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01/27/2015 - 4:56pm
The future of CAL’s football program was left in the school board’s hands Monday night following an emotional meeting that featured testimony from players and community members.      Football Coach/Activities Director Scott Striegel presented a detailed slideshow outlining options for the 2015 season. Low participation numbers have hampered CAL’s eight-...
01/20/2015 - 3:01pm
A familiar face will join the CAL administrative office when classes begin next fall.      The CAL Board of Education last week hired Steve Lane to fulfill part-time superintendent and elementary principal duties in 2015-16. Lane will replace outgoing Superintendent Dwight Widen, who has been with the district for the past...
01/13/2015 - 3:28pm
Two Latimer businessmen have secured a $3.1 million state-funded housing grant to help cover construction expenses for a new three-story apartment complex in Hampton.      KL Holdings LLC owners Kyle Pralle and Landon Plagge learned last Friday that the company received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the...
01/13/2015 - 3:27pm
A flood of regional media attention has hit one Hampton couple recently, but the pair is quick to point out it’s for all the wrong reasons.      The story of Alvin Andersen’s lost wedding ring was featured in newspapers and on TV stations from Mason City to Waterloo last week. The ring slipped off Alvin’s...
01/13/2015 - 3:26pm
After decades of service to the Sheffield community, the Sheffield Inn has closed and is for sale. However, another local business is poised to fill in the gap in the restaurant’s absence.      “We are very sad to close the Sheffield Inn,” said owner Charles Sukup in a statement. “We have had many...
01/06/2015 - 2:04pm
Farmland values in Franklin County decreased 12.3 percent from the previous year in 2014, mirroring a statewide trend that saw average prices fall in all but six of Iowa’s 99 counties.      The decrease coincided with a drop in corn and soybean prices, according to Iowa State University’s annual Land Value...
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