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Highway 965 to experience detours now through July

NORTH LIBERTY– Pavement removal on Highway 965 necessitates closing Highway 965 south of the intersection with 230th Street and Pheasant Lane through the Dubuque Street intersection, including the intersection at 240th Street/Scales Bend Road.
This phase includes widening Highway 965, flattening the highway’s banked curve, adding traffic signals at Scales Bend Road, adding trails and sidewalks, and other safety and aesthetic improvements. The work is expected to last into July.

North Liberty’s citywide garage sales to be held June 13

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty citywide garage sales will be held Saturday, June 13. A master list of sales will be distributed on June 11 via the City of North Liberty’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NorthLiberty, and at http://bit.ly/NL-Garage-Sale-List-2015. Those interested in adding a garage sale to the list should visit http://bit.ly/NL-add-a-garage-sale and fill out the online form or email lydiafine3@gmail.com with any further questions.

Vintage Soul

Fashion, furnishings to feed the soul

NORTH LIBERTY– Looking for something that speaks to your soul?
Old or new, you could find the perfect thing at the new Vintage Soul boutique in North Liberty.
Co-owners and mother-daughter duo Yolanda Halferty and Dakota Zirbel opened the new shop this week in Liberty Plaza off Highway 965, offering a colorful medley of women’s clothing and home décor items, jewelry and tchotchkes that will blend well with any taste.
The clothing and some items are new, others are vintage, but all have been carefully selected by the two women because of their unique qualities and special appeal.

CCA girls fourth, boys sixth in home meet April 30

TIFFIN– The Solon Lady Spartans and Mount Vernon Mustangs took the top honors at Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Pacha Relays in Tiffin Thursday, April 30. Solon led the eight-team field with 183 total team points followed by Mount Vernon, Williamsburg, the host Clippers (88 team points), Davenport Assumption, Tipton, Iowa City Regina and Durant. The Mustangs led the 10-team boys field with 123 points followed by Regina, Solon, Williamsburg, Monticello, CCA, Tipton, Assumption, Durant and Wilton.

Five wins for Women of Troy in home meet

Moore, Willis, Haight, Dusterhoft and shuttle hurdle reign

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IOWA CITY– West High’s Women of Troy put five wins in the book at their home meet Thursday, April 30. Olivia Moore won the 3,000-meter run in 10:58.07; Alex Willis took the high jump with a 5-2 leap; Chandler Haight took the shot put with a 35-10 throw; Leah Dusterhoft flung the discus 125-7 for the win; and Ally Bauer, Haley Roudabush, Kia Noibi and Grace Young teamed for the 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay win in 1:10.03.

Clippers break even in two days of play

CCA falls to West Liberty, sinks V-S

TIFFIN– Frank Sinatra once sang, “Riding high in April, shot down in May.” For Tim Benson and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys soccer team, it was the opposite Monday and Tuesday, April 27 and 28.
The Clippers suffered their first loss of the season on Monday, falling 2-0 to West Liberty, but rebounded the next day with a 5-0 win over Vinton-Shellsburg.
“We caught a good team on a night they were playing well, and we didn’t play our best,” Benson said of the West Liberty game.

Top-10 finishes for both IC West and CCA at Drake Relays in Des Moines

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DES MOINES– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Iowa City West High schools were represented at the 2015 Drake Relays held at Drake University in Des Moines from Wednesday, April 22, through Saturday, April 25.
Three West High athletes had top-10 finishes. Valerie Welch finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a finals time of 15.13 seconds and was fifth in the 400-meter hurdles in 65.72 seconds. Bailey Nock was sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:14.32 and Leah Dusterhoft was 10th in the discus with a 127-foot throw.

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
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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.