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05/24/2017 - 2:47pm
The three third-grade classes at North Butler visited the Little Yellow School House, Pittsford #3 for a taste of old-fashioned schooling on May 16 and 19. Children wore name tags with the names of students who once attended the school. The girls wore aprons and the boys wore suspenders and straw hats. There was a spelling bee, and students worked on math, including Roman Numerals. They also...
05/24/2017 - 2:05pm
One day a friend asked Holly Fokkena’s husband what he was going to do with the building attached to his office on Main Street in Clarksville. He jokingly responded, “Knowing Holly, she’ll put a quilt shop in it.”      When he went fishing for two weeks, Fokkena started running numbers. She was planning...
05/24/2017 - 1:51pm
CLARKSVILLE— On May 9, Vietnam Veteran Matthew Nutt went on an honor flight to Washington D.C.      “It was wonderful. I got to see things we see on TV all the time, like the White House, the Wall, the World War II display and the Korea Display. We saw the Vietnam Memorial in person. That meant the most to the group...
05/24/2017 - 1:11pm
“If you have hard work and determination, you can get wherever you want to go in life,” said special education teacher Jackie Zeien.      Becoming a teacher was a life-long goal for Zeien, beginning when she was in elementary school. Her sister had special needs, and she always felt compassion and wanted to be able...
05/24/2017 - 1:01pm
“North Butler is full of wonderful families – they’re caring, they’re supportive; I can’t imagine it’s that good anywhere else,” said Melissa Lindaman.      Lindaman graduated from Waverly-Shell Rock high school, and then went on to Wartburg College to earn her BA degree in elementary...
05/24/2017 - 12:43pm
“Keep an eye on the sky,” the Butler County Emergency Management Agency warned during the early afternoon of Wednesday, May 17.      Within the next few hours, a storm with winds upwards of 80 mph swept Butler County and surrounding areas, claiming one life, sending one man to the hospital, and causing widespread...
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