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12/16/2014 - 2:30pm
Two Franklin County superintendents have expressed concern following an announcement from state officials last week regarding school year start dates.      Brad Buck, director of the Iowa Department of Education, announced new plans to adhere more closely to existing laws that require schools to start classes during the first week of September. In the past, the Department...
11/25/2014 - 5:23pm
The Franklin County Fair Board has announced the entertainment lineup for the 2015 Franklin County Fair, July 15-19. Montgomery Gentry will headline the entertainment with a Friday night concert followed by the country rock group Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on Saturday night. Thursday night will feature a tribute to arena rock with the band Hairball...
11/25/2014 - 5:22pm
Heavy summer rainfall and other extreme weather conditions led to varied yield numbers for Franklin County corn and soybean farmers this year.      The area was pounded by precipitation in June, which created numerous ponds in some fields and choked off crops submerged in water.  According to AgVantage FS Crop...
11/25/2014 - 5:20pm
One of the most debated issues in America took center stage at the Windsor Theater Nov. 18 during a special forum on immigration policy reform.      Filmmaker Aldo Bello led a panel discussion after showing his documentary, “DREAM: An American Story.” The film examines how federal immigration policy affects the...
11/18/2014 - 3:58pm
Local military veterans were feted during three ceremonies at Latimer and Hampton Nov. 11 on a cold and icy Veterans Day.      The day got started with a program at the G.A.R. Memorial Hall in Hampton. Church of the Living Word pastor and Army veteran Jacob Rahrig delivered a short speech to the roughly 20 guests in...
11/18/2014 - 3:56pm
New York Yankees’  manager Joe Girardi visited Franklin County last week as Sukup Manufacturing and the NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center held an advanced manufacturing symposium on Friday, Nov. 14.      Held in the company’s newly built headquarters, the symposium invited business leaders, educators,...
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