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05/23/2018 - 2:53pm
“You got to pull together, or you will pull apart. Don’t give up,” Anita Hardy said.      Tom and Anita Hardy of Shell Rock believe teamwork is what keeps a marriage together. May 28 marks 50 years that strategy has worked.       The couple first met in November 1967 when Anita was a student at Wartburg College.    ...
05/09/2018 - 2:11pm
The annual Clarksville Pioneer Days festival is set for June 7-9.  The theme for the festival and the parade this year is “Rock n’ Roll”.  Many of the activities from past years are returning, and a few new bands are performing as part of the festival.  For the first time in nearly 30 years, a new carnival will be...
05/09/2018 - 2:03pm
Watching Maddie Poppe’s performance of Homeward Bound on the American Idol stage was a little extra special for David Flammang of Greene. His own handiwork, a custom-made Flammang guitar, was on stage.      Maddie Poppe’s guitar was a spec guitar made eight years ago out of parts that came in the wrong size. ...
05/09/2018 - 1:56pm
Thunderous applause and wholehearted hometown enthusiasm was the response at a viewing party in Clarksville Sunday evening when it was announced Maddie Poppe made it to the Top Five on American Idol.      The gathering of about 70 locals at Poppe’s alma mater, the Clarksville school, was mostly a quiet one.  Little...
05/07/2018 - 12:50pm
SHELL ROCK- Republican U.S. Senator Joni Ernst got VIP treatment during a visit to Unverferth Manufacturing between New Hartford and Shell Rock Thursday, complete with a welcome sign and a meet and greet with company management.             Afterwards, Ernst took questions from the media for...
05/02/2018 - 1:16pm
Clarksville’s Main Street has a new addition as Amber Benson opened the doors to Amber’s Salon on May 1.      For 10 years, Benson has worked as a licensed cosmetologist in Waverly while living in Clarksville.      “I’ve lived my whole life here, and I thought it would be nice to have...
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