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04/24/2018 - 5:16pm
A few pictures of an idyllic New England town was all Maia Zewert needed to know where she wanted to begin her journalism career. Zewert, a 2011 CAL gradu-ate, found a position as a gen-eral assignment reporter at the Lincoln County News in coastal Maine while applying for jobs towards the end of her college career at Iowa State University. “I fell in love with it im-mediately,” she...
04/03/2018 - 4:37pm
The memory of an ornery pony is the inspiration behind a Franklin County native’s newest book. Myron Williams, who spent the early years of his life on his family farm on the Franklin-Hardin County line, recently released “Cornfield Chronicles: Featuring Snowball, Pony From Hell.” The book features 29 short stories from his life...
03/27/2018 - 3:46pm
It's nice to dream of a white Christmas. The holiday season romanticizes snow; it's still early in the winter, commuters haven't spent months trudging through the slush and spray to work yet, and Iowa's cornfields are covered in a pristine and untouched blanket of snow. However, the whopping 14-17.5 inches that were dumped on the...
03/27/2018 - 3:44pm
With obesity now an epidemic in the United States, a team of Live Healthy Iowa representatives stopped in Hampton to encourage Franklin County residents to get out and get active. Last Thursday, Dr. Amy Michelle Willcockson, Live Healthy Iowa Director and Chuck Long, former All-American quarterback at the University of Iowa and CEO and Executive...
03/27/2018 - 3:38pm
With shoppers sprinting down the aisles and grabbing items off shelves at a rapid pace, Hampton's Fareway store looked a little like Black Friday on a March Wednesday morning. But there was a good cause behind the frenzy, as those shoppers were collecting groceries to benefit the local pantries as part of Franklin County Farm Bureau's...
03/20/2018 - 4:35pm
It was a musical St. Patrick's Day evening in Hampton on Saturday, March 17 as fans of the fine arts gathered at Faith Baptist Church for the eighth annual Young Performing Artist Scholarship Benefit Concert. Presented by the Franklin County Arts Council, this year's concert featured Chad Sonka and Kristin Schwecke, accompanied on piano by...
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