Nick Pedley

07/22/2014 - 8:07pm
Franklin County Auditor Toni Wilkinson issued a warning last week about a possible mail scam regarding property deed documents.      The letter, which recently surfaced in Franklin County and was sent by Record Transfer Services of Westlake Village, Calif., suggests property owners obtain a “current grant deed” and “property assessment profile” from...
07/01/2014 - 5:03pm
Local movie enthusiasts will have the opportunity to catch one former Hampton resident on the silver screen next weekend.      The Metropolitan Opera House in Iowa Falls will host the regional premiere for two Iowa-made short films July 12. Director Thor Moreno’s “Revenge: A Love Story” and “Helpless...
07/01/2014 - 4:53pm
Franklin County families with incomes at or below twice the federal poverty level can apply for assistance to recoup damages suffered during the June 16-20 storms.      Fourteen counties throughout the state are now eligible for the Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program. Franklin County was added to the list...
07/01/2014 - 4:01pm
Local resident Harry Terrill might tell you July 3 is just another ordinary day, but don’t let him fool you – he’s turning 100.      “I can handle it,” he said, referring to the two-day celebration planned in his honor.      Family members, friends and caretakers at the...
06/24/2014 - 11:38am
Franklin County was declared a disaster area last week by Gov. Terry Branstad after powerful thunderstorms and heavy rains flooded rivers, damaged buildings and demolished trees throughout the area.      Local officials have pegged damage estimates to private property and county-owned land at around $2 million in Franklin...
06/24/2014 - 11:37am
Rural Alexander resident Tracy Peters was positive a tornado is to blame for the destruction that left her and her husband homeless last week.      "I felt the pressure change, and I heard the sucking sound in my bathroom sink. My ears popped," she said. "It didn't sound like a freight train like they...
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