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08/27/2014 - 6:45pm
Three people were transported from the scene of an accident involving two vehicles, a motorcycle and one semi between Chapin and Sheffield on Highway 65 late Wednesday afternoon. Very few details were available at the time of this posting. The two vehicles – a truck and a car – were totaled in the accident, and the motorcycle came to rest on its side in the ditch. Traffic was...
08/19/2014 - 4:30pm
Back-to-school facility updates and district policy changes topped a short agenda at the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education meeting Monday night. Though no formal action was taken on the matter, the board encouraged 7-12 Activities Director Nate Boock to move forward with a policy cancelling Wednesday practices for all junior high...
08/19/2014 - 4:28pm
Franklin County’s beloved courthouse received a splash of new color this summer, but it wasn’t intentional by any means.  Two copper statues perched atop the 123-year-old structure’s clock tower began rusting significantly following heavy rainfall in June. Rust marks started bleeding down onto the courthouse’s...
08/19/2014 - 4:26pm
Hampton Code Enforcement Officer Doug Tarr made the right decision when he determined a rental property owned by Milton Heyde was unfit for living last month, according to a ruling Monday by the city's Housing Rehab Committee.   The committee’s decision came during special hour-long appeal hearing in City Hall. Heyde, who owns...
08/12/2014 - 5:03pm
A significant capital investment from one regional grain company has transformed the tiny Franklin County town of Chapin into a bustling construction zone this summer.   AgVantage FS, a Waverly-based grain company with locations throughout the area, started work on extensive upgrades at its Chapin facility last fall. Finishing touches...
08/12/2014 - 5:01pm
School administrators at CAL are hoping students and faculty members can build off last year’s momentum and continue academic progress during the 2014-15 school year.   The school implemented a series of intervention initiatives last year aimed at improving student success in literacy, math and other areas. The tactics paid off,...
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