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02/22/2017 - 4:31pm
The Franklin County Arts Council will be holding its sixth annual benefit concert on Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m., at Faith Baptist Church, Hampton. Performances on the night will be given by singers Cassandra Douglas and Brian Major. Douglas, a native of New York, is a soprano and earned her master’s in music at the Manhattan School of Music. She has performed with Opera Collective,...
02/22/2017 - 4:30pm
BUTLER COUNTY – School districts in Iowa are set to receive a 1.1 percent increase in state supplemental aid for the 2017-2018 school year – which is less than the 2 percent increase school administrators were asking for and considerably less than the 4 percent increase the Iowa Association of School Boards recommends for a school to...
02/22/2017 - 4:29pm
Republican Senator Charles Grassley paid a visit to Franklin County this past Monday. Grassley was invited to Franklin General Hospital to take a tour of the hospital’s construction projects regarding patient privacy and its new mental health program for senior citizens. Grassley concluded the tour with a town-hall style question and answer...
02/15/2017 - 3:20pm
BUTLER COUNTY – Community members in Butler County can look forward to seeing a new face around town. Cali Ryder, formerly of Muscatine, has joined the Parkersburg Eclipse, Butler County Tribune-Journal, and Clarksville Star as a marketing representative. Ryder, an Illinois native who has spent a lot of time in eastern Iowa, says that she...
02/15/2017 - 3:19pm
For the second time in less than five months a Butler County man has claimed a $10,000 lottery prize. On Friday, Feb. 3, Jeff Chesnut of Clarksville claimed the 28th of 72 prizes of $10,000 available in the lottery’s “$250,000 Riches” scratch game. He claimed his prize at the lottery’s regional office in Cedar Rapids....
02/15/2017 - 3:18pm
BUTLER COUNTY – Emergency responders and fire department members throughout the county now have access to an innovative, new smartphone app that promises to cut response times and increase efficiency of emergency workers. The new app, “I Am Responding,” is designed to immediately let the dispatch center know who is responding to...
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