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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 (maintenance and modifications to lagoons and...
08/28/2014 - 10:47am
Ruth Smith, an Independent candidate, filed papers with the state to join the U.S. Senate race of six candidates in the 2014 election. Her Stop the Madness campaign expresses concern with the puppet strings of big money donors that control elected officials.  “In our current system, both Democrats and Republicans are dependent...
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 - 9:37am
North Butler Middle School opened the 2014-15 school year last Wednesday, Aug. 20, with an annual first-day-of-school ceremony. Principal Dan Huff welcomed all, and introduced the new superintendent Joel Foster. Pastor Jeff Blank from St. James Lutheran gave a prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more in the Aug. 28 Tribune-...
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 - 9:01am
Clarksville kindergarteners through second-graders play during recess Monday morning. Due to humidity over 70 percent and temperatures reaching into the 90s, school was let out a couple hours early Friday and Monday. (Pat Racette Photo) See more in the Aug. 28 Clarksville Star.
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