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Mount Vernon Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

The Methodists organized a society in [Mount Vernon] township at an early date, holding meetings at the CHAPMAN school house. The meetings were at first conducted by Rev. Thomas FORBER. In 1883 the organization had been abandoned.

The Chicago Great Western Railroad established a depot at Burchinal.

Chicago Great Western Railroad, 1978

Chicago North Western Railroad, 1987

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Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
July 21, 2012
By Laura Bird

Burchinal co-op is growing

BURCHINAL — Five Star Cooperative is making improvements to its Burchinal location.

The project includes building two 550,000-bushel storage grain bins, a 110,000-bushel holding bin, a 5,000-bushel-per-hour dryer and a wet dump capable of dumping loads of grain at a rate of 15,000 bushel per hour, said Gene Toppin, location manager.

Toppin said the improvements are to “be a service to the farmers” and “to take more grain and dump faster.”

The project should be completed by fall harvest.

Five Star Cooperative is based out of New Hampton and has several locations throughout the North Iowa area.


"Mount Vernon Township." History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. Chapt. XXXI. Pp. 908-10. Union Pub. Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa

Transcriptions by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2013



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