Archive for February 11, 2014

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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Council agrees to lower tax rate which means cuts in spending

The Clinton City Council agreed to lower the tax rate, but the spending reductions to reach that mandate have not been developed.

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Record low for today

There is a new record low in the book for February 11th.  Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess says it dropped to 21 below zero this morning and that broke the record of 16 below set in 1895.

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Clinton County elected officials to get pay raise

The Clinton County Board reduced the recommended pay raises for elected officials-but the positions will get a pay raise.  The County Compensation Board recommends pay raises for elected officials and the Supervisors can approve the proposals or lower them all by the same percentage but can not increase them.

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How much snow and how much cold weather

So far this ‘snow season’ the Clinton area has about a foot more snow than usual.

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Company wide job cuts hit Ashford University in Clinton

Bridgepoint Education has eliminated a total of 117 jobs in San Diego, Denver and Clinton, Iowa, that company officials say will better align its staffing with its student enrollment.

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