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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:31pm
The Franklin County Arts Council will be holding its sixth annual benefit concert on Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m., at Faith Baptist Church, Hampton. Performances on the night will be given by singers Cassandra Douglas and Brian Major. Douglas, a...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
BUTLER COUNTY – School districts in Iowa are set to receive a 1.1 percent increase in state supplemental aid for the 2017-2018 school year – which is less than the 2 percent increase school administrators were asking for and considerably...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:29pm
Republican Senator Charles Grassley paid a visit to Franklin County this past Monday. Grassley was invited to Franklin General Hospital to take a tour of the hospital’s construction projects regarding patient privacy and its new mental health...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:26pm
Donald “Don” Salge died on Monday, February 13 after battling with cancer. A memorial service was held on Monday, February 20 at Jutras Funeral Home in Amesbury, MA. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, his family...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
DES MOINES – Dalton Nelson had a most memorable ending to his memorable high school wrestling career. The North Butler senior worked overtime to claim fifth place at 160 pounds in Class 1A, finishing with 151 career wins for the Bearcats....
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 1:24pm
NASHUA – This one is going to hurt for a while. Clarksville’s boys basketball team trailed only three times in this Class 1A District 5 basketball opener: once in the first quarter, again with 31 seconds left and then when it mattered...
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:36am
DES MOINES - All three North Butler wrestlers will wrestle Friday with two on the front side after round one of the Class 1A state meet on Thursday. Dalton Nelson won by major decision over Don Bosco's Bryce Schares at 160, Brandon Trees earned...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 3:20pm
BUTLER COUNTY – Community members in Butler County can look forward to seeing a new face around town. Cali Ryder, formerly of Muscatine, has joined the Parkersburg Eclipse, Butler County Tribune-Journal, and Clarksville Star as a marketing...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 3:19pm
For the second time in less than five months a Butler County man has claimed a $10,000 lottery prize. On Friday, Feb. 3, Jeff Chesnut of Clarksville claimed the 28th of 72 prizes of $10,000 available in the lottery’s “$250,000 Riches...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 3:18pm
BUTLER COUNTY – Emergency responders and fire department members throughout the county now have access to an innovative, new smartphone app that promises to cut response times and increase efficiency of emergency workers. The new app, “I...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 3:17pm
East Butler Ramblers 4-H club met Sunday, Feb. 5 in Clarksville. Several activities kept the 4-Hers busy.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:54pm
LAKE MILLS – North Butler four-time state qualifier Dalton Nelson will have a little company with first-time qualifiers, cousins Brandon Trees and Bryce Trees, when this week’s Class 1A state wrestling meet commences in Des Moines. The...
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