Bethany Carson

06/13/2018 - 2:21pm
The annual Pioneer Days spelling bee was held at the Clarksville library and attended by 34 participants and a room full of supporters.      Dottie Winkey won the adult spelling bee, while Claire Lodge finished first in fifth and sixth grade, Elliott Schneiderman in third and fourth grade and Harlan Barnett in first and second grade.      Lola Clark...
05/29/2018 - 11:56am
Many Clarksville residents have suggested that a street in Clarksville be named after American Idol Maddie Poppe. Renaming streets is a difficult process. Instead the Clarksville council recently decided to name the new Rolling Prairie trailhead after Poppe, if and when the proposed project is completed.      With Poppe’s...
05/29/2018 - 11:46am
Fans of Clarksville’s own American Idol have two opportunities to see Maddie Poppe this summer.      Poppe will perform at the Market After Dark (the night edition of farmer’s market) in Cedar Rapids at 6:30 p.m. on August 25, an engagement she scheduled before her success on American Idol. On September 5 she will...
05/23/2018 - 2:53pm
“You got to pull together, or you will pull apart. Don’t give up,” Anita Hardy said.      Tom and Anita Hardy of Shell Rock believe teamwork is what keeps a marriage together. May 28 marks 50 years that strategy has worked.       The couple first met in November 1967 when Anita was a...
05/23/2018 - 7:18am
    It’s not every day that a girl from Clarksville, Iowa is crowned the winner of American Idol. Maddie Poppe’s story is one of hard work, talent and perseverance, and her mellifluous voice captured the hearts of the entire nation.     “I’m voting for you,” American Idol Judge Katy Perry said...
05/21/2018 - 11:23am
There’s a new face at the Butler County Farm Bureau, and she’s passionate about agriculture.      Annie Wallin started working at the Farm Bureau office in Allison on May 14 as an intern, and will continue to serve until August. She recently completed her freshman year in Agricultural Communications at Iowa State...
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