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01/28/2015 - 3:54pm
Butler County Farm Bureau AITC Coordinator Ruth Seehusen visited the Allison kindergarteners on January 20 to talk to them about dairy products. Ruth read the book “Clarabelle”, which told the class about dairy cows, calves, and milk products. Did you know that a cow will eat enough food in a year to fill your bedroom three times? Or that a dairy cow needs to drink an entire bathtub of water each...
01/13/2015 - 12:57pm
See more pictures in the Jan. 15 Clarksville Star.
01/13/2015 - 12:54pm
A gradual increase to livestock may be taking place in Butler agriculture. The county’s land value dropped by 11.46 percent in 2014, from $9,904 to $8,769 per acre. Butler Program Coordinator Nancy Jensen says the dry season allowed other regions to raise more corn and soybeans than typical, reducing prices for the crops, along with...
01/13/2015 - 12:51pm
The virus peaks in December to February, as a few hospitalizations have occurred in the county due to the flu. Butler Public Health Director Jennifer Becker says vaccination is the best defense. And it’s still not too late. Though the public health office is out of vaccine, local doctors’ offices and Walmart and Walgreen’s...
01/13/2015 - 12:49pm
Phone and check frauds are reported several times a week in Butler. Common area scams may ask a person for an initial payment before they receive an excess amount of cash. And, most shams put pressure on individuals to decide at once. Butler Sheriff Jason Johnson says a successful scam is all profit for the swindler. “Just one bad...
01/07/2015 - 5:05pm
People like Lucille Eckhoff. She has taken 94 years of life in stride. She’s independent and considerate. “It’s your life, you can do what you want,”she says. “Sometimes if they [six children] want me to do something, I listen to it. But then when they’re gone, I do what I want to.” She’s...
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