06/21/2016 - 4:28pm
Whole-grade sharing conversations are a great first step
Long have been the days where conversations about the future of education in Franklin County have been held. For many years, prognosticators have spelled the doom and gloom of smaller schools. However, in the day and age of smaller classrooms, higher expectations and fewer...
06/14/2016 - 3:45pm
Patience with Prestage a virtue
Recent buzz over Prestage Foods’ $240 million pork processing plant reached new heights in Franklin County following two meetings over the past week. Though the company has remained publicly quiet about its intentions since visiting the county last month, it’s important...
06/07/2016 - 11:56am
And then there were two
Hillary Clinton finally clinched the Democratic nomination this week after six months of gritty campaigning and strong pushback from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Her victory set up a November showdown with Donald Trump, whose candidacy defied the odds to win the Republican nomination against a stiff field...
05/31/2016 - 4:15pm
Connecting our cultures
Local residents will have a unique opportunity to celebrate the community’s diversity June 4 during Gran Festival in Hampton. The new event was spearheaded by La Luz Hispana to showcase local Hispanic culture through music, food, games and other fun events.
05/17/2016 - 12:30pm
Though some Iowans are still nursing their hangovers from caucus season, we’ve got more hot political action coming down the pike: The June 7 primary election.
The local ballot features a few contested races on the GOP side. As you’ve probably noticed on yard signs...