Greg Forbes

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 Services Building would contain the Public Health,...
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,...
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...
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