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06/21/2016 - 4:36pm
     Downtown Hampton has gotten a bit more colorful.      After 12 days of painting, the finishing touches have been put on a Hampton themed mural.      The giant sized art project began months ago as the Greater Franklin County Area Chamber of Commerce decided to start an Alley Art program through Main Street Iowa. After deciding what it...
06/07/2016 - 12:06pm
    Franklin County officials have enlisted the help of an East Coast restoration company to develop a plan for the courthouse clock tower’s five statues.     The board of supervisors approved a $7,650 consulting contract last month with Conservation Solutions, Inc. The Maryland-based company will be brought in...
06/07/2016 - 12:03pm
    New signs are popping up across Franklin County in an effort to preserve habitats for the embattled monarch butterfly.     Local officials have been identifying ditches this spring with native prairie grasses and flowers, which are being threatened by a new weed management system. The board of supervisors recently...
05/31/2016 - 4:37pm
  Walton: "Live life with a purpose."        After a few final words of advice and encouragement, 83 Hampton-Dumont High School seniors were dispatched into the world Sunday afternoon.      Family, friends and other well-wishers packed the gym to bid their final farewell to the group...
05/31/2016 - 4:36pm
     Hampton residents gathered Monday to celebrate the lives and military service of local veterans that gave the ultimate sacrifice.      Members of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Legion Auxiliary hosted a Memorial Day service inside the Church of the Living Word auditorium. Keynote speaker...
05/31/2016 - 4:33pm
     Visitors from across north Iowa will pack downtown Hampton Saturday for an event celebrating the region’s ever-growing cultural diversity.      Gran Festival will feature a wide-ranging entertainment lineup for guests of all ages. The free event was spearheaded by La Luz Hispana to raise money for the...
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