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Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 7:40pm
The Clarksville City Hall suffered significant fire damage on Saturday, July 22. A suspect is in custody. Officers responded to a call of a person out of control and trying to pick a fight outside of city hall at 3:10 p.m. According to police chief...
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 3:39am
Update: Rain in Fort Dodge has delayed the 1A title game to at least 3:15 p.m.   FORT DODGE -- Waiting out a 92-minute lightning delay and surviving a back-and-forth game that included 40 total hits and eight errors, Clarksville advanced...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:33pm
“What a beautiful evening to be outdoors, mingling with friends and neighbors and enjoying good food!” was heard by many attending the ACS Relay for Life of Butler County. The Relay was held July 14th at the fairgrounds in Allison with a...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:23pm
The Shell Rock Mill celebrated its 150th anniversary with guided tours on July 4.      The mill, owned by Daryl and Diana Pals is now operating as a vacation rental for families and groups looking for a place to relax for a week...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:10pm
Melanie Lageschulte, formerly of rural Clarksville, recently published two novels, Growing Season and its sequel, Harvest Season, inspired by life in northern Iowa. The novels center around Melinda Foster, who is laid off from an advertising job,...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 1:30pm
Bernice Busse and Kathryn Schuknecht, both in their 90s, reside at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison. Schucknecht grew up on a farm in the Greene/Packard area, and Busse originally hailed from a farm near Aplington. Busse’s family raised...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 1:23pm
PARKERSBURG - Waterloo East teacher Loren Thallacker’s summer plans include handfuls of millet and bird cages.   She’s helping staff at Big Marsh wetland in rural Parkersburg gather information on doves to document with the U.S....
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 1:18pm
ALLISON - Butler County Farm Bureau held its 99th annual meeting Monday to discuss what issues county members would like to see addressed at the federal, state and local levels.   The board discussed, then approved a list of nearly 20...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
A fire claimed a house southwest of Greene on July 13. The house is owned by Steve and Kerry Hinders and was uninhabited at the time of the fire.      The Greene Fire Department was called to the scene between 8 and 8:30 p.m. by...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 8:43am
The Iowa State Patrol says a collision near Allison Tuesday morning injured two people. The crash report provided by the ISP said a car driven by Julie Kneip, 51 of Waverly, was traveling west on Highway 3 one mile east of Allison when it crossed...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 3:26pm
FORT DODGE -- Before Clarksville's softball team had a chance to bat it was facing a rare deficit.   And No. 13 Belle Plaine intended to stick a dagger in the Indians' plans of reaching the Class 1A state semifinal.   But...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 3:16pm
MASON CITY – Looking to catch the second-ranked team in Class 1A flatfooted in the opening inning, Clarksville may have stunned the perennial power for a moment. But only for a moment. The Indians came out and scored three runs against the...
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