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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 Plagge. The couple plans to donate the property...
04/12/2016 - 3:54pm
     Area residents packed City Hall in Mason City April 5 to offer support and opposition prior to the council’s vote on a development agreement with Prestage Foods to build a new pork processing plant south of town.      The has project has become the talk of the area since its announcement last month....
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...
04/05/2016 - 4:38pm
     The new owner of the former Franklin County Jail has altered rules for the facility in an attempt to bring future business activities into compliance with local zoning ordinances.      Hampton City Manager Ron Dunt informed jail owner Mark Gudmundsen last Wednesday that plans for the building included...
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