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June 22nd, 2016

Hello, I’m back for now

Walkin'

I’m not sure if I’ll start writing a regular column again, but I wanted to check in with regular readers who noticed that I quit several months back with no explanation.
The reasons I stopped are many.

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Gun control

Not so much

According to author Bill Bryson in his wonderful book “A Sunburned Country,” Australia has more things that will kill you than anywhere else.
“Of the world’s 10 most poisonous snakes, all are Australian,” Bryson wrote. “This is a country where even the fluffiest of caterpillars can lay you out with a toxic nip.”
So it’s a good thing that humans in Australia can no longer be counted as a mortal threat, at least when it comes to mass murder.

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Stop bugging me

Food For Thought

I seem to forget that I have central air-conditioning and don’t have to suffer and suffocate during those first hot and humid days that pop up unexpectedly after a string of pleasant, breezy spring days. It’s usually some time after lunch when I start to wonder if I’m coming down with something. I seem to have a fever. I feel damp and clammy. I get short of breath after the slightest effort. Then, it dawns on me. Oh, it’s hot in here. I open a couple windows and let a breeze drift through the house. Nice, but no cooler. I’m still sweating.

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June 21st

North Liberty firefighters host open house and grill out

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department shined up its trucks, opened the big bay doors and fired up a grill Saturday, June 18, as the firefighters welcomed the community to an open house and grill out.

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June 18th

Women of Troy split with Cougars

IC West wins 6-5, falls 2-1 to CR Kennedy

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High Women of Troy improved to 10-3 overall with a Tuesday, June 7, split with the Cougars of Cedar Rapids Kennedy in Cedar Rapids.
West took the opening half of the doubleheader, 6-5, with one run each in the first, second and third innings before the Cougars cut the deficit with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. A three-run effort by West in the fifth gave the Women of Troy a little cushion before a scoreless sixth. The Cougars tried to pull out a win in the bottom of the seventh with three runs but came up short as West prevailed.

Trojans take two from Lions

IC West wins 9-7, 6-5 over Linn-Mar

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MARION– Iowa City West High’s varsity baseball Trojans improved to 9-2 on the season and picked up a pair of wins at Linn-Mar in the wake of their second loss of the season, which occurred Friday, June 3, against Dubuque Wahlert.
West swept Linn-Mar in a doubleheader (9-7 and 6-5) Monday, June 6, in Marion.

CCA Masters golf outing/fundraiser June 24

AMANA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Masters Golf Outing is a fundraising event for scholarships and endowments for CCA students. The outing will be held Friday, June 24, at the Amana Colonies Golf Course, 451 U Ave. There is a $100 per player or $400 per four-person team entry fee that can be paid the day of the tournament.
To register for this great event call, email or complete an online registration form at www.cca.k12.ia.us and mail it to Brad Fox.

Cappy’s Boys split with the Indians

CCA falls, 6-3, but rallies for 14-12 win

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers moved to 5-6 overall on the 2016 varsity baseball season with a split at home Monday, June 6, against the Marion Indians. The Indians took the opening half of a doubleheader, 6-3, but Cappy’s Boys rallied back from a 9-0 deficit in the nightcap and converted it into a 14-12 win.

Clippers salvage a win in double dip with Mustangs

CCA falls, 5-1, and takes baseball nightcap, 10-8

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MOUNT VERNON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers visited the Mount Vernon Mustangs for an evening of varsity baseball Wednesday, June 8, and came home with a split after an 18-run slugfest.
The Clippers dropped the opener, 5-1, after the Mustangs took a three-run lead in the bottom of the first inning and added two more in the second. The sole CCA run came in the top of the third as Kobey Schlotman scored on a Jake Neubauer sacrifice ground ball.

Creek Girls take two from Indians

CCA wins 2-1, 4-1 over Marion

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team bounced back from a disappointing appearance in the West High Softball Classic with a sweep of the visiting Marion Indians Monday, June 6. The Creek Girls took both halves of a doubleheader with 2-1 and 4-1 showings.