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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...
05/03/2016 - 11:16am
HAMPTON – Personal bests went down galore at the Hampton-Dumont Coed track & field meet held Friday night. Throwing, jumping and running alike, the Bulldogs did their best of the season in spite, or perhaps because of, chilly temps. Maybe one of the most impressive of all was early on by sophomore Patty Teggatz, who also crushed the...
04/26/2016 - 4:38pm
Former grocery store to be razed this summer        Latimer residents gathered to brainstorm ideas on future downtown development during a special meeting held last Thursday at the golf course.      The meeting focused on the former Corner Market building, which was recently purchased by Landon and Anne...
04/26/2016 - 4:37pm
     Complete reconstruction of the Hampton Public Library’s curved brick wall will be delayed until officials can determine funding options, according to discussion at Monday’s city council workshop.      The wall was recently declared unfixable after engineers discovered the exterior bulge was...
04/26/2016 - 4:35pm
     It was another marathon public forum in Mason City last Thursday as the city council heard both positive and negative comments about entering into a development with Prestage Farms to build a pork processing facility.      The development agreement would require Prestage Foods to create 922 full-time jobs...
04/22/2016 - 4:18pm
    The owner of a former bar in Aredale says rumors about a strip club opening there are completely false.     Dave Henderson, who owns the former Duck’s Bar and Grill on Main Street, said he’s had no contact with anyone interested in the property. Rumors spread recently alleging that the past owner of a...
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