OXFORD — On a 5-2 vote the School Board of Directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District approved a plan, which does not require the wearing of masks or other face coverings in the district’s buildings or facilities unless a 10% absenteeism rate is reached in any indivi…

CEDAR RAPIDS— Estimates vary widely but it is generally believed there were between 5,000 and 6,250 nurses serving with the United States Army in the Vietnam War. Among them was JoAnne (Bryant) Downes, of Oxford. On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Downes and 80 other veterans, mostly from the Korean and Vi…

NORTH LIBERTY — On Aug. 10, 2020, a Derecho of historic strength carved a path of destruction across the state of Iowa largely following the Hwy. 30 corridor. One estimate puts the winds, believed to have been as high as 140 mph (equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane) at one point, to have do…

North Liberty Parks Department employees dig a hole for a new tree in Centennial Park Saturday, Oct. 2 during a tree care workshop and planting event. The city received 32 trees through an Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources grant to replace trees destroyed or seriously damaged by the August 10,…

TIFFIN— Eight candidates are on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the general election competing for seats on the Clear Creek Amana Community School District’s School Board of Directors.

TIFFIN— Eight candidates are on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the general election competing for seats on the Clear Creek Amana Community School District’s School Board of Directors.

The Clear Creek Amana FFA Soils team of Alex Cox, Claire Bitz, Olivia Miller and Spencer Schrader have qualified to participate at State Soils on Saturday Oct. 9, at Iowa State University.

The all-volunteer Tiffin Fire Department was established in 1954 as a Fire Association but is transitioning to a city department proudly serving the City of Tiffin as well as Clear Creek and Union Townships. The department covers 65 square miles and includes portions of Hwy. 218, Hwy. 6, Hwy…

NORTH LIBERTY — Liberty High School’s marching band will have something a little extra when it takes the field next fall for their performances thanks to The Liberty Fund.

The North Liberty Fire Department is made up of two fulltime, two ¾-time, and 28 paid-per-call members protecting the City of North Liberty as well as Penn and Madison Townships – an area of 56 square miles.

TIFFIN — Eight candidates will be on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 2 in the general election competing for seats on the Clear Creek Amana Community School District’s School Board of Directors.

TIFFIN — Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School’s marching band has had a busy season of competition earning a second-place finish in Linn-Mar’s Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, and taking third in the Five Seasons Marching Invitational at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids on Saturd…

IOWA CITY — Six candidates will be on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the general election competing for seats on the Iowa City Community School District’s School Board of Directors.

TIFFIN — Eight candidates will be on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 2 in the general election competing for seats on the Clear Creek Amana Community School District’s School Board of Directors.

It’s never too early for adults to think about estate planning. Estate planning is an important part of money management. While it’s easy to think of estate planning as just a way to dictate how your assets are allocated after your death, estate planning also can protect people and their mon…

NORTH LIBERTY— As the city of North Liberty continues to grow, so too does the demand for services provided by the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD).

NORTH LIBERTY — It’s a simple problem with an as yet unknown solution: Coralville Lake is slowly, very slowly, disappearing and needs help.

More than 150 FFA members from 12 schools competed in the Annual Quad County Soils Competition. The Soil Contest was held by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts from Iowa Keokuk Poweshiek and Mahaska Counties put on this event.

TIFFIN — Eight candidates will be on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 2 in the general election competing for seats on the Clear Creek Amana Community School District’s School Board of Directors.

OXFORD — Students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District and its facilities will not be required to wear a face mask after a 3-2 vote by district’s school board of education. The board met in a special meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, to debate re…

SOUTHEAST IOWA — Sometimes there are no easy answers, no quick solutions, maybe not even a readily apparent path out for victims of domestic violence, emotional and physical abuse, or other traumas. But sometimes a trained and caring professional can ask the right questions to cut through th…

NORTH LIBERTY — A few dozen Monarch butterflies embarked on a 3,000-mile journey to their winter home in the mountains of Mexico Sunday, Sept. 12. But first, their gender was documented in a logbook, and a tiny tag with a unique number was attached carefully to a delicate wing before they we…

JOHNSON COUNTY — Thursday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. is the filing deadline for candidates for the Tuesday, Nov. 2, city and school board elections. Fourteen city government positions will be on the ballot along with four seats on the Clear Creek Amana Community School District’s School Board of Di…

NORTH LIBERTY — For years now a sign for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) has stood in the corner of a farm field on the southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 965 and Forevergreen Road in North Liberty. “Coming Soon,” it says.

COSGROVE — Sometimes it’s easy to forget there are people in a worse situation than your own. For Joe and Misty Christner and their kids, life took a turn for the worse when they lost their house in July and took up living out of a camper. Watching Hurricane Ida ravaging Louisiana on TV gave…

COSGROVE— The parking lot across from the school and St. Peter Catholic Church, in Cosgrove, was awash in a sea of what farmers and enthusiasts call “old iron” Sunday, Sept. 5, as vintage tractors congregated. Among the red, green, orange, and off-white machines were farmers coming together …

Beginning noon on Friday, Sept. 10, the indoor pool will close to complete work to replace its heater. This work is expected to last through Oct. 24. The reopening date will be determined by the work’s completion as well as testing and balancing of the pool water.

JOHNSON OUNTY — The first installment of Johnson County property and mobile home taxes are due on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. The last day to pay property taxes without a penalty is Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. A penalty of 1 ½ percent per month will be attached to late payments beginning Friday,…

The Clear Creek Amana FFA Chapter at Tiffin competed at the Iowa FFA Livestock Career Development Event held at Iowa State University on August 28, 2021. Members of the team included: Delaney Bulechek, Lillie Haman and Marinda Phan. The team earned a bronze rating.

COSGROVE- Tim Burns was born on Feb. 6, 1962, to Kenneth and Joan Skow Burns. He was a 1981 graduate of the Clear Creek High School and married Kathy Colbert in 1988. He worked for the City of Iowa City, owned a lawn care and snow removal service, and worked the family farm.

OXFORD — It’s a nightmare scenario for any farmer – a “quick and simple” entry into a grain bin turning into an entrapment, and possible death. And it can happen suddenly. The most common, and most fatal way is entering a bin with the auger running.

NORTH LIBERTY — Local bowler Dave Metzler competed in the Professional Bowlers Association’s (PBA) Dick Weber Classic recently in Jackson, Michigan, and finished 17th out of 110 competitors.

TIFFIN- Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Stephans Street in Tiffin for individuals burglarizing vehicles in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 22.

Johnson County was recently recognized by AARP as an age-friendly community and was officially accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Johnson County is the first county to receive this designation in the State of Iowa.

SWISHER — On Wednesday Aug. 18, at 05:19 a.m., The Jefferson-Monroe (Swisher) Fire Department and the Johnson County Deputies responded to a residential fire at 1726 Derby Avenue N.W., Swisher.