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04/25/2017 - 4:36pm
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors approved its annual five-year road plan earlier this month, establishing eight projects as goals to be completed this year. County Engineer Jay Waddingham explained that the state requires counties to create five-year road and bridge plans every year, as a way to forecast the condition of infrastructure, and to keep aware of funding requirements and...
03/27/2017 - 2:09pm
    A recent report by the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement Agency (ICE) ranked Franklin County Iowa a top 10 jurisdiction for detainers issued by the federal agency within the dates of Jan. 28, 2017 and Feb. 3, 2017, with five detainers issued.     For reference, ICE may issue detainers to jurisdictions (a legal...
03/21/2017 - 4:06pm
Deal hinges on tax code valuation      With Alliant’s interest in purchasing four lots on the south side of the Latimer Industrial Park, city mayor and council are enlisting the help of the North Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG) to address possible methods of funding to cover they city’s share of costs in...
03/21/2017 - 3:57pm
New Executive Director of the Iowa Democratic Party talks of journey to politics Kevin Geiken was just looking for a free burger and a soda when he wandered into a Charles City campaign office for Democratic Party Presidential Candidate Barack Obama in 2007.      The Dumont native had been on a self-proclaimed “choose-...
03/21/2017 - 3:55pm
     Hampton-Dumont Middle School grades four and five held their “Dream Big” concert at Church of the Living Word last Tuesday night.      The fourth grade sang the songs: Be Our Guest, The Climb, See the Light, Light up the World, Dream Your Dreams and You’re Welcome.     ...
03/14/2017 - 3:15pm
     A recent survey shared on the Chamber of Greater Franklin County Chamber’s Facebook page yielded the result of “shoe store” as the highest desired retail outlet in Hampton (43 votes). The next top two were Christian Book Store and antique shop.      Chamber Director Newton Grotzinger said...
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