Nick Pedley

02/09/2016 - 6:45pm
     Chipped white paint speckles the brick exterior of the old Geneva school auditorium. Despite bitter February temperatures outside, three large rusty windows remain locked open while others stay shuttered with boards.      The aging building might look like an abandoned relic of the past, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.    ...
01/19/2016 - 6:32pm
Ronald Rand’s bond was set at $1 million last week after the Hampton man pled not guilty to First Degree Murder during his initial court appearance.      Rand, 61, appeared before Judge James Drew Jan. 12 at the Cerro Gordo County Law Enforcement Center for an arraignment and bond review hearing. After entering the plea,...
01/19/2016 - 6:29pm
How, when and where to participate Feb. 1        Local officials aren’t exactly sure how many Franklin County voters will turn out during the 2016 Iowa Caucus, but they’re expecting quite a crowd.      “We’re anticipating a big turnout because there’s a long lineup of well-...
01/19/2016 - 6:26pm
Local students picked the brain of a six-term U.S. senator Friday afternoon during a special event at Hampton-Dumont High School.      Sen. Chuck Grassley addressed a packed gymnasium and fielded questions on topics ranging from Donald Trump to terrorism. Grassley said he enjoyed meeting with students and believed it was a...
01/12/2016 - 3:39pm
Though he recently announced that 2016 will be his final year in law enforcement, Franklin County Sheriff Larry Richtsmeier isn’t ready to kick back and relax quite yet.      “I’ve still got a lot of things that need to get done before I’m finished here,” he said. “I’ll stay plenty busy...
01/05/2016 - 2:50pm
Mayors in two western Franklin County communities have moved on from local government after more than three decades of combined service.      Jim Warwick, of Coulter, and Kent Morton, of Latimer, stepped away from office in their respective cities this month when their terms expired. Both served on their city councils before...
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