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The soldiers in the Iowa Falls-based Charlie Company of the Iowa National Guard’s Ironman Battalion aren’t rookies when it comes to deployment. In 2005, they were mobilized for what turned out to be a 22-month mission in Iraq. In 2010, they were sent to Afghanistan for a year.

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The coronavirus pandemic canceled Memorial Day ceremonies. But Iowa Falls musician Tom Hall made sure it wasn’t forgotten. Standing on the front steps of his Custer Street home, next to a display of boots, a helmet, dog tags and an M16 replica, Hall sounded "Taps". It was a small token for t…

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A Wednesday morning press conference that announced the reopening of state park cabins for the Memorial Day weekend hadn’t even ended when Pine Lake State Park Manager Don Primus received the first phone call from someone wanting to make a reservation. An hour later, just two of the park’s 1…

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Following a public hearing Wednesday morning, the Hardin County Board of Supervisors chose not to act on the county zoning board's recommended amendments to a wind energy ordinance. Instead, the board will meet May 22 for a work session to discuss the proposed changes.

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Ackley Police, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa State Patrol tactical unit raided a home located at 422 Cerro Gordo in Ackley at approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20. The residence is, according to a property search on Beacon™, owned by Jeffrey E. Pates.

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In a developing story Wednesday morning, Ackley Police, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol and a SWAT team have apparently raided a home located at 422 Cerro Gordo in Ackley. According to Beacon property records, the residence is owned by Jeffrey E. Pates.

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The opening of the new Iowa Falls city hall will be delayed at least three months, in large part because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Hubbard-Radcliffe School Board continued meeting online Monday, May 18. That maybe becoming an unfortunate habit during the ongoing pandemic, but it hasn’t slowed the Board members as they look to next school year.