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11/30/2016 - 10:15am
Wynette Mills is a local author who has published three children’s books. She was born and raised in the Plainfield area and now resides in Waverly. Her books are based on her grandchildren and the time they have spent together. Wynette will be at The Plainfield Library on Dec. 4 from 5-7:30 p.m. with books available for signing. Wynette has always enjoyed writing poetry and short stories....
11/30/2016 - 10:15am
Front and center at the Thanksgiving Eve community worship of all the Clarksville churches, held this year at St. John Lutheran, were the Psalms, especially verses about giving thanks. The word “thanks” appears 89 times in the King James Bible out of 788,258 words, King James Bible Online states. The pastors didn’t plan with each...
11/30/2016 - 10:13am
Carson Ode has reported and written, wife Connie has edited, and Carson has designed three coffee-table style travel books about Iowa. They spoke Thursday, Nov. 17 to nearly 20 attendees at the Clarksville Public Library. Ode logged 15,000 miles for the first book, “Iowa—Spaces, Places, Faces”; 20,000 miles for the second book,...
11/23/2016 - 3:54pm
City clerks from around Butler County and a few other officials discussed flood recovery at Clarksville City Hall on Friday, Nov. 18. Clarksville City Council heard the news on Monday, Nov. 21. OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS: Clarksville Clerk Larry Betts said the city recently was notified it was selected to receive a $780,000 Community Development...
11/23/2016 - 3:52pm
The state’s top teachers, among them North Butler kindergarten teacher Laura Tracy, were honored by Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Department of Education leaders for their service during an annual luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 10, in Des Moines. “The teachers being recognized today exemplify the talent, determination and dedication that...
11/23/2016 - 3:51pm
The Clarksville Splash Pad was selected to receive $10,000 from the private nonprofit Wellmark Foundation as a Community Kickstarter grant for initiatives intended to make Iowa communities healthier, the foundation announced last week. “The Clarksville Splashpad Committee is grateful to the Wellmark Kickstarter grant and all of those who...
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