Bethany Carson

05/23/2018 - 3:39pm
It’s not every day that a girl from Clarksville, Iowa is crowned the winner of American Idol. Maddie Poppe’s story is one of hard work, talent and perseverance, and her mellifluous voice captured the hearts of the entire nation. “I’m voting for you,” American Idol Judge Katy Perry said after hearing Maddie Poppe’s performance of Landslide Sunday evening. And...
05/09/2018 - 10:29am
Thunderous applause and wholehearted hometown enthusiasm was the response at a viewing party in Clarksville Sunday evening when it was announced Maddie Poppe made it to the Top Five on American Idol. The gathering of over 60 locals at Poppe’s alma mater, the Clarksville school, was mostly a quiet one. Little kids ran between lawn chairs....
03/13/2018 - 4:25pm
The lanes at the Community Bowl in Dumont have gotten a bit dusty since the bowling alley closed last April, but the pins are down and excitement levels are up in Dumont, as new owner Brandon Barber plans to reopen the business on March 22. Barber, of Ackley, plans to provide a great family envi-ronment, welcome leagues and improve the kitchen to...
12/26/2017 - 6:08pm
Just last month, Rusty Eddy and Kate Haberman, co-founders of Monarch Therapy Services in Hampton, Iowa Falls, Parkersburg, Waverly and Waterloo were featured on The Steele Report to discuss what they see as a statewide mental health care crisis. That is a battle they fight every day. And it’s one that has received statewide attention of...
09/12/2017 - 10:14am
The Iowa DOT held a public information meeting in Dumont on Sept. 6 to discuss a proposed bridge replacement on Iowa Highway 3 in Butler County, just east of Dumont. According to Field Services Coordinator Pete Hjelmstad, work is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2020 and should be completed by late October 2020. “The new bridge will be...
08/15/2017 - 7:01pm
The mood was a happy one at Dralle’s Plumbing and Heating on July 27 as papers were signed for Mort’s Plumbing & Heating of Iowa Falls to acquire the company. The new ownership was effective Monday, August 14. The acquisition, termed a good fit by owner Tim Primus, was welcomed by all involved. Service will continue as normal with...
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