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11/30/2016 - 10:19am
In 2016, the Allison Park Board generated $13,000 in profit, Dr. George North told Allison City Council on Monday, Nov. 14, in delivering the board’s annual report. “As far as the Park Board is concerned — it’s been an incredible year,” North said. This amount returns to the city’s general fund, by accepted accounting practices, North said in an interview....
11/30/2016 - 10:18am
Jeff Kolb, who directs the Butler County Economic Development Corporation, spoke to the Allison Lions on Nov. 16. Among those listening were Lions Greg Graser and Dale Thoreson, who started the first Butler County Economic Development Corp. when he was ISU Butler County Extension Director in about 1986. Kolb emphasized that creating and retaining...
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...
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 - 3:57pm
Water use, infiltration and average flow, number of lagoons, nitrogen and E. coli, grants, debt service fee. These concepts all flow into the equation of the Allison wastewater treatment plant. The current Allison wastewater treatment plant was designed for an average wet weather flow of 200,000 gallons a day. There are two 7.5-acre cells in the...
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