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07/27/2016 - 4:49pm
Earlier today, Alliant Energy CEO Patricia Kampling and Gov. Terry Branstad announced the utility will invest approximately $1 billion to expand its wind energy operations in Iowa. Alliant Energy is seeking regulatory approval to expand its Whispering Willow Wind Farm in Franklin County and possibly develop wind energy in other areas of the state. The five-year project will add up to 500...
07/05/2016 - 11:10am
  Prestage Foods of Iowa announced Tuesday, July 5, that they intend to bring nearly 1,000 jobs to Wright County by the end of summer 2018.   Co-owner Ron Prestage, DVM, pending state and local approval, confirmed that a $240 million hog plant will be built on a 150+ acre site located southwest of Eagle Grove. It is slated to...
06/28/2016 - 4:16pm
The Latimer City Council will not have to fix an error that almost doubled expenses through a budget amendment at a special meeting at the end of May.      According to Melissa Simmons, City Clerk of Latimer, the State of Iowa Department of Management instructed her not to fix the error as long as the council does not go over...
06/28/2016 - 4:15pm
Current Franklin County Engineer John (Jay) Waddingham had his new contract with the county approved by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors at its regular meeting on Monday, June 27. Waddingham’s contract, which is slated to begin on July 1, 2016, willnow run through June 30, 2019. In other business, the board: - approved a road closure...
06/28/2016 - 4:14pm
     Things are looking good at the Coulter City Cemetery.      The cemetery board is happy to announce that restorations have been completed for the cemetery’s war memorial. Built in the 1950s, the war memorial has honored fallen soldiers in the cemetery for decades, but time has taken its toll.  ...
06/28/2016 - 4:13pm
     The Hampton City Council approved this summer’s street repair projects during their regular meeting on Thursday, June 23.      Two public hearings were held before approving resolutions for the Highway 65 Traffic Signals Project and 2016 Overlay and Pedestrian Ramp Improvement’s Project.  ...
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