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12/08/2017 - 12:12pm
Marvin Boelman, 74, resides at Maple Manor Village in Aplington.      A retired teacher and principal, the focuses of Boelman’s life have always been teaching and music, but he has many fond memories of the farming in rural Butler County.      His family raised cattle, hogs, chickens, corn and beans and had a garden where tomatoes, beans, lettuce and...
12/06/2017 - 3:30pm
The speakers blared with well-known songs and within seconds the entire crowd was clapping their hands.Then, a Cha Cha Slide dance-off ensued.      That’s just the type of environment Joe Beckman wanted to create for his motivational speech.      Clarksville Schools, along with conference neighbors...
12/06/2017 - 3:24pm
Pastor Charles Underwood of Clarksville’s St. John’s Lutheran Church served in the Air Force from 1974 to 1994.      He took basic training at the age of 21 at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.      “What I remember mainly was the unbelievable heat. There were red flag days over 100 degrees...
12/06/2017 - 3:17pm
The Rehabilitation Center of Allison received the 2017 Iowa Governor’s Award for Quality Care on Thursday. The award was presented by Director Rod Roberts of the Department of Inspections and Appeals at a ceremony in Allison attended by staff, residents, local visitors, State Representative Linda Upmeyer and State Senator Amanda Ragan....
12/06/2017 - 2:10pm
A hoop shed full of hay was destroyed by fire on Tuesday afternoon, December 5.      Fire departments from Bristow, Allison, Dumont, Aplington and Greene, as well as the Dumont and Allison EMS crews, the Butler County Sheriff and Butler County Emergency Management responded to the scene. Firemen fought the blaze for about five...
12/04/2017 - 1:00pm
The Christmas season officially started in Allison on Saturday as the public library was packed with festive guests for the Holiday Open House.      The event kicked off with a morning of Bingo. Following that, guests enjoyed beautiful piano solos from the talented Marcia Larson.      Children enjoyed...
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