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Solarize Johnson county

Solar panel installation incentive comes to six cities

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JOHNSON COUNTY– Residents of Johnson County have an opportunity to learn more about solar energy and invest in affordable solar through the new Solarize Johnson County program.
The initiative builds on the success of Solarize Cedar Rapids and Linn County, where more than 500 individuals attended free solar education sessions and nearly 100 property owners added solar to their properties in 2017.

Blazers spoil Clippers’ season opener

Single Beckman goal topples CCA boys, 1-0

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys soccer team opened the regular season with a 1-0 loss to Dyersville Beckman Catholic High School on Monday, April 2, at home. Beckman was a Class 1A state qualifier last year, losing to Iowa City Regina in the semifinal round, and winning a consolation bracket game against Gilbert.
The Creek Boys held the Blazers at bay until three minutes before halftime, when Drew Boekholder launched a shot past Clipper keeper Blake Malli to score.
Malli, a junior, had 10 saves.

A good night for the Creek Boys

CCA, Solon and IC West run in Clippers’ home meet

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TIFFIN– They finally got out on the track for a meet Thursday, April 5, at Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School in Tiffin as the Clippers (aka The Creek Boys) hosted their home track and field meet three cold, wet, windy and snowy weeks or so after the end of the indoor season. While the Creek Boys didn’t put up any wins, coach Ben Robison was thrilled with how the day went for his squad.

Lightning tops Women of Troy by two

Liberty’s Maurus leads Bolts to 222-224 win over Iowa City West

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CORALVILLE– Liberty High’s varsity girls golf team earned its first victory pulling off a two-stroke win over Iowa City West High Thursday, April 5, at the Brown Deer Golf Course in Coralville.
Neely Maurus led Liberty with 49 through the nine holes as the Bolts took down the Women of Troy, 222-224. Ellie Kouba led West High with 52.
Liberty travels to the Glynns Creek Golf Course (19251 290th St., Long Grove) on Thursday, April 12, for a 12 p.m. invitational and will host West Branch on Tuesday, April 17, at Brown Deer starting at 4 p.m.

Women of Troy brave cold for win over Saints

Iowa City West girls tennis wins 7-2 over Cedar Rapids Xavier

CEDAR RAPIDS– Continued unseasonably cold weather did not deter the Iowa City West High Women of Troy as they topped Cedar Rapids Xavier 7-2 in the season opener for varsity tennis Thursday, April 5, at Xavier High School.
Freshmen Audrey Koch and Caroline Chandler earned the first varsity wins of their high school careers in singles action. Koch teamed up with sister Emma for a doubles win as well.

Spartans shock the Bolts

Solon zaps Liberty High boys, 8-2

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SOLON– The Solon Spartans improved to 4-0 in varsity boys soccer Tuesday, April 3, defeating the Liberty High Lightning, 8-2, in Solon.
Jorel Justus led Solon with a hat trick (three goals), while Luke McInnis knocked in two goals. Bennett Meier, Gabe Yetley and Luke Yetley scored one goal apiece.
Liberty’s Kolby Godbolt scored both goals for the Bolts. Jordan Barry assisted Godbolt’s first goal, while Luke Nichols got the assist for the second.

Creek Girls and Lady Spartans run in Solon

Solon’s Troyer, Smith and Bullard win in hastily composed track meet

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SOLON– A timeworn cliché holds that when one door closes, another opens. Well, for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls track and field team, Mother Nature closed (slammed, actually) the door on a home meet (set for Friday, April 6). However, the Solon Lady Spartans sprang into action and threw together a meet for Thursday, April 5, in Solon, thus beating the weather and providing track and field athletes a rare for-this-season opportunity to compete.

Yoga for every body

Wellfinity brings yoga and wellness coaching to North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– It was a calm and sunny Saturday morning as just over a half-dozen students began their weekend with a yoga session. Counseled by words of mindfulness, the intimate class was led in a series of stretches and poses, de-stressing from the work week over a subtle backdrop of ambient music, tucked away in a dimly lit sanctuary north of Cherry Street.
Wellfinity opened its doors to North Liberty on Feb. 1. A culmination of many years of experience, it focuses primarily on yoga, wellness coaching and an alternative medicine known as reiki.

CIT continues to grow in Johnson County

Fourth class graduates in March, Johnson County commits funds for access center

IOWA CITY– The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) initiative in Johnson County has not only gained traction, it’s chugging along at full throttle.

NLCP Planting Party April 26

kicks off 4th growing season

NORTH LIBERTY– Growing Together Garden, North Liberty Community Pantry’s 9,600-square-foot educational garden, invites the community to the annual Planting Party on Thursday, April 26, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Individuals and families are welcome to stop by Growing Together Garden, 89 N Jones Blvd in North Liberty, anytime during the event to learn basic planting skills, put seeds in the ground, or simply tour the garden space. Snacks and gardening equipment will be provided. All ages welcome and no gardening experience required, in fact, beginning gardeners are encouraged to attend.

Tiffin fire annual pancake breakfast April 15

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders host their annual pancake breakfast Sunday, April 15, from 6 a.m. to noon at the fire station, 221 Main St.
Chief Brian Detert said the department expects to serve around 1,200 people. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, whole hog sausage and cinnamon rolls. There will also be jam from Clear Creek Orchard for sale. No admission fee is required, but a free will donation is accepted.

Give & Grow benefits area school foundations

NORTH LIBERTY– University of Iowa Community Credit Union will support area schools with a matching program for credit union members. During the month of April, UICCU members are invited to donate (up to $500 per household) to school foundations in markets where UICCU has a branch location. UICCU will match the donation to a maximum based on school enrollment figures.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for our members to partner with the credit union to ultimately invest in children, the future of our communities,” said Jeff Disterhoft, UICCU President/CEO.