Greg Forbes

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.   With a growing tax base and taxes accrued...
04/26/2017 - 1:59pm
GREENE - An unusual visitor has been spotted throughout counties in the Cedar Valley. Iowa DNR Conservation Officer Jordon Hansen confirmed that a black bear was seen in Butler County, east of Greene, on April 14. Two days later, another sighting was reported by Wellsburg in Grundy County. The next day, April 17, the bear was seen in Tama County....
04/19/2017 - 2:13pm
APLINGTON - Discharge papers and a plain Army uniform from World War II raised questions by family about Stauffer Johnson’s service during the war.    “We found his uniforms and it didn’t have any medals on it,” said niece Diane Buss.    Calls were put out locally, and then to Sen. Joni Ernst’s...
04/14/2017 - 9:32pm
AUSTINVILLE - The future of a defunct Butler County school building may be decided through an Iowa Department of Natural Resources program. The Butler County Supervisors on Tuesday voted to submit a letter of recommendation to the DNR’s Derelict Building Program to support grant funding for the removal of the Austinville school building. The...
03/30/2017 - 10:53pm
   Citizens from the Cedar Valley gathered at the Allison AMVETS post Saturday to voice questions and concerns to four area legislators.    Present were House District 54 Representative Linda Upmeyer, (R-Clear Lake); House District 50 Representative Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford); Senate District 25 Senator Bill Dix (R-Shell...
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