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02/27/2015 - 7:00am
GREENE — Bats swung and pitches flew— in different gyms — as a six-week baseball camp started Sunday, Feb. 22.   North Butler assistant varsity baseball coach Joey Miller spoke to half a dozen early elementary students in the new at North Butler High School gym about batting.   The students were to take five cuts each.   Derek Lindaman, 6, of Dumont, was first...
02/19/2015 - 2:00pm
  CLARKSVILLE — The Education Association opened contract negotiations with its request for changes to salary and master contract language on Monday.   The association’s initial proposal was a salary package increase of slightly over 8 percent, or $170,105 altogether.   All staff salaries are paid from the general...
02/19/2015 - 1:37pm
  ALLISON — From Dec. 19 to Thursday, Feb. 12, Mike Tramontina helped four Butler County residents sign up for health insurance through the marketplace, three in Allison and one in Clarksville.   Butler County was one of five counties where he helped people enroll in North Central Iowa. Enrollment ended Feb. 15.   Though he...
02/19/2015 - 1:23pm
  CLARKSVILLE — The Clarksville City Council on Monday approved freezing pay rates for its appointed officers and employees for fiscal 2016, which starts July 1, 2015.   The Council directed that wages not increase because of a high increase in health insurance premium last year, City Clerk Larry Betts said.   The city pays...
02/14/2015 - 6:48pm
  CLARKSVILLE — Both Clarksville High School’s wrestlers earned state berths at the district meet their school hosted on Saturday, Feb. 14. Two of the four wrestlers North Butler sent merited the trip, as well.   Clarksville had a champion in heavyweight Skyler Popham, who said he studied hard to pin St. Ansgar’s Sawyer...
02/11/2015 - 11:43pm
  SHELL ROCK — Kristi Demuth rode horses all her life.   “We wore cowboys hats, never wore helmets when I was a kid,” she said.   But when Demuth trained her own children to ride horses — starting 10 years ago when they moved to an acreage near Shell Rock — she trained Sara, then age 8, and Nikolas, 12...
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