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MPO seeks ECICOG representative

East Central Iowa Council of Governments Board of Directors seeks citizen representative

JOHNSON COUNTY– The Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County is seeking a representative to participate on the East Central Iowa Council of Governments Board of Directors. ECICOG is an intergovernmental council established in 1973 and is governed by a board of directors comprised of elected officials and private citizens. The appointment is for one year.

Tiffin Hypnotist comedy show Jan. 25

TIFFIN– The Fine Arts and Music Enhancers (F.A.M.E.) will be hosting Clear Creek Amana (CCA) alumnus Steve Meade as he performs his comedy hypnosis show “The Virtual Reality Tour” Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Clear Creek Amana High School Performing Arts Center in Tiffin. Volunteers from the audience will be taken on a spellbound lifelike mental vacation using the power of hypnosis.

Transit Desert

Corridor public transit systems need connectivity

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NORTH LIBERTY– Residents of North Liberty and rural Johnson County inhabit areas that transportation planners sometimes refer to as “transit deserts,” locales where substantial numbers of people without cars rely on public transit services that stop short of providing access to the outermost pick-up and drop-off points of larger metropolitan bus and passenger rail systems. It’s an issue that has caught the attention of state-level representatives of Corridor communities.

NLFD responds in 7 minutes to home fire

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department responded to a manufactured home fire on at 12:08 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 149 Golfview Ct. for a report of a manufactured home on fire.
Firefighters arrived within seven minutes after dispatch and found smoke and fire coming from the rear of the residence. The residence was occupied at the time of the fire, which originated in a back bedroom and was determined to be accidental as a result of a 5-year-old child playing with a lighter. There were no working smoke detectors in the residence.

Clippers struck by Lightning

Liberty boys hand CCA boys 58-45 loss

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NORTH LIBERTY– Stu Ordman and the Liberty High varsity boys basketball team improved their record to 5-6 with a 58-45 home win over Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Saturday, Jan. 6. The Lightning handed the Clippers their second loss in two days as the Creek Boys fell the night before to Central Clinton, DeWitt and dropped to 2-7.

Creek Girls escape Lightning Bolts

CCA tops Liberty, 64-58

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NORTH LIBERTY– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls basketball team picked up a pair of wins Friday, Jan. 5, and Saturday, Jan. 6, extending its winning streak to five games and improving its record to 6-4. The Clippers defeated Central Clinton, DeWitt, 50-38, Friday night and faced the Liberty Lightning in a varsity girl-boy doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.
The Bolts fell, 55-32, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at home to Dubuque Hempstead and were topped 64-58 by the Creek Girls for their second-consecutive loss and a 5-7 record.

Creek Boys top double dual

CCA wrestlers defeat CPU and Liberty High

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CENTER POINT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers swept a double dual (triangular) meet Thursday, Jan. 4, in Center Point versus the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CPU) and the Lightning (Bolts) from Liberty High.
The Clippers edged past the Pointers, 42-41, with Andrew Rohret (145 pounds), Kyle Pitlick (195), Jonah Upah (285) and Sam Stevens (113) all winning by fall over CPU’s Dylan Clark, Collin Bantz, Derek Besick and Matt Hearn.

Trojans split on the lanes

West boys win, girls lose to Waterloo East

West boys win, girls lose to Waterloo East
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WATERLOO– It was Trojan vs. Trojan Friday, Jan. 5, as Iowa City West High’s bowlers faced Waterloo East’s squads at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo.
The West High Trojan varsity boys defeated the Waterloo East Trojans 2,989 to 2,558 with West’s Corey Roth winning the match with 449. West High’s junior varsity (JV) boys won 2,049 to 1,783 with Justin Thomas winning with 335.

Brands has a 5-0 day for West High

Wrestling Trojans go 2-3 at annual Lepic Dual

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s varsity Trojan wrestling program hosted its annual Lepic Duals Saturday, Jan. 6 and finished with a 3-2 record on the day.
Fort Dodge took the team championship with New Hampton-Turkey Valley (NHTV) taking the runner-up spot.
The Trojans defeated Pleasant Valley and Quincy (Ill.) Senior, but fell to Fort Dodge, Lewis Central and NHTV.

Mustangs snap Lightning girls’ streak

Liberty falls, 55-32, to Dubuque Hempstead

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NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity girls basketball team ended 2017 with a four-game winning streak, but one day into the new year, it came to a jarring halt as the Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead stampeded over the Lightning, 55-32, in North Liberty.
Liberty’s defense held the Mustangs to six points in the first period, but only put up three of their own. Hempstead held the Lightning to two points in the second for a 17-5 advantage at halftime.

Clipper finish ninth at Linn-Mar’s duals

Stevens and Rohret go 5-0 for CCA

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MARION– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers took ninth-place team honors Saturday, Jan. 6, at the conclusion of Linn-Mar’s dual meet tournament. The Clippers had a 2-3 showing in five duals, which improved the squad’s record to 4-3 so far this season.
Sam Stevens and Andrew Rohret were undefeated on the day at 5-0 each while Tanner Cochran had a 4-1 day and Grant Jensen went 3-1 for the Creek Boys.

Sabers sink Creek Boys

Central DeWitt defeats CCA, 64-52

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DEWITT– A 22-point effort by Clear Creek Amana’s Darius Moore wasn’t enough to sail the Clippers past the Sabers of Central Clinton, DeWitt Friday, Jan. 5, in DeWitt. The Sabers sank the Creek Boys, 64-52, and snapped a four-game losing streak in WaMaC Conference battle of East vs. West.
The Clippers took a 19-13 lead at the end of the first period and held a 30-27 advantage at halftime. The game stagnated in the third period with a 38-all tie going into the final quarter, where the Sabers pulled ahead for the win.