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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 5:23pm
DIKE — The movement to stop a controversial power corridor appears to be gaining momentum. That was the message shared by Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance president Carolyn Sheridan last week during a community meeting in Dike. At a...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:50pm
GREENE – North Butler won all three of its wrestling duals handily on Parents’ Night during the final home duals of the season for the Bearcats. Coach Gordy Smith’s squad downed West Fork to start, 70-8, and then won identical...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 5:24pm
Nancy Jensen has stepped down as the Butler youth coordinator, however, she’ll continue as the county’s program coordinator. Holly Merritt, 23, fresh off graduating from Dordt College last spring in animal science, will fill in the absent spot. She...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 11:28am
CLARKSVILLE – After Clarksville’s wrestling team rallied from a 38-21 deficit to top Butler County rival North Butler, 39-38, North Butler coach Gordy Smith had to be feeling a little snake-bit. Especially adding insult to injury,...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 11:25am
TRIPOLI – North Butler advanced three wrestlers to the final, but emerged with only one champion as the Bearcats finished seventh at a stacked Tripoli Wrestling Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 10. Caleb Wedeking (22-0) defeated Class 2A No...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 4:58pm
Jeanette M. Hayner, 83, of Dumont, Iowa passed away, Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at her home in Dumont, Iowa. She was born August 18, 1931, in Butler County, Iowa, to Jans and Hilka (Miller) Folkerds... Funeral service were held Saturday,...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 4:57pm
Memorial services for Frank Steven Andrews KG4BVS, 66 of Jacksonville, AL were held Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Troy Douthit and Rev. Harry Skaggs officiating. Honorary pallbearers were the Calhoun County...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 4:54pm
Linda L. Harrison, 70, of Aredale, Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa. Services will be held at a later date. The Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home of Hampton is handling the arrangements.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 4:53pm
Benjamin Franklin Silva passed away January 3, 2015, at his home in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Services will be held at a later date. Condolence cards may be sent to Carla Silva, 115 Brooklyn Circle, Shelbyville, TN. 37160.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 12:59pm
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 12:57pm
See more pictures in the Jan. 15 Clarksville Star.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 12:54pm
A gradual increase to livestock may be taking place in Butler agriculture. The county’s land value dropped by 11.46 percent in 2014, from $9,904 to $8,769 per acre. Butler Program Coordinator Nancy Jensen says the dry season allowed...
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