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07/30/2015 - 12:26pm
  It's all about impact, says Randy Strabala.   Strabala's position as superintendent, which he has held seven years at Nashua-Plainfield School District, began to be shared with Clarksville starting July 1. Strabala is in his 18th year at N-P.   He started as a social science teacher at Central City, a rural district near Cedar Rapids. He soon moved into the secondary...
07/29/2015 - 5:52pm
ALLISON — There's a new owner at Dr. Brian Kruse's former practice, and a new name, Allison Vet Service.   Chelsea Peelen, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, grew up on a dairy farm in O'Brien County.   "My mom was a high school science teacher, so we had a little bit of everything," Peelen said. "She always...
07/22/2015 - 9:27pm
ALLISON — With grants in the balance, the North Butler School Board approved on Wednesday, July 15 a budget for a renovated concession stand at the new track, which is under construction.   Modern Builders will supervise local contractors on the project. Schroeder Concrete will do the interior concrete and Wedeking Electric the...
07/22/2015 - 9:06pm
  No set criteria exist yet to gauge whether or not a redesign of how Iowa delivers mental health treatment, which included the controversial closing of two mental health institutes June 30, will be as beneficial to Iowans as hoped, Gov. Terry Branstad said in an IowaWatch interview.   Branstad said he will continue to review a four-year...
07/22/2015 - 9:00pm
CLARKSVILLE — A trend of cremations is reflected in Clarksville. Monday, Maintenance Superintendent Matt Kampman proposed a special cremation area for the cemetery.   "The (cremation) trend toward the latter part of this year is … probably more than we've had in the last five years put together," City Clerk Larry...
07/22/2015 - 8:55pm
CLARKSVILLE — Clarksville City Council heard about video from the police chief and a specific cremation plot area from the maintenance superintendent [Monday].   Police Chief Dan Cummings shared a quote for equipping its two vehicles with video recorders that can be played on Windows and that he said would work well "if/when we go...
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