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01/16/2019 - 11:44am
Walk into the Shell Rock Scoop on Cherry Street, and it’ll feel like you’re stepping into a 1950’s ice cream parlor, complete with checkered floors, the delightful smell of waffle cones baking, and the delectable temptation of delicious ice cream.      Jeff and Donna Busch, who own Riverview Café across the street, opened the ice cream shop on January...
01/09/2019 - 1:06pm
No kidding: February is coming, and with it, kidding season—the busiest time of year for goat farmers.      Pat Blank of rural Shell Rock, award-winning host of Iowa Public Radio’s All Things Considered, has her work cut out presenting a mix of the day’s news, analysis, commentary and coverage of art and...
01/09/2019 - 12:46pm
While many small towns are searching high and low for businesses to fill their dying Main Streets, Clarksville has a different problem. Local businessman Bill Tjaden can’t seem to find a spot downtown to relocate Tjaden Insurance agency.      Tjaden agreed to sell his office to Dollar General last year, and with spring...
01/09/2019 - 12:39pm
For Kim Marshall, head cook and nutrition director at North Butler, feeding hungry children is a passion.      She enjoys cooking and works in food service at North Butler Junior/Senior High alongside Michelle Anderson and Jeanie Krull.      Marshall arrives at 7 a.m., prepares breakfast and starts the entr...
01/09/2019 - 12:11pm
Re-elected county officials, Supervisors Rusty Eddy and Tom Heidenwirth, Treasurer Vicki Schoneman, Recorder Janice Jacobs and Attorney Greg Lievens were sworn in at the Butler County Supervisors meeting on January 2.      The supervisors approved first of the year resolutions and reappointed and reaffirmed members of county...
12/31/2018 - 12:56pm
Clarksville is a tight-knit, welcoming town, and on Christmas day, there’s no exception. Every year Mike and Char Clark invite the community to join them for  Christmas dinner at Clarksville Community UMC.      They want everyone to feel welcomed and loved on Christmas Day.      “Instead of...
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