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01/12/2018 - 12:20pm
The North Butler Snap-on Tool program, sponsored by local businesses American Tool and Engineering, Wedeking Electric, Cooper Motors and Allison Farmers’ Feed and Grain, is the first in the nation to begin working with junior high students—and students are enthusiastic.      “When I first mentioned it to this eight grade group, I said this was the first group...
12/29/2017 - 1:24pm
“Away in a manger, no crib for a bed…” is one of the most beloved carols of the season. On display at the Clarksville library for the past month, many locals will have noticed part of Renae Hempen’s collection of nativity scenes.      Hempen’s collection of 30 nativities showcases a wide selection...
12/29/2017 - 12:37pm
Santa has made a special trip to spread Christmas cheer through Clarksville for over 50 years, and this year was no exception. He arrived in a fire truck in Reading Park Saturday morning to greet children and distribute goodies, courtesy of the Commercial Club, with the help of Miss Clarksville, Bethany Negen, and Jeff Kolb, who also served as...
12/22/2017 - 11:37am
North Butler Elementary celebrated the conclusion of the food drive and Landry’s Toy Drive on December 21.      After selections from the fifth and sixth grade band, Principal Laura Tracy introduced Landry Hull and his mom Wendy Schmitt, who thanked everyone for their support for the toy drive. They plan to hold another...
12/20/2017 - 3:48pm
Butler County Emergency Management was recognized as StormReady last week by the National Weather Service, becoming only the 28th county out of Iowa’s 99 counties to receive this designation.      “We’re here to recognize Butler County and the great work Mitch [Nordmeyer] is doing,” said Kelsey Angle,...
12/18/2017 - 12:15pm
Ruth Schabacker, 95, resides at Shell Rock Health Care Center. Many knew her as their fourth-grade teacher.      Schabacker grew up in Aurora and played the baritone in band in both grade school and high school.      As a child, she enjoyed playing neighborhood games such as Ante Over and Red Rover with her...
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