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10/28/2014 - 4:34pm
Voters in Franklin County will head to the polls next Tuesday to cast their ballots in the Nov. 4 general election. With only two contested races for local offices, most of the attention will focus on other races at the state and federal levels.      The battle for county treasurer is the only contested race for an elected office in Franklin County. Two-term incumbent...
10/21/2014 - 3:00pm
A local author’s memoir about growing up in northwest Iowa during the early Forties has gained a small statewide fanbase following its publication last fall.      Jack Leinen, Hampton, published “Swimming Naked” in 2013 after almost two years of research and writing. The book is loaded with humorous...
10/16/2014 - 4:59pm
Members of the Hampton Fire, Hampton PD, Franklin County Emergency Management, and Franklin County Sheriff's Office responded to a house fire this afternoon in the 400 block of 3rd Ave. S.E. Look for more details about the fire in next week's Chronicle and on this website.  We have a reporter on the scene.
10/14/2014 - 4:29pm
Local officials are sounding the battle cry to make Franklin County a more welcoming community for military veterans.      Franklin County Development Association Director Karen Mitchell has met with local governments and businesses recently to introduce a special new program aimed a drawing veterans to the Hawkeye State....
10/14/2014 - 4:28pm
With revenue slipping and a new opportunity knocking at his door, Movies America owner Russ Gibson has decided to close the video rental business after 20 years of operation.      “I hate for the video store to close, but when it comes to short notice I really didn’t have time to sell it to someone who could...
10/14/2014 - 4:26pm
End the War on Drugs, cut ag subsidies and completely blow up America’s immigration policy.      Those three not-so-subtle talking points were the focus of a campaign visit from Independent U.S. Senate candidate Rick Stewart last Friday. Stewart passed through Hampton on his bicycle, which has been the main mode of...
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