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07/22/2017 - 7:40pm
The Clarksville City Hall suffered significant fire damage on Saturday, July 22. A suspect is in custody. Officers responded to a call of a person out of control and trying to pick a fight outside of city hall at 3:10 p.m. According to police chief Barry Mackey, the fire was contained and is currently under investigation by the city and federal fire marshall's office. The Clarksville fire...
07/19/2017 - 2:33pm
“What a beautiful evening to be outdoors, mingling with friends and neighbors and enjoying good food!” was heard by many attending the ACS Relay for Life of Butler County. The Relay was held July 14th at the fairgrounds in Allison with a great crowd in attendance.  Organizers could not have been happier about being able to hold...
07/19/2017 - 2:23pm
The Shell Rock Mill celebrated its 150th anniversary with guided tours on July 4.      The mill, owned by Daryl and Diana Pals is now operating as a vacation rental for families and groups looking for a place to relax for a week or weekend.      The first level of the mill is fully furnished with room for...
07/19/2017 - 2:10pm
Melanie Lageschulte, formerly of rural Clarksville, recently published two novels, Growing Season and its sequel, Harvest Season, inspired by life in northern Iowa. The novels center around Melinda Foster, who is laid off from an advertising job, returns to rural Iowa to help with her family’s hardware store, rents a farmhouse and cares for...
07/19/2017 - 1:30pm
Bernice Busse and Kathryn Schuknecht, both in their 90s, reside at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison. Schucknecht grew up on a farm in the Greene/Packard area, and Busse originally hailed from a farm near Aplington. Busse’s family raised dairy cows, pigs, chickens, corn, oats and soybeans. She attended school in Aplington, where she...
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...
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