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06/20/2017 - 2:37pm
A Thursday morning fire billowed smoke – visible from the Franklin County courthouse — at Roger Aschnabel Farm, in rural Chapin, 2030 Jonquil Ave. The fire destroyed a machine shed and all of its contents, including a tractor. Members of the Sheffield, Latimer and Hampton fire departments fought the blaze. Members of the Franklin County Emergency Management, Franklin General Hospital...
06/20/2017 - 2:35pm
Franklin General Hospital has expanded its treatment options to include a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation service to better serve the health needs of local communities. Starting June 5, the hospital began accepting and treating patients as part of the new service, which is designed to help patients with a range of respiratory problems. “I am...
06/13/2017 - 5:41pm
     The Franklin County Bluegrass Festival continued its celebration of camaraderie and music this past week, for the third annual festival, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.      This is the third year that the Franklin County Bluegrass Festival has been hosted by the Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa (BMAI...
06/13/2017 - 5:38pm
     In accordance with the implementation of Iowa’s new Election Integrity law (commonly referred to as Iowa’s Voter ID law), Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate made an independent visit to Franklin County last week to discuss questions and policy about the roll out of the new law with Auditor Michele Giddings.  ...
06/13/2017 - 10:35am
HAMPTON – But for one big inning, which has been the Hampton-Dumont baseball team’s downfall thus far this season, the Bulldogs showed their competitive nature against Humboldt on Monday, June 5. H-D led 1-0 for three innings, but gave up the lead 2-1 in the fourth and then allowed a seven-run sixth to the Wildcats in the eventual 11-3...
06/06/2017 - 4:55pm
This year's Independence Day could be more explosive than most. Earlier this year the state legislature passed a law that would make firework sales legal in Iowa for the first time in nearly eight decades. However strict rules and regulations still apply. While firework sales are legal, they aren't legal all the time. Instead, the state...
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