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Creek girls get 1-0 win over Independence

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TIFFIN– Emma Bormann’s 12th goal of the 2014 season gave the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers a 1-0 win at home Thursday, May 8, against Independence. The Win improved the Clippers’ record to 8-1, and the squad was ranked seventh in Class 1A in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s weekly rankings for Friday, May 9.
Hannah Bormann had five shots on the Mustangs’ goal, Morgan Carew launched one shot and Emma Bormann had two.

Clipper boys’ soccer wins five straight

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TIFFIN– They righted the ship.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys varsity soccer team overcame three losses in a row at the start of the season and have posted five straight wins and three consecutive shut-outs against WaMaC West foes with two matches left in the regular season. With a 5-1 record in the WaMaC West Division, CCA is in a three-way tie for first place with Marion and Center Point-Urbana and holds an 8-4-2 record overall.

Trojans MVC divisional track champs

West High’s sophomores, varsity lead the way

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DUBUQUE– Dalzell Field in Dubuque was the site Thursday, May 8, for the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division boys conference meet. The West High Trojans emerged as the champions in both sophomore and varsity competition with 128 team points for the varsity and 120 for the sophs. Together the Trojan track and field teams racked up 10 first-place finishes and seven second-place finishes in 36 events in total.

Clipper boys place fifth at WaMaC divisional golf

Klingeman leads CCA

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SHELLSBURG– The Clear Creek Amana boys golf team placed fifth in the WaMaC West Boys Divisional Golf Tournament held at the Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg Monday, May 5.
Marion won the meet with a score of 160 and Williamsburg’s Zach Buch was the top golfer, posting a 37 on the day, while Jacob Klingeman led the Clippers with a score of 42. Nolan Navara had 44 strokes, Cal Miller also posted 44, Dylan Wolfe had 46, and Killian Walters and Coltyn Schulte both put up 49.

Women of Troy come in second at MVC divisional meet May 8

Benedict and Welch winners for West High

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WATERLOO– The West High Women of Troy track and field team finished second in varsity competition to rival City High Thursday, May 8, at the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division meet.
The Little Hawks varsity team took the division championship with 166 team points to West’s 150.
In Junior Varsity (JV) competition, Cedar Rapids Kennedy won with 132 points. The West JV squad was fourth with 77.

May 19 golf event benefits local nonprofits

IOWA CITY– The fourth annual “Charity Ball Drop” at the annual golf outing of the Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) offers unique opportunities to fund nonprofit organizations.
The Community Foundation’s annual Tee Off for Charity-Team Up for Philanthropy golf outing will be held at Brown Deer Golf Course on Monday, May 19. The ball drop will be held at 6 p.m.

Wonka

The Clear Creek Amana High School Drama Department presented Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” in four performances from Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12. For more photos of the production, see page A8. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

Clear Creek Amana school board approves 1:1 computer purchase for middle school in 2014-15

Technology advanced

OXFORD– Starting this fall, every student in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) middle school will have their own Chromebook personal computer to use in class and at home. The district’s school board approved spending $157,739.50 to purchase 500 devices at its regular meeting Wednesday, April 16, at Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford.

NL’s Wayson attends citizens’ police academy

Law enforcement up-close and personal

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY– The 17th annual Citizens’ Police Academy concluded last Monday, April 7, with a graduation ceremony for nearly 30 Johnson County residents who wanted an up-close and personal look inside the world of law enforcement.

Schools to hold 5K, 1 mile run May 17

NORTH LIBERTY– Penn, Garner and Van Allen PTOs will co-sponsor the second annual GPV PTO Rockin’ 5K Run/Walk and Little Rockin’ 1 Mile Run on Saturday, May 17. This event will begin and end at Penn Elementary. The 1 mile run will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9 a.m.
All proceeds from this event go to the North Liberty Family Resource Centers serving the students and families of Penn, Garner and Van Allen Elementary schools.
Register for the event at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=10205.

Get together, make a difference in NL

NORTH LIBERTY– “What do you love about our community? What do you think would make North Liberty a better place to live?  How could we do that together?”
These are questions a group of people asked over the last year as they followed God’s call to find ways to better serve the community.  They started by asking community members what they think North Liberty needs to make it a better place to live.  The group gathered a lot of information through that process and want to share it with others.

Springmier library, Tiffin Community Fund and Johnson County Historical Society to host Oak Hill Cemetery walk June 1

TIFFIN– The Springmier Community Library, Tiffin Community Fund and Johnson County Historical Society will hold an Oak Hill Cemetery Walk Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m.
A free-will donation to participate will benefit the Springmier Community Library and Tiffin Community Fund.
The walk will be conducted by Loren Horton, retired State Historical Society of Iowa senior historian. He received his BA and MA from Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI), and his doctorate from the University of Iowa.