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04/24/2019 - 11:14am
Don’t tell the Franklin County 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Senior team that not growing up on a livestock production is a disadvantage. The team, consisting of Jaiden Shahan, of Ackley, Jenna Shahan, of Ackley, Jacob Fjeld, of Iowa Falls, Mikayla Fjeld, of Iowa Falls and Elizabeth Thiesen, Alden, claimed the State 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl title at the state competition last Saturday, April 13....
04/24/2019 - 11:08am
A gazebo near the Rolling Prairie Trail received a literal spruce up for Earth Day. The Hampton Tree Board on Monday, Earth Day, planted six trees at the gazebo on Nettle Avenue, south of Beeds Lake State Park. The trees included two swamp white oaks, one red oak, one hackberry and two Norway spruces. Randy Sanders, tree board member, said the...
04/24/2019 - 10:54am
Brightly colored messages and pictures on the South Side Elementary sidewalks tell a story of compassion, respect and understanding. Crisis Intervention Service (CIS) and the school last week teamed up for Chalk the Walk, a program in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month where students translate their understanding of respect towards...
04/17/2019 - 11:29am
National Library Week seemed like an appropriate time to show what the Coulter Public Library can offer area children. The library celebrated National Library week with a number of events, including story time at CAL and St. Paul’s Lutheran School, a community coffee and activities at the library. “We’ve been getting things ready...
04/17/2019 - 11:27am
A group of volunteers from the Hampton area saw firsthand the impact of historic flooding in Southwest Iowa. Chris Sauke, of Church of the Living Word, organized a group of 15 volunteers to travel to Hamburg, Iowa Saturday to assist with flood cleanup. The group arrived in Hamburg at 9 a.m. Saturday and got to work helping a homeowner prepare a...
04/17/2019 - 11:24am
A collapsed, tattered barn on Alicia Thomson’s property southwest of Coulter tells two stories. The first, most obvious and recent is the effect last week’s high winds had on the area. A straight-line gust more than 50 miles an hour left part of the barn looking as if someone pushed over a house of cards. The roof and supporting beams...
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