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09/22/2016 - 4:32pm
Allison City Council approved a resolution authorizing carrying out a forgivable loan agreement between the city of Allison and Integrity Site Maintenance, LLC on Monday, Sept. 19. It also heard the need to enforce its nuisance ordinance and speed limits (for which it will need to enlist county law enforcement); and communicate with property owners where easements will be required for the farm-to...
09/15/2016 - 10:06am
A business traveler crossing the state on Highway 20 used his smartphone to find coffee. “Coffee shop near me,” he might have said into his phone. It routed him to a coffee shop in downtown Grundy Center. That business received his patronage because it had an accurate listing on Google, Butler County Development Director Jeff Kolb said...
09/15/2016 - 10:06am
Some 750 people viewed educational displays on modern farming and listened to family farmers tell their stories as MBS Family Farms of rural Plainfield hosted an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 7 for its 40th anniversary. The Butler County Dairy Promoters offered malts; the Chickasaw County Pork Producers offered grilled pork; and Tangled Root Cafe...
09/15/2016 - 10:03am
Some 160 people listened to the more pleasant sounds of the Civil War (music, not gunfire) as they attended the Liberty Band of Iowa concert for the 15th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11 at the Reading Park Bandstand in Clarksville on Sunday, Sept. 11. The band performed tunes either penned during or popular in the Civil War Era. “It takes me...
09/08/2016 - 4:26pm
County candidate filings are in for the general election. Voters have the choice to go to the polls on Nov. 8 or vote early by mail. FOR COUNTY OFFICE: Those in County Supervisor District 1 will have the choice of Greg Barnett of rural Plainfield, who was nominated in the Republican Party primary, or incumbent Rex Ackerman of rural Clarksville,...
09/08/2016 - 4:25pm
When Butch Freeseman’s son Rodney was 1 ½, the boy was diagnosed with diabetes. Soon after, in 1972, the elder Freeseman, of Allison, started an annual trail ride to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The Annual Juvenile Diabetes Trail Ride, the 44th and which Butch says is his last, will be Saturday,...
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