08/05/2014 - 3:01pm
Soapboxing at the state fair
It’s state fair time here in Iowa; a magical 11-day spectacle featuring a smorgasbord of events that draws visitors in from across the Midwest. People come from miles around for the amusement rides, great entertainment, delicious food and politicians?
It’s hard to...
07/29/2014 - 2:23pm
The Iowa pipeline predicament
A proposed underground oil pipeline cutting through the heart of Iowa has sent landowners throughout the state scrambling to address this surprising development in recent weeks. Advocates claim the project will...
07/22/2014 - 10:38am
Football field renovations another plus for community
Local sports fans have more to look forward to than just football when the Hampton-Dumont Bulldogs hit the gridiron this fall. A new all-in-one ticket booth, concession stand and bathroom facility will greet visitors at the H-D football field this September...
07/08/2014 - 11:33am
Dispatching’s move a welcomed switch
It was years in the making, but local emergency communication services finally have a new home inside the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC). The long-awaited move marks a shift in the right...
06/24/2014 - 11:34am
Rain, rain, go away
Last week's tumultuous weather was yet another reminder of the unpredictable, and sometimes insane, weather we're subjected to here in Iowa. When it was all said and done, much of Franklin County had received more than 10 inches of rain during a five-day period.