Greg Forbes

08/14/2019 - 11:35am
A new resource in Franklin County aims to help people with mental illness find employment. Individual Placement Support (IPS), a program offered by the North Iowa Vocational Center in the Franklin County office at the CICS building, links individuals diagnosed with a mental illness with area employers for employment opportunities. Hope Polk, IPS Employment Coordinator with NIVC, said that the job...
08/14/2019 - 11:32am
A couple days of camp (literally) flew by for a group of area students. Last week, Iowa State University Extension Franklin County hosted a three-day drone camp for sixth, seventh and eighth-graders. At the camp, students learned all about drones - how they fly, how to use maps and coordinates, what careers can be had through drone technology, FAA...
08/07/2019 - 11:22am
Earlier this summer, Hampton’s Windsor Theatre began offering movies in Spanish, which has proven to be a welcomed addition to the area’s entertainment scene. Jim Davies, Windsor Manager, said attendance varies by the movie playing, as it does with the English movies. The movies shown each Sunday are typically the English films showing...
08/07/2019 - 11:16am
More than a year after its completion, the Latimer Splash Pad continues to be a summer haven for area children looking to cool down. “We’ve got a lot of kids coming from out of town or from in town using it,” said Cathy Carlson, a member of the Splash Pad Committee that helped bring the project to town. “I’ve had...
08/07/2019 - 11:14am
Area producers celebrated the arrival of National Farmers Market Week in the most appropriate way possible: hosting a local farmer’s market. National Farmers Market Week, a week dedicated to the celebration of contributions markets bring to local communities, began throughout the country Sunday, August 4. As usual throughout the market...
08/07/2019 - 10:56am
Years of experience as a firefighter and city government official gave Jason Harper the push to become Franklin County’s new Emergency Management Coordinator. Harper, a 20-plus year Hansell City Councilman and Mayor and long-time member of the Hansell Fire Department, began service as the coordinator last Monday. He said he pursued the...
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