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Rural Youth Chase Big-City Dreams

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MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa—Clow Valve Co. has seven job openings in this rural community where it makes fire hydrants and valves, and management thinks it will soon have more: One-third of the factory’s workforce of 400 will be eligible to retire in five years. 

But listen to some of the freshly minted graduates from nearby Oskaloosa High School, and Clow’s hiring problem becomes clear.

John Hammes is heading to the University of…

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