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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...
07/01/2014 - 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...
07/01/2014 - 4:51pm
Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, visited Sukup Manufacturing on Friday as part of his annual tour of Iowa's counties.      "This is such a great business," said Northey. "It's always good to get caught up."      Sukup Manufacturing's president, Charles...
07/01/2014 - 4:01pm
Local resident Harry Terrill might tell you July 3 is just another ordinary day, but don’t let him fool you – he’s turning 100.      “I can handle it,” he said, referring to the two-day celebration planned in his honor.      Family members, friends and caretakers at the...
06/24/2014 - 11:38am
Franklin County was declared a disaster area last week by Gov. Terry Branstad after powerful thunderstorms and heavy rains flooded rivers, damaged buildings and demolished trees throughout the area.      Local officials have pegged damage estimates to private property and county-owned land at around $2 million in Franklin...
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