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08/10/2018 - 1:23pm
This school year, North Butler welcomes Spanish Teacher Angie Holzer to the Bearcat team.      Holzer comes from Charles City, where she taught Spanish for 14 years. Previously, she taught at Nora Springs for nine years.      “I just wanted a change—to try a smaller community. Plus, it’s a quick drive from my house. I live 10 miles north...
07/30/2018 - 9:58am
St. John’s Lutheran Church of Vilmar is welcoming a new pastor August 1, Christopher Martin.      Martin comes from Emmons Lutheran Church in Emmons, Minnesota, where he has served for the past 5.5 years. Before that, he served in a three-church parish in Pennsylvania for almost three years, and at Our Savior Lutheran in...
07/30/2018 - 9:53am
The law firm of Lawler & Swanson has been serving the Parkersburg community for many years.      The firm opened in 1926 when Dale Van Eman and Williams Evans started a law office over the bank. In 1955, they remolded the present building and added more partners. Tom Lawler joined in 1973, and in 1985, the firm became his...
07/27/2018 - 2:44pm
Is it a challenge for you to stay fit while keeping up with your busy life? It once was a challenge for Angie Brouwer. Fitness was important to her, but driving to the gym in Cedar Falls every day for a workout with three kids in tow just wasn’t feasible.      So, in January 2016, she started her own gym in Parkersburg to...
07/27/2018 - 12:05pm
This school year, Clarksville welcomes Keith Reuter as K-12 Principal. His goal is to make a difference.      “My vision for my role is to be in classrooms as much as possible. That’s what it takes to have a healthy school and healthy organization,” Reuter said. “As an administrator, you need to know...
07/27/2018 - 11:50am
Olive Vossberg, 83, resides at Westside Assisted Living in Clarksville. The highlight of her life is her family. She has seven children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.      Her advice to new grandparents is to keep track of their kids.      “Make them happy,” she said. “...
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