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07/21/2015 - 4:23pm
Lauren Dirksen was crowned the 2015 Franklin County Fair Queen during last Thursday’s competition in the Phelps Tent. Dirksen was selected from a field of nine competitors. She is the daughter of Brandy and Todd Dirksen, Hampton.
06/23/2015 - 1:01pm
A rash of graffiti vandalism has local law enforcement officials asking for the public’s help in identifying a culprit.      Multiple spray painted designs, also known as “tags,” showed up this month on public and private property in the Hampton area. The Rolling Prairie Trail and multiple businesses were hit...
06/23/2015 - 1:00pm
Tall Corn FFA gearing up for huge milestone        FFA alumni from near and far are invited to celebrate the Tall Corn FFA Chapter’s 75th anniversary during a special event next month.      The chapter will commemorate the milestone with a kick-off celebration July 16 at the Franklin County Fair....
06/23/2015 - 12:59pm
Local dads were surprised with a one-of-a-kind Father’s Day gift on Sunday.      Nearly 50 children and moms from Latimer and Hampton gathered at La Luz Hispana last Wednesday afternoon to create candy bouquets for the special dad in their lives. Michelle Sackville, owner of Sandee’s Flower House, taught guests how...
06/16/2015 - 4:14pm
A familiar corrugated steel – the kind used to make grain bins – has found another purpose at Iowa State University.      The industrial material is traveling from Sukup Manufacturing in Sheffield to Ames to grace Jack Trice Stadium as the focal point of the new end zone addition. Sukup End Zone Club season...
06/16/2015 - 4:12pm
Thanks to a lot of teamwork and elbow grease, two Hampton couples have transformed a deteriorating property into a prime piece of real estate.      Jayme and Mindy Murray and Marilyn and Larry Jurgena joined forces three years ago to purchase a foreclosed property located in their neighborhood. The house had fallen into...
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