The city dog park has reached its final stage, and now organizer Jeff Newcomer said the last pieces needed before it officially opens are the signs, which should be in place within the next three weeks.
A donation of $5,000 from the Green County Fall Nationals Tractor Pull has enabled law enforcement officials and volunteers to train with less stress, which is what JoAnn Hawthorn said is the organization's goal in giving throughout the county.
Karlen-Ford owners and maintenance staff, circa 1950.
Gratiot's Klarissa Neff was born to ride horses and compete in rodeos.
Neff, 19, a 2016 Black Hawk High School graduate, got a chance to ride in the Green County Bulls and Barrels competition Wednesday at the Green County Fair before a thunderstorm hit the area and sent hundreds of spectators running for cover under the grandstand.
Back to School Clothing and School Supplies Event at St. Victor School
Barbara Kopp and Elaine Brukwicki, president of the Catholic Daughters of America, organize clothes Thursday for the Back to School Clothing and School Supplies event at St. Victor School. The CDA has been doing the event for eight years. Brukwicki said the organization received a $1,000 grant this year from the Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities, a small grant from Wal-Mart and several donations from people in the community. The CDA was able to collect 280 backpacks and about 350 bags of school supplies. Also available were new socks and underwear, new and gently used coats and a wide variety of clothing. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)