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by Rob Maharry

02/22/2018 - 8:19am
  By: Robert Maharry Staff writer NEW PROVIDENCE- It played out like a scene that could’ve been ripped straight from In Cold Blood: two hapless desperadoes, fresh off of a fruitless night on borrowed money at the Meskwaki Casino, decided to rectify their financial woes by pulling the oldest get rich quick scheme in the book. For reasons yet unknown, Ira Moore and Terry Fisher selected...
01/25/2018 - 6:14am
    ELDORA- The Hardin County Board of Supervisors is trying out a new strategy on hog confinement hearings that members believe will allow for more public comment and engagement: starting with a meeting in Alden next month, they’ll gather closer to the proposed sites and during evenings. (Read the rest in the Friday Index)
01/18/2018 - 9:31am
  By: Robert Maharry Staff writer ELDORA- Applause rang out of the Hardin County courthouse conference room on Wednesday morning as the board of supervisors voted unanimously—for the first time ever—to appeal the Department of Natural Resources (DNR’s) decision to issue a construction permit for a hog site expansion near the...
01/11/2018 - 7:13am
  By: Robert Maharry Staff writer ELDORA - Amidst a nationwide opioid abuse epidemic, the Hardin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to join a lawsuit with 35 other Iowa counties aimed at recouping damages from the manufacturers of the painkilling drugs during Wednesday morning’s regular meeting. (Read the rest in the Friday...
07/10/2017 - 1:27pm
(Editor’s note: Part one in a three-installment series examining the past, present and future of large scale hog operations in Hardin County) (Read the stories, two of them on hog production in the Tuesday Ledger) More in the series to follow Friday and Friday July 21.
06/01/2017 - 12:55pm
ELDORA- At long last, the Hardin County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution urging state legislators to take another look at the Department of Natural Resources’ Master Matrix—the scoring system used to approve or deny Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) permits—but not before one of the local activists...
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