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...
07/17/2017 - 12:43pm
The Rhinestone Roper’s tent was a popular spot to be at the Butler County Fair.      The Rhinestone Roper Dan Mink, his wife Yvonne, son Anthony (22) and daughter Emilee (15) performed a variety of roping, knife throwing, gun spinning and bullwhip tricks to the delight of fairgoers.      Mink is the...
07/12/2017 - 2:54pm
There were 80 participants in the Peddle Pull in Shell Rock on July 4. The peddle pull has been sponsored by local farmers and entrepreneurs for the past 30-plus years. Each participant received a ribbon, t-shirt and malt certificate, and the top three finishers in each age group received medals. “Kids love to participate. The top three...
07/12/2017 - 2:44pm
Independence Day drew crowds from surrounding towns to Shell Rock for fireworks on July 3 and the much-anticipated parade on July 4. The 2017 Grand Marshal was Shell Rock Dennis Pfadenhauer, who was recognized for being one of the most dedicated supporters of the 4th of July celebration. Shell Rock royalty Miss Shell Rock Karlie Wosepka, Little...
07/12/2017 - 2:39pm
The Piano Man, Kevin Anderson of Alta, Iowa, brought smiles to the faces of residents at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison (RCOA) on July 5. He’s one of many talented musicians entertaining there this summer. Anderson sang and played everything from old hymns including He Leadeth Me to Disney’s Pinocchio.     ...
07/12/2017 - 2:32pm
An infestation of the emerald ash borer was confirmed in Clarksville, making Butler County the 51st Iowa county where the borer has been confirmed. Members of the Clarksville and Allison Tree Committees are prepared; the borer did not take them by surprise.      “The tree committee has been working with the city to be...
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