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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...
08/12/2014 - 4:58pm
For Hampton-Dumont Superintendent Todd Lettow, the frenzied rush of a new school year is always a welcomed spectacle each August.   “I truly mean this every year – this is an exciting time,” he said. “It’s always exciting and very hectic.”   Students throughout the district may feel...
08/05/2014 - 3:07pm
New DNR Conservation Officer Jordon Hansen is hoping increased law enforcement will curb a recent wave of illegal hunting, fishing and trapping in Franklin County.      Hansen began his duties in July. His territory includes Franklin and Butler counties, and he will patrol every public waterway, hunting reserve and...
08/05/2014 - 3:06pm
     A house in Hampton was reduced to smoldering ruins early last week after a raging inferno engulfed the structure, rendering it a complete loss.      However, it was all part of the plan.      The Hampton Fire Department held a controlled burn at a house owned by Robert Bohr located...
08/05/2014 - 3:05pm
Judy Hankom isn’t quite sure how many thousands of miles she’s traveled during the past two years, but she knows it’s a lot.      “I wish I would have kept track,” said the Hampton woman. “It would have been interesting to see the final number after it was all said and done.”...
07/29/2014 - 10:36pm
Hot and humid conditions weren’t enough to keep people from turning out to support cancer research Saturday in Sheffield for the 2014 Franklin County Relay For Life.      Around $67,000 was raised by local Relay teams, according to event coordinator Sheri Bogue. The total was on par with last year’s Relay For...
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