Greg Forbes

04/17/2019 - 11:29am
National Library Week seemed like an appropriate time to show what the Coulter Public Library can offer area children. The library celebrated National Library week with a number of events, including story time at CAL and St. Paul’s Lutheran School, a community coffee and activities at the library. “We’ve been getting things ready for the summer reading program, so we’ve...
04/17/2019 - 11:27am
A group of volunteers from the Hampton area saw firsthand the impact of historic flooding in Southwest Iowa. Chris Sauke, of Church of the Living Word, organized a group of 15 volunteers to travel to Hamburg, Iowa Saturday to assist with flood cleanup. The group arrived in Hamburg at 9 a.m. Saturday and got to work helping a homeowner prepare a...
04/17/2019 - 11:24am
A collapsed, tattered barn on Alicia Thomson’s property southwest of Coulter tells two stories. The first, most obvious and recent is the effect last week’s high winds had on the area. A straight-line gust more than 50 miles an hour left part of the barn looking as if someone pushed over a house of cards. The roof and supporting beams...
04/10/2019 - 10:12am
Franklin County Officials want to remind motorists that an embargo on rural roads is still in effect. The Franklin County Board of Supervisors on March 18 approved the embargo, which limits the amount of weight per axle – five tons maximum - allowed on gravel roads. This was meant to keep damage done to roads at a minimum. Franklin County...
04/10/2019 - 10:03am
The Hampton-Dumont-CAL High School drama department is out to prove that murder and comedy can coincide in the same story. H-D-CAL students this weekend will present “Is There a Doctor in the House?” – a comedy murder mystery set in a hospital – as its annual spring play. Director Tammy Morris said the play differs from the...
04/10/2019 - 10:01am
Iowa Supreme Court Justice Edward Mansfield last week visited Hampton-Dumont High School and explained his job in a way to which students could relate. Using examples of a high school football player who was found to have possession of a firearm on school property and a baseball player who suffered a brain injury from a foul ball, Mansfield...
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