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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.

Small change making a big difference

United Way of Johnson County, MidWestOne partner for financial literacy program

NORTH LIBERTY– Banking and saving; debit cards and credit cards; paying bills and paying off debt; insurance, taxes and investing…
Regardless of income, navigating the maze of financial decision-making is never simple. Yet money management is more often learned through the school of hard knocks than through any educational institution or formal curriculum.
Fortunately, a new financial literacy program is now helping guide the way for some Johnson County residents.

NL to sponsor holiday lighting contest

NORTH LIBERTY– Nothing says happy holidays like competition over the best holiday lights display.
The North Liberty Recreation Department is sponsoring a holiday decorating contest with prizes for the top three displays based on public and recreation center staff voting.

Tiffin to hold house decoration contest

TIFFIN– Deck the halls in December for Tiffin’s holiday decorating contest. City officials will judge the best-dressed homes for the holidays, with prizes awarded for first, second and third place. All dwellings– single family, multi-family homes and mobile homes– will be viewed and are eligible to win.

Taste of right here at home

New restaurant to reintroduce North Liberty residents to Italian favorites

NORTH LIBERTY- For Gregg Mirabito, family and food go hand-in-hand.
During the holidays, the Mirabito clan often gathers together for what he called “an Italian Christmas,” where the kitchen is filled traditional Italian favorites, like spaghetti and savory meatballs or daughter Lindsey’s, favorite; shrimp scampi with linguine.
“I tried to change it one year to something like prime rib,” Greg recalled. “It was not well-received.”
Now, Gregg has brought that home cooked goodness to North Liberty with his new restaurant, “Mirabito’s,” located at 40 Sugar Creek Lane.

Starting the season on a high note

CCA boys hand West Delaware 65-55 loss

TIFFIN– The 2014-15 Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys varsity basketball squad is a veteran team, and they showed their stripes in the season opener against West Delaware.
The Clippers won 65-55 Tuesday, Dec. 2, to start the season on a winning note after battling for nearly every point.
“There were so many peaks and valleys in that game,” coach Steve Ottoson said afterward.

Women of Troy mow down Mustangs

West High 53, Dubuque Hempstead 33

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy remained perfect in the early part of the season with a 4-0 record after knocking off Mason City, Davenport Assumption and Cedar Rapids Prairie.
The fourth victim of B.J. Mayer and his team was Dubuque Hempstead, which fell 53-33 at West High Friday, Dec. 5, in a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) match-up.
Mikaela Morgan led West High with 12 points in an offensive effort that saw 10 players putting up points. Grace Tafolla was the only other West player in double digits with 10 points.

Creek splits with Anamosa, CPU

CCA falls to Pointers, scuttles Raiders

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ANAMOSA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestling team opened the 2014-15 season by splitting a double dual meet Thursday, Dec. 4, in Anamosa with the Blue Raiders and the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CPU).
The Clippers beat Anamosa, 46-36, but fell to the always-tough CPU crew, 47-33.