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06/20/2018 - 1:10pm
At the school board meeting Monday evening, resignations and new hires were approved. Summer projects and purchases, selling Chromebooks and football camp were discussed.      The board received and approved resignations from Associate April Hoodjer, Title I/fifth grade teacher Coryn Van Beek and high school language arts teacher Kassie Friedrichs.      The...
05/29/2018 - 12:07pm
“You can’t educate a child who isn’t healthy, and you can’t keep a child healthy who isn’t educated,” Jocelyn Elders said.      That’s one of North Butler school nurse Lindsay Landers’ favorite pieces of advice. Serving as a school nurse is about much more than taking care of...
05/29/2018 - 11:56am
Many Clarksville residents have suggested that a street in Clarksville be named after American Idol Maddie Poppe. Renaming streets is a difficult process. Instead the Clarksville council recently decided to name the new Rolling Prairie trailhead after Poppe, if and when the proposed project is completed.      With Poppe’s...
05/29/2018 - 11:46am
Fans of Clarksville’s own American Idol have two opportunities to see Maddie Poppe this summer.      Poppe will perform at the Market After Dark (the night edition of farmer’s market) in Cedar Rapids at 6:30 p.m. on August 25, an engagement she scheduled before her success on American Idol. On September 5 she will...
05/23/2018 - 2:53pm
“You got to pull together, or you will pull apart. Don’t give up,” Anita Hardy said.      Tom and Anita Hardy of Shell Rock believe teamwork is what keeps a marriage together. May 28 marks 50 years that strategy has worked.       The couple first met in November 1967 when Anita was a...
05/23/2018 - 7:18am
    It’s not every day that a girl from Clarksville, Iowa is crowned the winner of American Idol. Maddie Poppe’s story is one of hard work, talent and perseverance, and her mellifluous voice captured the hearts of the entire nation.     “I’m voting for you,” American Idol Judge Katy Perry said...
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