The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


January 25, 2014

Former City Council members speak out


The full Council concurred, and the Marina and RV park saw their best year ever in 2013.

• Expanded recyclable materials to include cardboard and additional types of plastic materials

• A new franchise agreement was reached with Alliant Energy, adding prompt replacement of lighting Alliant is responsible for at their expense.

• A responsible and cost-effective contract was approved for traffic light maintenance and repair.


• Banks and Financial Institutions — The health and wealth of a city’s financial institutions is a major indicator of that city’s financial condition. Every bank in the city has expanded and improved its services either in its existing location or added locations. The same is true for credit unions and other financial institutions; a new credit union has located here within the last three years.

• Railport — Two brand new industries, RAIL.ONE and NRM, are in the process of being built within the railport.

• Lyons Tech Park — Data Dimensions has moved to the Lyons Tech Park and doubled its size in a new facility.

• Industry — Most of Clinton’s large industries continue to update and expand their operations.

• Business and Shopping — There are several successful new businesses downtown, and the Lyons shopping area is on the brink of many updates, including a “green” streetscape. The Lincolnway area continues to grow and change with the addition of the Hampton Inn, the new Urgent Care Clinic, and Clinton Auto Group, among others.

• Residential — The new Village Cooperative for seniors is filled nearly to capacity, and West Heights Town Homes, the new CHI-built apartment complex in the same area, is now ready to accept new residents. Building of new single family homes has been slow but steady. However, renovation and improvement of existing homes has been very active.

• Proposed Near Future — Necessary approvals are in place for the Wilson Building to be redeveloped into high-quality condos on the upper floors and office and commercial space on the ground floor as soon as the owner has all his plans in place. This project was delayed from its original start date due to issues of the previous owner and a change in the structure of the developer’s organization.

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    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Holly Youngquist Friends of the Library book sale is underway

    Friends of the Library Book Sale is open now. The sale is open to all until 8 p.m. today and on Friday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Finally, Saturday, Aug. 2, is box day. From 9 a.m. to  3 p.m., books will sell at $3 per box.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cremation service helped pet owner in her time of need

    I wanted to share some positive news about a business located in Clinton that I’m guessing most residents aren’t aware even exists. It’s Northridge Pet Cremation on Main Avenue and for me they were recently a godsend.

    July 31, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Cappella choir concert was a success

    The CHS A Cappella reunion was great. It was real great to hear so many good voices of so many former choir members.

    July 31, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to boost social security

    It's time for Congress to act so that Social Security benefits can finally start to keep pace with the cost of living.

    July 31, 2014

  • Dangerous Darkies Logo.png Redskins not the only nickname to cause a stir

    Daniel Snyder has come under fire for refusing to change the mascot of his NFL team, the Washington Redskins. The Redskins, however, are far from being the only controversial mascot in sports history.  Here is a sampling of athletic teams from all areas of the sports world that were outside the norm.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Off and on the record Let us now praise anonymous sources.The new White House press secretary got into a familiar old spat with the White House press corps the other day over the use of anonymous sources.Josh Earnest — has there ever been a more perfectly named White Hous

    July 25, 2014

  • Be more informed

    Blame the city.That is a favorite pastime of many, including me at times. Driving over that pesky pothole or paying that annual property tax bill can lead to some choice words referencing the city. Nobody takes the brunt of being the scapegoat more t

    July 25, 2014

  • CCC thanks community, collaborators for successful movie night Clinton Community College would like to thank those who participated in the free outdoor movie showing of “Captain America – Winter Soldier” on the evening of Friday, July 18.We are grateful to have such wonderful community collaborators in the Erick

    July 25, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Better police needed for college teams enticed to cheat

    The NCAA once cracked down on colleges that went too far luring top prospects, then it targeted teams that lathered players with special treatment. That was until the NCAA's get-tough approach backfired, rendering it ineffective and creating an opportunity for those who want to play dirty.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo


With the Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission and the Clinton County Board of Supervisors discussing proposals to construct a new jail, do you think the time has come for Clinton County to construct such a facility?

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