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October 10th, 2012

West Music supports ‘Flutes for Food’ effort to benefit area pantries

CORALVILLE– West Music is proud to support the volunteer effort, “Flutes for Food,” a recital featuring West Music flute students on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts across the street from West Music. Admission is a donation of non-perishable items, with a goal of reaching 300 pounds of donated items. All donations will be split equally between three area food pantries: Crisis Center of Johnson County, Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry and the North Liberty Community Pantry.

CCA annual senior supper Oct. 27

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Student Assistance Team/Interact club will host its annual senior supper (and no, it’s not for 12th graders).
Any district patron over the age of 55 is welcome to come eat a ham or turkey supper provided by students. Tours of the school and card games will be held after the meal. Please call the high school at 319-545-5623 by Oct. 20 if you wish to attend.

NL Pantry becomes United Way of Johnson County partner agency

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) is proud to announce its Partner Agency status with United Way of Johnson County.

Sutliff Bridge reopens with ribbon cutting Friday, Oct. 12

SUTLIFF– The historic Sutliff Bridge officially reopens Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m.
The ceremony will include Johnson County and FEMA officials, as well as representatives of the Sutliff Bridge Authority and two entities that worked on the project, VJ Engineering and Iowa Bridge and Culvert.
The bridge will be open to the public after the ceremony. The Sutliff Bridge Authority will hold a reopening celebration at a later date.

Forevergreen Road study open house Wednesday

NORTH LIBERTY– Representatives from the cities of Coralville and North Liberty, including project engineers, are hosting an open house for the public to receive information and provide feedback regarding the re-evaluation of the original corridor study for Forevergreen Road from the 12th Avenue roundabout east to Dubuque Street.
The open house will be Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 until 7 p.m., at Van Allen Elementary cafeteria, 170 Abigail Ave., North Liberty.
Interested citizens may attend at any time during the meeting. The meeting format will include:

NL volunteer fire department urges residents to plan two ways out during fire safety week

NORTH LIBERTY– If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety?
According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of American households estimate they would have at least six minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. Unfortunately, the time available is often less.

A blowout for The Boot

IOWA CITY– The West High varsity football juggernaut continued on its winning way Friday night, rolling over rival City High 44-0 in the annual Battle for The Boot.
The win returned the bronzed boot traveling trophy to the Trojan’s trophy case for the first time in eight years. The significance of a perfect 7-0 (4-0 in the MVC Mississippi Division) record, defeating their rival and bringing home The Boot was not lost on the players, coaches or fans.
“It’s hard for me to even put into words,” said coach Brian Sauser, a man rarely at a loss for words.

Westward spike

IOWA CITY– Conventional wisdom suggested Tuesday night’s battle between West High and crosstown rival City High would be an epic confrontation, likely to go to five games. With West up 20-9 and ahead 2-0 in the third match, conventional wisdom was seen slipping out the side door. The Women of Troy went on to take the third set, keeping The Spike, the traveling trophy the teams fight for each year. West has had it 17 times to City’s 14 and won it last year as well.

Punishing the Raiders

TIFFIN– The up-and-down season for Clear Creek Amana’s football Clippers continued Friday night as the Anamosa Blue Raiders came to town on Senior Night. Following a 30-14 loss the week before to Central DeWitt, Rodney Walls’ crew was hungry for a win.
The Clippers took command in the pivotal fourth quarter for a 31-13 win.

October 9th

First steps

CCA’s Facilities Study Committee organizes

OXFORD– Determining the next, best thing for students? That’s a task for the members of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district’s Facilities Study Committee. Around 25 committee members, faculty and staff met Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the elementary school in Oxford for an organizational meeting.
The district is continuing to face increased enrollment and a resulting lack of space, leading to the potential need to expand existing facilities or even build new. The board approved a committee to explore the district’s needs and make recommendations to address them.