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  • 'Fair offer' differences CLINTON - City personnel disagree about what a "fair offer" looks like. During Tuesday's Clinton City Council meeting, firefighters union rep Chris Melvin addressed elected officials in praise of the on-paper agreement to bump up emergency personnel

    April 9, 2014 1 Story

  • Residents voice requests, concerns to Board of Supervisors CLINTON -- Clinton County residents on Monday addressed requests and concerns to the Board of Supervisors. For years, Dennis Campbell, of Grand Mound, has been using a driveway off of U.S. 30 to access his field. However, he told the board that this

    April 9, 2014

  • Burn ban enacted for Jackson County DES MOINES -- A burn ban for Jackson County began this morning. The State Fire Marshal approved a request today from Lyn Medinger, representing each fire department within Jackson County. The organization found that conditions in the county make ope

    April 8, 2014

  • Fulton officials approve unbalanced budget

    Expecting to find ways to either save or generate money to cover a $3,386 shortfall, Fulton city officials on Monday voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2015 budget despite it being unbalanced.

    City Administrator Ed Cannon projected the city will be able to make up that difference in the nearly balanced budget with additional savings or increased revenue, but if not, they will be forced to pay the remainder out of the general reserve fund, a decision some council members did not like.

    April 8, 2014

  • 4-8-14 Cold Water lead photo Firefighters Take Cold Dip CLINTON -- While ice on the Mississippi River has melted, the threat of suffering hypothermia within its current is still at large. As such, the Clinton Fire Department underwent cold water rescue training Monday to ensure safety personnel are up to

    April 8, 2014 2 Photos

  • Camanche board passes budget CAMANCHE -- A public hearing on the Camanche School District's budget for next year lasted only one minute Monday. No members of the public attended the meeting. "It's a quick meeting, but it's probably one of the most important votes you take all ye

    April 8, 2014

  • Woman charged with assistance benefits fraud CLINTON -- A Clinton woman who allegedly received $11,000 in Iowa public assistance benefits through fraud is facing a felony charge. Clinton police arrested Aquila Harris, 32, 3026 N. Second St., at 7:50 a.m. last Friday for fraudulent practices in

    April 8, 2014

  • Man assaulted girlfriend with rolling pin CLINTON -- A Clinton man will serve no more than two years in prison for assaulting his girlfriend with a rolling pin in order to commit a sexual assault. Benjamin G. Harlston III, 49, pleaded guilty on Feb. 27 to the lesser included charge of assaul

    April 8, 2014

  • Man arrested on assault warrant

    A Clinton man is being held on a $2,500 cash only bond in the Clinton County jail for allegedly assaulting three people in March.

    According to court records, a warrant was issued on March 18 for Donald R. Kersey, 33, 638 Third Ave. South, in connection with a March 14 assault. His hearing for initial appearance was held last Friday and he was taken into custody and given a $2,500 bond. His preliminary hearing is set for Friday.

    April 7, 2014

  • District contemplating BANs to finance school CLINTON -- Construction of the new Clinton Middle School has put the Clinton Community School District at its sales tax revenue bond borrowing capacity. To finance what remains of the project, the district may undergo some bonding gymnastics. Last w

    April 7, 2014

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