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04/19/2017 - 2:13pm
APLINGTON - Discharge papers and a plain Army uniform from World War II raised questions by family about Stauffer Johnson’s service during the war.    “We found his uniforms and it didn’t have any medals on it,” said niece Diane Buss.    Calls were put out locally, and then to Sen. Joni Ernst’s office. Eventually, Johnson’s family discovered...
04/15/2017 - 10:08pm
Mennenga says this was the largest machinery consignment he’s ever had    “The social event of the year,” is what Laura Severs calls the Mennenga Consignment Auction.     This year, Bud Mennenga estimated 1000 people attended the event, hailing from Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and “almost every...
04/15/2017 - 10:02pm
Committee holds annual meeting The Butler County Hall of Fame Committee inducted three nominees to the hall of fame at their meeting April 10. With the inductions of H. David Clark, Mark S. Pulis, and Marilyn Tamm-Schmitt, all of Clarksville, the Hall of Fame now has recognized 112 inductees. The Hall of Fame originated in 1976, when a committee...
04/15/2017 - 9:58pm
    Math and music are Jennifer Wipperman’s lifelong passions.     “I know when I was in 7th grade; I wanted to be a math teacher,” Wipperman said. “I liked math, and I enjoyed helping other people work with it.”     Wipperman graduated from a large high school, and started...
04/15/2017 - 9:56pm
   Patti Hagen is a familiar face at North-Butler elementary, due to the fact that she has spent 21 years of her life teaching there.  She started out as an associate, which she feels gave her some good experience and helped prepare her for her teaching career.    Growing up, Hagen always wanted to be a teacher, and her...
04/15/2017 - 7:29pm
    “You’re not a writer. Don’t expect to write,” Linda McCann’s seventh grade teacher told her.     Authoring 34 books in the past 19 years, McCann has proved her teacher wrong.     Originally from Bremer county, McCann moved to Shell Rock in 1977. She never expected to be a...
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