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05/24/2016 - 3:26pm
     A local woman is challenging the community to raise $100,000 for ongoing renovations at the Hampton Public Library.      Hampton financial agent Belen Krabbe recently announced plans to donate $1,000 for every $10,000 raised for the library wall reconstruction project. Krabbe, who is in the process of earning a philanthropy designation from American College...
05/03/2016 - 3:14pm
     As the Prestage Foods pork processing facility nears approval, concerns continue to grow about how the area will be impacted by the project.      Even more than the issues raised by a sudden influx of new people, area residents are worried the facility will encourage pork producers to build additional hog...
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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