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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...
11/18/2014 - 3:54pm
Local residents will be treated to a popular holiday classic next month when “A Charlie Brown Christmas” hits the stage at the Windsor Theatre.      The production is a joint effort between the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) and the Young Franklin Players. The cast is comprised entirely with children from...
11/11/2014 - 12:56pm
15 years later, Bobbi Crawford’s murder remains unsolved   By all accounts, Roberta "Bobbi" Crawford would have made the perfect grandmother.      The fun-loving 53-year-old Hampton woman was full of energy, adored children and was a wonderful caretaker. She raised her son, Lee, as a single mother...
11/11/2014 - 12:52pm
Two incumbents scored big victories during last week’s general election in the only contested races on the Franklin County ballot. County Treasurer Chad Murray soared past his challenger for another term, while incumbent Iowa District 27 Sen. Amanda Ragan did the same in her race.      Murray defeated unaffiliated...
11/11/2014 - 12:51pm
Latimer’s American Legion Riders Post 658 is hoping community support and a little patience is able to bring Franklin County its very own Freedom Rock.      The Legion Riders are raising funds to bring artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II to the county to paint a massive rock with a patriotic theme honoring...
11/11/2014 - 12:50pm
Franklin County food enthusiasts enjoyed a meal that couldn’t be more homegrown on Thursday as Healthy Harvest of North Iowa hosted the county’s first Farm to Fork dinner at Ridge Stone Golf Course in Sheffield.      From the appetizer to desert, everything on the evening’s menu was grown by Franklin...
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