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If the worst ever happens…

CCA adapts with the times in emergency preparedness

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– Schools have always prepared for emergency situations and changed their responses as new threats emerged. In the 1950s, “duck and cover” drills prepared the students in case of nuclear attack while fire drills and tornado drills have been a part of the school year seemingly forever.
Now there is a new threat: an active shooter.

Clippers go for run in the park

Douglass, Alcorn post top-10 finishes in Tipton Invitational

TIPTON– Clear Creek Amana’s cross-country teams were in action Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Tipton Invitational in the Cedar County town’s City Park. The boys finished sixth overall, while it was a 12th-place showing for the girls.
Eric Douglass and Ben Alcorn posted top-10 finishes in the boys’ 5K run with Douglass taking seventh in 17:23 and Alcorn coming in eighth in 17:25. Chloe Keith led the girls with a 38th-place finish in the 4K run with a time of 18:06.
Center Point-Urbana won the boys’ race with 42 points, Davenport Assumption was the leading girls team with 18 team points.

West cross-country hits the course at Noelridge

Yokum wins for the girls, Gardarsson leads the boys

CEDAR RAPIDS– Noelridge Park is a 102.81-acre park in northeast Cedar Rapids and home to a large flower garden and greenhouse which provides flora to the rest of the city’ parks. It also has a duck pond, small creek and a large pool/water park.
On Thursday, Sept. 12, it was the site of the Cedar Rapids Invitational, hosted by Kennedy High School. The West High Trojans and Women of Troy joined CR metro-area and other regional large schools in 4K (girls) and 5K (boys) racing action.
The West girls finished fourth overall with 115 points while the boys were fifth with 149.

Benton Bobcats hand Clippers their second football loss

Benton Community 21, CCA 14

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers suffered their second loss of the season Friday, Sept. 13, as the Benton Community Bobcats took the varsity football contest, 21-14, dropping the Clippers to 1-2.

Clippers cross country team runs route of the Hiawathas

CCA boys fifth, girls seventh at Benton Invitational

ATKINS– The Roundhouse Nature Trail, a former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railway (“The Milwaukee Road”) roadbed which once hosted prestigious passenger trains known as The Hiawathas was the site on a picture-perfect Saturday, Sept. 14, of the Benton Invitational cross country meet.

Council approves paying firefighters based on calls

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Sept. 10 that creates a new way of compensating the city’s volunteer firefighters.

Have you been taxed too much?

Local option tax expired, but some retailers have still been charging

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

JOHNSON COUNTY– Maybe they didn’t get the memo. Perhaps they couldn’t believe that a tax could actually expire.

Field for NL chief narrowed to four

Officials expect to approve choice at council meeting

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– There were 50 applicants who wanted to lead the North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) into the future.
With the help of consulting firm Moulder and Associates, select members of the public and city staff, the list was pared to 11 applicants, then six. Two of those candidates withdrew their names from the pool.
And then there were four.

Incumbents win, Kinney rejoins CCA school board

IOWA CITY– According to the results of the Sept. 10 school election, voters in the Clear Creek Amana school district generally approve of their existing school board.
Incumbents Eileen Schmidt, Steve Swenka and Jim Seelman retained their seats in the 2013 school board election. Out of 7,756 registered voters, 535, or 6.9 percent, cast their ballots.

Dorau, Lynch and Kirschling edge out competitors in ICCSD board election

Voter turnout breaks record

By Eric Hawkinson
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– It was a record turnout for voters in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) school board election on Sept. 10. According to the Johnson County auditor, a total of 8,750 votes were cast, which is nearly 12 percent of registered voters.