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07/28/2015 - 4:23pm
Relay For Life inspires optimism for cancer cure        More than $60,000 and a lot of awareness was raised for the fight against cancer Saturday at the Relay For Life of Franklin County.      The current subtotal from donations, sponsorships, sales and team fundraisers will be further boosted by two additional revenue sources. More than $20,000 was...
07/28/2015 - 4:19pm
New playground equipment to be installed Aug. 6-8        Six months of intense fundraising and extensive planning will culminate next week during a special three-day project in Harriman Park.      The Kiwanis Club of Hampton will wrap up its Harriman Playground Park for Youth (HAPPY) campaign with a...
07/28/2015 - 4:17pm
High spirits and happy smiles were plentiful last Friday when the Hampton Community Christian Daycare broke ground on its new addition.      “You can’t even imagine how much I’m looking forward to this,” said director Laura Bradley. “This is desperately needed.”      The...
07/22/2015 - 11:33am
FORT DODGE – AGWSR’s Anna Jaspers said a little prayer before she went to the plate in the seventh inning. It must have been some divine intervention for the Cougars’ No. 8 hitter because she led off with a double to the fence as her team trailed 3-0 and down to their last three outs in the Class 1A state opener against Bellevue...
07/21/2015 - 4:23pm
Lauren Dirksen was crowned the 2015 Franklin County Fair Queen during last Thursday’s competition in the Phelps Tent. Dirksen was selected from a field of nine competitors. She is the daughter of Brandy and Todd Dirksen, Hampton.
07/21/2015 - 4:22pm
A poultry judge stood by a line of birdless cages Thursday at the Franklin County Fair, deliberating an unconventional poultry show.      In May, when the bird flu outbreak caused the Iowa Department of Agriculture to prohibit live birds from this year’s exhibits, ISU extension and 4-H organizers sought an alternative....
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