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Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:12pm
Marvin Boelman, 74, resides at Maple Manor Village in Aplington.      A retired teacher and principal, the focuses of Boelman’s life have always been teaching and music, but he has many fond memories of the farming in rural...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:30pm
The speakers blared with well-known songs and within seconds the entire crowd was clapping their hands.Then, a Cha Cha Slide dance-off ensued.      That’s just the type of environment Joe Beckman wanted to create for his...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:24pm
Pastor Charles Underwood of Clarksville’s St. John’s Lutheran Church served in the Air Force from 1974 to 1994.      He took basic training at the age of 21 at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.    ...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:17pm
The Rehabilitation Center of Allison received the 2017 Iowa Governor’s Award for Quality Care on Thursday. The award was presented by Director Rod Roberts of the Department of Inspections and Appeals at a ceremony in Allison attended by staff...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 2:10pm
A hoop shed full of hay was destroyed by fire on Tuesday afternoon, December 5.      Fire departments from Bristow, Allison, Dumont, Aplington and Greene, as well as the Dumont and Allison EMS crews, the Butler County Sheriff and...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 1:21pm
GREENE – For the first time in 10 years, North Butler’s boys’ basketball team has started the season 3-0. It took surviving a scrappy North Iowa team on Saturday, Dec. 2 to do so, getting a late basket by Dylan Clipperton and a...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 1:18pm
GREENE – So far, so good under first-year North Butler girls’ coach Megan Neuendorf. The Bearcats bounced back from their first loss of the season with a convincing 52-24 tally against North Iowa on Saturday, Dec. 2. What has impressed...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 1:15pm
CLARKSVILLE – A nine-point lead with a little less than three and a half minutes left was enough for the Clarksville girls’ basketball team to run its record to 2-0 in a 38-34 non-conference win over Rockford. The Indians had plenty of...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 1:13pm
CLARKSVILLE – All of Rockford’s boys’ basketball starters from a 76-36 rout a year ago were back against four of five starters for Clarksville this year. The result was not terribly different as the Warriors came in and shot lights...
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
The Christmas season officially started in Allison on Saturday as the public library was packed with festive guests for the Holiday Open House.      The event kicked off with a morning of Bingo. Following that, guests enjoyed...
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:52pm
Off T25 in rural Allison north of Aplington on the Ulfers Elk Ranch, there’s a rock rich with Butler County history. It has a simple message seen from the road: Fort Sumter 1865.      In recent years, though, with the...
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:45pm
Landry’s Toy Drive kicked off at North Butler Elementary on Friday, December 1. Toys are collected for the Ronald McDonald House, which gives families a place to stay near the Children’s Hospital.      Landry Hull, a...
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