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06/21/2017 - 3:31pm
“This is one of the nicest courses around,” was a remark I heard from a family member after the first annual Greene 5K Run/Walk on June 17.      That’s a real compliment. I come from a family of runners, and it’s an unusual weekend if someone in my family is not running a 5K, 10K or half marathon. My sister Sarah Faith ran 16 miles to celebrate her 16th...
06/16/2017 - 11:54am
The focus of the reading program this month at the Allison Public Library is building a better world. Featured speakers June 7-9 were the Mad Scientist Jim Birkel, Steve Martin of the Butler County Nature Center and Shannon Seehusen of the Grout Museum. Jim Birkel gave a presentation on construction and destruction. The highlight of the program...
06/16/2017 - 11:45am
In May of 1992, Grace Barter saw a sign at a post office advertising a new position in Kesley: National Weather Service Cooperative Weather Observer. It sounded interesting, so she applied.      Recently, Brad Fillbach of the National Weather Service in Des Moines presented Barter an award for 25 years of service. Barter takes...
06/16/2017 - 11:28am
Bethany Negen was crowned Miss Clarksville on June 8. Little Mr. Clarksville is Noah Sterken and Little Miss Clarksville is Aubrea Roman.      First runner-up for the Miss Clarksville is Paige Morrison. Second runner-up is Danielle Ison, and Miss Congeniality is Madison Stirling.      At the coronation...
06/16/2017 - 11:19am
The Shell Rock Historical Museum opened for the summer on May 6. The museum is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. It is located at 127 W Adair St.      For the Shell Rock 4th of July celebration, the museum will open their agricultural exhibit in the 1920s-era garage for the first time. A new mural...
06/16/2017 - 9:30am
“In sixth grade I had a wonderful teacher, and I wanted to be just like her” said special education teacher Heather Foster. “I knew I wanted to be a teacher from sixth grade on.”      But Foster’s path to becoming a teacher was a long one.      Foster is a former resident of...
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