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06/21/2016 - 4:36pm
     Downtown Hampton has gotten a bit more colorful.      After 12 days of painting, the finishing touches have been put on a Hampton themed mural.      The giant sized art project began months ago as the Greater Franklin County Area Chamber of Commerce decided to start an Alley Art program through Main Street Iowa. After deciding what it...
05/24/2016 - 3:24pm
Multi-million dollar pork plant voted down in MC earlier this month        Despite stiff competition from other communities, Franklin County officials have rolled out the welcome mat in hopes of wooing a $240 million pork processing plant that was recently canned in Mason City.      Franklin County...
05/24/2016 - 3:23pm
     With only his head and shoulders poking above the surface of corn, Latimer firefighter Brian Folkerts quickly realized how fast routine farm work could turn into a life-threatening situation.      “I can feel it heavy on my chest,” he said while his friends dug him out. “I can tell it would...
05/24/2016 - 3:21pm
     Zach Clemens joined Mid-America Publishing this week as a regional news editor for the Hampton Chronicle, Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.      He recently finished his time at Iowa State University with majors in Journalism and History. He is a Colorado transplant and has been married for three years...
05/17/2016 - 4:25pm
     With tears streaming down her face, teacher Jane Halladay offered a bit of personal advice to CAL’s graduating seniors during Sunday’s commencement ceremony.      “I’m walking proof that it is never too late to make a change,” she said. “When you leave this building for...
05/17/2016 - 4:23pm
     The Hampton City Council received some positive news last Thursday when an estimate for reconstruction of the library’s curved brick wall came in roughly $31,000 less than originally anticipated.      Engineer Ben Wolf met with the council to discuss new plans for the wall, which was deemed unfixable...
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