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04/28/2017 - 12:35pm
    Superintendent Joel Foster believes what happens to people in life is guided by the decisions they make.     Foster came from a rough background as a child, and attended high school in Riceville. His goal in becoming an educator was to try to make sure kids from a similar background as his would not get left behind. He received his undergraduate degree in physical...
04/26/2017 - 1:59pm
GREENE - An unusual visitor has been spotted throughout counties in the Cedar Valley. Iowa DNR Conservation Officer Jordon Hansen confirmed that a black bear was seen in Butler County, east of Greene, on April 14. Two days later, another sighting was reported by Wellsburg in Grundy County. The next day, April 17, the bear was seen in Tama County....
04/19/2017 - 2:13pm
APLINGTON - Discharge papers and a plain Army uniform from World War II raised questions by family about Stauffer Johnson’s service during the war.    “We found his uniforms and it didn’t have any medals on it,” said niece Diane Buss.    Calls were put out locally, and then to Sen. Joni Ernst’s...
04/19/2017 - 1:59pm
Rick Sandifer is in his first year teaching at Clarksville schools, but after instructing in schools in Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Jersey for over twenty years, he’s be no means new to teaching.      Sandifer and his wife both have family in Iowa, and they decided to move back to Iowa...
04/15/2017 - 10:28pm
    GREENE— “Anything that’s worth doing is worth doing right,” Jeff Dralle’s father and grandfather told him.     Apparently, that is advice Dralle has heeded. Dralle’s Department Store is celebrating 111 years in business this year, and it’s still going strong.   ...
04/15/2017 - 10:23pm
Museum near Clarksville provides rich railroad history     If you’re looking for a place filled with railroad history, look no further than Trains on the Farm outside of Clarksville.     Francis Edeker, the owner and curator of Trains on the Farm, worked for the Iowa Northern Railroad for 23 years. He retired in...
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