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01/12/2018 - 12:20pm
The North Butler Snap-on Tool program, sponsored by local businesses American Tool and Engineering, Wedeking Electric, Cooper Motors and Allison Farmers’ Feed and Grain, is the first in the nation to begin working with junior high students—and students are enthusiastic.      “When I first mentioned it to this eight grade group, I said this was the first group...
01/03/2018 - 2:10pm
A ranch-style Shell Rock home located in the 600 block of West Prospect Street sustained major damage in a fire Friday morning reported at 7:08 a.m. There were no injuries.      “The homeowner was alerted by detectors going off, looked down the hall and saw flames coming from either a laundry room or attached garage, ran...
12/29/2017 - 1:43pm
Pilot Rock, one of the largest boulders in Iowa, has served as a landmark since pioneers first came to Butler County. Today, it’s still visible from the road, located on Jay Avenue between Allison and Bristow on a farm owned by Jay and Sue Schrage.      Picnickers often get permission from the Schrages to use the location...
12/29/2017 - 1:34pm
It came as a wonderful surprise to sister Kassidy Wildeboer and young cousin Kaden Coop of Aplington on Wednesday: 19-year-old Randy Wildeboer of Bristow is home for the holidays.      Kassidy thought she was going to watch Coop wrestle at a tournament in Dike. Instead, she had the surprise of her life.    ...
12/29/2017 - 1:28pm
Over 200 residents and guests gathered at Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the 2017 Christmas Program.      After a delicious lunch was served, Union Community High School Carolers in full costume sang a selection including favorites such as “Silent Night.” Everyone joined in “Away in...
12/29/2017 - 1:24pm
“Away in a manger, no crib for a bed…” is one of the most beloved carols of the season. On display at the Clarksville library for the past month, many locals will have noticed part of Renae Hempen’s collection of nativity scenes.      Hempen’s collection of 30 nativities showcases a wide selection...
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