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Former Hawkeye basketball player to open youth gym in Tiffin

TIFFIN– When Darryl Moore came to the University of Iowa in 1993 little did he know he would not only get a chance to walk on the basketball team, but he would earn a scholarship, become a two-year starter and earn the Chris Street award, an award that exemplifies the spirit, enthusiasm and intensity of Chris, a former Hawkeye basketball player who died in a car wreck on Jan. 19, 1993.
Now Moore, who has been in medical sales for over a dozen years, is seeking to open a gym in Tiffin to work with kids on developing basketball and life skills.

NLPD joins the CIT movement

Two officers to attend training in May

NORTH LIBERTY– Add the North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) to the list of law enforcement agencies in Johnson County buying in to the concept of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).
The Memphis, Tenn., Police Department pioneered the concept in the late 1980s as a way to better deal with people having a mental health issue such as hallucinations, schizophrenic episodes or paranoia. In the early 2000s, the police department in San Antonio, TX, expanded on what became known as “The Memphis Model” by training every officer in a 40-hour CIT program.

CCA approves SAVE and PPEL budgets

Additional funds supplement district’s coffers

TIFFIN– The Board of Directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District approved $1,480,000 in Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) spending for the 2016-2017 fiscal year which starts on July 1. The Board also approved $1,991,096 in expenditures of Secure Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) funds which were previously known as School Infrastructure Local Option sales and services tax or “SILO.”
The Board reviewed the budgets and approved them at their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at the Middle School in Tiffin.

NL Farmer’s Market Sundays 11-2

NORTH LIBERTY– Starting in May, the North Liberty Farmers Market at Penn Landing will be ready to serve up hot food, fresh music, crisp produce, gorgeous crafts, delectable baked goods and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, off Pacha Parkway by Highway 965 and Penn Street.

Tiffin city wide yard sale May 7

TIFFIN– Tiffin’s City Wide Yard Sale will be held the weekend of May 7. In order to have your sale items registered with the City, submit sale registrations by April 15 to have the location and items on the City Map. Maps of yard sale locations will be available at City Hall, Casey’s and The Depot on April 29.

CCA Senior Awards Assembly May 18

TIFFIN– On Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m., Clear Creek Amana High School will host its annual Senior Awards Assembly in the high school auditorium. At the ceremony, graduating seniors will be recognized by presentation of awards and scholarships received. This is a wonderful occasion and the parents, family and friends of the Class of 2016 are invited to attend.

NL city-wide garage sales June 9-12

NORTH LIBERTY– Local organizers have selected the weekend of June 10 for city-wide garage sales in North Liberty and have set up a website with information for sellers and buyers: northlibertygaragesales.com.
In addition to the website, garage-sale-goers will be able to pull up a mobile-friendly Google Map and find nearby sales by item categories.
“I always thought it was one of those things dying for an upgrade,” said organizer Lydia Fine. “I just wanted to make it easier for people to find what they need.”

NLCP best shot golf tournament May 6

CORALVILLE– The North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) invites teams to enter the 6th Annual 4-person Best Shot Tournament, presented by Scheels, Friday, May 6, at Brown Deer Golf Club, 1900 Country Club Drive, Coralville, IA 52241.
A $400 per team prepaid entry fee ($440 day-of event) includes continental breakfast, green fees, cart, catered meal, driving range balls and team picture. There will be a silent auction during the event. Awards and meal are immediately following.

Welch wins long jump at Drake

Drake Relays results for Iowa City West High

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DES MOINES– West High’s Valerie Welch earned the title of champion in the 2016 Drake Relays girls high school long jump Thursday, April 28, with a winning leap of 18 1/2. Welch also won third place in the 100-meter hurdles and was second in the 400-meter hurdles, losing by only 0.64 seconds to Pleasant Valley’s Carly Donahue.

Creek girls vanquish visiting Vikettes

CCA defeats Vinton-Shellsburg 3-0

By Chris Umscheid
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TIFFIN– Matt Harding’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers improved to 8-1 with a four-match winning streak Tuesday, April 26, shutting out the visiting Vikettes from Vinton-Shellsburg, 3-0.

Solon boys, Mt. Vernon girls win Pacha Relays

By Chris Umscheid
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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s boys and girls track and field teams both finished third in the final team scores of their home Pacha Relays Thursday, April 28.
Mount Vernon won the girls meet with 171 points followed by Solon with 139 and the Creek Girls and Williamsburg in a 110-point tie. Durant, Iowa City Regina, Davenport Assumption and Tipton rounded out the field.

Clippers third at home meet

CCA Mariah Roller readies a throw in the shot put competition Thursday, April 28, at CCA’s Pacha Relays. Roller was 10th in the event. (photo by Chris Umscheid)