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01/22/2015 - 5:23pm
DIKE — The movement to stop a controversial power corridor appears to be gaining momentum. That was the message shared by Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance president Carolyn Sheridan last week during a community meeting in Dike. At a meeting that drew approximately 75 people, Sheridan said recent decisions in both Iowa and Illinois support her group’s cause, though there is...
01/21/2015 - 3:50pm
GREENE – North Butler won all three of its wrestling duals handily on Parents’ Night during the final home duals of the season for the Bearcats. Coach Gordy Smith’s squad downed West Fork to start, 70-8, and then won identical 57-24 duals over Riceville and Mason City Newman on Thursday, Jan. 15. “Three good wins for...
01/20/2015 - 5:24pm
Nancy Jensen has stepped down as the Butler youth coordinator, however, she’ll continue as the county’s program coordinator. Holly Merritt, 23, fresh off graduating from Dordt College last spring in animal science, will fill in the absent spot. She started Jan. 5, and is still taking in all of her duties with 4-H and youth development. “I’m...
01/13/2015 - 12:59pm
See more in the Jan. 15 Tribune-Journal.
01/13/2015 - 12:57pm
See more pictures in the Jan. 15 Clarksville Star.
01/13/2015 - 12:54pm
A gradual increase to livestock may be taking place in Butler agriculture. The county’s land value dropped by 11.46 percent in 2014, from $9,904 to $8,769 per acre. Butler Program Coordinator Nancy Jensen says the dry season allowed other regions to raise more corn and soybeans than typical, reducing prices for the crops, along with...
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