Pat Racette

12/19/2014 - 3:39pm
The search to share a superintendent took another step forward last Thursday. In the second work session with independent education management professional Dean Meier, Clarksville Board of Education set a tentative date of Monday, Jan. 5, to interview Tripoli, Nashua-Plainfield and North Butler. However, that was pending the school district’s attorney’s approval to allow the...
12/19/2014 - 3:34pm
How do other countries celebrate Christmas? Clarksville 7-12th-graders spent Friday finding out. Sponsored by the Positive Behavior and Interventions and Supports Committee, students participated in the inaugural Christmas Around the World program. Taste-testing Yule log chocolate dessert, crafting poinsettias and making lefse were a few...
12/19/2014 - 12:20pm
Baby steps are being taken to continue the growth of the Rolling Prairie Trail. Butler Conservation and Nature Board have applied for grants to extend the trail another 6.9 miles to Bristow. A five-year plan has been placed to secure funds for the addition, as well as partner with Bristow and Dumont to pave trails in their city limits....
12/11/2014 - 12:55pm
Several residents called in Tuesday night’s fire in Clarksville. The garage at 521 South Mather St. had gone up in flames, lighting up town. Clarksville Fire responded within minutes to the 11:30 p.m. calls, saving Dave and Julie Ciavarellis’ house. Upon arrival, firefights concentrated on dousing the dwelling, as the garage...
12/11/2014 - 11:22am
Casey Krull had to relearn the center position his junior season with Wartburg football. The former North Butler center was asked by head coach Rick Willis to move from the defense to the offense. So he embraced it. He learned the rules, and went for it. “I just learned as I went,” he said. The change helped Wartburg...
12/11/2014 - 11:18am
Dr. Dean Meier, AEA 267 chief administrator, [pictured] introduced himself to the Clarksville Community School Board of Education last Thursday during a work session. The former Wartburg professor will be paid $1,500 to lead search for a sharing superintendent and full-time elementary principal. Meier and the board decided to look for a...
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