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01/19/2018 - 12:04pm
Clarksville has a new school superintendent as of January 1. Joel Foster believes what happens to people in life is guided by the decisions they make, and he looks forward to serving the Clarksville school district.      “I will be meeting with the board to determine what direction that they would like for the district to go,” Foster said. “I work for the...
01/17/2018 - 2:03pm
Plans for an ice skating rink at Volunteer Park are moving forward. The council unanimously voted to approve the purchase of the rink to take advantage of this year’s prices. Current insurance for the park covers liabilities, and the rink just may be installed yet this winter.      “If the weather cooperates, we...
01/17/2018 - 1:48pm
At the schoolboard meeting Monday, there was a new face: Superintendent Joel Foster. Foster, who also serves as superintendent for North Butler, replaces retiring superintendent Randy Strabala.      Discuss at the meeting included approving a metal recycling fundraising project for the Booster Club, adjusting the daily schedule...
01/17/2018 - 1:42pm
“Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Bill Dix has got to go,” was the cry of perhaps 100 to 150 protestors who gathered on the usually quiet, snow-covered street in front of Bill Dix’s home in Shell Rock on Saturday.      The protest, organized by the Teamster Local 238 union in Waverly, drew union faithful and liberals from...
01/12/2018 - 12:20pm
The North Butler Snap-on Tool program, sponsored by local businesses American Tool and Engineering, Wedeking Electric, Cooper Motors and Allison Farmers’ Feed and Grain, is the first in the nation to begin working with junior high students—and students are enthusiastic.      “When I first mentioned it to this...
01/12/2018 - 12:04pm
A record number of 4,597 acres of cover crops were seeded in 2017 using federal Environmental Quality Incentives program (EQIP) and state Water Quality Incentives Program (WQIP) funding in Butler County, according to District Conservationist Lawrence Green.      “And that’s just government programs,” said...
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