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08/26/2016 - 2:42pm
It turned out that Danielle Eisentrager had the recipe for a photo that stole the hearts of judges at the Iowa State Fair. Eisentrager of Dumont was awarded for Grand Champion Photo Overall during the 2016 Iowa State Fair Photography Contest. She also won Best of Show – Photography at the FFA show. This was the second year bringing photos to the State Fair for Eisentrager, a 2014 Aplington-...
08/19/2016 - 1:23pm
Stories of abduction attempts have dotted the news recently. With school starting in a week, children will be out and about. In light of this, Butler County Sheriff Jason Johnson offered safety tips for children and their families. To recap, in Shell Rock on Thursday, Aug. 4, a man tried to grab a boy at the U.S. Post Office and pull him into a...
08/19/2016 - 1:22pm
Butler County Fair Queen Isabel Derdzinski, 18, of Greene, participates in the 2016 Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation Ceremony on Aug. 13. (Steve Pope Photography/ Iowa State Fair)
08/19/2016 - 1:20pm
Yu-Ting “Tina” Su traveled to Allison last Wednesday, Aug. 10 to perform on French horn with the Sugar Daddys Big Band and answered questions about learning music after the concert. Su, a University of Northern Iowa associate professor of horn, holds a Master of Music Performance from the Julliard School in New York, and her Doctor of...
08/19/2016 - 1:19pm
There’s a new face in the guidance office at North Butler Elementary. A few days after registration, new elementary guidance counselor Samantha “Sam” Gribben is planning a brochure for parents to get to know her and what she’ll be offering. “Just because this is kind of a unique situation,” Gribben said. “...
08/19/2016 - 1:17pm
Library Summer Olympics was the theme as Library Director Kristen Clark read children’s books related to the summer games in Rio to some 20 kindergarteners through third-graders at the library on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Between two Olympic programs, 51 children attended, Clark told City Council. Also, 139 people attended the Blank Park Zoo “...
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