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09/01/2015 - 3:15pm
New plan aims to cut Homecoming vandalism in Hampton        Local officials are hoping a revamped schedule and strict penalty enforcement will reduce problematic vandalism this fall during Hampton-Dumont’s Homecoming week.      H-D High School Principal Steve Madson and teacher Heath Walton introduced the plan Aug. 27 during the Hampton City...
09/01/2015 - 3:12pm
Veterans reunite for first ride in Huey since Vietnam service 46 years ago        More than four decades had passed since they left Vietnam, but when eight “Charlie Rangers” soldiers reunited for Operation Landing Zone (LZ) last weekend, they felt like kids again.      Their homes are...
09/01/2015 - 3:10pm
A passion for wildlife conservation and a talent for grant writing has led to some big-time recognition for a former Hampton resident.      This month’s issue of Field & Stream magazine includes a short spotlight article on Uriah Hansen, current treasurer of the Northern Polk Pheasants Forever chapter and Iowa State...
09/01/2015 - 3:09pm
A sizeable new addition to the Latimer Fire Department is progressing nicely on Donovan Street.      Volunteers have been busy this summer completing work on an expansion to the building’s south side. The new 128’ by 44’ addition will cost $80,000 and add three extra garage doors once it’s completed....
08/27/2015 - 12:08pm
A famous war memorial received a warm Franklin County welcome Wednesday during a kickoff ceremony for a special four-day salute to Vietnam War veterans. The Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial passed through the area on I-35 escorted by a roaring convoy of motorcycles. The motorcade was headed to Forest City for Operation Landing Zone (LZ), which...
08/25/2015 - 4:16pm
Uncertain and unresolved      Franklin County officials and state health care administrators packed the board of supervisors’ meeting room Monday morning during an emotionally-charged debate that scrutinized changes to an elderly health care service.      Discussion focused on recent developments...
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