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09/27/2016 - 3:15pm
Franklin County remains under State of Emergency after five days of record rains      North Iowans were battered with five straight days of rain this past week, nearly matching records set in 2008, when the state saw a 500-year flood.      Beginning in the evening hours of Wednesday, Sept. 21, many North Iowa counties saw close to 10 inches of rain fall,...
09/06/2016 - 5:13pm
City examining funding for repaving      Improvements to Harriman Park wrapped up last month, with the installment of a 66-foot zip line, thanks in part to fundraising efforts by the Kiwanis Club of Hampton.      The addition of the zip line concludes approximately a year-and-a-half of fundraising, planning...
08/30/2016 - 4:16pm
     A Mitchell County jury decided the fate of Ronald Lee Rand after a week-long trial in the 2015 death of Michelle Key.      Rand, 61, of Hampton was charged with first degree murder following the death of Key, 51, Waterloo on December 13, 2015.      After pleading not guilty to the charge...
08/30/2016 - 4:15pm
     The Franklin County Conservation Board will hold an open house for the Robinson House at Robinson Park, as part of an initial planning phase for the structure.      The park was gifted to Franklin County Conservation as part of a will from the Robinson family; the west portion, the house itself, was gifted...
08/30/2016 - 4:13pm
Latimer native Milton Wirtz perfected the plastic eye        A street in Latimer has been renamed to honor a native of the town who’s work is in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the University of Northern Iowa Museum.      The Latimer street was named after Dr. Milton Wirtz...
08/23/2016 - 4:30pm
     The trial of Ronald "Lee" Rand began at the Mitchell County Courthouse in Osage on Monday, Aug. 22.      Rand, 61, of Hampton was charged with first degree murder after allegedly killing his girlfriend, Michelle Key, 51, of Waterloo on Dec. 13, 2015. Rand has pled not guilty to the charge.  ...
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