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Jefferson Street construction to begin Monday

Repairs to downtown streets predicted to take two months, weather dependent Downtown construction is scheduled to begin next week on the northwest corner of N. Jefferson St. and Washington St. The scheduled construction on Jefferson St. is predicted to last two months. Improvements are being made to update failing road infrastructure, which City Administrator Brent… Continue reading Jefferson Street construction to begin Monday

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Joni Ernst tours Wal-Mart Distribution Center Wednesday

Senator impressed with employee benefits, thinks ‘Future Ready Iowa’ initiative could benefit workforce U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) visited with Wal-Mart employees during her tour of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Mt. Pleasant Wednesday, April 4, as a part of her 99-county tour across Iowa. Following the tour, Ernst expressed how impressed she was with… Continue reading Joni Ernst tours Wal-Mart Distribution Center Wednesday

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HC economy given ‘stable outlook’ by S&P Global Ratings

Rating could potentially save the county $300,000 in interest Jeff Heil, of S&P Global Ratings, is encouraged by Henry County’s AA- credit rating, which puts a “stable” outlook to Henry County, citing adequate management and budgetary performance. Although County Auditor Shelly Barber was slightly miffed when she received the rating, Heil assured that for a… Continue reading HC economy given ‘stable outlook’ by S&P Global Ratings

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1 MPCHS student joins National School Walkout Wednesday to protest violence in schools

Jude Beasley, the lone protester, says she did it because ‘it’s respectful’ to students who died in Parkland shooting At 10:02 a.m. Wednesday, Jude Beasley confidently pushed open the front door of Mt. Pleasant Community High School and walked out of the school by herself, joining thousands of students across the U.S. who walked out… Continue reading 1 MPCHS student joins National School Walkout Wednesday to protest violence in schools

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Local school administration takes a closer look at emergency procedures after Florida shooting

There’s no copy and paste plan when it comes to keeping schools safe. For law enforcement officers in Henry County, that means encouraging school administration, teachers and students to use their best judgment to run, hide or fight in the event of an active shooter in their building. After 17 were left dead in the… Continue reading Local school administration takes a closer look at emergency procedures after Florida shooting

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City cooperating with private resident on plans for new housing development

A proposal for a new housing development has prompted the city of Mt. Pleasant to review their ordinance regarding the City Code on Modular, Manufactured and Mobil Homes. During the Mt. Pleasant City Council meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 28, the council went through the first reading of the proposed amendments to the ordinance, which brings… Continue reading City cooperating with private resident on plans for new housing development