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Archive

September 24th, 2012

No rest on Sunday

OXFORD– A topic that enflamed passions on both sides of the issue, and led to some of the most spirited discussions seen at a CCA school board meeting in recent years has been laid to rest.
For now.
The Clear Creek Amana School District Board of Directors met Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Oxford and revisited a proposed change to the district’s Open Night policy. Currently, the policy forbids school-related activities on Wednesday night. A revised policy would have put a moratorium on Sunday evening events as well, such as athletic practice.

Tiffin Locker to become history, more help coming to city hall

TIFFIN– The Tiffin City Council held its first meeting of the month Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Springmier Community Library with a lengthy agenda.
Continuing a process started earlier this year to bring three outlying areas into the growing city, the council held more discussion of annexation. City Administrator/City Clerk Michon Jackson said residents in the “Priority One” area, which is bordered by 340th Street on the north, Hwy. 218 on the east, 360th Street on the south and Jasper Avenue on the west, will receive another letter, probably before the end of the month.

Independent practice still alive and well in NL

NORTH LIBERTY– Twenty-five years ago, it was an opportunity for a young doctor to practice medicine. In the time since, North Liberty Family Health Centre, PC, has grown into one of very few independent offices in the state of Iowa, and is still going strong.

Aspiring young author programs and new story time at NL Library

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library (NLCL) is offering display space for books written by children. If you like to write stories, make your story into a book and bring it to the NLCL to share. Aspiring authors sixth grade and under can bring their books to the library through Oct. 31. Books will be displayed in the children’s area. These books will not be available for checkout, but available for everyone to read in the library.

Youth Salute leadership awards presented to area high school seniors

IOWA CITY– Area high school seniors were recognized with Youth Salute leadership awards, sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company, Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City. More than 260 students from 16 area high schools were honored for their academic achievement and leadership contributions. Students were selected by their high school faculty to receive the prestigious award.

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.

Penn school can, bottle drive is Oct. 16

NORTH LIBERTY– The Penn Elementary School PTO is holding a can and bottle drive on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the school on 230 N. Dubuque St. Pop cans and plastic and glass bottles will be accepted. If it has an “IA 5-cent” deposit, they’ll take it. Just drive up and drop them off– they do the sorting. Cans and bottles should be reasonably clean and dry. Flattened or crushed items cannot be accepted. Contact the Penn PTO with questions at PennPTO@gmail.com or 319-626-4964.

Six to compete for Tiffin council

TIFFIN– The departure last month of councilmen Chris Ball and Travis Weipert has resulted in two open seats on the Tiffin City Council. Six candidates have expressed their desire to fill those seats and will appear on the ballot Nov. 6.
Tiffin voters will be able to vote for two and the winners will occupy one-year terms to fill the vacancies.
The candidates, as listed by the Johnson County Auditor’s Office are: Royce W. Phillips;, Joshua T. Oswald; Nelson Olivier; Allen Moore; Joan F. Kahler; and Jenny Carhoff.

Creek Girls sail past Williamsburg in three

TIFFIN– It only took the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers three sets to sink the Williamsburg Raiders Tuesday night on the home floor.
The Clippers won the first set 25-7, dominating throughout. The second set saw CCA down 5-3 early before the Clippers righted the ship and battled back to the 25-22 win. In the third set, the Creek Girls held leads of 10-5 and 19-9 before a late Raider rally. The Clippers held-on for the 25-17 win.

Tearing down the Fort; CCA 45, Ft. Madison 14

FORT MADISON– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) armada sailed to Fort Madison Friday night and sent the Bulldogs to the pound with a 45-14 non-conference victory.
CCA held a seven point lead after two quarters, but blew it open in the second half while holding Fort Madison scoreless.
The Clippers put a pair of touchdowns on the scoreboard in the first quarter for an early 14-0 lead with Jonathan Nzombo scoring on a 3-yard run and Konrad Moore finding the end zone on a 1-yard quarterback keeper. Niels VanElsas put up the extra point kicks.