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05/24/2016 - 3:24pm
Multi-million dollar pork plant voted down in MC earlier this month        Despite stiff competition from other communities, Franklin County officials have rolled out the welcome mat in hopes of wooing a $240 million pork processing plant that was recently canned in Mason City.      Franklin County Supervisor Mike Nolte and Franklin County Development...
05/24/2016 - 3:23pm
     With only his head and shoulders poking above the surface of corn, Latimer firefighter Brian Folkerts quickly realized how fast routine farm work could turn into a life-threatening situation.      “I can feel it heavy on my chest,” he said while his friends dug him out. “I can tell it would...
05/24/2016 - 3:21pm
     Zach Clemens joined Mid-America Publishing this week as a regional news editor for the Hampton Chronicle, Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.      He recently finished his time at Iowa State University with majors in Journalism and History. He is a Colorado transplant and has been married for three years...
05/17/2016 - 4:25pm
     With tears streaming down her face, teacher Jane Halladay offered a bit of personal advice to CAL’s graduating seniors during Sunday’s commencement ceremony.      “I’m walking proof that it is never too late to make a change,” she said. “When you leave this building for...
05/17/2016 - 4:23pm
     The Hampton City Council received some positive news last Thursday when an estimate for reconstruction of the library’s curved brick wall came in roughly $31,000 less than originally anticipated.      Engineer Ben Wolf met with the council to discuss new plans for the wall, which was deemed unfixable...
05/17/2016 - 4:22pm
     Though many of his friends have their sights set on college, recent CAL graduate Matt Ellis is eyeing a completely different adventure—a two-month trip to Penang, Malaysia.      “I’m a little nervous,” he admitted. “I’ve never lived in a big city like that before, but at...
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