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11/18/2014 - 3:58pm
Local military veterans were feted during three ceremonies at Latimer and Hampton Nov. 11 on a cold and icy Veterans Day.      The day got started with a program at the G.A.R. Memorial Hall in Hampton. Church of the Living Word pastor and Army veteran Jacob Rahrig delivered a short speech to the roughly 20 guests in attendance.      Rahrig emphasized...
11/11/2014 - 12:50pm
Franklin County food enthusiasts enjoyed a meal that couldn’t be more homegrown on Thursday as Healthy Harvest of North Iowa hosted the county’s first Farm to Fork dinner at Ridge Stone Golf Course in Sheffield.      From the appetizer to desert, everything on the evening’s menu was grown by Franklin...
11/05/2014 - 2:15am
           Two incumbents scored resounding victories during Tuesday’s general election in the only contested races on the Franklin County ballot. County Treasurer Chad Murray soared past his challenger for another term, while incumbent Iowa District 27 Sen. Amanda Ragan did the same in her...
11/04/2014 - 5:06pm
A new fundraising blitz for the Hampton Public Library hopes to raise $50,000 for repairs to the historic building’s curved brick wall.      The campaign started on Nov. 1 and ends December 20. Last winter, a bulge was discovered in the building’s curved brick wall that put the brakes on other improvement...
11/04/2014 - 5:04pm
Long-time Deputy Leon Root has decided to hang up his holster after 23 years of service to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.      A retirement celebration was held in his honor at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center last Thursday with many friends, coworkers and family members in attendance. During his...
11/04/2014 - 5:02pm
Join the Navy and see the world!      That was the sentiment that 18-year-old John Kelley had when he enlisted in 1945. And see the world he did. Within a year, Kelley was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, more than 5,000 miles away from home.      His ship, the USS Arkansas, had brought him to...
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