Bethany Carson

07/22/2017 - 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 Barry Mackey, the fire was contained and is currently under investigation by the city and federal fire marshall's office. The Clarksville fire...
07/19/2017 - 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 or weekend.      The first level of the mill is fully furnished with room for...
07/19/2017 - 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, returns to rural Iowa to help with her family’s hardware store, rents a farmhouse and cares for...
07/19/2017 - 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 dairy cows, pigs, chickens, corn, oats and soybeans. She attended school in Aplington, where she...
07/19/2017 - 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 neighbors who saw smoke and flames.      “It was pretty well down when we...
07/17/2017 - 12:52pm
What takes a parts man at Phelp’s Implement in Greene and transforms him into a priest? If you ask Father Joshua Jacobs, it’s God’s grace. Jacobs was ordained on July 7 at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Buckingham County, Virginia. Though back home in Greene for now, Jacobs will soon leave to serve in Sanford, Florida. “I...
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