Greg Forbes

11/24/2017 - 10:50am
APLINGTON – Central Iowa Exchange owner Letrisha Wise knows healing takes time.   Just three months ago, a fire destroyed the Aplington sale barn, leaving Wise and the community without words. But with the rubble removed, the ground leveled and a frame of a new building rising, Wise has a newfound sense of hope and excitement.   “Now that we’re seeing progression, I...
11/22/2017 - 2:46pm
GREENE - Iowa District 27 Sen. Amanda Ragan, Mason City, stopped in Greene last week with the sole purpose of listening to those she represents.   “It’s not about me pontificating or talking about ideas,” she said. “It’s about working with people in the community and seeing what they think about what’s...
10/20/2017 - 10:14am
ALLISON - A preliminary plan for a building to house Butler County physical and mental health organizations has begun.   The Butler County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a contract for $8,000 to develop floor plans and renderings of a potential Community Services Building.   Supervisor Tom Heidenwirth said the Community...
09/13/2017 - 2:26pm
While attending the Butler County Young Riders Christmas potluck with her daughter 13 years ago, she was approached with a basket of 4-H papers and a request to lead the group.   “They said ‘It’s all yours,’” she said with a laugh. “I had no idea I was going to be taking it over, but when I get a job, I try...
08/25/2017 - 12:07pm
ALLISON - The Butler County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a detour route to accommodate construction later this summer.   County Engineer John Riherd said some time after Labor Day, a stretch of Highway 14 north of the intersection with C-23, six miles north of Highway 3, will be under construction.   The detour from the south...
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,...
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