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...
11/05/2014 - 7:31pm
Several Greene residents left the North Butler Middle School library unhappy Monday night. After another Board of Education meeting, citizens were upset with the Board’s final decision. In a 6-1 vote, the choice was to close the Greene elementary building at the end of the school year. John Moellers was the lone vote against shutting...
11/05/2014 - 7:29pm
Pete and Shorty Sinram turned a tavern into a Clarksville landmark. The brothers created a second home for men in the area. Pete’s son, Ted Sinram, Jr., remembers the amount of smoke that clouded the place. “I’d go in there, and you couldn’t see from one end of the building to the other,” he said. “And...
11/05/2014 - 7:22pm
Farmers Cooperative Company is spending $4 million to expand their Greene location. FC is increasing their ability to provide liquid and dry crop nutrients more efficiently. New facilities will double storage capacity for both. They also are adding a crop protection warehouse and new office and scale. The expansion is located between the...
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...
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...
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