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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 future endeavors.      “Today...
05/08/2015 - 11:40am
              Franklin County officials will hold a press conference today to announce an emergency declaration due to ongoing concerns over bird flu.             There are currently no cases of bird flu in Franklin County. However,...
05/05/2015 - 6:50pm
The weather may be rainy this week, but last week’s clear skies and mild temperatures were a boon for area farmers eager to plant this year’s crops. All across the area farmers stayed busy working to finish up their corn planting. “From what I can see, there’s a lot of corn going in the ground this week,” said Steve...
05/05/2015 - 6:48pm
Bird flu has arrived in north central Iowa. The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday that a Wright County commercial laying operation with an estimated 2.8 million birds had experienced increased mortality. According to the release, initial testing came back positive for H5 avian influenza. The highly pathogenic avian influenza was...
05/05/2015 - 6:46pm
Family members came together last weekend to honor the last wishes of a former Hampton lawyer known for his conservationist spirit and progressive outlook. Children, in-laws and grandchildren planted more than 800 trees and shrubs Saturday at an organic farm owned by the late Lee Blum. The well-known attorney was born and raised in Franklin County...
04/28/2015 - 3:40pm
Music enthusiasts from across the Midwest will converge on Franklin County next week for the 2015 Hampton Bluegrass Festival. The event is returning under new leadership following a two-year hiatus. Bluegrass artists from Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri will perform concerts during the three-day event, which is sponsored by the Bluegrass Music...
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