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Flying Colors

OXFORD– It’s a colorful way to make some green.
Clear Creek Elementary (CCE) will host the second annual CCE Color Fun Run/Walk 5K Saturday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m., and the public is invited.
The race/walk is open to anyone who wants to have fun and is up for helping a good cause.
CCE’s Parent Teacher Group (PTG) was searching for a way to involve more families in its annual school-wide fundraisers. PTG members often heard similar comments from parents when it came time for kids to sell wrapping paper, magazines, chocolate or other traditional fundraising products door-to-door.

Diversity dream meets attendance area reality

ICCSD board sends controversial policy back to committee

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) paused at its Sept. 9 school board meeting, as it prepared to implement the district’s diversity policy approved in 2013.
During a lengthy discussion of the policy and related attendance zone changes for the 2015-2016 school year, the board responded to Superintendent Steve Murley’s request for relief from diversity policy mandates. The board sent the diversity policy back to the policy and engagement committee for revision on a 6-1 vote, with Director Orville Townsend Sr. dissenting.

CCA board set to receive boundary recommendation

TIFFIN– Their work is done, a recommendation has been formed.

NL council questioned about city’s sign regulations

NORTH LIBERTY– “You may have noticed North Liberty is tough on signs.”
North Liberty City Planner Dean Wheatley offers this initial statement in a website tutorial on the improper display of signs around town.
People have noticed, in fact, and some think the city is even a bit extreme.
Rob Hajek, owner of North Liberty remodeling business Home Repair Team and HRT Building, came before the council last Tuesday to ask if the city would consider changes to its sign ordinance to accommodate businesses like his that use yard signs as a promotional tool.

Free child health and safety fair to be held Sept. 20

NORTH LIBERTY– The public is invited to First United Methodist Church of North Liberty to enjoy the annual free child health and safety fair Saturday, Sept. 20. First United Methodist Church is located at 85 N. Jones Blvd., about a block south of the corner of Penn Street and North Jones Boulevard.

Colony Pumpkin Patch holds festival, fundraiser Oct. 4

NORTH LIBERTY– The Colony Pumpkin Patch will host its Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Colony Farm, 2780 Front St. NE, North Liberty. The Fall Festival means fun activities to give people a place to reconnect with the rich farmland Iowa provides. Entertainment includes an amazing 5-acre corn maze, hayrack rides, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, games, bounce house, barrel train, giveaways and the new Li’l Pumpkins Playground with fun things for kids to do. Food will be available from The Box Lunch and Bluebird Cafe.

Pantry to show documentary ‘Paycheck to Paycheck’ Sept. 30

NORTH LIBERTY– The community is invited to a free screening of the documentary “Paycheck to Paycheck” on Tuesday, Sept. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church hosted by the North Liberty Community Pantry. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion including local families living pay check to pay check. Light refreshments will be provided. Childcare is available.

Let victory ring

CCA denies Washington 20-17

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) coach Matt Hughes summed up his team’s 20-17 win over the Washington Demons in one word. “Unbelievable!”
“I’m so proud of these kids,” Hughes said. “I’ve never seen a group of kids that took what we did in the off-season, and the hard work that they put in, and applied it to the football field for four quarters. They had a lot of things that went against them tonight, had some adversity, but they came up and they never quit. They kept their heads up and they had confidence they could do it.”

Mustangs sweep Clippers

Mount Vernon takes WaMaC match 3-0

MOUNT VERNON– It was a battle of WaMaC foes Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Mustangs’ stable as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers sailed into town. The Mustangs, second-ranked in Class 3A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union earlier in the day, swept the eighth-ranked (in Class 4A) Clippers, 3-0.

West goes 3-2 at Apgar tournament, gets spiked by City

Women of Troy fall to Charles City, relinquish golden spike

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MARSHALLTOWN– The West High Women of Troy put up a 3-2 showing Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Pat Apgar Varsity Volleyball Tournament in Marshalltown, improving their record on the season to 6-3.
West took care of Charles City 22-20, 21-17; beat Iowa Falls-Alden 21-13, 21-12 and knocked off South Hardin 21-11, 21-14. However SE Polk got the better of them, winning 19-21 and 17-21.
The Women of Troy advanced to the championship bracket as the second-seed team but fell to Charles City 19-25 and 10-25 in the semifinals.

Clipper boys third, girls 10th at Bob Brown Classic

Douglass leads the way for CCA

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City Regina hosted its annual Bob Brown Cross Country Classic Thursday, Sept. 4, at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers participated, with the varsity boys placing third overall while the girls made a 10th-place showing.

West golfers sixth at 2014 CRANDIC meet

Goodfellow leads Trojans with 10th-place finish

IOWA CITY– The West High golfing Trojans competed in the 2014 CRANDIC meet hosted by City High held Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Pleasant Valley Golf Course.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy won the meet with a total score of 292. West High was sixth with 346 and City High rounded out the eight-team field with 379.
JD Goodfellow led West in a four-way tie for 10th by shooting 40 on the front and 39 on the back for 79 total.