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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...
12/04/2017 - 12:52pm
Off T25 in rural Allison north of Aplington on the Ulfers Elk Ranch, there’s a rock rich with Butler County history. It has a simple message seen from the road: Fort Sumter 1865.      In recent years, though, with the effects of weather and vibration from semis and heavy farm equipment, this local landmark has shifted....
12/04/2017 - 12:45pm
Landry’s Toy Drive kicked off at North Butler Elementary on Friday, December 1. Toys are collected for the Ronald McDonald House, which gives families a place to stay near the Children’s Hospital.      Landry Hull, a North Butler preschooler was born three months premature with congenital heart disease. He and his...
12/04/2017 - 12:35pm
The Christmas season officially kicked off in Clarksville on Saturday as 225 attended the Holiday Open House and Tiny Tree Festival at the Clarksville Public Library.      “It’s magical,” said Santa Claus as he greeted children with Miss Clarksville Bethany Negen by his side.      Some...
12/04/2017 - 12:25pm
Shirlene (Hinders) Mulder, 81, resides at Maple Manor Village in Aplington.      Growing up on a farm near Ackley, she remembers there were plenty of chores to do—gathering eggs, feeding calves, milking cows and taking care of the cats and dogs. Her family raised corn, oats and hay on 160 acres.     ...
11/30/2017 - 4:59pm
    The Clarksville school board decided against football sharing at their meeting Wednesday night, based on concerns that the proposed details as discussed by the school superintendents were not equitable. The agreement died for lack of a motion.     “It’s two one-sided…” said board member Shelley...
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