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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:39pm
It’s not every day that a girl from Clarksville, Iowa is crowned the winner of American Idol. Maddie Poppe’s story is one of hard work, talent and perseverance, and her mellifluous voice captured the hearts of the entire nation. “I...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:24pm
J.D. Scholten, a candidate for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, brought his custom Winnebago through Hampton Saturday. Scholten, (D-Sioux City), stopped at Rustic Brew as part of his tour of all 39 counties in the district ahead of the June...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:21pm
CAL senior Trevor Lawson became one of CAL High School’s final graduates on Sunday, a thought that was difficult for him to comprehend. “It’s something that hasn’t really set in yet,” said Lawson, who will participate...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:14pm
St. Paul’s Lutheran School was abuzz last week as Bruce Harris gave students a peek inside his bee operation. Harris explained how bees collect honey, their characteristics, the equipment he uses and a few stories from the fray. Students got a...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:07pm
Franklin County Sheriff Linn Larson’s position required him to wear many hats and titles, but he carried one unique designation for Alicia Thomson. “He was my cancer bud-dy,” said Thomson. Larson, who passed away last Tuesday and...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 4:57pm
Age of the Geek Column: All eyes in Iowa have been on Maddie Poppe this week as the small town girl from Clarksville takes the national stage as finalist on "American Idol." (Note: this column was written on Monday before the results of...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 4:55pm
Letter to the Editor: To the editor: With the notification by the County Assessor that con-tractors and others soon will descend on Franklin County to evaluate property, home invaders – such as burglars – must be ecstatic thinking about...
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