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07/16/2014 - 7:49am
Predicted rainy weather held off for a large crowd at Butler County’s Relay for Life Friday night. Funds raised for the event are destined for research, advocacy, treatment and education. An unofficial total of $58,000 was reported, with funds raised going to cancer research, advocacy, treatment and education. Leanne Schipper organized the silent auction items, and Jeff and Cindy Kolb...
07/09/2014 - 9:39pm
Families have to deal with death, but not usually murder. Siblings Mardy Hornsby and Seth and Naomi Gallmeyer, however, were each dealt that blow Oct. 4, 2012, when their father, Ken Gallmeyer, was found dead. Known forrunning Ken’s Grocery and Gift Shop for 42 years in Clarksville, Gallmeyer had moved to rural Nashua in retirement,...
07/09/2014 - 9:36pm
Butler County’s only motel in Allison, Emerald Door Inn, has added four rooms. After overhauling the former motel at 21725 Iowa Highway 3 in 2009, owners Randy and Joan Moad have constructed another building west of the original one, with four new rooms to rent. The new rooms are much bigger than the ones revamped and gutted from the...
07/02/2014 - 5:24pm
About a two-mile band of apple-sized hail pounded through north Clarksville Sunday night. Running along State Highway 188 and going east, fields, farms, barns and other structures were hammered by with jagged ice for approximately 10 minutes. Located north of 188 on 120th St., Jerome Bienemann had windows, shutters and screen doors knocked out...
07/02/2014 - 5:19pm
Butler County Fair 2013 queen Andrea Schrage, Miss Allison Mady Bixby and Miss Aplington Meranda Nevehoven pose royalty upon the audience last Wednesday. (Pat Racette Photo) See more fair photos in the July 3 Clarksville Star and Tribune-Journal.
07/02/2014 - 5:12pm
Emily Mennenga became just the third Miss Clarksville to be named Butler County Fair Queen Wednesday at coronation. “I was more nervous than excited,” she said when hearing her name called out as the new queen. After posing for 4-H awards with livestock winners and attending nearly every fair event, Mennenga will get a little break...
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