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North Liberty Leader

Stratton and Withrow earn IPSWA honors

CCA ballers named to All-State basketball teams

DES MOINES– The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) announced the 2020 girls and boys basketball all-state teams with two Clear Creek Amana (CCA) student athletes recognized.
Senior Karsyn Stratton was named to the Class 4A Girls First Team on Saturday, March 7. Stratton led the Clippers to a program record 19-5 season, its first WaMaC championship, and their first-ever state tournament appearance. She averaged 20.7 points per game with a total of 496 on the season. Stratton topped 1,500 career points earlier in the season.

Fixing the UDO

P&Z Commission approves changes requested by Farm Bureau, supervisors to decide on April 9

IOWA CITY– Farmers tend to have a knack for fixing things from fences to tractors, and anything in-between. Johnson County’s farmers have been itching for an opportunity to fix problems they see with the county’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which was passed in December by the board of supervisors and implemented on Jan. 15. The Johnson County Farm Bureau took the first step in making repairs and adjustments to the UDO by submitting an application to amend the UDO’s text, at a cost of $750.

THIRD!

CCA’s Schrepfer makes All-Tournament Team in Clippers’ first Tourney since ‘93

DES MOINES– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) first boys state basketball tournament trip since 1993 (and the third in program history) resulted in a third-place trophy for Class 3A.

School closures suspend Iowa high school spring activities

DES MOINES– Following Sunday’s announcements from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all spring activities of Iowa’s high school Unified Activities partners – the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU), the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), the Iowa High School Music Association (IHSMA), and the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) – will be prohibited through the state’s K-12 school recommended closure of four weeks.

COVID-19 quarantine care kits

IOWA CITY– Four United Methodist Churches (UMC) in the Iowa City Metro area are creating and distributing COVID-19 quarantine care kits. These simple kits are designed to provide comfort and encouragement. Each care kit includes a request form, which aids in responding to specific needs within a household, if possible.
Reverend Beth Graham from First UMC in North Liberty stated, “We are praying with our neighbors, and our faith moves us to action.”
Reverend Sarah Rohret from St. Mark’s UMC added, “We are interested because we love our neighbors, and we want to always show them we care.”

Gun shots fired outside business in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– At approximately 2:20 a.m., on March 14, officers with the North Liberty Police Department responded to the area of the 500 block of Penn Court in reference to the report of several gunshots. Multiple callers reported there were several gunshots and a lot of cars leaving from the rear of 580 N. Madison Ave., and a subject running with a gun.
Arriving officers located several spent shell casings in the rear parking lot of the building. Officers also observed holes in the rear of the building consistent with bullet holes. At the time, there were no known victims.

A balancing act

CCA Board seeks a fiscally possible and responsible path to continued enrollment growth

OXFORD– With the strong possibility of a bond referendum in September looming ever larger on the horizon, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School Board took up the juggling act of balancing the need for more academic space with the fiscal constraints of available funding during a Wednesday, March 4, work session.

Breakfast with Shrek

CCA FAME flips flapjacks to support spring musical

TIFFIN– Once again, a larger-than-life character will leap from the big screen to the stage at the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School’s Performing Arts Center as “Shrek the Musical” opens next month.

A year in review for Clear Creek Amana FFA

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter has been busy since last year’s National FFA week. When highlighting the activities that took place within the chapter, we can’t help but thank the community for all the support and encouragement.

City hosts Open House to highlight 2020 community projects

NORTH LIBERTY– This year, North Liberty will make major improvements to key infrastructure.
Once completed, the infrastructure upgrades will increase transportation capacity, add pedestrian connectivity, provide recreational amenities and replace aging infrastructure in the growing community.
To learn more about the projects, the public is invited to an open house on Monday, March 30, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the North Liberty Library, located at 520 W. Cherry St.
At the open house, residents can visit with project engineers and city staff about planned infrastructure updates.

Heartbreak

CCA girls’ first state tourney trip ends in quarterfinals loss to No. 1 N. Scott

DES MOINES– You could just about hear the hearts break…
As the final seconds of a Class 4A state tournament quarterfinal game against No. 1 North Scott ticked off the game clock, Clear Creek Amana (CCA) senior Karsyn Stratton sat on the bench, silent and staring straight ahead toward the jam-packed CCA student section with tears welling in her eyes. The best season in CCA girls’ basketball history was coming to an end.

The Creek Boys head to state

Withrow’s 26 points powers CCA to first state tourney appearance since 1993

MUSCATINE– One week after the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls made history with their first ever state tournament appearance, the varsity boys basketball team followed them to the Wells Fargo Arena, in Des Moines, with their own state tourney appearance, the first for the boys since 1993.