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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...
01/12/2016 - 5:38pm
O’Malley becomes first 2016 Democratic presidential candidate to visit Franklin County By Nick Pedley      Immigration reform, reduced college loan debt and a strengthened middle class were some of the priorities shared by Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley during a visit to Hampton Sunday afternoon....
01/12/2016 - 5:34pm
For 2010 senior Hampton-Dumont baseball star Gustavo Canseco, offers to play in college were shadowed by a depressing reality.      Canseco was an undocumented immigrant. His status and ineligibility for financial aid made college a far-off option.      “It was really heartbreaking,” he said....
01/12/2016 - 3:39pm
Though he recently announced that 2016 will be his final year in law enforcement, Franklin County Sheriff Larry Richtsmeier isn’t ready to kick back and relax quite yet.      “I’ve still got a lot of things that need to get done before I’m finished here,” he said. “I’ll stay plenty busy...
01/05/2016 - 2:49pm
The value of farmland in north central Iowa fell more than any other Iowa region in 2015, according to an annual Iowa State University study.      The Farmland Value Survey, released in December, uses opinion results gathered by the university’s Center for Agriculture and Rural Development along with U.S. Census of...
01/05/2016 - 2:47pm
Hampton City Council members were faced with plenty of options to fill a vacancy in Ward 2 Monday night, but in the end their decision was unanimous.      The council voted 5-0 to appoint Jesse Mollenbeck to the vacant seat left by Jim Davies. Two other candidates – Keith Kothenbeutel and Barry Lamos – also applied...
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