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04/29/2016 - 11:11am
Ag test plot to be planted at North Butler football field in Allison. The North Butler Community Schools Agriculture Education program will be planting a test plot this spring, the administration announced. Through the generous donations of seed corn by Chuck Becker of Channel Seeds, chemicals and fertilizer through Landus Cooperative of Allison, and time and equipment by Bixby Farms, this is...
04/28/2016 - 12:07pm
Vernon Henry Harms Sr. (1921- 2003) of Allison entered the Army, Air Corps in October 1943 at the age of 22. A simple coin toss would keep him with his crew as a gunner, but would also lead to his capture and shipment to an enemy POW camp. Harms received his basic training at Jefferson Barracks in Missouri. Following his basic training, Harms went...
04/28/2016 - 12:05pm
Dr. Elaine Eshbaugh helped 45 Clarksville community members put on their “dementia goggles” to better understand dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Eshbaugh, Ph.D., is associate professor of gerontology (aging) at University of Northern Iowa. She spoke to about 45 people — 31 of whom signed in — at Community United...
04/28/2016 - 12:03pm
The Clarksville Head Start program is accepting applications for fall programming. Children need to be age 3 by Sept. 15, 2016. Clarksville Head Start accepts applications for the entire Butler County area including Allison, Bristow, Greene, Shell Rock, Dumont, Aplington, Parkersburg, New Hartford and Aredale. Families must meet federal income...
04/28/2016 - 11:58am
    The owner of a former bar in Aredale says rumors about a strip club opening there are completely false.     Dave Henderson, who owns the former Duck’s Bar and Grill on Main Street, said he’s had no contact with anyone interested in the property. Rumors spread recently alleging that the past owner of a strip...
04/28/2016 - 11:56am
The Clarksville School Board approved a property tax rate of $13.86991 per $1,000 assessed valuation for the 2016-2017 school year following a public hearing on April 14. For the 2015-2016 school year, the school district had proposed to levy about $13.57 per $1,000 but ended up levying about $13.50 per $1,000, county combined property tax rates...
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