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05/22/2018 - 5:24pm
J.D. Scholten, a candidate for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, brought his custom Winnebago through Hampton Saturday. Scholten, (D-Sioux City), stopped at Rustic Brew as part of his tour of all 39 counties in the district ahead of the June primaries. The former professional baseball player said he took the leap into politics following the 2016 Presidential Election and Inauguration....
05/22/2018 - 5:21pm
CAL senior Trevor Lawson became one of CAL High School’s final graduates on Sunday, a thought that was difficult for him to comprehend. “It’s something that hasn’t really set in yet,” said Lawson, who will participate in North Iowa Area Community College’s tool and dye program in the fall. “It’s...
05/22/2018 - 5:14pm
St. Paul’s Lutheran School was abuzz last week as Bruce Harris gave students a peek inside his bee operation. Harris explained how bees collect honey, their characteristics, the equipment he uses and a few stories from the fray. Students got a close look at some tools, like the smoker Harris uses to calm the bees down and the boxes where he...
05/22/2018 - 5:07pm
Franklin County Sheriff Linn Larson’s position required him to wear many hats and titles, but he carried one unique designation for Alicia Thomson. “He was my cancer bud-dy,” said Thomson. Larson, who passed away last Tuesday and had battled cancer himself, became a source of strength and support for Thomson after she was...
05/16/2018 - 10:07am
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced Sheriff Linn Larson died Tuesday, May 15. Larson began his law enforcement career in April of 1978 as a police officer with the Belmond Police Department where he was promoted to Sergeant and then Chief of Police in November of 1983. He was hired by the Franklin County Sheriff...
05/15/2018 - 5:19pm
Searching for the right words, long-time teacher and Hampton-Dumont head boys basketball coach Heath Walton knew that ‘thank you’ wasn’t enough. Fifteen 3-on-3 teams and hundreds of supporters showed up for a benefit Saturday to help Walton, who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. “It’s been overwhelming...
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