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04/28/2017 - 12:35pm
    Superintendent Joel Foster believes what happens to people in life is guided by the decisions they make.     Foster came from a rough background as a child, and attended high school in Riceville. His goal in becoming an educator was to try to make sure kids from a similar background as his would not get left behind. He received his undergraduate degree in physical...
04/15/2017 - 10:19pm
    Not many families have owned and operated an Iowa farm for over a century and a half. Dean and Elizabeth Deuell’s farm, near Shell Rock has been in their family since 1856.     In 2010, the Deuell’s farm was recognized by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Iowa Farm Bureau as a Heritage Farm.  ...
04/15/2017 - 10:17pm
    Originality is what the mother-daughter team of Linda Shear and Jessica Hambly offer at Unhinged, a home décor and clothing shop on in Dumont.     “We try to make something different that you wouldn’t see everywhere,” Shear said.     The duo opened Unhinged in October 2014....
04/15/2017 - 10:08pm
Mennenga says this was the largest machinery consignment he’s ever had    “The social event of the year,” is what Laura Severs calls the Mennenga Consignment Auction.     This year, Bud Mennenga estimated 1000 people attended the event, hailing from Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and “almost every...
04/15/2017 - 10:02pm
Committee holds annual meeting The Butler County Hall of Fame Committee inducted three nominees to the hall of fame at their meeting April 10. With the inductions of H. David Clark, Mark S. Pulis, and Marilyn Tamm-Schmitt, all of Clarksville, the Hall of Fame now has recognized 112 inductees. The Hall of Fame originated in 1976, when a committee...
04/15/2017 - 9:58pm
    Math and music are Jennifer Wipperman’s lifelong passions.     “I know when I was in 7th grade; I wanted to be a math teacher,” Wipperman said. “I liked math, and I enjoyed helping other people work with it.”     Wipperman graduated from a large high school, and started...
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