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04/18/2018 - 3:12pm
There’s a new cabin at Wilder Park this year, the second of a planned half dozen cabins for the park.      “It gives people that don’t have access to an RV the opportunity to spend a week, few days or a weekend at the park and have a nice facility available to them,” said Park Board President George North.      Unlike last year...
04/18/2018 - 3:07pm
Insurance Services Office recently reviewed the Clarksville fire district through its Public Protection Classification program. The fire district’s rating has increased from seven to five. This rating is based on the Clarksville fire department, city water supply and Dispatch at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.    ...
04/18/2018 - 2:59pm
Five bids for procurement for demolition and asbestos abatement for nine 2016 flood buyout properties were received. Cindy Knox from INRCOG recommended the low bidder, Barnett Excavating from Plainfield at $73,548, a price over $6000 below the nearest bidder and substantially below all of the others.      The project was...
04/18/2018 - 2:55pm
In life, anyone can be a temporary hero, and that’s a lesson Shelby Santella (Cordelia Lundgren) and Salvatore Visconti (Cael Negen) learned at Vinnie’s Coffee Shop in Little Italy, New York City.      During a cold January, Shelby and Sal talk with their regular customers, Mrs. Lloyd (Bethany Negen) and Frank Nucci...
04/18/2018 - 2:49pm
Up to this school year, North Butler has shared its agriculture program with the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock school district. Next year that will be changing. The school board hired assistant wrestling coach Frank Kisley to take on the job as Agriculture and Iowa Big Instructor.      “We had been sharing Ag with RRMR and...
04/18/2018 - 2:35pm
If you’re talking about get-rich-quick schemes, dairy farming is probably one of the last things on your mind. With milk prices at $14.48 per hundredweight, it takes a lot of hard work and business acumen for dairy farmers to stay afloat.      Duane and Caroline Johnson have weathered the vicissitudes of the market since...
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