Pat Racette

11/21/2014 - 10:57am
A veteran’s memorial is coming to Allison. It won’t be here tomorrow, but Allison AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 88 won’t quit until it’s done. They hosted an introductory meeting after Veteran’s Day to begin the planning. Auxiliary president Deb Hummel, treasurer Karen Alberts and secretary Greta Cordes shared early research and findings with the community in...
11/21/2014 - 10:53am
Amongst a statewide audience, Clarksville Visioning took center stage during one of five sessions Friday. Jeff Kolb, the chairperson of CV, shared challenges and successes of the group at Iowa’s Living Roadways Celebration in Ames. Kolb was on a three-person panel that focused on ways to implement projects in town. The session was...
11/21/2014 - 10:51am
Clarksville Public Library lost three of four staff last spring. Library aides Pat Calease and Martha Shaw retired, and library assistant Jessi Reints began work to open Clarksville Child Development LC on Main Street. Sara Jordan and Cindy Wedeking took their places, hired in the summer as library aides. Read question-and-answer interview...
11/13/2014 - 11:43am
Last weekend was typical of the past 20 for the Ackermans. Both Gene and Karen have been working to reconstruct their home, located off C33, east of Clarksville. Five months ago, the June 16 tornadoes blew their roof and acreage down. And they are yet to return.   “The hardest part has been both of us working full-time in...
11/13/2014 - 11:40am
Judi Poppen of Allison and Patty Olmstead of Shell Rock found out they were related. The Butler County Genealogical Society members happened to be distant cousins. Through monthly genealogical meetings at the Clarksville Public Library, the two began discussing family and comparing notes. Hashing through lineage trees, Poppen’s...
11/13/2014 - 11:33am
Over 30 people attended the fourth consecutive Monday North Butler Board of Education meeting. But less than a half hour later, they were dismissed. The Board then went into a closed session at the NB Middle School library. Besides approving five items, administration gave reports. Aimee Wedeking, elementary principal and curriculum...
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