids will receive free kites to fly in remembrance of children lost to abuse at two upcoming Kites for Kids festivals in North Liberty and Iowa City.
The festivals will be noon-2 p.m., Saturday, April 18, in North Liberty on the grounds of North Central Junior High, and noon-2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Iowa City’s Lower City Park, Shelter 5.
Both events are free and open to the public and sponsored by the Johnson County Community Partnership for Protecting Children (JC-CPPC) in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Work begins on 230th Street and Highway 965

NORTH LIBERTY– Weather permitting, 230th Street will close between 8 Point Trail and Highway 965 in North Liberty on Monday, April 20, so crews can widen the road. The work is expected to last approximately two weeks.
230th Street will serve as a local detour route when Highway 965 closes for construction, expected the first week of May.
The Highway 965 project includes rebuilding the highway’s intersections with Dubuque Street and Scales Bend Road/240th Street, flattening the curve, adding traffic signals, crosswalks, sidewalks and trails, and landscaping.

Shueyville All Church Garage Sale May 2

SHUEYVILLE– The Shueyville United Methodist Church will hold its All Church Garage Sale on Saturday, May 2, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1195 Steeple Ln. NE in Shueyville. Merchandise will be priced at $3 per full grocery bag. Proceeds from the garage sale will support a mission in Progresso, Mexico, for school children.

NL’s “Make A Difference Day” is April 18

NORTH LIBERTY– Several North Liberty churches will host the service project “Make A Difference Day” on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work teams from several local churches will fan out all over North Liberty to perform community service.
Service projects could include yard work, small construction jobs, window washing, painting or other projects at little or no cost, to improve the lives of North Liberty residents.