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CCA Kindergarten Round-up

OXFORD– All parents in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District who have children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2018, and are planning on sending their children to school in August are asked to call the elementary school their child will be attending.

Trojans undefeated

Iowa City West High sinks Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 131-39

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JV Clippers find success

Banwart, Cory and Beltz earn championships at Austin Roberts Memorial Tournament

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SPENCER— Clear Creek Amana (CCA) junior varsity (JV) wrestlers competed in the Austin Roberts Memorial Tournament Saturday, Dec. 16, in Spencer, and crowned three champions.
Noah Banwart won the 105-110-pound class by pinning LeMars’ Donavon Daggett in 1:04 in the finals. Banwart pinned Luverne’s Abraham Hernandez in 3:08 in the first round and took a 13-6 decision from West Lyon’s Jose Richards in the semifinals.

Trojans tame Lions on the lanes

Roth leads IC West to 2,666-2,377 victory

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Creek Boys take down the Raiders

CCA 80, Raiders 66

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TIFFIN— Clear Creek Amana (CCA) gave themselves an early Christmas present Tuesday, Dec. 19, as they knocked off rival Williamsburg, 80-66, for their second win of the season.The Clippers took an early lead and were up, 16-5, at the end of the first period. Despite a resurgence by the Raiders in the second, CCA led, 37-23, at the half and enjoyed a 52-36 advantage going into the final quarter.
Darius Moore led everyone with 34 points and pulled down six rebounds, while Jordan Wolfe and TJ Bollers contributed a dozen points each and Tyler Schrepfer produced ten.

Rebels run wild over the Lightning

NE Gooselake boys defeat Liberty, 78-41

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GOOSELAKE— The Northeast Gooselake’s Rebels remained unbeaten with a 9-0 record at the expense of the Liberty High Lightning Monday, Dec. 18, in Gooselake. The Rebels ran over the Bolts, 78-41, handing Liberty High their fourth loss of the first varsity season.The Lightning trailed throughout as four Rebels scored in double-digits, led by Dawson Stoll’s 26 points in the game. Northeast led, 21-8, at the end of the first period and held a comfortable 44-21 lead at halftime. The Rebels enjoyed a 57-31 lead going into the final quarter.

Bloodhounds bite the Bolts

Fort Madison boys 68, Liberty High 45

NORTH LIBERTY— The Liberty High varsity boys basketball team suffered their second consecutive loss, in as many days, as the Bloodhounds, of Fort Madison, bit the Lightning Bolts, 68-45, on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Liberty High.
The Lightning led, 8-4, at the end of the first period but dropped into a hole in the second trailing, 21-16, at halftime. The Bolts could only muster four points in the third period as Fort Madison led, 41-20, going into the fourth period.

NLFD battles wind-driven house fire

One miserable day

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Fire Chief Brian Platz was stunned.
“In 25 years in the fire service, I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said.
Platz was reacting to a wind-driven blaze that completely destroyed a house in the 2800-block of 270th Street NW on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
The alarm was sounded shortly before 10 a.m. as a report of smoke coming from a residence at 2855 270th Street NW. The North Liberty Fire Department’s (NLFD) response was immediate.

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NL holiday hours

NORTH LIBERTY– Christmas and New Year’s will affect North Liberty city hours and services.
Trash and Recycling: collected Thursdays, Dec. 28 and Jan. 4.
City Hall: closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1 and 2.
Library: closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31, and Jan. 1; on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 closing at 6 p.m.
Recreation: closed Dec. 24 and 25, and Jan. 1; open limited hours on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NL garbage and recycling one day late for holidays

Makes hanging pictures easy

NL inventor makes A product to hang his hat on

NORTH LIBERTY– For those of us who struggle getting photos to hang on the wall straight (and who doesn’t?) a North Liberty inventor has the solution.
“Everybody is frustrated with hanging pictures; I don’t care who you talk to,” said Roger Miller, creator of PicGenie123. “I created the product out of my own frustration– bottom line.”
The Iowan developed a unique new approach to hanging wall objects using a simple set of hardware. His invention even gained the approval of The Home Depot, which recently started selling the product in over 2,000 stores across the U.S. and its territories.

K-9 stop nets eight pounds of meth in Tiffin

TIFFIN– Two non-Iowa residents have been arrested on drug and weapon charges after a weekend traffic stop in Tiffin.
After running a stop sign, Dawn M. Colunga, 38, of Indianapolis, was stopped by Coralville police on the 100 block of Village Drive at about 7:05 p.m. Friday. With the assistance of a K-9, police searched her Honda Civic and found out eight-and-a-half pounds of crystal methamphetamine, a small bag of heroin and a small portion of marijuana.

CCA seeks public input

School district held three public hearings on Dec. 20

CCA held three public hearings on Dec. 20
By Chris Umscheid
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OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District’s School Board of Directors held three public hearings on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Clear Creek Elementary, in Oxford, during its regular monthly meeting.