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Three seniors to lead CCA’s diamond girls

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OXFORD– Not many coaches in their first season with a program are able to take their team to the state championships. But Barb Lynn did when she took over the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity softball program last year.
It was the team’s first state appearance since 2012. The Clippers fell in the first round to rival Solon and eventually came home from Fort Dodge with the eighth-place trophy a 22-20 record overall and 10-6 in the WaMaC West Division, good for third place.

Clipper girls soccer 14-1 ahead of season finale

MOUNT VERNON– The wins keep coming for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) soccer girls, with Waterloo Columbus and Mount Vernon the latest to fall. The pair of wins boosted the Clippers to 14-1 ahead of the season finale at West Delaware on Wednesday, May 27.
Columbus visited the Clippers on Senior Night, Monday, May 18, and were sunk, 4-1.
CCA coach Matt Harding said the win completed what they are calling the “classic” WaMaC West Championship since the Sailors were in the division until two years ago. Harding noted Columbus had taken the division championship pretty consistently.

CCA girls shuttle hurdle relay team takes first at state

West girls distance medley second, Welch second in 100-meter hurdles

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DES MOINES– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Iowa City West were represented at the 2015 State Co-Ed Track and Field Meet held Thursday, May 21, through Saturday, May 23, at Drake University in Des Moines.
The CCA girls shuttle hurdle relay won the Class 3A title as Mia Smith, Corrine Schwarting, Megan Lukas and Natalie Brimeyer finished in 1:03.89 besting their second-place finish of 1:05.44 in the preliminary heats. Brimeyer was eighth in the finals of the 3A 100-meter hurdles (16.18 seconds) while Schwarting took sixth in the 3A long jump (16-04.00)

West athletes named to MVC All-Division Track teams

Five individuals, girls’ shuttle hurdle relay earn First-Team honors

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IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) announced its selections for the 2015 All-Division Track and Field First, Second, Honorable Mention and All Academic teams on Monday, May 18.
In the Valley Division, Linn-Mar’s Nathan Hopp was the girls’ Coach of the Year while Lucy Schneeckloth of Cedar Rapids Jefferson was the Athlete of the Year. Cedar Falls’ Dirk Homewood was the boys’ Coach of the Year with Cedar Falls’ Sam Schillinger and Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Dalles Jacobus sharing Athlete of the Year.

Census means more revenues for North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY­– With a town growing as quickly as North Liberty, its actual population outpaces the official count the federal government is required to conduct once every decade. In 2010, North Liberty’s official population was 13,374. Just five years later, city officials estimate the population is over 17,000.
The population is used to determine the apportionment of state road use tax that cities use to build and maintain roads, making a big difference to the growing community as it works to improve key infrastructure.

ICCSD board approves boundary scenario 5F

By Jen Moore
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY- A process that spanned more than four months finally came to an end as the Iowa City School Board reached a decision about secondary school attendance boundaries to be implemented when Liberty High School is complete.
Of all the scenarios presented over the last few months, scenario 5F was considered the most balanced in demographics and student population, a goal the district had placed at the top of its priority list.

Tiffin residents file petition against multifamily proposal

TIFFIN– Tiffin residents opposing a multifamily rezoning request last week cited concerns over increased traffic, decreased property values, problems with drainage and a single access street into the development.
They also repeated a maxim that has been uttered more than once when it comes to the presence of multifamily housing.
They don’t want Tiffin to be like North Liberty.

CCA Middle School contractors will miss school start date

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Ray Willoughby was the bearer of bad news Thursday, May 14, at the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District’s monthly school board meeting. Willoughby, CCA’s construction manager, said the middle school expansion currently under construction likely would not be complete until around Thanksgiving.

NL Legion to hold Memorial Day service, flag raising

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Post 1976 will hold Memorial Day Services Monday, May 25, at 10 a.m. at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty and a military flag raising ceremony at 10:45 a.m. at the Post, 2349 Mehaffey Bridge Rd., North Liberty. Guest speaker, Sgt. Maj. Randy Osweiler (ret.) will address the crowd, and a social at the Legion post will follow. All are welcome. Questions can be directed to Jeremy Freerks via email at jfreerks@msn.com.

Celebrate Seiberling May 28

IOWA CITY– Bur Oak Land Trust, Project GREEN and the City of Iowa City will celebrate the life of Nancy Seiberling on Thursday, May 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Project GREEN gardens at the historic Ashton House, 820 Park Rd., Iowa City. Dedication of the Nancy Seiberling Peony Garden will take place at 5:30 p.m. 

County seeks feedback to identify health priorities

IOWA CITY– Over the course of 2015, Johnson County Public Health (JCPH) is partnering with over 30 local agencies to complete the Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan (CHNA-HIP) for Johnson County. This 12-month process, undertaken every five years, collects quantitative and qualitative data from local and state sources to determine areas of need for residents.

Swisher supports county-wide Community ID program

SWISHER– At its regular meeting on Monday, May 11, the Swisher City Council announced its support for a county-wide community ID program. A resolution was presented to the council that recognized that not all residents may be able to obtain a state-issued identification card, which in turn could prevent them from obtaining access to certain basic services in Johnson County. The Council approved the resolution by a vote of 4-0. Council member Mary Gudenkauf was absent.