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The rolling hills of Dogwood Avenue, four miles east of Dows, provided a beautiful fall backdrop to a sad occasion last Thursday morning. Filling soon-to-be-empty fields of corn, more than two dozen people gathered to harvest and haul to market the last of Jerry Butt’s crop. A crop that may …

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When the Hardin County Board of Supervisors voted to change parts of its commercial wind energy ordinance in August, that triggered a lawsuit filed by a clean energy company that has invested more than $2 million on its Hardin County project.

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Mysterious packets of various seeds delivered in the mail unsolicited are being deemed mostly benign by agriculture officials and not a ploy to spread invasive or noxious species throughout the country.

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Hardin County was one of 20 Iowa counties to be declared a disaster area this week in the wake of a destructive derecho storm on Aug. 10. While hundreds of thousands of people have been left without power for days - and what may become a week or more - they were also left to clean up the dam…

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After accepting the 2020 Champion of Agriculture Award from the American Agri Women, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) stayed in New Providence for another hour to address the issues raised by some of the two dozen people in the audience. It was one of his annual visits to each of Iowa's 99 counties. 

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She may be quiet and a little shy, but Alden's Madison Jass proved she's confident in the ring when she won Supreme Showman at this year's abbreviated Hardin County Fair.

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This year's Franklin County Fair fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic just like most other county fairs, and even the Iowa State Fair. But that didn't mean all was lost.

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The 2020 Hardin County Fair was in danger this year. The coronavirus pandemic closed schools, businesses and churches in March and April. But as restrictions started lifting in May, many of town festivals and fairs started making alternative plans.