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Shocking concerns from ACLU

Organization offers report of law enforcement’s use of Tasers

JOHNSON COUNTY– In the wake of the national spotlight on law enforcement officers and their use of force, recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Iowa (ACLU-Iowa) on the use of Tasers has provided the public with documented information on policies and practices.

CCA approves calendar while lawmakers continue debate

School start date set in stone...for now

TIFFIN— A year ago the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school board thought the district’s two-year calendar was approved. Then Governor Terry Branstad and State Director of Education Brad Buck moved to enforce a state law that has been on the books since 1983, mandating schools not start before Sept. 1.

Sewer bid, site plan for new school approved

High school will accommodate 1,000 students to start in 2017

NORTH LIBERTY– The school is taking shape, and the North Liberty City Council is all in.
At the council’s Feb. 23 meeting, Vitas Bering with SVPA Architects in West Des Moines, representing the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD), presented the 70-acre site plan for the new high school that will be built near the intersection of North Liberty Road and Dubuque Street.

Optimist Club of North Liberty to host pancake breakfast for public March 7

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Optimists will host their 42nd annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 7, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., North Liberty.
Tickets can be purchased at Chiropractic TLC at 1295 Jordan St., the North Liberty Community Library at 520 W. Cherry St., North Liberty City Hall at 3 Quail Creek Cr., or any of the banks in town. Tickets prices: adults $6, children ages 3-10 years $2, and age 2 and under are free. All proceeds will benefit the youth of North Liberty.

Still time to register for We Run’s annual “Lucky Run” to be held March 21

NORTH LIBERTY– We Run in North Liberty is organizing its annual “Lucky Run” for March 21, beginning at 9 a.m. at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union on Landon Road in North Liberty. The race includes chip-timed 1K, 5K and 10K. Participants will receive a technical shirt, a finishing medal and a goodie bag. Additional proceeds will be benefit charities Soles4souls and Brian to Boston (Michael Linslow Respite Center). Registration information for the race can be found at www.werunllc.com under the Lucky Run tab.

Shueyville United Methodist Church to host pancake supper March 27; public is invited to attend

SHUEYVILLE– Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper will be held Friday, March 27, from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to come and enjoy good food and fellowship with friends.
The all-you-can eat supper includes pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, hash browns and beverage. This supper supports mission activities both at home and around the world. The church is located at 1195 Steeple Ln. NE in Shueyville. Cost of supper is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12 and children under three are free.

Women of Troy return to state tournament

IOWA CITY— After sitting out the 2014 Girls State Basketball Tournament, the West High Women of Troy returned to the Wells Fargo Arena after knocking out Muscatine and Pleasant Valley in Class 5A Regional competition.
The Muskies were pan-fried in Iowa City on Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Semifinal Round 54-28, while the Spartans of Pleasant Valley were foiled 45-27 in Iowa City, during the Regional Final on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Trojans earn All-Division bowling honors

Kreiss on girls First Team, Wood makes boys Second Team

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IOWA CITY— The Mississippi Valley High School Athletic Conference (MVC) announced its 2014-2015 All-Division selections for conference bowlers on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Home to Iowa City West High, the Valley Division named Victor Baccam, of Cedar Rapids Jefferson, the boys Division Athlete of the Year while Cedar Falls’ coach Brad Baker was named boys coach of the Year.
Rylea Bennett, of Cedar Rapids Jefferson, earned Girls Athlete of the Year honors with Scott Holman, from Cedar Falls, named the Girls Coach of the Year.

Morgan named Athlete and, B.J. Mayer Coach of the Year

Women of Troy earn MVC All-Division honors

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IOWA CITY— The starting five for the West High Women of Troy Varsity Basketball Team found spots on the Mississippi Valley High School Athletic Conference (MVC)’s 2014-2015 All-Division teams. The list, issued by the MVC on Wednesday, Feb. 25, lists First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention selections.
Mikaela Morgan was named Athlete of the Year along with Steph Botkin of Cedar Rapids Kennedy and was a unanimous First Team pick. Senior Dani Craig was also a unanimous First Team pick.

Stokes is a unanimous All-Conference First Team pick

four members of the Clear Creek Amana varsity squad named All-Conference

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TIFFIN— The WaMaC High School Athletic Conference issued its 2014-2015 All-Conference basketball selections on Wednesday, Feb. 25, naming four members of the Clear Creek Amana varsity squad.
Hanna Stokes was a unanimous First Team pick while Lexi Kinnaird earned a berth on the Second Team.
Hannah Mougin and Kiley Seelman were named to the Honorable Mention Team.
The Clippers finished the season with a 13-9 record, the first time in four seasons the team ended with a winning record.

Raiders’ run ends Clippers’ season

Boys beat S. Tama, fall to Williamsburg on tournament trail

IOWA CITY— It was a familiar foe in a different setting as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers faced rival Williamsburg for the third time this season in a Class 3A Boys District Final game at Iowa City West High on Thursday, Feb. 26. The Raiders won 52-49 in January, 59-51 in early February and took Thursday’s contest 50-37. The win ended the season for the Clippers and sent Williamsburg to the Substate 5 battle, taking place on Monday, March 2, against Fort Madison in Muscatine for a chance at playing in the State Tournament.

Bird’s eye view

Baby Skylar is every bit as brave as the eagle that watches over her as she sits in the giant eagle’s nest on display in front of North Central Junior High at the Bald Eagle Watch and Expo Feb. 7. Real eagle nests can weigh as much as 4,000 pounds. For more information and photos from the event, see http://soloneconomist.com/content/coralville-lake-eagle-watch-and-expo-a.... (photo by Lori Lindner)