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12/05/2017 - 5:30pm
No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a Sheffield house Sunday night. Sheffield Fire Department Assistant Chief Calvin Pri-mus said no one was home when a fire was reported in the 500 block of Maple Street shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. Crews arrived on scene and discovered the fire started in the basement and had spread to the attic. Primus said the fire likely started in the home’s...
12/05/2017 - 5:29pm
Recent vandalism has caused setbacks in efforts to revitalize the Geneva School grounds. Tonya Sanders, Geneva Betterment Vice President, said vandals etched words and scribbled on the glass of the school doors. Windows at the bus barn were a broken for the second time. “Not only are these set-backs expensive, it is also extremely...
12/05/2017 - 5:27pm
When Kevin Behn uploaded the Behn Brothers’ annual harvest video to the Facebook page, he didn’t expect hun-dreds of thousands of views and a national audience, but that is what happened. Each year, the brothers – Kevin, Larry and Bruce – shoot a music video about the harvest season on Bruce’s rural Hampton farm....
12/05/2017 - 5:23pm
A note from one of Tasha Harper’s high school teachers has encouraged the Hampton native to find time to continue her life as a published writer. “She (Carolyn Hanson) gave me a card when I gradu-ated that said no matter what I got in to, to never stop writ-ing,” she said. Harper, now Tasha Janssen, has done just that even while...
11/28/2017 - 5:08pm
An unseasonably warm November made for a comfortable evening on the town as the Greater Franklin County Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Friday Uncorked event on Friday, November 24. "It's a genuine Chamber of Commerce kind of day," said chamber director Newton Grotzinger. "We've been blessed with good weather...
11/28/2017 - 5:03pm
First Bank Hampton filed a petition in the Franklin County District Court on Nov. 16, demanding payment on three promissory note counts and one equipment loan in the name of Roger, Kaye and Travis Peters, according to Iowa Court documents, totaling over $220,000 in accrued debt. This past June, Roger and Kaye Peters, Hampton, were found liable to...
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