Nick Pedley

05/03/2016 - 3:19pm
     Local tree lovers gathered at Hampton City Hall last Wednesday to learn strategies aimed at combating an invasive green beetle.      John Olds, urban forester for West Des Moines, discussed his department’s plan to stop the emerald ash borer (EAB) from destroying the city’s ash tree population. So far, only chemical pesticide injections have...
04/12/2016 - 4:14pm
     Guests at the Latimer Golf Club will find new dining options when they head into the clubhouse this season after a long day on the course.      Mike and Kathy Jorgensen, of rural Coulter, took over operation of the restaurant and bar this month. The couple has previous experience in the restaurant industry,...
04/12/2016 - 3:56pm
     Officials in Latimer are contemplating the future of the former Corner Market building on Akir Street.      Landon and Anne Plagge are in the process of purchasing the property from Gary and Jan Stratmann, who operated a grocery store there until 2014. The Plagges plan to donate the building to Latimer...
04/12/2016 - 3:53pm
     Volunteers with Geneva Community Betterment (GCB) were treated to a disappointing surprise last weekend at the old school auditorium.      Broken glass caused by vandals sprinkled the building’s floor when GCB members entered Sunday to prepare for their upcoming fundraising event. Windows, light...
04/05/2016 - 4:48pm
     Franklin County and its four neighbors all lost population over the past year, according to a report released March 24 by the U.S. Census Bureau.      Estimates show that Franklin County dropped 128 residents from July 2014 to July 2015. Overall, the county’s population has declined by 385 residents...
04/05/2016 - 4:47pm
     Residents in the CAL Community School District would see a noticeable property tax increase under next year’s budget proposal.      The levy would climb to $13.36 per $1,000 of property valuation if the school board approves the budget at its meeting April 11. That’s an increase of more than a...
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