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07/22/2014 - 8:04pm
Continued discussion about ongoing spatial constraints at Hampton-Dumont’s two elementary buildings led to few definitive answers during Monday’s board of education meeting.      The board toured the Youth for Christ (YFC) building near South Side Elementary on Highway 65 prior to the meeting. Director Darwin Van Horn and the YFC’s board of directors have...
07/15/2014 - 3:52pm
     Corner Market owners Gary and Jan Stratmann recently announced the Latimer grocery store will bag its final sack of groceries next month following 12 years of operation.      Escalating operating costs and a stagnant customer base are to blame for the closure. The owners said they will shut the doors for...
07/15/2014 - 3:50pm
     Five young women will compete in the 2014 Franklin County Fair Queen contest inside the Phelps Implement Tent this Thursday, at 5 p.m.      This year’s contestants include: Hannah Petersen, 18, Hampton; Brooklyn Plagge, 17, Hampton; Annaka Ragsdale, 18, Hampton; Andrea Reed, 18, Rockwell; and...
07/08/2014 - 3:44pm
Years of hard work and extensive planning finally paid off June 25 when local 911 dispatching services moved out of the Hampton Police Department and in to the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC).      The transition was problem free, for the most part. The dispatchers have had little trouble adjusting to their new...
07/08/2014 - 3:42pm
      Heavy rainfall throughout the second half of June has created uncertainty among local agriculture experts about the potential success rates for the region’s corn and soybean crop.      Despite a good start during the early growing season, crop development in Franklin County was hampered by...
07/08/2014 - 3:40pm
Long-time barber Bob Meyer will be the man of hour Saturday afternoon when he leads the annual Sandbaggin' Days parade through Dumont as Grand Marshal.      "It's a big honor," said Meyer, owner of Bob's Barber Shop in downtown Dumont.      Meyer was selected to lead the parade...
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