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06/23/2016 - 4:10pm
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is recommending no swimming take place in Beed's Lake until further notice due to elevated E. coli levels, it announced Thursday.  The measurements for the water reading in question were taken on June 22 and were in the "yellow" or "caution" category of the organization's assessment levels.   The DNR will repeate...
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...
05/24/2016 - 3:23pm
     With only his head and shoulders poking above the surface of corn, Latimer firefighter Brian Folkerts quickly realized how fast routine farm work could turn into a life-threatening situation.      “I can feel it heavy on my chest,” he said while his friends dug him out. “I can tell it would...
05/24/2016 - 3:21pm
     Zach Clemens joined Mid-America Publishing this week as a regional news editor for the Hampton Chronicle, Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.      He recently finished his time at Iowa State University with majors in Journalism and History. He is a Colorado transplant and has been married for three years...
05/17/2016 - 4:27pm
     An intimate audience of one greeted Republican congressional candidate Rick Bertrand last Wednesday during a campaign stop at Godfather’s Pizza in Hampton.      The lone visitor – Vern Harper, a Democrat from Hansell – was there to decide if he’d switch parties and vote for Bertrand...
05/17/2016 - 4:25pm
     With tears streaming down her face, teacher Jane Halladay offered a bit of personal advice to CAL’s graduating seniors during Sunday’s commencement ceremony.      “I’m walking proof that it is never too late to make a change,” she said. “When you leave this building for...
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