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09/19/2014 - 2:44pm
09/02/2014 - 5:17pm
The verdict is still out on a proposed wind energy project affecting landowners in Franklin County and 15 others across Iowa more than a year after it was first announced to the public.      Rock Island Clean Line (RICL), a high voltage transmission line connecting northwest Iowa wind farms to outlets in Chicago and beyond...
09/02/2014 - 1:12pm
  IOWA FALLS – Little went wrong for the highly-touted Hampton-Dumont Bulldog football team in a 44-0 road shellacking of Iowa Falls-Alden in the team’s season opener. Coach Jerry Shafrath’s squad out-gained the Cadets 507 to 72 offensively after rolling up 333 yards in the first half alone. “We had a real good...
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...
08/26/2014 - 10:33pm
  Long-time supervisor thanks Franklin County for years of support   With health concerns and family at the forefront of his decision, three-term Franklin County Supervisor Jerry Plagge withdrew his name from the November election ballot last week.   “This wasn’t an easy decision,” said the District II...
08/26/2014 - 10:29pm
Local law enforcement officials say details in a report identifying Franklin County as one of 22 Iowa counties no longer honoring a federal agency’s requests to detain suspected undocumented immigrants for 48 hours after they've been arrested should be taken with a grain of salt.   Simply put, Franklin County has no place to...
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