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Chris Umscheid

Listening post becomes confinement debate

IOWA CITY– A listening post, seeking public input on Johnson County’s first-ever comprehensive plan, became more of an open debate regarding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) on Monday, Oct. 9, at the Health and Human Services Building, in Iowa City.
The meeting was scheduled as a work session for the board of supervisors and planning and zoning commission, and 26 individuals took up the microphone to state their position.

No luck on Friday the 13th

Davenport Assumption sinks CCA, 41-7

TIFFIN– The Knights of Davenport Assumption locked themselves into a three-way battle for the top of Class 3A District 4, and either a guaranteed football playoff berth or possible wild card spot Friday, Oct. 13, by defeating the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers 41-7 in Tiffin. The Clippers, with four losses, are out of the playoff picture for 2017 and were playing their final home game of the year ahead of ending the season Friday, October 20 in DeWitt.
The Knights began spoiling CCA’s Senior Night with 4:47 remaining in the first quarter by scoring on a short run for a 7-0 lead.

Taking a Knee shakes CCA

Racist social media post follows in the wake of an athlete kneeling

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TIFFIN– The controversial act of football players kneeling in protest during the performance of the national anthem has moved from the National Football League and college ranks to the turf of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School in Tiffin.

Indians capsize the Clippers

Marion rolls over Clear Creek Amana, 35-0

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers suffered a 35-0 loss at the hands of one of the top teams in Class 3A District 4, as the Marion Indians ran wild in Tiffin Friday, October 6. The win locked Marion into a battle with Davenport Assumption for the district runner-up spot, and an automatic berth in postseason play or a potential wildcard spot as both teams improved to 4-1 in the district and 5-2 overall behind West Delaware (4-0, 5-1).

Women of Troy sweep the swimming Mustangs

Gibson, Housenga, Thomas, Goodale, Roghair and Du post varsity victories

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CORALVILLE– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy notched another dual meet win in the pool Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Coralville Recreation Center, sweeping the Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs, 132-34, in junior varsity (JV) competition, and 135-51 in the varsity meet.

Prairie Hawks jolted by the Bolts

CEDAR RAPIDS– Lightning struck on a clear, blue, late-September afternoon as the Liberty High “Bolts” jolted Cedar Rapids Prairie, 22-16, in sophomore football action at Prairie last Friday. The win improved Liberty’s record to 3-3.

Let LeaderSHIP set sail

Charting a new course for young leaders

TIFFIN— A legitimate function of schools is to develop productive members of society, which means instilling leadership qualities, not only to develop leaders now but in the future, as well. Clear Creek Amana (CCA) has sponsored a leadership program since 2015, but expanded it with their first LeaderSHIP Summit Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the high school. Nearly 200 students from CCA and surrounding school districts listened to five speakers mingle life lessons with goal setting and the principles of leadership.

West runs away from CR Prairie

Trojans top Prairie Hawks, 48-28

IOWA CITY– It was a happy Homecoming for Iowa City West High as the Trojans rolled over the Prairie Hawks from Cedar Rapids Prairie, 48-28, Friday, Sept. 22.
Both teams were 4-0 coming into the contest, which tied twice in the first half.
Traevis Buchanan took an Evan Flitz pass to the end zone with 6:43 left in the first quarter to give the Trojans a 6-0 lead, which was boosted by a successful point-after kick from Lucas Karwal.

ICCSD, CCA bond projects passed

Bond issues pass and new representatives join school boards

IOWA CITY– Voters approved bond issue referendums for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district Tuesday, Sept. 12, with margins above the required 60 percent supermajority.

NLFD dedicates memorial to firefighters

NORTH LIBERTY– A new stone monument stands outside the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD), a memorial tribute to all who have served the volunteer fire department with honor, dignity and devotion. The department dedicated the memorial on Monday, Sept. 11, a day American firefighters consider sacred, Interim Fire Chief William Schmooke explained.

Clippers sail over Cardinals

CCA gets season’s first win on Homecoming over Maquoketa

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity football team earned its first victory of the 2017 season with a 51-0 Homecoming win Friday, Sept. 15, over the Maquoketa Cardinals. The win moved “the Boats” to 1-3 overall while dropping the red birds to 0-4.
The Boats fired their first salvo of the night with 5:34 remaining in the first quarter when Ethan Postler connected with Darius Moore for a touchdown. Mitch Evans nailed the point-after kick and CCA had a 7-0 lead.

Women of Troy swim to second at Little Hawks Invitational

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy swam and dove to the runner-up spot in City High’s 2017 Little Hawk Invitational Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center. Bettendorf claimed the team championship with 468 points followed by West High (384), Ankeny (361), Cedar Rapids Kennedy (248) and West Des Moines Valley (214). The host Little Hawks were sixth with 196 team points.