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Trojans place fourth at CRANDIC JV Meet

Greiner, Bourges win in 1,600 run and 110 hurdles

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IOWA CITY– West High’s Trojan track and field team finished one point behind City High for fourth-place in the 2016 CRANDIC Boys Junior Varsity Meet Monday, May 2, at City High’s Raffensperger Track. Cedar Rapids Jefferson won the meet with 114 points, followed by Cedar Rapids Kennedy with 111 and the Little Hawks with 86. West High had 85 team points.

Clippers send a baker’s dozen events to State Co-Ed Track and Field Meet

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MOUNT PLEASANT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys track and field team took second place in their district Thursday, May 12, in a Class 3A state qualifying meet at Mount Pleasant. The host Panthers took the district championship with 157 team points followed by the Creek Boys’ 130.

Women of Troy tame the tennis Tigers

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IOWA CITY– The Women of Troy defeated Cedar Falls 7-2 Thursday, May 12, at home to close out the regular tennis season on a winning note. Emma Koch, Kaily Speer, Simran Sarin, Vivian Mitchell and Meg Moreland put up individual wins while Koch and Mitchell and Sarin and Lauren Katz were doubles winners for West.
West finished the regular season 10-4 overall and 9-4 in conference play to earn second place in the Mississippi Valley Conference’s (MVC) Valley Division. 

CCA girls earn second WaMaC championship in a tough week

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TIFFIN– It was a rough week to be a Creek Girl despite a major triumph. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers won three out of six matches for a 12-4 record heading into the end of the regular season.

2016 CCA softball preview

Quintet of seniors to lead Clippers on the diamond

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OXFORD– Five seniors will lead the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ varsity girls softball team this season. Skylar Hop, Jacquelyn Fairholm, Courtney James, Megan Beckler and Brooke Henze are the quintet of veterans coach Barb Lynn will rely on heavily.
Lynn, in her third year with the Creek Girls, led the squad to a 22-17 record overall last season. CCA was 14-8 in WaMaC conference play and 12-6 in West Division action.

Tiffin eyes solar

Council discusses $17.8 thousand PV system

By Shianne Fisher
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TIFFIN– Add Tiffin to the list of Johnson County cities envisioning a brighter future for their public buildings.
The Tiffin City Council met with a representative of Moxie Solar, a North-Liberty-based turnkey solar operation, during an April 19 work session to discuss the addition of a 6.05 kW commercial photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of city hall.
City Administrator Doug Boldt said the council feels adding solar is a “no-brainer” for the city.
“It’s not that big of a capital expense and it presents the right image,” he added.

A decade of service

North Liberty honors two firefighters for 10 years with the department

NORTH LIBERTY– Two North Liberty firefighters, Assistant Chief William “Bill” Schmooke and Firefighter-Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) David Cirillo, were recognized for 10 years of service to the community and the surrounding area.

North Liberty awarded $20.9 of $23.8 million in water quality loans

The other $3 million

DES MOINES– Ten Iowa communities were awarded a combined total of $23.8 million in low-interest loans for water quality projects through the State Revolving Fund. State Revolving Fund Construction Loans are a low-cost construction financing option available for Iowa cities and municipalities for water quality initiatives. Planning and Design Loans are zero percent loans that assist with the first-phase of project expenses. The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources jointly administer the State Revolving Fund in Iowa.

Second annual “Organ Trail” May 14

Ride for organ donor awareness

NORTH LIBERTY– Over 100,000; that is the number of Americans, of all ages, that are patiently awaiting an organ transplant. Pedal for Life is a non-profit organization that intends to bring more attention to this unnecessary situation.

Defenders of Land and Water celebrate 10 years

North Central nature clean-up crew on the offenses

NORTH LIBERTY– You won’t find any students on the sidelines during the annual Defenders of Land and Water clean-up day. They’re too busy chest-high in underbrush or testing the limits of Muddy Creek’s edge.
Being a good steward of nature, it would seem, can actually be fun.

Car goes into pond off Mehaffey Bridge Road

SOLON– On May 6, at 6:30 p.m., the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Mehaffey Bridge Road and Cottage Reserve Road, approximately three miles west of Solon. A white Ford Focus crossed Mehaffey Bridge Road from Cottage Reserve Road and drove into the path of a blue Honda Civic turning right onto Cottage Reserve Road . The Focus was struck on the passenger side and was knocked into a pond. 
None of the parties involved were injured and the driver of the Focus was able to exit the vehicle. 

Tiffin city wide clean-up day May 14

TIFFIN– City Clean-up Day will be May 14 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. If you are unable to bring your items to the City Shed, contact City Hall to schedule a time so members of Tiffin Fire Department can pick up your items. The Tiffin Fire Department asks for donations of $25/truck-load paid by cash or check, payable to Tiffin Fire Department. Payment must be received prior to pick up. Please do not dispose of batteries, paint, tires, or any other hazardous materials.