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NL filmmaker’s “Sarah Reckmeyer: A Life in Music” to screen at IIFF, May 20-21

AURORA, Ill.– “Sarah Reckmeyer: A Life in Music” was selected to screen at the 2017 Illinois International Film Festival. The festival will take place on May 20-21 at the Prisco Center in Aurora, Ill. The film, directed and produced by Rich Redfern of North Liberty, first aired in August of 2016.

Creek Girls slip past Regals

Bormann breaks tie in OT

IOWA CITY– Sometimes raw statistics can be misleading. On paper, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ girls varsity soccer team should have rolled over the Regina Regals, of Iowa City, on Monday, May 8, in a non-conference match-up at Regina. The Regals entered the contest with a 2-6 record to the Creek Girls’ 10-2 showing.

West High qualifies 21 events for state track

Trojans and Women of Troy take team titles

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s girls and boys track and field teams competed in a Class 4A state qualifying meet Thursday, May 11, at City High with the winner and runner-up in each event automatically qualifying for the State Co-Ed Meet. The next eight-best performances, from across the state, also earned a trip to Des Moines.
The Trojans and Women of Troy took Team Championships, with the boys winning with 176 points, just sixteen team points ahead of runner-up Cedar Rapids Kennedy, while the girls won with 190, 59 points ahead of runner-up Cedar Rapids Prairie.

Two more Liberty hires

Duo to lead the Lightning on the mats

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NORTH LIBERTY— Principal and acting Athletic Director Scott Kibby continues to add staff to the roster of Liberty High School in North Liberty, which is set to open in August. Kibby announced via Twitter Thursday, May 11, two more coaches joined the athletic ranks of The Liberty Lightning.
“Co-Head Wrestling coaches have been hired!” Kibby tweeted. “Tom Van Dyke and Joe Williams will be leading the Liberty Lightning Wrestling Team!”

Creek Boys fall in double OT to Raiders

Williamsburg beats CCA, 1-0

By Chris Umscheid
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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys varsity soccer team dipped to 8-5 overall after the Williamsburg Raiders won, 1-0, in the second overtime period on Tuesday, May 9, in Tiffin.
The Clippers made seven shots on goal, but were unable to get past the Raider’s keeper. CCA keeper Ian McDonald made three saves in the effort. Williamsburg improved to 8-4 overall.
CCA travels to Monticello on Thursday, May 18, to close out the regular season at 4:30 p.m. ahead of substate play and the battle to earn a trip to Des Moines for the state tournament.

Women of Troy defeat the Rams, remain unbeaten

IC West girls soccer wins, 4-0, over Dubuque Senior

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DUBUQUE– Iowa City West High’s varsity soccer team remained unbeaten with a 4-0 win over Dubuque Senior in Dubuque Tuesday, May 9. Regan Steigleder led the Women of Troy with a three-goal hat trick. Emma Cooper and Leah Rhodes assisted Steigleder. Steigleder returned the favor and assisted Cooper with a goal in the second half.
West improved to 11-0 overall and 7-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC).

Creek Girls 11th at WaMaC golf Supermeet

Greathouse leads Clippers with 98

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SHELLSBURG– The Wildcat Golf Course was the site of the 2017 WaMaC conference golf Supermeet Monday, May 8, where the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls placed 11th out of the 15 teams represented.
Vinton-Shellsburg won the team title with 357, while the Creek Girls put up a total of 409.

Catch "Another Episode" May 18 in North Liberty

Outdoor binge-watching event to feature jumbotron

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NORTH LIBERTY– Everyone’s doing it: binge watching.
And this summer, the City of North Liberty invites area residents to watch their favorite TV shows together– outdoors– in front of a giant screen.
“It’s about taking people away from their couches and bringing the community together for an otherwise isolating activity,” said Jillian Miller, the city’s community engagement coordinator.

Public invited to observe bird banding at F.W. Kent Park Saturday, May 13

OXFORD– For the past three years, Johnson County Conservation (JCC) collaborated with federally licensed bird banders to survey bird populations at F.W. Kent Park. The public is invited to observe the banding process on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will take place at the bird blind near the Conservation Education Center.

Trouble in River City

The Music Man

By Chris Umscheid
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TIFFIN– A variety of mischievous characters have appeared on the stage in the Performing Arts Center at the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School in Tiffin, from The Cat in the Hat to Baron Bolligrew and Willy Wonka. Add Professor Harold Hill to the list.

Tiffin citywide clean-up day May 13

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin’s city clean-up day will be Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. You will be required to bring your items down to the public works facility. If you are unable to bring your items to the city shed, you can schedule a pick-up with the Tiffin Fire Department. The department asks that you pay a fee of $25 per truckload. You will need to pay for the pick-up prior to May 13. Contact City Hall at 319-545-2572 ext. 1 to schedule a pickup. City Hall will only accept cash or check payments. Make your checks payable to the Tiffin Fire Department.

CCA Senior Awards Assembly Wednesday May 17

TIFFIN– On Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m., Clear Creek Amana High School hosts its annual Senior Awards Assembly in the high school auditorium. At the ceremony, graduating seniors will be recognized with a presentation of awards and scholarships received.
Parents, family and friends of the Class of 2017 are invited to the to attend.