Greg Forbes

08/23/2017 - 1:19pm
GREENE - Fires on the roof of the North Butler High School building will delay the start of the school year for the middle and high schools.   Superintendent Joel Foster said the building had “multiple fires” on the roof Sunday and Monday.   He said workers installing a roofing product with heat overheated some materials, which caused the fires. Emergency crews put out the...
07/19/2017 - 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. Fish and Wildlife Service   This project is part of her STEM Teacher Externship set up through the...
07/19/2017 - 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 legislative priorities. Topics ranged from invasive weed control to CRP grazing.   President Brad...
07/19/2017 - 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 the center line and collided with a vehicle traveling east bound driven by Lucy Steer, 86 of Greene....
06/28/2017 - 2:32pm
ALLISON - How does the Butler County Fair Queen fulfill her queenly duties while participating in livestock shows?   “I’m getting about four hours of sleep a night,” laughed Korrigan Hippen, this year’s Butler County Fair Queen.   Hippen, crowned Miss Aplington earlier this month, also took home four trophies in...
06/21/2017 - 3:02pm
ALLISON - Butler County officials are readying for another round of infrastructural improvements to bolster economic development.   The plan started in 2010 when the county sought a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) grant to foster improvements to roads that led to the Logistics Park and Flint Hills ethanol plant near Shell Rock....
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