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07/17/2019 - 12:27pm
These Butler County Youth have the exciting opportunity to represent Butler County in the upcoming Central Iowa Showdown. The Central Iowa Showdown is a district show for nine different counties (Boone, Butler, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Humboldt, Webster, and Wright). The show will be held Sunday, July 28 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Webster City, Iowa. Participants earned the...
07/03/2019 - 11:59am
Blake Rottink of Clarksville has always believed in hard work. Four years ago, he was diagnosed with cancer. Since then, he’s survived the fight of his life. After about with the disease that spanned between 200 and 300 treatments, he recently celebrated with family and friends at Pete and Shorty’s after his last chemotherapy treatment...
06/26/2019 - 11:26am
A line of music-lovers wound through the fairgrounds and down Allison’s Main Street Friday evening as over 3100 fairgoers from throughout Butler County, across the state, and from as far away as Canada, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Nebraska arrived to listen to Maddie Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson in concert on Friday evening.   ...
06/26/2019 - 11:05am
A little mud didn’t stop kids from throughout Butler County from having a little fun Sunday afternoon at the Barnyard Battles. Fifteen teams competed in a variety of events including the pallet pull, wheelbarrow relay, water tank relay, hay bale relay and egg toss.      In the pallet pull, three teammates pulled a fourth...
06/26/2019 - 11:00am
From piano solos to tap dancing, and from vocal duets to quartets, the Bill Riley Talent Search at the Butler County Fair on Sunday, June 23 had something for everyone’s tastes.      In the Sprouts division, the first-place winner and state qualifier was Gabriella Kramer of Dumont, who sang “Not Today.”...
06/26/2019 - 10:40am
For Madison Johnson of Aplington, spending long days on the fairgrounds was nothing new. She has shown cattle at the Butler County Fair for years. But being crowned Butler County Fair Queen came as a surprise–and a dream come true.      “I’ve been going to the fair for as long as I can remember, and even after...
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