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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:50am
Approaching the deadline for a Community Development Block Grant application, City Council members approved a tentative plan for the sewer update project Monday. New City Financial Advisor Michael Hart of Northland Services (Minneapolis)...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:47am
Ruth Smith, an Independent candidate, filed papers with the state to join the U.S. Senate race of six candidates in the 2014 election. Her Stop the Madness campaign expresses concern with the puppet strings of big money donors that control...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:24am
Council member Janis Cramer spearheaded a pool committee to deal issues surrounding the municipal area. Others on the committee are: Council member Ron Davis and Brenda Heuer, Beth Endelman, Sue Heeren and Jamie Osterbuhr, who are regular pool...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:42pm
Fern Bienemann, age 87, of Shell Rock, Iowa, formerly of Clarksville, Iowa, was born the daughter of Clifford and Lillie (Schaefer) Smith on June 25, 1927, at her parent’s home in Greene, Iowa... Fern died Sunday, August, 10, 2014 at Shell...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:38pm
Lorraine Lillian Jacobs, age 91, of Clarksville, Iowa, was born the daughter of Ralph and Alida (Jackson) Strauser on December 30, 1922, near Horton, Iowa, in Bremer County... Lorraine died Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Allen Memorial Hospital in...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:27pm
Bena Viola (Schipper) Bierman, 78, from Dumont passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at the Franklin General Hospital in Hampton, IA. Bena was born on January 7, 1936, at the home place in Butler County near Kesley, IA, to Richard and Jessie...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:25pm
Marrian Mavis Newhall, 86, Dumont, Iowa, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Parker Place Assisted Living in Parkersburg, Iowa. She was born on May 20, 1928, in Austinville, Iowa, to Deitrich and Verbena (Maifeld) Lindaman... A visitation...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:37am
North Butler Middle School opened the 2014-15 school year last Wednesday, Aug. 20, with an annual first-day-of-school ceremony. Principal Dan Huff welcomed all, and introduced the new superintendent Joel Foster. Pastor Jeff Blank from St. James...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:11am
Two Butler County farms were presented the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award recently at the State Fair. Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp, Gov. Terry Branstad and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recognized Bristow residents Dennis and...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:01am
Clarksville kindergarteners through second-graders play during recess Monday morning. Due to humidity over 70 percent and temperatures reaching into the 90s, school was let out a couple hours early Friday and Monday. (Pat Racette Photo) See more...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:59am
Seventh through 12 grade students and teachers will be working together with Google Chromebook devices this year. One hundred, forty-five devices were set up and handed out to students. School Improvement Coordinator Eric Eckerman proposed...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:54am
Clarksville AMVETS Color Guard started school Monday, Aug. 21, with the annual flag-raising ceremony. Commander Bob Wamsley welcomed students, before presenting flag etiquette. Band instructor John Sundet played the Star Spangled Banner, and the...
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