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03/26/2015 - 9:30pm
  Margaret Folkerts is celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday April 4, 2015 at Parker Place in Parkersburg.   She was born on April 6, 1925, near Dumont. Hosting the event will be her children Steve, Darrel and Diane. She has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.   No invitations are being sent and she requests no gifts. Cards may be...
03/26/2015 - 12:00pm
  A staunch supporter of Clarksville wrestling passed away this winter, but his legacy lives on.   "Memorials may be directed to … Clarksville [Freestyle] Wrestling Club," stated Vernon Hassman's obituary.   Hassman, 97, of Waverly, a longtime area farmer, formerly of the rural Clarksville and Plainfield area,...
03/26/2015 - 12:00pm
ALLISON — There were varying schools of thought on what to do for the city pool facility in the big picture when the Allison City Council discussed it Monday. But in the short term, the floor can be dangerous, the council heard.   "A couple of kids fell and hit their heads last year," Councilwoman Janis Cramer said, indicating...
03/26/2015 - 12:00pm
ALLISON — Allison City Council reviewed a lone estimate for mosquito spraying for 2015 with its usual contractor.   The estimate was for spraying twice a month, from May 15 until Sept. 15. An alternate bid included the alleys.   In addition to the alley option, the council questioned whether other areas were sprayed.   Read...
03/25/2015 - 4:00pm
ALLISON — The Butler County Sheriff's Department has charged an Allison man with a controlled substance violation, fourth-degree theft and two counts of unauthorized possession of offensive weapons, according to criminal complaints filed March 16 in Butler County District Court.   Unauthorized possession of offensive weapons is a...
03/25/2015 - 3:00pm
  The North Butler High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Beth Trulson, will participate Tuesday, March 31 in Class 1A at the 40th Annual Iowa Jazz Championships in Des Moines.   The annual state championship event invites the top 15 jazz ensembles for each class, 1A-4A — 60 bands total — to compete in one of the...
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