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08/27/2015 - 9:43pm
  Chad Hart, ISU Extension grain market specialist, called himself "Dr. Doom" as he discussed grain market trends and provided a market forecast at the Borlaug Learning Center Field Day Aug. 19 in Nashua.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture raised its yield rate estimate earlier this month based on the second highest "stand count" ever seen, Hart said. Stand count...
08/27/2015 - 9:32pm
  Some 50 children converged on Wilder Park Aug. 16 to learn skills of use in nature.   The children, under age 14, practiced wildlife calls, archery, air rifle marksmanship, fishing and kayaking as part of North Butler Pheasants Forever Youth Day.   Steve Martin, naturalist with Butler County Conservation, not only hauled in the...
08/27/2015 - 9:15pm
  The North Butler School Board tentatively approved one of three bidders to buy the former Greene Elementary, when it met on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at North Butler High School in Greene. A public hearing will be Wednesday, Sept. 16.   Bidders were the city of Greene, represented by Mayor Bill Christensen, which bid $1 and had taken measures...
08/27/2015 - 9:01pm
  The first round of 2015-2016 Butler County property taxes, 50 percent of this year's total bill, is coming due Sept. 30.   Whether and how the overall tax bill moves depends on how the various levies balance. The various levies, voted on by all the taxing jurisdictions, form the consolidated tax rate. Taxing jurisdictions include...
08/20/2015 - 7:51pm
  On Saturday, Aug. 22, golfers and do-gooders will flock to the 5th Annual Kris Walters Memorial Golf Tournament to help fund a service dog for a Clarksville toddler with autism, 2 1/2-year-old Brior McCully.   The golf tournament is sold out, but lunch from 11-11:30 a.m., a silent auction and raffle, also at Fox Ridge Golf Course in...
08/20/2015 - 7:30pm
  Voters will visit the polls for school board elections from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. School elections managed through the Butler County Auditor's Office and on the September ballot are North Butler, Clarksville, Aplington-Parkersburg and Hawkeye Community College.   Butler County ballots are ready for voters to vote by...
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