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January 7th, 2021

Status quo for spectators; contract approved for HS addition

Highlights from CCA’s December school board meeting

OXFORD– The School Board of Directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District met in regular session on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the district’s administrative offices near Oxford.

Some good things to remember about 2020

Three area teams had state tournament firsts

JOHNSON COUNTY– 2020 will of course be remembered as a year where many activities were cancelled due to the pandemic, including the entire high school spring sports season. However, winter sports wrapped up just in time, and a successful summer season led to the approval of fall sports.

Bolts finally open their wrestling season

Liberty places 10th at Maquoketa’s Zimmerman Invitational in season debut

MAQUOKETA– Liberty High’s wrestlers finally opened the 2020-2021 season with an appearance in Maquoketa’s Zimmerman Invitational tournament on Saturday, Jan. 2. The Bolts’ season had been delayed thanks to the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) being out with 100 percent online learning, which wiped out the first three meets of the season.

End of 2020 Winter Sports Standings

Iowa City West boys bowling
Team MVC Overall
Waterloo West 2-0 3-0
CR Jefferson 2-1 2-1
Linn-Mar 2-1 2-1
CR Kennedy 1-1 1-1
Iowa City West 1-1 1-1
Dubuque Hempstead 1-1 1-2
Dubuque Wahlert 0-0 1-0

Iowa City West girls bowling
Team MVC Overall
CR Jefferson 3-0 3-0
Linn-Mar 2-1 2-1
Dubuque Hempstead 1-0 2-1
CR Kennedy 1-1 1-1
Waterloo West 1-1 1-2
Dubuque Wahlert 0-0 1-0
Iowa City West 0-1 0-2

Clear Creek Amana boys basketball
Team WaMaC Overall
Clear Creek Amana 5-1 5-2
Williamsburg 2-4 4-4
Center Point-Urbana 2-5 2-5
Vinton-Shellsburg 0-4 2-4
Independence 0-2 1-3

Clippers crown seven champions at North Scott’s JV tourney

Schreiber and Bedford plant the flag for CCA girl’s wrestling program

ELDRIDGE– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School’s girls and junior varsity (JV) boys wrestling teams combined for seven championships in North Scott’s JV Tournament Saturday, Jan. 2, in Eldridge.
Overall, the Clippers posted 14 top-two finishes and a 39-20 record for the highest win percentage.

Almost ready

Johnson County’s GuideLink Center for behavioral health crises is on track to open next month

IOWA CITY– The GuideLink Center, Johnson County’s access center for people in acute behavioral crises, is on track to open early next month, according to project manager Matt Miller.
Miller presented a progress report to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors during its informal meeting on Thursday, Dec. 17. Miller put the project at 95 percent complete with an anticipated substantial completion date of Saturday, Jan. 2.

Break-in causes damage at fire station

NORTH LIBERTY– Damage was sustained to the North Liberty Fire Station, 25 W. Cherry St., in the early morning of Jan. 3, after an individual entered through one of the station’s glass overhead doors, and damaged doors and other equipment inside.
Fire department staff, who were on duty at the station at the time of the entry, initially thought the person was seeking emergency medical attention. When it was clear this was not the case, they requested support from law enforcement. The Johnson County Ambulance Service was called to assess and transport the individual.

No good deed goes unpunished

Regulators spring sudden $14k fee on Cedar Ridge and other distillers for making hand sanitizer to combat COVID-19

SWISHER– Jeff Quint called it “The final kick in the pants from 2020.” Quint, owner of Cedar Ridge Distillery, was referring to news of a $14,060 fee the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was demanding for producing hand sanitizer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 31st, 2020

Boys roll past Indee

Bluder scores 21 first-half points against Mustangs

SOLON– It’s easier to win when your opponent doesn’t score.
Solon’s varsity boys’ basketball team racked up 16 steals and forced Independence into 29 turnovers in a lopsided 73-39 victory at home to close out 2020 Tuesday, Dec. 22.
The Spartans have rolled up six straight victories since opening the season with a 61-56 loss at Central DeWitt and now sit at 6-1 (4-0 in the WaMaC Conference East Division).

Lady Spartans dissect Indee, 81-22

Defensive-minded Lady Spartans end season on high

INDEPENDENCE– The Lady Spartans put an exclamation point on the 2020 portion of this season’s varsity basketball campaign with an 81-22 win over the Independence Mustangs on Tuesday, Dec. 22.
It was the Lady Spartans’ fifth win in a row, providing a 6-2 season record and 6-1 conference record, perching Solon atop the WaMaC East standings followed by Marion (3-4, 3-2), Beckman Catholic (3-5, 3-4), West Delaware (2-5, 1-4), Maquoketa (2-7, 1-5) and Mount Vernon (0-5, 0-5).