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Wastewater plant, highway turn lanes part of marathon Tiffin City Council meeting

TIFFIN– A reflection of the city’s rapid growth, the Tiffin City Council was bombarded with development issues at last week’s meeting.
It took nearly four hours to address them all.
Wastewater plant

Progress and changes for CCA; some required, some desired

CCA board receives building projects update

OXFORD– Walls are going up now, and by next year, other walls may be coming down.
Clear Creek Amana (CCA) community school district’s construction manager Ray Willoughby delivered the monthly building projects report to the board of directors at its regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 18. Work is progressing at the new elementary school on the east side of Tiffin, with floor slabs in place and walls erected.

North Liberty launches curbside composting program

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty is launching a program to help its residents divert food waste from the landfill.
The city and Johnson County Refuse are piloting the program for the next month with a small number of households and will expand the program in mid-October.
Participants will pay a refundable deposit for a curbside collection bin, which they’ll need to line with a yard waste bag, available for $1.65 at a variety of stores in North Liberty. The compost will be collected with their recycling and trash each week.

Clippers wreak havoc upon Chiefs

CCA 52, Keokuk 7, for a happy homecoming

TIFFIN– There have been a lot of reasons to smile so far this varsity football season at Clear Creek Amana. Decimating the Keokuk Chiefs 52-7 Friday, Sept. 26, for the Homecoming game is one of them.
“That was a good one,” coach Matt Hughes said after the game. “It was just another team effort, these guys are just catching fire at the right time and each week they’re getting better and better just doing our base offense. We’re not doing anything crazy, just our base offense and just trying to get a little more aggressive week in and week out.”
It worked.

Marion wins 3-0 over CCA volleyball team

Marion Indians capsize Clipper girls

TIFFIN– The Marion Indians came into a WaMaC volleyball match-up Tuesday, Sept. 23, with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers ranked third in Class 4A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Association. The Clippers held the number six spot, and despite a valiant effort, fell to Marion 3-0 in varsity action.

Women of Troy survive Cougars

West High wins 3-1 over CR Kennedy Sept. 23

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy improved their record to 10-6 with a 3-1 win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy in volleyball Tuesday, Sept. 23, on the Cougars’ court. West bounced back from a 25-19 first-game loss to take the next two 25-12 and 25-15 before pulling out a 25-23 win in the fourth set.

Thomas takes first in diving, breaks own meet record in Kennedy’s swimming invitational

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy swam to a third-place finish in team points Saturday, Sept. 27, at the 2014 Cougar Invitational hosted by Cedar Rapids Kennedy.
Pleasant Valley won the meet with 714 team points while the Cougars were second with 551.5 and West ended the day with 398.5. Rival City High was fifth with 156 points.

CCA board approves elementary boundaries

Part of Tiffin will attend Oxford

OXFORD– A change is coming next fall for some students in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district.
With a new elementary school opening on the east side of Tiffin next fall, the district assigned a committee to determine new attendance area boundaries for four elementary schools, which was a three-month process.
The district’s board of directors received the committee’s recommendation on Wednesday, Sept. 10, and approved it at the board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 18.

Supervisors present changes in courthouse annex plan

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IOWA CITY– Members of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors have been hosting a series of public meetings to explain changes to the plans for a proposed annex to the Johnson County Courthouse. The final meeting will take place today; Thursday, Sept. 25, at the North Liberty Community Center from 6:30 until 8 p.m.

New Tiffin development to include septics

TIFFIN– Is it worth $200,000 to follow one’s own rules?
That was the question facing Tiffin City Council at its Sept. 10 meeting, when developer Kevin Hochstedler presented an overview of his proposed Park Ridge residential development to be located off Park Road (formerly Jasper Avenue).
The 31-acre development is only going to contain six to eight high-end homes, Hochstedler said.

NLPD to offer disposal for unused prescription drugs Sept. 27

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency, will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at CarePro Liberty Pharmacy, 555 W. Cherry St., for safe disposal. This service is free and anonymous. Tablets, capsules and all other solid doses will be collected. Liquid medications in their original containers will be accepted as well.

“Up ‘N Atom” Optimist Club announces events

NORTH LIBERTY– The Up ‘N Atom Optimist Club of North Liberty announces its upcoming meetings:
Sept. 25: Regular meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: Family Resource Center; Oct. 9: Regular meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: Paul McAndrew, Legal Aid; Oct. 13: Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Darlene Smith’s home; Oct. 22: Decorate for Haunted Happenings, 5 p.m., Community Center; Oct. 23: No regular meeting; Oct. 23 and 24: Safe Halloween, 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., Community Center.