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Clipper boys 11th at South Tama

Wagner wins shot put

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TAMA– Cedar Rapids Prairie took the top team honors Tuesday, April 28, at the South Tama Invitational track and field meet, leading the field of 13 teams with 107.5 points. Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys tied with Grundy Center for 11th overall just 21 points behind fellow WaMaC teams Vinton-Shellsburg (fourth), Center Point-Urbana (fifth), Williamsburg (sixth), South Tama (ninth) and Benton Community (10th).
Drew Wagner produced the Clippers’ only first-place showing by winning the shot put with a 50-1 throw.

Women of Troy third in MVC Golf Supermeet

Marsh leads West, finishes sixth overall

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ASBURY– West High’s Women of Troy finished third in the 2015 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) golf Supermeet Monday, May 4, hosted by Dubuque Senior High School at Meadows Golf Club in Asbury.
Cedar Falls took the meet with a team score of 340, followed by Dubuque Hempstead (343) and Iowa City West (347). City High was sixth with 394.
Dubuque Senior’s Maddie Hawkins was the top individual golfer with 75, West High’s Mackenzie Marsh was sixth with 84 and Avery Kout was eighth with 86.

Shuttle hurdle relay wins again

Clipper girls seventh at Stormin’ Pointer Invitational

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CENTER POINT– It’s been a successful season for Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Mia Smith, Corrine Schwarting, Megan Lukas and Natalie Brimeyer. The foursome makes up the varsity girls shuttle hurdle relay team and has posted several wins; and earned a trip to the Drake Relays where they finished fourth.

Tiffin hires Boldt as new administrator

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin has a new, permanent city administrator.
At its April 22 meeting, the Tiffin City Council voted unanimously to hire Doug Boldt of Tipton as the city’s administrator/clerk. Boldt emerged as the best candidate after Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC, of Anamosa conducted a two-and-a-half-month executive search.
There were 22 applicants for the position, and the council interviewed five individuals, according to Interim City Administrator Tim Long.

Board approves changes to 10-year facilities master plan

By Jen Moore
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– As the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) continues to change, its facilities must change along with it.
At the Tuesday, April 14, school board meeting, administration recommended an update to the current facilities master plan, which includes a revamping of junior high and high school athletic plans.
The master plan was created in 2012, and due to increasing enrollment projections, district officials realized there wouldn’t be enough seats at several schools.

Tiffin approves first phase of new economic development policy

Who needs rebates?

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Who needs tax incentives to locate a business in a growing community?
It was a question raised on Wednesday, April 22, as the Tiffin City Council prepared to approve the city’s first economic development policy that will guide future decisions on incentives for new or expanding businesses.

Feed me!

Ironic comedy is Pete Huch’s curtain call

TIFFIN — For 11 years, Pete Huch has been the director of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) high school drama department. On Saturday April 11, as the curtain came down on the third and final performance of Little Shop of Horrors, the show ended and Huch’s time as department director went dark.
“I wouldn’t say I’m giving it up,” Huch said, “but I’m allowing someone else to entertain the audiences.”
The show centers on a man-eating plant from outer space and a number of people trying to find better lives for themselves. For Huch it was a bit more.

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NLCL partners with pantry to bring library materials to more patrons

NORTH LIBERTY– Patrons who use the North Liberty Community Pantry have an nice list of items to choose from these days: not just boxed and canned goods, but also fresh produce, toiletries, and sometimes cleaning supplies and paper goods.
And now…books.

North Liberty’s farmers market kicks off this Sunday, May 3

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s farmers’ market, relaunched last year as Penn Landing Market, will start its second season on Sunday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will feature 24 purveyors of local produce, farm-fresh and handmade goods, ready-to-eat food and more.

Award-winning writer to leave mark on libraries in NL, Coralville

NORTH LIBERTY– Next month, Kevin Haworth, author of the Samuel Goldberg Foundation Prize-winning novel “The Discontinuity of Small Things,” will transform glass into literary art that connects two libraries in Johnson County.
Haworth, a Grin City Collective writer-in-residence from Athens, Ohio, will install an excerpt from his forthcoming essay, “Vivaldi,” in the widows of the North Liberty and Coralville libraries.

Local vet to present information about declawing

IOWA CITY– Veterinarian and animal shelter director Jennifer Doll, DVM, of Witty Kitties, Inc., near Solon, will present “The Paw Project” at the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room B on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m.
“The Paw Project” is a documentary film that chronicles the efforts of a veterinarian and the grassroots movement she founded to protect cats against declawing. A discussion will follow the presentation. Find more on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PawProject, or email Doll at jkdoll@gmail.com.

Soil restoration demonstration to take place in North Liberty May 3

JOHNSON COUNTY– The city of North Liberty is joining with the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District (JCSWCD) to organize a soil quality restoration (SQR) demonstration this weekend.
The SQR demonstration in North Liberty will be from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, and will be held at Mike and Kelly Joseph’s property at 1485 Red Oak Dr.in North Liberty.