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Residents hope new study will kill 'Middle Road' idea

County board approved controversial road in 2009

HOMER TOWNSHIP – Richard Schroeder stood in the ditch of his front yard along 163rd Street, imagining what it could become.

There was a time, years ago, when he thought a county highway would one day plow through the ground under his feet.

Not only that, but he and his wife’s 19th century farmhouse and machine shed would get knocked over. The four-lane road would curve through the
70-acre soybean farm, and make it impossible to get from one side to another to farm it.

But it seems as though that won’t happen anymore.

He hopes.

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