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Hardin County didn’t get much time to bask in the glow of what turned out to be an amazing Winter Rec Fest despite less-than-optimal river ice conditions. Planning committee members scrambled last week to adjust to the shortage of ice and put smiles on the hundreds of faces that turned out f…

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Two years ago, Iowa Falls-Alden High School started an educational experiment. The school, led by then-Principal Tony Neumann, implemented a special short term at the beginning of January, immediately following winter break. J-Term, as it’s called, offers students and teachers a diversion fr…

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Iowa’s lawmakers are headed back to Des Moines to start a new legislative session next week, but before they go we’d like to put a bug in our local representatives’ ears about issues we’d like to see addressed.

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Last weekend the Times Citizen looked back at 2019 with a review of some of the biggest stories that had Hardin County talking. But today is New Year’s Day, and rather than looking back, we want to look ahead to what 2020 may bring.

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Editor’s Note: More than 100 years ago, newspaper editor Francis P. Church answered a little girl’s letter in response to a question every parent eventually faces. But, what was revealed in the letter, and the reason it lives on, is it reminds us that the spirit of the season is all around u…

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Last week was a big one for political junkies in Hardin County. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — both veterans of national political offices — stopped in the Scenic City to share the messages that they hope will win over voters and propel them forward as they…

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and in the spirit of the holiday, we wanted to run down a list of just a few of the things we at the Times Citizen are thankful for this year.

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Hardin County businesses – like many employers across Iowa – often struggle to find employees. In September this year, the state unemployment rate sat at 2.5 percent. Here in Hardin County, it was 2.3 percent. Most of the people who want a job here, have one. But that doesn’t mean prospectiv…