Chronicle Staff

06/28/2016 - 3:12pm
Rotary and Chamber should be commended for saving fireworks event    Few likely don’t realize it, however, up until about 10 days ago, the skies would have been dark for the Fourth of July weekend.    That’s when Hampton Rotary Club members led by Brad Staley, and members of the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce teamed up to save the annual event. With...
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.      The street...
05/17/2016 - 12:30pm
Primary pregame      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...
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