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03/03/2015 - 5:25pm
Local officials are optimistic that a 10-cent increase in the state’s gas tax will help fund additional road repairs and other infrastructure improvements in Franklin County.      The Iowa Legislature last week approved the first increase in the state’s gas tax since 1989. The hike will generate more than $200 million in additional revenue for city, county and...
02/10/2015 - 3:39pm
First it was Ebola, then it was influenza, and now it’s the measles. “If it’s not one thing, it’s something else,” said Christa Wiarda, Franklin County Public Health administrator. Wiarda’s department has been reviewing internal policies and updating procedures following a recent nationwide outbreak of the...
02/10/2015 - 3:37pm
A recent flood of citations has local officials reminding Hampton residents about the city’s sidewalk snow removal ordinance. Numerous citizens expressed frustration following a snowstorm that created widespread headaches in early January. Blowing conditions repeatedly covered sidewalks after snow stopped falling on Jan. 7, and some...
02/10/2015 - 3:34pm
Friday night lights will remain lit at the CAL football field this fall. For now, anyway. The CAL Board of Education unanimously approved a plan Monday night that will keep the school’s varsity eight-man program alive in 2015. The decision came following extensive community-wide debate about the team’s future, which was called into...
02/03/2015 - 5:00pm
One of Hampton’s most popular parks will receive a much needed upgrade this year if one local group accomplishes its goal.      The Kiwanis Club of Hampton recently launched a fundraising campaign for new playground equipment at Harriman Park. The group hopes to raise $85,000 in the next few months to pay for the upgrades...
02/03/2015 - 4:59pm
Long time Latimer City Clerk Judy Muhlenbruck has decided to hang it up after more than three decades of service.      “I told my friends that I would know when the time was right,” she said. “And a couple weeks ago, I just knew it. I just decided it was time to do something else.”    ...
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