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09/24/2014 - 5:34pm
Known as the Vilmar church, St. John's Lutheran Church is actually located in rural Greene. The second reverend of the church, Conrad Weltner (1883-1928), named the town Vilmar after one of his professors in Germany, but it no longer exists. The 131-year-old structure is one of the oldest churches in Butler County. With the area inhabited by German immigrants in 1876, nearly all the...
09/24/2014 - 5:32pm
North Butler sixth-grade students had the chance to see flying machines up close and personal last Thursday for an annual Aviation Day at Allison Airport. Tom Smidt of Smidt Crop Management demonstrated flying with his UAV/drone, searching for lost items in a close by soybean field. He used the drone to shoot pictures and videos of the event...
09/24/2014 - 5:30pm
Three generations of Bohlens teamed up to hay bale their fields around town last Thursday. Pictured, Mel Bohlen drives the baler over the cut grass, just east of the Butler County Service Center, with son, Danny, stacking, and grandson, Dalton [pictured looking back], puts the mowed grass in windrows. (Pat Racette Photos) See more in the Sept...
09/24/2014 - 5:28pm
A fire seized a farmhouse Saturday morning in northeast Clarksville. A property at 16882 Willow Ave. on the boundary line between Plainfield and Clarksville was up in flames through the roof by the time both towns’ fire departments arrived, getting the page at 9:15 a.m. The structure was already lost before the fire crews got there,...
09/24/2014 - 5:27pm
Engineering hydraulic cylinders for Terex Cranes and other big implement enterprises for pay, Duane Klipping is far removed from the manufacturing world in his spare time. Finding natural scenery in his home county of Butler, the Bristow resident shoots photos of everyday life that few of us take the time to notice. For instance, Klipping...
09/24/2014 - 5:25pm
Clarksville Ambulance Paramedic Paul Miller spearheaded a project seven months ago to get local organizations and businesses to invest in automatic external defibrillators, which are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest. A total of seven groups invested in them – Immanuel United Church of Christ, Schmadeke Feed Mill, Clarksville Community...
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