Pat Racette

07/31/2014 - 8:21am
Business seemed to be booming for Wink’s Diner (271 N. Main St.), opening just eight-and-a-half months ago. But last Friday morning, co-owner Zach Winkowitsch closed the doors for good. Mayor Scot Henrichs said he had planned to eat there for lunch that day, but drove by and didn’t know what was going on. Read full story in the July 31 Tribune-Journal.
07/31/2014 - 8:13am
Surge upon surge of RAGBRAI cyclists came and went through town last Thursday; during day five of the 42nd annual bike ride across Iowa. Several bikers dropped in to town for a few hours, eventually making their way 12.5 miles to stay overnight in Waverly. Jeff Kolb, Clarksville’s RAGBRAI Committee chairman the past three years,...
07/31/2014 - 8:09am
The Farmers Cooperative of Allison continues to pump out water in the creek south of town where the North Railroad Ave. storm sewer feeds. Due to a fertilizer spill in town three weeks ago, the creek had to get dammed off before going upstream. Read full story in the July 31 Tribune-Journal.
07/24/2014 - 8:47am
MidAmerican Energy’s Residential Tree Program is usually for the larger urban areas, however, after the June 16 storm, Clarksville Trees Forever is trying to gain access to it too. “Since we have a greater need after the storm, it’s an opportunity to bring that to Clarksville,” said Trees Forever President Meredith...
07/24/2014 - 8:45am
Six individuals stuck together for two-and-a-half years to create the Shell Rock Veterans Memorial. The committee of David and Bonnie Lehman, Carol Kruse, Sandy Vosberg, Susanne Deike and Donna Busch dedicated the site (west of Main Street and south along river) to area veterans on the Fourth of July. First raising over $70,000 for the...
07/24/2014 - 8:43am
No clip-in shoes or performance racing bikes are part of the entourage for Clarksville’s trio of RAGBRAI riders. Sisters-in-law Sue and Kim Lodge and Michelle Litterer all ride at their own paces, meeting up with each other between towns. Sue, 63, the quilter, sewed pink fabric to everybody’s helmets to find each other in the...
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