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07/17/2019 - 12:27pm
These Butler County Youth have the exciting opportunity to represent Butler County in the upcoming Central Iowa Showdown. The Central Iowa Showdown is a district show for nine different counties (Boone, Butler, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Humboldt, Webster, and Wright). The show will be held Sunday, July 28 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Webster City, Iowa. Participants earned the...
07/15/2019 - 11:11am
On Saturday evening July 6, a young lady, Maria Lutter of Hamburg, Germany, biked into Wilder Park asking for a tent site. She had Googled to find a park with tent sites. Park Board President Dr. George North was informed of her presence, and it was decided to host a breakfast before she left the park. When invited to breakfast, her re-sponse was...
07/15/2019 - 11:08am
This year’s Dumont Sandbaggin’ Days Grand Marshal is a lifelong Dumont area resident with fond memories of the festival as a child. “Years ago when they had rides on Main Street, we’d always go and get on the rides and have fun when we were kids,” said Norm Burkett, who will serve as Grand Marshal at the parade on...
07/12/2019 - 12:30pm
Not a pew was empty during Mass at St. Mary Church in Greene on Sunday, July 7 as Monsignor Walter Brunkan gave his final sermon as pastor before his retirement after 28 years of service to the parish and 63 years of service in the priesthood.      As parishioners listened, Brunkan told a story he used to tell incoming freshman...
07/10/2019 - 1:47pm
July 8 was a sad day in Greene, as a landmark in the community, Greene Lumber, was lost to fire. The family business was owned by Brett and Emily Ascher. “We got the call about 3 o’clock this morning that this was fully engulfed,” Greene Fire Chief Neal Nordmeyer said. A neighbor noticed the building ablaze and called in the fire...
07/03/2019 - 12:01pm
Allison has a new occasional store in town, as This N That Vintage Store, offering mid-century and retro finds, opened on Main Street on June 1. Jeff and Cindy Kolb of Clarksville opened the shop to share their love of good memories from the 1950s-1970s with others. Stepping into the shop will bring all the nostalgia of a trip down memory lane....
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