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CCA Student Assistance Team/Interact Club hosts 55 and older dinner Nov. 7

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Clear Creek Amana Student Assistance Team/ Interact Club will host its annual supper for those 55 years of age or older. The club will serve a main course of turkey or ham, mashed potatoes and gravy along with other side dishes. Service will start promptly at 6 p.m. The members of the club enjoy the evening, getting to know the senior community members. Please spend some time with club, visit with the kids, see the high school and enjoy the evening. Card games such as hearts, euchre, or rummy will be played after dinner.

Smart money: NL gets good news in borrowing scenario

NORTH LIBERTY– Even while borrowing $9.995 million, the City of North Liberty is saving its taxpayers money.
Tionna Pooler, of Independent Public Advisors, LLC, the city’s financial advisory firm, told the council at its Sept. 22 meeting that when it comes to issuing bonds, “there is nothing but good news to tell you.”

A scoop of kindness

At Heyn’s Ice Cream shop in North Liberty, owner Peggy Cullivan reflects on what Heyn’s means to her

NORTH LIBERTY– The history of the business is as follows: The Iowa City location of Heyn’s Ice Cream started in 1981, originally as a second location of Dane’s Dairy run by Paul Heyn. Soon after, Dane’s Dairy decided to give ownership of the store to Heyn, who renamed it Heyn’s Ice Cream. Peggy Cullivan began working at the shop when she was 14 years old, became manager at age 19, and inherited the store from Heyn in 2007. Earlier this summer, she opened a new location at 25 E. Cherry St. in North Liberty.
Those are the facts. But there is more to the story:

Cougars too much for Women of Troy

IOWA CITY– Macy Anderson’s 16 kills led the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars to a 3-0 win over Iowa City West High Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the West High gym.
Kennedy was ranked fifth in Class 5A with a 12-5 record overall and 3-0 record in the MVC’s Valley Division while West was sixth at 13-4 overall and 3-0 in Valley Division competition.
The Cougars won the hard-fought three-game set 25-21, 25-21 and 25-15.
Emily Halverson led West’s offensive efforts with nine kills, Chandler Haight added seven and Ali Tauchen and Maddie Laffey each had six.

Trojans roll over Davenport Central’s Blue Devils

Henderson’s air assault, keeper gives West first season victory

IOWA CITY– Six touchdowns by the Iowa City West High Trojans doomed the Blue Devils of Davenport Central Friday, Sept. 25, at Trojan Field. The win, on Homecoming Night for West, was the first of the season.
West High quarterback Alex Henderson connected three times with Oliver Martin and twice with Devontae Lane for five touchdowns. He kept the ball for a sixth as West won, 42-14, on Homecoming Night.

Clippers pick up second win

CCA 17, Keokuk Chiefs 10

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KEOKUK– The Creek is rising again.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity football team improved its record to 2-1 in Class 3A District No.5, and 2-3 overall with a 17-10 win over Keokuk Friday, Sept. 25, on the Chiefs’ happy hunting grounds.
Aaron Akers scored both of the Clippers’ touchdowns. Both were 1-yard runs and backed up with Tyreke Williams’ extra point kicks.
Akers scored first in the first quarter, and the Chiefs knotted the game with a 22-yard pass in the second. A 26-yard field goal gave the Chiefs a 10-7 lead at halftime.

Women of Troy second, Trojans sixth in Kansas cross country meet Sept. 26

West High runs well in “The Land of Ah’s”

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LAWRENCE, KANSAS — West High’s varsity cross country teams competed in the Rim Rock Farm High School Cross Country Classic in Lawrence, Kansas Saturday, Sept. 26 with the Women of Troy placing second in overall team points and the Trojans placing sixth.
St. Thomas Aquinas of Overland Park, Kansas was the top girls team while the Trojan boys finished behind St. Thomas Aquinas, College Park, Blue Springs, Rockhurst and Brentwood Academy.

West wins, 121 to 62, over Dubuque Wahlert Catholic

Women of Troy soak the swimming Golden Eagles

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CORALVILLE– West High’s Women of Troy Swimming and Diving team picked up another victory Tuesday, Sept. 22, by defeating the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School, 121 to 62, at the Coralville Recreation Center.
200-meter medley relay: 1, IC West (Alison Hsu, Jennifer Du, Elaina Martz, Ariel Roghair), 1:59.30. 2, IC West (Morgan Brunk, Rachel Ding, Katy Alden, Mae Grahs), 2:08.51.
200-meter freestyle: 2, Alleyna Thomas, 2:07.76. 3, Lauren Katz, 2:15.81. 4, Natalie Shoultz, 2:19.37.

West High fourth at Cougar Swimming and Diving Invitational

Hsu wins 200-meter individual medley

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School was the site of the 2015 Cougar Invitational swimming and diving meet Saturday, Sept. 26, with the West High Women of Troy competing against Kennedy and five other teams. The Women of Troy finished fourth in team points behind champion Pleasant Valley, Johnston and the host, Cougars. Decorah, rival City High Little Hawks and Cedar Rapids Jefferson rounded out the field of contenders.
Erica Hsu picked up West’s only win of the meet by taking the 200-meter individual medley in 2:13.35.

Strumming away the road work blues

Jeffrey C. Capps performed his roots/rock music for the crowd gathered at Penn Landing Aug. 30 for a party to celebrate the end of construction on Highway 965 in North Liberty. The event featured live music, activities for children and the regular farmers’ market. For more photos of the event, see page A8. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Forevergreen Road now on the fast track

IDOT needs NL’s participation in building new I-380 interchange

By Lori Lindner
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NORTH LIBERTY– Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials would like to see the City of North Liberty pave the western portion of Forevergreen Road.
Sooner than later.

Educating a school board

ICCSD, other area school boards to orient new members

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

JOHNSON COUNTY– A few local school boards are experiencing a great deal of change since last Tuesday.
In Iowa City, the Sept. 8 school board elections brought five new members to the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) board, as directors Patti Fields, Jeff McGinness, Marla Swesey and Orville Townsend declined to seek reelection, and director Tuyet Baruah stepped down with two years remaining in her term