Chronicle Staff

09/09/2014 - 11:12am
Prioritize those properties, people        Recent efforts by the Hampton City Council to keep our town looking nice have been valiant attempts at addressing a perpetual problem – too many people are failing to keep up their properties, and too few are taking city ordinance seriously.      Most residences throughout Hampton are well...
06/10/2014 - 1:23pm
Regents two-for-three with new funding plan        After a month of speculation, the Iowa Board of Regents followed through with a controversial new funding plan last week that benefits two out of the three state universities. Only the University of Iowa stands to lose money under the model, which comes with both...
05/27/2014 - 12:07pm
Summer is here – get out and enjoy Franklin County!        With the Memorial Day weekend behind us, we can now shift our sights to the unofficial start of the summer season. Things are green again, farmers are finishing up in the fields, and temperatures are starting to stay consistently warm. Early summertime...
05/20/2014 - 2:03pm
Flat tax could spark economic growth in Iowa        One of the most prominent and well-known of all Republican Party buzzwords has once again re-entered the Iowa political realm: The flat tax.      Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha, revived discussion on the topic recently when he...
05/13/2014 - 12:17pm
Congratulations, Class of 2014!        With the recitation of a few speeches and the tossing of mortarboards, the Class of 2014 will be sent into the real world this weekend. Local seniors from throughout the area will gather in their respective gymnasiums with fellow classmates, teachers and family members for one...
05/06/2014 - 11:03am
  2014 progress builds hope for next year's General Assembly        What was poised to be a relatively mundane year for the Iowa General Assembly turned out to be anything but in 2014. Legislators made significant headway during the five-month session and tackled some key issues that many people thought...
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