Featured

03/24/2015 - 3:03pm
The Franklin County Conservation Board is planning to put a well-known piece of local realty on the market following a decision at its March 9 meeting.      The board chose to move forward with the sale of a unique property that was willed to Franklin County Conservation by the late Bill Robinson III. It features a unique brick home complete with an indoor pool and guest house...
02/24/2015 - 12:42pm
     Senator Chuck Grassley had no issue critiquing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy résumé during a stop in Franklin County last week.     “We are in a more dangerous world today, and Americans are in a more dangerous situation because of him wanting to lead from behind,”...
02/17/2015 - 3:45pm
The Hampton Industrial Park grew for the second time in a year recently following the addition of  Taskmaster Components.      The business has set up shop in the former Winnebago building on Olive Avenue. The Hampton location will be the third for Taskmaster, which supplies wheels and tires to the trailer industry. The...
02/17/2015 - 3:40pm
WEBSTER CITY – Kendrick Suntken knows his way around Wells Fargo Arena. As do his Hampton-Dumont wrestling teammates Carter Barkema and Mario Peña. The trio will be making a three-peat at the Class 2A state wrestling meet in Des Moines beginning Thursday, Feb. 19. “Two of them (Suntken and Peña) are in the same class, so...
02/17/2015 - 3:34pm
If it seemed like there were a few more empty seats at Hampton’s Windsor Theatre last year, you weren’t imagining things.      Attendance dropped 18 percent to 19,775 in 2014, according to a report released last month by Manager Jim Davies. The final tally was the third-lowest since 1999 and marked the second time...
02/10/2015 - 3:41pm
The sight of a law enforcement officer always raises curiosity. When you see one driving around, generally two thoughts will cross your mind. First, “Am I speeding?” Second, “I wonder where they’re going? They must be on their way to something exciting!” In reality, the opposite is probably true. That law enforcement...
Syndicate content