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CCA Foundation inducts three into the Hall of Fame

Caroll Allen, “Dr. Tim” and Betsey Momany earn a place in Clipper history
Tim and Betsey Momany were recognized for their years of service to the Clear Creek Amana Community School District with induction into the CCA Foundation Hall of Fame Friday, Oct. 6, during halftime of the varsity football game. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

Caroll Allen, “Dr. Tim” and Betsey Momany earn a place in Clipper history

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School Foundation inducted three people into the district’s Hall of Fame Friday, Oct. 6, at halftime of the varsity football game.
The late Carroll Allen (1922-1989) and Tim and Betsey Momany joined the ranks of people who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the district and community.
Allen graduated from Tiffin Independent School as the salutatorian in 1940. He played basketball at the University of Iowa for three years before enlisting in the Army Air Corps. Upon his discharge in 1945, he married Dorothy Gentry, earned a degree in physical education (1946), became a farmer, was an assistant boys’ basketball coach for the (then) independent school district and raised his family. Darla (Allen) Bartels and son Mick still live in Tiffin and accepted a plaque honoring him.
Allen was on the Tiffin Independent School Board of Directors for 17 years, including during the consolidation of Tiffin, Cosgrove, Oxford and North Liberty into one school district and served on the first Clear Creek School Board (1960s). Allen’s leadership is credited for bringing the high school (currently the middle school) to Tiffin.
He also served on the Grinnell Mutual Insurance Company Board of Directors; was a board member for the Grace United Methodist Church; was on the Johnson County Zoning Commission as well as the Johnson County Election Board; and was an avid spectator, fan and little league coach.
Tim and Betsey Momany have left a mark on the district in many ways. Dr. Tim Momany, known as “Dr. Tim” to many kids, has focused his medical practice on helping children with behavioral health issues, including treating ADD patients to help them stay focused and in school. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Iowa County Ambulance Service.
Betsey served on the CCA School Board of Directors from 2004-2011. She was instrumental in having the Performing Arts Center built at the high school while also pushing for curriculum changes to improve education throughout the district. Betsey started and continues to coordinate an eighth-grade service learning project, which takes students from school to the Free Lunch Program in Iowa City. She also is a youth group leader and elder in the Amana Church. Betsey also serves on the board of United Action for Youth.
The Momanys have been “mice” at Amana Elementary for over a decade, ensuring that teachers are able to receive books through the Book Fair. The couple also donates much of the food used during the Free Lunch service project each month and sponsors countless CCA athletic teams, school trips, junior-senior proms, high school drama productions, extracurricular events and the CCA Foundation’s golf outings. The couple also received “Friends of CCA Fine Arts Program” recognition in 2007 and the Grant Wood AEA “Friends of Education” award in 2003.
The Momanys live in Amana and had two children, Alex and Allison, graduates from the district in 2006 and 2007, respectively.
The CCA Foundation has now recognized 43 individuals since starting the Hall of Fame in 2001. The Foundation’s mission is to “maintain, develop, increase and extend the facilities and services of the district to provide high-quality educational opportunities for its students,” and is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with all contributions tax-deductible.