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June 29th

Mother, may I go out to swim?

Food For Thought

Yes, my darling daughter, hang your clothes on a hickory limb, but don’t go near the water.
My aunt Opal would recite that verse and laugh as if it were the funniest joke she’d ever heard. I couldn’t see anything funny about it. I loved to swim and thought it tragic anyone would go out to swim but never even get wet.

Fall on the sword GOP

Not so much

It’s been morbidly fascinating to watch.
First, full disclosure: I’m a registered Democrat and I skew to the socialist side. I have my gray areas, but I’m mostly shading toward the line in left field.

Priceless fishing trip

Walkin'

A bonus chance to going fishing with Dad popped up last week, and I grabbed it.
Both brother Bob and I were pleasantly surprised to hear the old man was thinking of picking up his rod and reel again. A couple years ago, a bad case of gout flared up in his hands, making it almost too painful to put on his own clothes much less reel in a Bluegill.
But the gout eventually subsided and Dad let it be known he’d like nothing better than to get out on Bob’s new Lund fishing boat on Father’s Day.
Have I mentioned the boat?

Ely Firefighter’s Breakfast July 4

ELY– The Annual Ely Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter’s Breakfast is Monday, July 4. Proceeds from this yearly event support the department’s operational expenses.

Tickets can be purchased from any Ely firefighter or local merchants. Adult tickets are $7 in advance, $7.50 at the door, $3 for children 12 and under, and children 5 and under eat free.

All-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, milk, coffee and water will be served. Serving, rain or shine, from 6:30 a.m. to noon at the Ely Fire Department, 1300 Main St. in Ely.

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June 28th

Women of Troy tame the Tigers

IC West wins 12-2 and 12-2 over Cedar Falls

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy improved to 19-5 overall and 15-1 in the Mississippi Valley Conference’s Valley Division following their softball doubleheader sweep Tuesday, June 21, over the Cedar Falls Tigers. West High took both games, 12-2, in five innings each.
Jessie Harder kicked off the scoring in the bottom of the third inning of game one with a two-run double, followed by Skylar Ryan with a two-run single and Darby Donovan knocking an RBI double.
The Tigers answered with a home run off Harder in the top of the fourth, which was good for two runs.

June 22nd

Creek Boys split with Bobcats

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EPWORTH– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers gained a little ground Thursday, June 16, as they improved their record slightly to 7-12 with a split in Epworth. The Clippers fell 6-5 in the first half of a varsity doubleheader with the Western Dubuque Bobcats but rallied back to a 4-1 win in the nightcap.

Clippers swept by Raiders

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TIFFIN– Cappy’s Boys fell to 6-11 after a pair of losses to Williamsburg Monday, June 13, on the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ diamond in Tiffin. The Raiders swept the Clippers 9-4 and 4-3.

Steigleder named MVC Athlete of the Year

2016 All-Division Soccer Selections announced

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IOWA CITY– West High’s Regan Steigleder was awarded the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC)’s Valley Division Athlete of the Year honor. The conference released its 2016 All-Division Soccer Selections Monday, June 13, with the West High junior at the top of the list.
Steigleder scored 21 goals, made three assists and amassed 45 points and a pair of penalty kicks during the regular season.

Clean sweep by Mustangs

Creek girls fall 6-4 and 6-3 to Mount Vernon

OXFORD– The Mount Vernon Mustangs handed the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers a pair of losses Wednesday, June 15, as they swept the Creek Girls in a varsity doubleheader in Oxford. The Mustangs took the opener, 6-4, and survived a seventh-inning Clipper rally to win the nightcap, 6-3.

Spud saves the day

2-run homer gives West a win over Cedar Rapids Prairie

IOWA CITY– They call him “Spud.”
Monday, June 13, Spud, AKA Spencer Wiskus, a graduated West High senior, was the hero of the night as his two-run homer broke an 8-8 tie with Cedar Rapids Prairie and won the nine-inning nightcap of a varsity doubleheader.