Voters’ choices, BOE decisions among top 2018 stories

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DECADES OF DAIRY DRAWS TO A CLOSE – This photo, published in the May 2, 2018 edition of The Current, included  the announcement was made May 1 Prairie Farms plant in Fulton would close as of June 30, as 52 positions would be eliminated. According to the plant manager, 12 positions would remain there at the East 4th Street location, above, as the facility would be used as a distribution operation. The once thriving dairy industry located there as Turner Dairy was a prominent supporter of the Banana Festival for many years, supplying ingredients as well as a float in the festival parade, to transport the famous one-ton banana pudding, as seen in the photo at right, from the newspaper archives. (Photo by Benita Fuzzell).