Archive for February 28, 2014

Iowa American Water Winter Challenges Information

Iowa American Water reminds homeowners to take steps to prevent frozen pipes inside and outside of their homes. As a result of the continued bitterly-cold winter weather, the company says customer inquiries related to service disruptions due to frozen pipes have increased significantly. In fact, in a typical winter, the company may see a few frozen service lines over the course of the season. This year, numbers of frozen service lines are unusually high. In the Company’s Clinton District, well over a hundred service lines have frozen leaving customers without water until the line can be thawed or the service line repaired by a plumber.

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Man questioned in deaths of East Liberty sisters released; No charges filed

From one of the Pittsburgh media outlets that have given KROS RADIO permission to quote thier stories on the on-going investigation to the deaths of the Wolfe sisters – who are originally from Clinton.


11th snowiest February and 18th snowiest winter-so far

Monday’s snowfall total 4.2 inches measured by Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess  He said that made February’s total – so far- to 14.5 inches.  Blaess says that makes this month the 11th snowiest February since the record started in 1888.

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How cold has it been?

A six degrees below zero reading on Saturday made the 30th day this winter season of zero or below weather according to Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess.  He says that is the most since there were 31 days in the winter of 1978-79.  He also said it is the 12th most zero or below days since 1892-93 winter season.   » Read more..

Proposal to reduce spending to match Clinton City Council’s vote to lower the tax rate spares cuts in public safety personel

No police and fire department personnel would be cut in a budget adjustment proposal prepared to meet the Clinton City Council’s vote to lower the tax rate. At last week’s budget meeting the council voted to eliminate the ‘emergency levy’ that was 27-cents per thousand dollar valuation.  That meant a $260,000 reduction in expenses from the general fund.

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City gains favorable ruling in the case filed by a Clinton Firefighter over light duty while she was pregnant

A District Court judge has ruled in favor of the city in the case of Clinton Firefighter who claimed she was unfairly denied ‘light duty’ when she was pregnant.  The summary judgment was filed in Clinton County District Court and written by Judge Henry Latham Second                                                    Link to complete ruling is included » Read more..

School Board approves budget cuts

With little discussion the Clinton school board approved budget cuts of over 900-thousand dollars as proposed by superintendent Deb Olson

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