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05/26/2015 - 2:21pm
Rainy weather and cloudy skies didn’t stop local residents from observing Memorial Day during a special ceremony Monday morning in Hampton.      Veterans and other guests took shelter in the Church of the Living Word auditorium after rain moved the service from the cemetery. The ceremony featured multiple Memorial Day staples like “Taps” and a 21-gun salute...
05/26/2015 - 2:20pm
H-D holds commencement exercises for 86 seniors        The senior Class of 2015 bid farewell to Hampton-Dumont High School on Sunday during a commencement ceremony that featured laughs, advice and a few tears.      Class president Brooklyn Plagge kicked things off with an opening address to her fellow...
05/26/2015 - 2:18pm
The poultry barn at the Franklin County Fairgrounds will remain empty this summer due to the ongoing threat of bird flu.      The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on Thursday cancelled all live bird exhibitions across the state in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading. Bird flu has affected more than...
05/19/2015 - 1:02pm
Friends, faculty and family members said goodbye to the CAL High School Class of 2015 during an hour-long commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon.      Seventeen students comprised this year’s senior class. Members of CAL’s administration commended the group for their hard work and wished them the best in their...
05/19/2015 - 1:00pm
Future Franklin County Freedom Rock secured        Latimer’s American Legion Riders Post 658 has obtained a massive boulder for the future Franklin County Freedom Rock site in Coulter.      Last week Martin Marietta of Mason City announced plans to donate a nine by eight-foot rock for use at the...
05/19/2015 - 12:58pm
Multiple Memorial Day services are planned throughout the area on Sunday and Monday. Local residents should be cognizant of inclement weather, which could force changes to the program schedule. • Hampton      Memorial Day services will kick off Monday morning with a parade starting downtown and ending at the cemetery. The...
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