Pat Racette

07/16/2014 - 7:51am
Bob Renning, a 1979 Clarksville grad, had never seen anything like it. About seven car lengths behind him on Minnesota Interstate 35 were flames rolling underneath a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. With the wind fanning the flames, Renning’s girlfriend, Asea, flagged the man down. However, due to the electrical malfunction, warning and indicator lights were flashing. With the brakes not...
07/16/2014 - 7:44am
The June 16windstorm came when city officials were wrapping up year-end finances for June 30. To accommodate storm cleanup expenses, the city had to split the $60,000 cost of tree removal into two fiscal years. City clerk Larry Betts allocated $20,000 of the bill for June, with the remaining $40,000 pushed into July expenditures for the...
07/16/2014 - 7:42am
The revival of Allison Cats baseball means hitting the elusive 50-year milestone. Starting in 1948, the Cats put together 49 consecutive seasons before disbanding in 1996. But, cousins Casey Klunder and Collin Freesemann resumed the Cats this year, finally hitting the milestone. Since the Cats have never had a reunion, Freesemann’s...
07/16/2014 - 7:38am
An Allison Farmers Cooperative employee had a tank of 32 percent liquid nitrogen fertilizer catastrophically fail Thursday morning, releasing 800 gallons of the substance onto Birch, Sixth and Spruce streets. Allison FC employees then washed the pool of fertilizer off the streets, causing it to funnel into North Railroad Avenue storm sewer and...
07/09/2014 - 9:43pm
Shake your groove thing; shake your groove thing, yeah yeah. This year’s fourth annual Wilder celebration, slated for Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, takes on a ‘70s theme – Get Your Groove On at Wilder Daze. Read full story in the July 10 Clarksville Star and Tribune-Journal.
07/09/2014 - 9:39pm
Families have to deal with death, but not usually murder. Siblings Mardy Hornsby and Seth and Naomi Gallmeyer, however, were each dealt that blow Oct. 4, 2012, when their father, Ken Gallmeyer, was found dead. Known forrunning Ken’s Grocery and Gift Shop for 42 years in Clarksville, Gallmeyer had moved to rural Nashua in retirement,...
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