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07/16/2014 - 7:51am
Bob Renning, a 1979 Clarksville grad, had never seen anything like it. About seven car lengths behind him on Minnesota Interstate 35 were flames rolling underneath a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. With the wind fanning the flames, Renning’s girlfriend, Asea, flagged the man down. However, due to the electrical malfunction, warning and indicator lights were flashing. With the brakes not...
07/16/2014 - 7:49am
Predicted rainy weather held off for a large crowd at Butler County’s Relay for Life Friday night. Funds raised for the event are destined for research, advocacy, treatment and education. An unofficial total of $58,000 was reported, with funds raised going to cancer research, advocacy, treatment and education. Leanne Schipper organized...
07/16/2014 - 7:47am
Close to 15,000 cyclists will peddle through Clarksville Thursday for Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. The local planning committee has been busy since April, getting everything in order to host the last stop on day five of RAGBRAI.  The riders come into town west on C33 from Mason City, and leave on C33...
07/16/2014 - 7:46am
Wilder Daze Committee gets in the groove for the annual celebration Friday and Saturday. See schedule and more in the July 17 Tribune-Journal and Clarksville Star.
07/16/2014 - 7:44am
The June 16windstorm came when city officials were wrapping up year-end finances for June 30. To accommodate storm cleanup expenses, the city had to split the $60,000 cost of tree removal into two fiscal years. City clerk Larry Betts allocated $20,000 of the bill for June, with the remaining $40,000 pushed into July expenditures for the...
07/16/2014 - 7:42am
The revival of Allison Cats baseball means hitting the elusive 50-year milestone. Starting in 1948, the Cats put together 49 consecutive seasons before disbanding in 1996. But, cousins Casey Klunder and Collin Freesemann resumed the Cats this year, finally hitting the milestone. Since the Cats have never had a reunion, Freesemann’s...
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