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Archive

September 18th, 2012

CCA fights-off Indians for 3-1 win

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers have had a real workout lately on the volleyball floor, battling through a pair of five-set matches leading up to a hard-fought four-set match Tuesday, Sept. 11, at home.
After downing Center Point-Urbana 3-2 on Sept. 4, and falling 2-3 to Mount Vernon on Sept. 6, the Clippers entertained the Marion Indians and prevailed 3-1.

Clipper boys seventh at Benton XCountry Invitational

ATKINS– Jack Murray led the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Benton Invitational cross-country meet. A dozen teams met at the Roundhouse Nature Trails, site of the former Milwaukee Road railroad roundhouse with Mount Vernon-Lisbon taking the team title with 59 points and a combined time of 89:34.
Vinton-Shellsburg, Waterloo Columbus Catholic, Solon, Benton Community, Williamsburg, CCA, Columbus Community, Alburnett and Independence rounded-out the 10 teams scored. Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Meskwaki fielded incomplete teams.

CCA Cross Country girls finish sixth at Benton Invitational

ATKINS– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Madelaine Hinsley was the third-fastest girl to cover the 4k distance Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Benton Invitational. Cross-country runners from thirteen schools gathered near the former Milwaukee Road railroad roundhouse site to run on what once was the Route of the Hiawatha’s, the long-abandoned railroad’s premiere cross-country passenger trains.

West swims to third at Little Hawk Invitational

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy swim team finished third out of seven teams Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Little Hawk Invitational hosted by City High and held at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center in Iowa City.
Cedar Falls won the meet with 414 points, Valley High School was second with 399 and the Women of Troy took third with 388.50. Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Ankeny, Bettendorf and City High rounded out the field.
Savannah Butler won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.25 for West.
Individual results, courtesy of Iowa City High School.

Spartans reign in 45-7 rampage

TIFFIN– The Spartans of Solon marched into the homeport of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers and wreaked havoc upon coach Rodney Walls’ crew, dominating much of the game and taking home a 45-7 victory.
The Spartans owned the first quarter, putting up three touchdowns and scoring seemingly at will while thwarting the Clippers’ drives and holding them to their own half of the field.

Eastern Iowa orchid show and sale Oct. 6 and 7

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Eastern Iowa Orchid Society is pleased to announce the First Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and Sale. This event will be co-sponsored by the Kirkwood Floral Careers Program, and is to be held Oct. 6 and 7 at the Horticulture/Floral Careers Building on the Kirkwood Community College Main Campus, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, in Cedar Rapids.

Laying a foundation

ICAT helps CCA board plan for the future

OXFORD– In May of this year, Kent Pilcher and Ric Parades of the Iowa Construction Advocate Team (ICAT)/Estes Construction presented a multi-step matrix to the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School Board of Directors. The plan was a suggested guideline to help the board determine future facility needs, and a roadmap toward a future bond referendum to pay for them.

September 10th

Food For Thought

One thing I won’t miss, once this election is over with, is the atrocious grammar that comes along with all those campaign speeches. I don’t know if the people who write those speeches are that ignorant of standard English, or if they think it makes them sound homespun. Either way, it offends my ear and, I’m sure, the ears of at least half the people who made it through Mrs. Cotter’s eighth grade English classes.

Walkin'

The drive to Meyersdale, Pa., proved especially long and boring. Ohio and Pennsylvania offer no views from the interstate other than a constant wall of pine trees. Our only diversion was the voice of our female avatar contained within the TomTom navigational system I purchased recently. Why I had it on in the first place is a good question as the route is no more complicated than get on Interstate 80 for 400 miles until it turns into Interstate 76 for another 400 miles.

Terry Fowler

Terry Lee Fowler, 61, of Iowa City, died Friday, Sept. 31, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Sept. 6 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial with military honors was held at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City.
Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.