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06/25/2015 - 6:00am
  NOTE: Laura Hippen, from Aplington, has been chosen to be the 2015 Relay for Life of Butler County’s Honored Survivor. She has taken the time to recall her cancer story and is sharing it in an effort to inform others who may face the same challenge.   My cancer experience is quite a bit different from some of the other stories that have been shared by cancer survivors. I have...
06/24/2015 - 10:11pm
  A windstorm that swept the area the morning of Monday, June 22 wreaked havoc on the Packard elevator, damaged two telephone poles in Dumont and snapped many a tree.   Two bins collapsed and a third caved in at Innovative Ag Services in Packard, said Brent Schipper, who manages the site. The storm also removed the roofs of seven...
06/24/2015 - 10:02pm
  Iowa Northern Railway Co. has about 30 staffers in Butler County between train crews and administration. That's according to company President Daniel R. Sabin, based in Cedar Rapids, who spoke with nine attendees on an Iowa Farm Bureau Young Farmers Tour at Zinpro Corp. on Friday, June 19.   A train crew of two is based at the...
06/24/2015 - 9:48pm
  Clarksville High School/Clarksville Community School alumni gathered in the east gym on June 13 for the 44th reunion.   A tally of guests shows 131 alumni, three former teachers and 30 guests were present. A map of the United States recorded a star for alumni present, representing eight states, Arizona, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri,...
06/24/2015 - 9:28pm
DUMONT — There’s a "for sale by owner" sign in the window of the Community Bowl in Dumont, but bowlers, take heart.   Ann Nalan, who co-owns the bowling alley, game room and restaurant with her husband, Bill Nalan, said their goal is to retire in the next five years.   Even with the retirement plans, the Nalans are...
06/19/2015 - 4:00am
*CLARIFICATION: The Bill Hendren and Friends concert at Wilder Park set for June 20 will be rescheduled because of the rain, Park Board member Randy Moad said Saturday, June 20.* ALLISON — Despite predictions of rain elsewhere in Iowa, the sun shone golden through some clouds on Wilder Park in Allison with temperatures in the upper 70s on...
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