Pat Racette

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 trip to Des Moines in December to see the School...
09/03/2014 - 8:25am
Hot and bothered, Clarksville football struggled in the early going of a home opener against West Central Friday. A couple Indian three-and-out and the Blue Devils’ 6-foot-10, 250-pound quarterback Ethan Steinbronns’ flinging sideline completions left the Indians trailing, 8-0, midway through the first stanza. A frustrated...
08/28/2014 - 10:50am
Approaching the deadline for a Community Development Block Grant application, City Council members approved a tentative plan for the sewer update project Monday. New City Financial Advisor Michael Hart of Northland Services (Minneapolis) presented a sewer rate summary, with two scenarios for the Council to choose from, including: Scenario A...
08/28/2014 - 10:24am
Council member Janis Cramer spearheaded a pool committee to deal issues surrounding the municipal area. Others on the committee are: Council member Ron Davis and Brenda Heuer, Beth Endelman, Sue Heeren and Jamie Osterbuhr, who are regular pool users with their kids. Major concerns were the pool not being open consistently, cracks in the...
08/27/2014 - 9:11am
Two Butler County farms were presented the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award recently at the State Fair. Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp, Gov. Terry Branstad and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recognized Bristow residents Dennis and Merlette Cassman and Waterloo citizens Eric Locke and Mason Moore as leaders in farm management practices...
08/27/2014 - 8:59am
Seventh through 12 grade students and teachers will be working together with Google Chromebook devices this year. One hundred, forty-five devices were set up and handed out to students. School Improvement Coordinator Eric Eckerman proposed purchasing the products as a cheaper way to replace computer equipment.  “Quite a few...
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