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07/22/2016 - 10:40am
  DES MOINES, Iowa – (July 21, 2016) – As temperatures spike, so can electric demand. MidAmerican Energy Company issued a peak alert today and is asking customers to take five simple steps to conserve energy from 2 until 7 p.m.   Peak alerts are issued when temperatures hit the mid-to-high-90s and electricity use is expected to be at or near maximum...
07/06/2016 - 12:35pm
Joan Becker, of Parkersburg, will present on her book “Sentenced to Life – the Mark Becker Story: Mental Illness, Tragedy, and Transformation” at the Clarksville Public Library, 103 West Greene St., on Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. She will share how her personal family experience served as the catalyst for her to become an...
07/06/2016 - 12:34pm
American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Butler County, is this week, Friday, July 8, from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. It will be held in Allison at the fairgrounds. The activities will get underway at 5 p.m. with registration for survivors and the silent auction tents open. Great food, music and fun will highlight the evening’s events....
07/06/2016 - 12:32pm
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds was welcomed on Tuesday, June 28 for a tour of the newly expanded Creative Composites, at 302 South Traer St. on the west edge of town. The company, a part of VT Industries Architectural Products, a leader in commercial door cores, develops and produces door cores which are soundrated (dampen sound) and fire-rated (withstand...
07/06/2016 - 12:30pm
The Wilder Park Concert Series 2016 starts Wednesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. The series unfolds in July and August, organized by David Smith. It has preserved the “town-square park setting” with brass bands, concert bands, jazz bands, quintets and vocal choruses and quartets in a barber shop style. The Open Mic settings, typically in...
07/06/2016 - 12:28pm
Singer-songwriter Maddie Poppe, 18, of Clarksville, performs a heartfelt cover of Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee” at the Diamond Rio pre-show Friday, June 24 at the Butler County Fair, which received much cheering from the crowd. Karen Carstens, a vocal music coach at Iowa Falls-Alden, said, “I’m really impressed...
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