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Soldier died at POW camp

Sgt. Flecken raised on Oak Street

Barry Flecken of Summit Township looks over an article about his uncle, Sgt. Paul Flecken. Paul Flecken served in the Philippines, endured the Bataan Death March and later died in a prisoner of war camp.

Butler native Sgt. Paul Flecken was one of roughly 75,000 captured soldiers forced to walk in the Bataan Death March during World War II.

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Bus service provides a lifeline

Sally Cousins rides a Butler Transit Authority bus at Alameda Plaza in Butler Township. Cousins rides the bus nearly every day.

Public transportation is essential to Mary Ann Woofter's life.

5/27/2017 Local News 0 comments

Freeport woman honored

Nurse served at Battle of the Bulge

Anna Louise (Blake) Elliott of Freeport served as a first lieutenant in World War II.

SARVER — A U.S. Army Nursing Corps first lieutenant from Freeport who served in the Battle of the Bulge will be honored on Sunday at a community Memorial Day service in Sarver.

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Suspect mostly hid out in Va.

He faces homicide charges in Butler

David Franklin

A suspected teenage killer on the run for more than two months after allegedly gunning down a man at a Butler apartment complex in March had been hiding out for much of that time in Richmond, Va.

5/27/2017 Local News 0 comments

Butler police to have full staff

Council votes to fill open position

The Butler City Police Department will be fully staffed for the first time in several years.

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Soldier gave his life in service to country

In Honor

Soldier gave his life in service to country

Tombstone inscriptions erode and grow illegible. Old photographs yellow and crumble.

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Today's Verse

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

Chuckle of the Day

If practice makes perfect, most of us ought to know by now how to be a good loser.

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Dear Mr. President, your invitation to Butler awaits

With Memorial Day around the corner and veterans on everyone’s mind, the time seems right to highlight an impending hallmark event: the grand opening of VA Butler Healthcare’s new health...

5/27/2017 Our Opinion 0 comments

ACHA concerns

The thing I like most about the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the House GOP’s AHCA plan is that it shows I can keep the exact same insurance plan through my employer and pay the...

5/27/2017 Letters to the Editor 0 comments

Reasonable protest

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe has made it clear that “his office” is off limits to any protesters. To him protesters are “uncivil, disrespectful” and had bad parents.

5/27/2017 Letters to the Editor 0 comments

Middle East peace starts with Saudi Arabia

The quixotic American pursuit of Middle East peace is a perennial. It invariably fails, yet every administration feels compelled to give it a try. The Trump administration is no different.

5/27/2017 Charles Krauthammer 0 comments

$5 county fee is a bipartisan solution

When something goes wrong at your house or with your vehicle, your inclination is to get the issue fixed so you can continue to enjoy the benefits of that appliance or vehicle.

5/27/2017 Other Voices 0 comments