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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 Life, which raised $68,000 for cancer research in...
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...
07/01/2014 - 5:03pm
Local movie enthusiasts will have the opportunity to catch one former Hampton resident on the silver screen next weekend.      The Metropolitan Opera House in Iowa Falls will host the regional premiere for two Iowa-made short films July 12. Director Thor Moreno’s “Revenge: A Love Story” and “Helpless...
07/01/2014 - 4:53pm
Franklin County families with incomes at or below twice the federal poverty level can apply for assistance to recoup damages suffered during the June 16-20 storms.      Fourteen counties throughout the state are now eligible for the Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program. Franklin County was added to the list...
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