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09/17/2018 - 10:34am
If your basement was wet following the flooding around Butler County earlier this month, you weren’t alone. The Butler County Courthouse basement dealt with water issues as well.      Butler County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator Chris Showalter spent the week in the field keeping an eye on the flooding and came back to his office only to find it also wet....
08/31/2018 - 2:53pm
A love for baking runs in the family for Patty Hummel. She and her mom, Linda Pruin, travel to the state fair together each year for a special day together to enter baking contests and learn tips and tricks from other bakers.      “We had a really good time,” Hummel said. “For me, it’s a hobby. I don...
08/31/2018 - 2:46pm
While many areas are seeking to draw in employers, what Butler County and the surrounding Cedar Valley area needs is people. Employers who would like to expand are putting plans to do so in the area on hold due to the workforce shortage.      This week, the Cedar Valley Regional Partnership is kicking off the Live the Valley...
08/31/2018 - 2:30pm
Lisa Gordon is excited to join the Clarksville Schools staff this year as Title I teacher.      “I’m really looking forward to working with the kids, getting to know them and helping them grow,” Gordon said. “I grew up in a small school district, so when I walked through the doors, it was like my own...
08/31/2018 - 2:23pm
What is life like on a modern family farm? The Mehmen family of MBS Family Farms in rural Plainfield invites neighbors to find out. Their series, Experience MBS, an event held September 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers loads of family fun and an educational agritourism experience for young and old alike.    ...
08/31/2018 - 2:18pm
Sunny, warm weather greeted Wilder Park’s 26th anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 25.      Members of the Lions Club kicked off the day by offering an omelet breakfast to nearly 140 guests.      T-shirt winners in the bicycle poker ride included Roberta Wiegmann, Rex Carr, Debbie Monaghan and...
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