Saturday November 28, 2015
11/04/2015 - 12:10am
Despite the appearance of a relatively mundane ballot, a pair of stalemates in Coulter and Hansell provided some fireworks to an otherwise routine election last week.
Write-in candidate Mark Brown and incumbent Coulter Mayor Jim Warwick tied with 16 votes apiece Nov. 3. The stalemate forced the board of...
11/03/2015 - 3:52pm
Five individuals have been charged in connection with a string of vandalism that occurred throughout Hampton earlier this year.
Police say Francisco Ozuna, 18, Giovanny Palacios-Hernandez, 18, Irving Mora, 19, Cassandra Johnson, 17, and a fifth unnamed suspect spray painted graffiti at multiple businesses and other...
11/03/2015 - 3:50pm
Thanks to a generous gift from a former Hampton resident, Franklin County Conservation is now the sole proprietor of one of the area’s most unique pieces of real estate.
JoElla Helmers, sister of the late Bill Robinson III, donated half-interest of her family’s 16-acre property to the conservation department...
11/03/2015 - 3:46pm
Farming typically isn’t a glamorous career. Long hours spent tending fields and raising livestock keep farmers out of the spotlight, only to be seen during harvest season or other busy months.
However, every now and then their dedication pays off in big ways.
Such was the case recently for...
10/27/2015 - 4:39pm
Local residents can now burn ditches, leaves and other organic material thanks to a shot of much-needed rainfall.
On Saturday, the Iowa State Fire Marshal lifted a county-wide open burning ban that had been in place since Oct. 12. The order was prompted by dry weather and blustery winds, which created...