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March 22nd, 2021

Lauren Riggle to become a Duhawk

CCA senior soccer player commits to Loras College in Dubuque

MIDDLE AMANA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Lauren Riggle had a stellar sophomore soccer season, with a team-high 19 goals and a spot on the Iowa Girls Coaches Association’s 2019 Class 2A All-District Central First Team. Hopes for an even better junior year were dashed as the COVID-19 pandemic led to closing schools and canceling the entire spring sports season weeks before it started. Now a senior, Riggle is again looking forward to getting out on the pitch (the season, as of now, is a go) after a year hiatus.

A Clipper and two Bolts earn hoop honors

CCA’s Withrow and Liberty’s Telander and Hazeltine recognized

IOWA CITY– The Iowa Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) named Clear Creek Amana senior Christian Withrow and Liberty High seniors Kelby Telander and Ira Hazeltine to 2021 All-Substate Teams.

More basketball honors for Calia Clubb

IGCA and IPSWA recognize CCA junior

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School junior Calia Clubb picked up more honors for her varsity basketball efforts this season. Clubb led the Clippers with 257 points and 233 rebounds this year as CCA claimed a third of the WaMaC West Championship and topped the WaMaC overall.

Change is coming to Tiffin

New speed limit on Hwy. 6 to go into effect sooner than later

TIFFIN– If they haven’t already, drivers on Highway 6 through Tiffin will soon see a new speed limit in effect, dropping the speed from 55 entering town to 45.
The change is the result of a speed study conducted by the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) at the request of the City of Tiffin. Cathy Cutler, transportation planner for the IDOT’s District 6 Office in Cedar Rapids, said such studies are justified after certain roadway improvements are completed.

Spring Cleanup Day returns April 24 and other cleanup options

NORTH LIBERTY– After skipping the event in 2020 due to the pandemic, Spring Cleanup Day returns on Saturday, April 24, from 7 to 11 a.m., largely in its previous form. Participating residents are required to wear a mask and remain in vehicles during the collection to protect patrons and staff.
Spring Cleanup Day is held annually on the last Saturday in April and is for residents of North Liberty only. Be prepared to verify you are a North Liberty resident with a water bill stub or driver’s license.

The trend continues

CCA can expect enrollment growth to continue through 202x

OXFORD– As the COVID-19 crisis seems to be fading, the school board of directors and administrative team of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will soon put the spotlight again on space needs.
The district received its latest enrollment forecast from RSP in January, and board members reviewed it during a Feb. 3 work session. RSP has provided enrollment analysis and projections for the district since 2014 and guided facilities planning committees and attendance area boundary discussions.

Big news for a small business

A2Z Heating and Plumbing in North Liberty merges with the best in the area, and adds a new service while keeping the help wanted sign up

NORTH LIBERTY– The company motto for A2Z Heating and Plumbing, Inc. states, “Meeting all of your needs from A2Z,” and indeed, the staff of the North Liberty based business brainstormed and found services they provide for 25 out of the 26 letters of the alphabet. Only “X” was left out, as “Nothing begins with X.”
Since starting out in 2003, A2Z’s business has steadily grown and now they can add more items to their list under “L” and “T.”
“L” is for “Lift stations,” and now also for “Lawn irrigation systems.”

March 10th

5 Spartans named All-WaMaC

Bluder a unanimous First Team pick

SOLON– Solon’s starting five were honored with WaMaC All-Conference basketball selections.
The WaMaC released its East and West Division boys’ basketball All-Conference rosters Tuesday, March 2.
Senior David Bluder was a unanimous First Team pick, while senior Ben Cusick and junior Kinnick Pusteoska were Second Team selections. Seniors Will Noonan and Carson Shive received WaMaC Recognition.

Solon fights COVID with clinic

Towncrest Pharmacy teams with community to deliver 1,100 vaccines

SOLON– With only four days to prepare, organizers and volunteers vaccinated more than 1,100 people over two days in Solon.
Towncrest Pharmacy, a participant in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, partnered with Solon Senior Advocates, Solon United Methodist Church, the City of Solon, Johnson County Emergency Management Agency (JCEMA) and Public Health (JCPH) and dozens of local residents to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Friday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Methodist Church’s Family Life Center.
The by-appointment clinic was reserved for individuals 65 years of age or older.

New life for old home

120 W. Main site plan approved

SOLON– With a few more details worked out, commercial renovation can proceed on a former Main Street residence.
Solon City Council members approved a site plan submitted by North Corridor Properties Investment for 130 W. Main St. at a March 3 meeting.
Included were caveats regarding garbage, landscaping and signage to be resolved with city staff prior to the issuance of a building permit.
The house, on the corner of West and Main streets, will be converted to office use, according to developer Mark Pattison.