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Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:04pm
Clarksville has a new school superintendent as of January 1. Joel Foster believes what happens to people in life is guided by the decisions they make, and he looks forward to serving the Clarksville school district.      “I...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 2:03pm
Plans for an ice skating rink at Volunteer Park are moving forward. The council unanimously voted to approve the purchase of the rink to take advantage of this year’s prices. Current insurance for the park covers liabilities, and the rink just...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:48pm
At the schoolboard meeting Monday, there was a new face: Superintendent Joel Foster. Foster, who also serves as superintendent for North Butler, replaces retiring superintendent Randy Strabala.      Discuss at the meeting...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:42pm
“Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Bill Dix has got to go,” was the cry of perhaps 100 to 150 protestors who gathered on the usually quiet, snow-covered street in front of Bill Dix’s home in Shell Rock on Saturday.      The...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:20pm
HAMPTON – When North Butler-Clarksville’s Koltyn Beckham puts on his wrestling head gear, he blocks out all sound as he steps on the mat. It isn’t that he isn’t focused. He is, indeed, but the senior 145-pounder for the...
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:20pm
The North Butler Snap-on Tool program, sponsored by local businesses American Tool and Engineering, Wedeking Electric, Cooper Motors and Allison Farmers’ Feed and Grain, is the first in the nation to begin working with junior high students...
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:04pm
A record number of 4,597 acres of cover crops were seeded in 2017 using federal Environmental Quality Incentives program (EQIP) and state Water Quality Incentives Program (WQIP) funding in Butler County, according to District Conservationist...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 3:10pm
Is Clarksville ready for a skating rink? That’s the question Maintenance Assistant Ryan McCully posed at the council meeting January 2.      Council members were enthusiastic about the idea. Of late, the city has been...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 3:02pm
Clarksville residents will notice a change in their water bills this year. The first change, effective in February, will be an increase in rates. The second change will be an adjustment from quarterly billing to monthly billing. This will be...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 2:57pm
An expansion to the RV park at Wilder Park was proposed by Dr. George North, President of the Park Board, at the Allison council meeting Monday. The expansion would occupy land currently owned by Wilder Park. North anticipates the project would pay...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
In 2015, David Smith released his first book, “The Servant.” This month the sequel, “The Survivor,” will be released. Editing and proofing are complete, and just now the final touches on the cover are being completed at Star...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 2:48pm
At the Allison council meeting Monday, Mayor James Blockhus said that UnityPoint plans to send a formal letter to the city and patients declaring their intentions to close their Allison clinic as of March 30.      “They...
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