Robert Maharry

11/22/2017 - 7:49am

There are a few lessons to be gleaned from the recent wave of allegations, confessions and apologies that keep pouring out by the day: one is that sexual harassment doesn’t have a political affiliation, a socioeconomic status, a race or a profession. It’s a problem across the spectrum that no one really seems equipped to speak tactfully about or...

11/22/2017 - 7:46am
During Monday morning’s regular meeting, Grundy County Supervisor Jim Ross recommended that the board terminate a tax increment financing (TIF) agreement with R.S. Bacon Veneer just west of Grundy Center because the company had failed to uphold its end of the bargain.             “...
11/22/2017 - 7:39am
It’s common knowledge that launching a business isn’t easy, but Blaine Fisher and his family could never have guessed that it would be this hard.             “It was nothing like I expected. I honestly didn’t know what to expect,” he said.    ...
11/22/2017 - 7:36am
The much-publicized $14 million grain elevator project between Grundy Center and The Mill is well underway for Mid-Iowa Cooperative as cranes and bulldozers from PCI have spent the last several weeks at the site.             Mid-Iowa, which already has Grundy County locations in Conrad, Beaman...
11/22/2017 - 7:34am
The BCLUW school district will offer an early retirement package for staff members who meet a certain set of criteria at 50 percent of their current salary this year after the board approved the plan at Monday night’s regular meeting.             Superintendent Ben Petty explained that...
11/21/2017 - 3:03pm
By now, most of us are familiar with the basic details of this fall's harvest: delayed due to wet conditions, more high yields and still sluggish grain prices. But the people who put in the hours to create those markets and numbers are often overlooked, and a sampling of the work occurring as farmers are preparing for Thanksgiving and heading...
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