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Wilbur “Bill” Matthes

Wilbur “Bill” Matthes, 80, of Solon, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Mercy Hospice surrounded by family.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, July 19, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon with Father Tim Sheedy officiating and military rites following the service. Visitation was Tuesday, July 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon where a rosary was recited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Camp Courageous.

Making your own good luck

Food For Thought

I’ve come to believe our perceptions and expectations affect things that seemingly happen to us by chance. Aside from birthday candles and chicken wishbones, we halfway believe praying or wishing for something will increase its chances of happening. Sometimes, even though we’ve given up hope, the thing we’ve dreamed of actually comes true and we start to believe in Lady Luck. Such things happened to me often enough I have become curious about the role of luck (or the lack of it) and dug out an old magazine article I’d saved.

Women of Troy survive a visit from the Rams

IC West downs Dubuque Senior 7-5 and 10-7

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy ended the regular season with a 25-15 record boosted a bit by a sweep at home of the Dubuque Senior Rams on Thursday, July 6. The game was rescheduled from June 29 due to weather concerns and fit nicely into the schedule as both teams drew a first round bye in regional play. West took game one 7-5 and finished the night with a 10-7 win.

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Xavier denies the Bolts

Saints sweep Liberty High freshman baseball

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NORTH LIBERTY– The Saints from Cedar Rapids Xavier swept Liberty High’s Lightning Bolts in a freshman doubleheader Monday, July 3, at Penn Meadows Park, in North Liberty. Xavier took the midday contests, 3-0 and 7-1, handing the Bolts rare losses.
Xavier scored in game one on an RBI single in the top of the second inning and put two runners across in the sixth on an error and an RBI double. Nolan Frey drove a line drive single to right field in the bottom of the second for Liberty, while Tyler Dahm singled and stole second base in the fourth.

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Locals stand with Standing Rock Sioux

Johnson County residents, Iowa groups participate in DAPL protests

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CANNONBALL, N.D.– While much of the nation was transfixed by the high stakes and consequences of the 2016 election and its aftermath, a struggle of historic proportions played out along the 1,172-mile route of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which stretches from the Bakken shale oil patch in North Dakota, traversing across South Dakota, trekking 347 miles through 18 counties in Iowa, and completing the route at a distribution hub in Patoka, Ill.

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Group mines additional resources for CCA students

Foundation seeks to expand its charitable support role with paid position

North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– Since 1986, the CCA Foundation has provided financial support to the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District. The purpose of the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is “to maintain, develop, increase and expand the facilities and services of the district thus providing broader educational opportunities to students, community residents and staff.” The group hosts fundraising events and actively solicits donations from patrons and alumni of the district.

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Colony Pumpkin Patch campaigns for its corn cannon

Conditional use permits for nighttime flashlight maze, zombie paintball required by Johnson County

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NORTH LIBERTY– Patrons of the Colony Pumpkin Patch in North Liberty might have to go without– or at least see less of– one of the farm’s regular attractions this season.
At a North Liberty City Council meeting Tuesday, June 27, owners Dean and Katie Colony requested support of their efforts to keep the “Shootout Shack,” which includes a corn cannon and paintball guns, in operation this year.

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No. 1 Bobcats take two from the Creek Girls

Benton Community wins, 9-5 and 14-8

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity softball team became the latest victims of number one (in Class 4A per the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s June 22 weekly rankings) Benton Community Bobcats on Wednesday, June 28, at home. Benton took the opener, 9-5, and blasted the Clippers, 14-8, in the nightcap.
Benton started game one with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning, but the Creek Girls took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the inning. The lead was short-lived however, the Bobcats scored two runs in the second and two more in the fourth.

Creek Boys get sixth consecutive win

CCA scraps Anamosa 13-4 and 10-6

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ANAMOSA– Cappy’s Boys from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) swept the Blue Raiders of Anamosa in a varsity doubleheader in Anamosa Friday, June 30, and put up their sixth consecutive win. The Clippers took the first game 13-4 and closed out the evening with a 10-6 win, improving their overall record to 13-17 while dropping Anamosa to 1-28.

Creek Girls split with Stormin’ Pointers

7-4 loss, 10-0 shutout win for CCA against CP-U

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers and the Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) Stormin’ Pointers split on the softball diamond Monday, June 26, in the varsity doubleheader in Oxford.
The Pointers pulled off a 7-4 win in the opener with a six-run effort in the top of the fourth inning and an insurance run in the seventh. Abbi Kinnaird and Ainsley Schrock ended a four-inning drought with an RBI groundout by Kinnaird and a two-run homer from Schrock. Karsyn Stratton belted out a solo homer in the seventh for CCA’s fourth and final run of the ballgame.