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02/20/2018 - 6:08pm
The nursing shortage in Iowa has not experienced any downward slope, and educators and hospital staff are frustrated at the state's lack of relief. The demands have recently been tackled by University of Iowa's College of Nursing and North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC). The two institutions have partnered n a new agreement to allow NIACC nursing graduates to easily transfer to the...
01/16/2018 - 9:09pm
Franklin County and the Iowa State Snowmobile Association on Tuesday picked up a $200,000 grant to help purchase a new trail groomer. The money was part of $1.4 million in grants awarded by the Iowa Transportation Commission for the federal Recreational Trails Program project. The Iowa State Snowmobile Association will also match 20 percent, $40,...
01/16/2018 - 9:04pm
For five generations, Sam Showalter’s family has farmed land in Franklin County. That tradition has motivated Showalter to become an advocate for soybean production and agriculture on a local, state and national level. In December, Showalter, 26, was honored with the Iowa Soybean Association’s New Leader Award, which awards an...
01/16/2018 - 8:57pm
The blackish, icy sludge piled up on the roadsides, the instantaneous onslaught of shivers when stepping outdoors, and the prolonged absence of sunshine may have many down in the wintry dumps this month, but Franklin County Conservation (FCC) is hoping to allure folks into the outdoors with an evening of moonlit snowshoeing antics. Free to the...
01/09/2018 - 5:48pm
A new series of reading and writing programs coming to Hampton-Dumont schools will connect young learners with older members of the community. The first project of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a buddy reading program for elementary students, is set to begin as early as this month. RSVP includes the buddy reading program, as...
01/09/2018 - 5:46pm
Winter weather and other emergency alerts for Hampton residents are just one text away. Doug Tarr, public works director, said the late-December snowstorm is a perfect reminder to sign up for Nixle, the service the city uses to send out notices of the snow ordinance, road closures in town and other notices that need to be distributed immediately...
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