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02/03/2016 - 11:07am
Franklin County Republicans followed other Iowa conservatives Monday night, casting a majority of votes in favor of caucus winner Ted Cruz.      The Texas senator received 35.8 percent of votes at the local level. Donald Trump received 25.3 percent of votes in Franklin County, which was good enough for second place. Overall, Cruz garnered 27.6 percent of Republican votes...
01/26/2016 - 2:32pm
West Fork building still on track for fall opening, project superintendent says        The shell of the new West Fork Wellness Center has been steadily closing in as Henkel Construction crews work through winter on the project.      “Weather has most certainly slowed us down,” said Tim Bray...
01/26/2016 - 2:31pm
Five well-known relics have disappeared from Hampton’s skyline recently due to old age and relentless punishment from Mother Nature.      Copper statues perched atop the Franklin County Courthouse were removed last month and placed inside the rotunda. Rain and other adverse weather conditions had started to take a toll on...
01/19/2016 - 6:28pm
Family, community members share memories, hope for resolution in case of missing Hampton man       Everything seemed normal the day Iowa beat Iowa State’s football team in 2013.     April Hemmes, an alumna of the latter and die-hard Cyclone fan, expected to hear gloating from her 22-year-old son Ethan...
01/19/2016 - 6:26pm
Local students picked the brain of a six-term U.S. senator Friday afternoon during a special event at Hampton-Dumont High School.      Sen. Chuck Grassley addressed a packed gymnasium and fielded questions on topics ranging from Donald Trump to terrorism. Grassley said he enjoyed meeting with students and believed it was a...
01/19/2016 - 11:44am
HAMPTON – Topping off Hampton-Dumont’s two North Central Conference dual wins over Humboldt and Iowa Falls-Alden were the 99th and 100th career wins by fall for senior Carter Barkema. The 138-pounder, who has 128 career wins, earned a pair of first period falls over Jaden Kampen of Humboldt and Caleb Smith of IF-A, the last of which...
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