The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Breaking News


May 16, 2014

A wet win for Indians

TIPTON — As the season goes on, the meets get more meaningful for Camanche’s Derek Harksen.

He set himself up well to end his high school career in style as he qualified for next week’s boys track and field state meet in four events Thursday at the Iowa Class 2A Tipton District meet. He also helped the Indians win the team title.

Harksen swept the sprint races and anchored the 400-meter relay team to victory. He was especially pleased with the 100 meters, in which he and teammate Easton McDaniel finished 1-2, earning both runners berths at state. The top two finishers in each event advance, while others will have a chance if they wind up with one of the next eight-best times from other districts across the state. Because of Thursday’s nasty weather, not all districts were run.

Harksen opened the night by winning the 100 during a brief span in which the rain stopped. He finished in 11.24 seconds, with McDaniel’s 11.48 clocking beating Jacob Brinkman of Iowa City Regina by seven-hundredths of a second.

The Indians almost had another 1-2 finish in the next race, the 400. Harksen won easily in 50.79, while Trever Greene of North Cedar edged Camanche’s Jeremiah Jones 52.90-52.95 for the second spot, forcing Jones to wait to see if his time is good enough to advance.

Harksen completed the sprint sweep by taking the 200 by almost a second, winning in 22.86.

Harksen capped his day by anchoring the victorious 400-meter relay unit. McDaniel, Thomas Brantley, Brady Beal and Harksen won by four-tenths of a second in 44.80.

The Indians edged Bellevue for the team title by 1.5 points, 100-98.5.

“We did a lot of good things,” Camanche coach Mark Metzger said. “When you’re trying to look ahead to the state meet, you want to get things there that you think can score and medal, (and) you’ve got to make some adjustments.”

Text Only
  • 7-25-14 Football field Football facility receives makeover CAMANCHE — Camanche School District administrators expect updates to the high school football facility to be completed next week.Camanche Superintendent Tom Parker said crews have worked to make sure everything is complete before next week’s Clinton

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dominant image Drying out CAMANCHE — It’s not been ideal summer for Rock Creek Marina and Campground staff members.A constant battle with the Mississipapi River’s flooded waters and the wreckage it has left in its wake has prevented the group from opening the campground to gu

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Camanche schools sharpens skills (with VIDEO)

    CLINTON — The Camanche School Board were educated Monday night on what actions should be taken during an active shooter attack.Clinton County Emergency Management Coordinator Chance Kness, as well as Camanche police officers Cory Determann and Daniel

    July 24, 2014

  • Camanche Days City gears up for annual event CAMANCHE — Planning is well underway for the 35th annual Camanche Days and organizers are expecting yet another successful year.With the bag board tournament, men’s softball tournament, barbecue cook-off and annual car show on the activities list for

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Dozens seek Fund B grants CLINTON — More than three dozen applications will be considered for Fund B grants from the Clinton County Development Association.CCDA Secretary Jennifer Rogers reported Wednesday to having received 40 applications, requesting a total of $1.2 million

    July 19, 2014

  • 7-18-14 Fair Queen Lead Art Gorzney named queen (with VIDEO)

    DEWITT — Marie Gorzney said it always caught her attention whenever the notice was put out looking for Clinton County Fair Queen pageant participants. This year, the 2013 Calamus-Wheatland High School graduate decided it was time to go after it.“I’ve

    July 18, 2014 4 Photos 1 Story

  • Sawmill New event cruises into Clinton CLINTON — Three Gateway-area locations are joining together in August for a river heritage event.The event will be held Aug. 3 and will feature a Blue Heron river cruise, a Sawmill Museum tour and a de Immigrant Windmill tour in Fulton, Illinois. The

    July 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • 7-18-14 Party in the Park Party in the Park a big hit CAMANCHE — Nearly 300 people joined together Thursday to celebrate their community and all it has to offer to its residents.During the fourth annual Party in the Park, Camanche combined all their forces including city councilmen, business owners and

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • deboer.jpg New 911 system planned for county dispatchers (with VIDEO)

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • School officials address CCDA

    CLINTON — Camanche School District members attended this month’s Clinton County Development Association meeting to address a possible misunderstanding from an allocation policy discussion during a June meeting.Superintendent Tom Parker and Board of E

    July 17, 2014

Clinton Herald Photos

Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.