Chronicle Staff

11/10/2014 - 11:16pm
Paying up on promises        The political landscape in Iowa changed very little following last week’s election. The state House of Representatives stayed red, the Senate stayed blue, and Terry Branstad won an unprecedented sixth term in governor’s office. Post-election news coverage has been littered with quotes from legislators promising bipartisan...
11/04/2014 - 11:01am
Thanks, vets!        Next Tuesday is Veterans Day; our country’s annual salute to the service men and women who’ve dedicated years of time and energy protecting our freedoms at home and abroad. Sometimes we take their sacrifices for granted, but Nov. 11 provides us with a special day to express our...
10/28/2014 - 4:18pm
Election Day 2014        Nearly everyone is now aware that next Tuesday marks the close to this seemingly never-ending election season. Mud has flown feverishly since June, and Nov. 4 certainly comes as a welcomed sight for most voters across the state.      Television stations, radio airwaves...
10/21/2014 - 12:03pm
Home Base Iowa program a good move for Franklin County        Recent efforts to make our community a more welcoming place for military veterans is a step in the right direction for Franklin County and the businesses that call it home.      Local officials have been pushing a new initiative...
10/14/2014 - 12:55pm
Prioritizing downtown street renovations a must        A recent in-depth study on Hampton’s downtown district revealed some interesting statistics about future economic development here in the heart of Franklin County. Customers and shop owners completed surveys that gauged their opinions on the local business...
10/07/2014 - 1:53pm
Fired up about 4-H        Oct. 5-11 marks National 4-H Week here in America. 4-H clubs from sea to shining sea are celebrating with community-wide events and membership drives, and it’s certainly a wonderful sight to see our youth excited about such a worthwhile organization.      4-H isn...
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