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06/21/2017 - 3:31pm
“This is one of the nicest courses around,” was a remark I heard from a family member after the first annual Greene 5K Run/Walk on June 17.      That’s a real compliment. I come from a family of runners, and it’s an unusual weekend if someone in my family is not running a 5K, 10K or half marathon. My sister Sarah Faith ran 16 miles to celebrate her 16th...
06/21/2017 - 3:02pm
ALLISON - Butler County officials are readying for another round of infrastructural improvements to bolster economic development.   The plan started in 2010 when the county sought a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) grant to foster improvements to roads that led to the Logistics Park and Flint Hills ethanol plant near Shell Rock....
06/21/2017 - 2:52pm
Perrin Park was filled with people on June 16-17 as locals and residents from surrounding towns flocked to Greene to celebrate Greene River Days. The parade on Saturday was a hit, featuring firetrucks and businesses from surrounding towns throughout Butler County—and plenty of candy for everyone. A Butler County Sherriff squad car led the...
06/21/2017 - 2:43pm
Every year, approximately 30 students from across Iowa are chosen by local electric cooperatives for the Iowa Youth Tour to join about 1700 other students from throughout the country on a tour of Washington D.C. Dawson Schmitt of Clarksville represented the Butler County REC at the Iowa Youth Tour in Washington D.C. June 8 to 15. The group...
06/21/2017 - 2:36pm
By Bethany Carson            “Promise me you’ll always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think,” is third grade teacher Morgan Steere’s favorite quote.      Steere recently completed her second year...
06/16/2017 - 12:15pm
There was a full house at Wilder Park on June 11 to welcome the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The official Park Board count, as provided by Duane Feltz, was 960 in the audience.      Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-50000, I’m Glad There is You and Tuxedo Junction were just a few of the classics played.   ...
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