The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


October 18, 2013

LEVINE: City makes right move


Hopefully the trend of working toward the betterment of its residents is something the city will continue to do now and after the Nov. 5 election.


Election season is heating up.

The candidate forum was held Thursday, and profiles will be in the Clinton Herald soon, detailing each participant in every race in Clinton and Camanche.

Before filling out your ballot, get to know the candidates. There are plenty of avenues to find out more information on the candidates, whether it be through newspaper, radio or simply seeking them out. Be informed before you vote, and remember, every vote matters.

Weekly picks

Last week was a little rough with eight losses, going 17-8. That’s not great when only picking winners, especially since some are giveaways, like anyone playing Alabama.

This week, I have the opportunity of picking Iowa State vs. Baylor. The spread is 33 points, and I like my chances with the Cyclones on that one. Other than not losing by almost five touchdowns, I’m not sure if the Cyclones will be in that game, especially since Baylor’s offense scores on pretty much anyone.

The Hawks start a tough stretch Saturday, too. Ohio State needs style points to get into the top part of the BCS standings, so watch out if the tide gets rolling toward the Buckeyes, because they need big wins from here on out.

Like always, feel free to go toe-to-toe with me, and log on to and click on the College Football Sweepstakes. If you do well, you will be in a drawing for a Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificate.

Arkansas vs. Alabama; Georgia vs. Vanderbilt; Auburn vs. Texas A&M; LSU vs. Ole Miss; Oklahoma vs. Kansas; South Carolina vs. Tennessee; Minnesota vs. Northwestern; Iowa State vs. Baylor; Florida vs. Missouri; Texas Tech vs. West Virginia; TCU vs. Oklahoma State; Maryland vs. Wake Forest; Syracuse vs. Georgia Tech; Purdue vs. Michigan State; Army vs. Temple; Old Dominion vs. Pittsburgh; BYU vs. Houston; Duke vs. Virginia; UConn vs. Cincinnati; Iowa vs. Ohio State; Indiana vs. Michigan; Massachusetts vs. Buffalo; North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech; USC vs. Notre Dame; Wisconsin vs. Illinois.

Scott Levine is the Associate Editor of the Clinton Herald. He can be reached at



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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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