Pat Racette

10/29/2014 - 3:51pm
Cutting staff salaries seemed to be the consensus to solving North Butler’s budget woes Monday. In the board of education’s second community meeting, Greene and Allison community members joined together at North Butler Middle School auditorium. With a -$213,000 budget spending authority after fiscal year 2013, the district is preparing for a Corrective Action Plan on Nov. 14....
10/29/2014 - 3:50pm
Making stops across all 99 counties in Iowa, Jonathan Narcisse finished up his campaign for governor last week in the area. The former Des Moines Board of Education member is getting word out about Iowa Party. He’s been a boxer, owned and published 29 newspapers at one time and gotten back into politics in the past few years. Read...
10/29/2014 - 3:43pm
Clarksville was a bustling community Saturday. The 11th annual Craft Show outdid itself once again, bringing in an estimated 2,000 shoppers. “The vendors that spoke all said it was the largest crowd ever,” said organizer Jeff Kolb. “The only drawback was that it was almost too crowded for the first three hours, and it was...
10/16/2014 - 9:59am
An ordinance amending the Allison Municipal Code was adopted Monday, increasing sewer rates with a $22.50 debt service charge and gallons per used [chart]. Taking effect Jan. 1, the boost in costs is due to the $3.85 million needed for maintenance and modifications to lagoons and sewer relining.” "In order to apply for a Community...
10/16/2014 - 9:31am
Allison Fire saw a rural house collapse upon arriving at a fire Saturday afternoon. Located southeast of town, the 12 local firefighters could only contain the blaze. They eventually extinguished the flames three hours later at 7 p.m. No injuries occurred, as homeowners Scott Mitchell and Amanda Oltmann were gone from their residence at...
10/16/2014 - 9:29am
Clarksville's Maddie Poppe represented the state of Iowa at the 33rd annual Country Showdown Midwest Regional Finals Saturday evening. In her second consecutive regional appearance, Poppie, 16, performed original (Ooo Na) and cover (Brand New Key by Melanie) songs at Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minn.   As one of nine Midwest...
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