Pat Racette

09/18/2014 - 1:02pm
The second tenant of Butler Logistics Park, Zinpro Corporation, held an open house for the public Friday. After two years of construction, several hundreds flocked to the rural Shell Rock facility, just west of the Flint Hills Resources ethanol refinery, for a free steak sandwich meal served by the Butler County Cattlemen, and a tour of the manufacturing plant. Free marketing materials and...
09/18/2014 - 12:59pm
Midwest Plastic Products hosted the third annual Benning-Mehmen Tractor Tour Saturday. A total of 17 area farmers made the round trip from Plainfield to Charles City, paying their own way. “We don’t have the bells and whistles,” Benning said, “We just keep it simple, and focus on having a good time and seeing the...
09/18/2014 - 12:53pm
Classrooms and hallways will soon have a list of norms or guidelines posted in them at Clarksville Community School District. During a professional development meeting, staff was broken up into groups to determine norms or sets of guidelines they are “willing to live by.” The norms were then posted around the room and discussed,...
09/12/2014 - 10:01am
School is in session. After three weeks of activities, classes and meetings, Monday’s Board of Education brought about a summary of the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. New Superintendent Joel Foster reported finances, finding the district will finish last fiscal year in the negative for the second time, and have to take another...
09/12/2014 - 9:57am
Jessica Lovrien is spearheading a project to get outdoor lights for the city’s Volunteer Park baseball/softball diamond.  Lovrien showed up at City Hall Monday, and got the go-ahead from Council members to move forward with the project. The next steps include fundraising and applying for grants to pay for the estimated $80,000...
09/11/2014 - 3:54pm
Iowa Republican Attorney General candidate Adam Gregg made a stop in Allison Monday, marking off his 74th of 99 counties visited on his tour across Iowa, originated by U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley. He started his campaign on June 2 and got the nomination at the State Convention. He has until the Nov. 5 general election to get the final 25 counties...
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