Bethany Carson

01/12/2018 - 12:20pm
The North Butler Snap-on Tool program, sponsored by local businesses American Tool and Engineering, Wedeking Electric, Cooper Motors and Allison Farmers’ Feed and Grain, is the first in the nation to begin working with junior high students—and students are enthusiastic.      “When I first mentioned it to this eight grade group, I said this was the first group...
01/10/2018 - 2:48pm
At the Allison council meeting Monday, Mayor James Blockhus said that UnityPoint plans to send a formal letter to the city and patients declaring their intentions to close their Allison clinic as of March 30.      “They did a financial analysis, and we were in the bottom three,” Blockhus said.    ...
01/08/2018 - 12:23pm
The Allison Café opened this summer on Main Street in Allison. As of January 2, it has a new owner—one determined to offer even better service and more selections than ever.      While the same friendly staff will be there as always, the menu will expand this coming week to include not only the old favorites, but...
01/08/2018 - 12:13pm
Dial 911 in a medical emergency, and you’ll expect an ambulance at your door in minutes to save your life. But in Butler County—and other rural counties throughout Iowa—you may not be so fortunate. Part 1 in a series: The problem      A combination of factors is to blame for the situation: an aging population...
01/05/2018 - 12:05pm
Let it snow! Seth Weaver and Bodhi Ellerman are ready. The sixth graders have a mind to work, and they’re looking for sidewalks and driveways in Clarksville to shovel.      “We’ll do the best work at the most reasonable price,” Bohdi Ellerman said.      The friends started working...
01/03/2018 - 2:20pm
New Year 2018 blew in with a fury of flurries delivering several inches of snow to Butler County along with sub-zero temperatures throughout the week.      Looking back on 2017, Butler County residents think of a variety of adjectives: challenging, busy, purposeful, super, good, great, wonderful, fast, cold, interesting and...
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