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07/17/2018 - 5:01pm
The Sheffield community bid farewell to a local legend last week. Eugene George Sukup, founder of Sukup Manufacturing, was 89 years old when he passed away on Thursday, July 12. The Sukup Manufacturing website states that his wife of almost seven decades, Mary Elizabeth (Bielefeld) Sukup, was by his side until the end. Iowa raised: Eugene’s early life After moving to Iowa with his family at...
07/17/2018 - 4:59pm
The Republican Party of Franklin County on Friday tabbed current Franklin County Sheriff Aaron Dodd as its candidate for sheriff for the November election. The Republican party held its special convention last Friday evening to choose a candidate. Rick Rieken, a deputy with the sheriff’s office, was also considered for nomination. Of the...
07/17/2018 - 4:57pm
Dr. Craig Semler saw something in the Hampton community that showed it’d be a viable place to practice optometry. “I was a small town guy,” he said. “That was part of the attraction.” Semler began his practice in Hampton in 1975, moving from a group practice in Mason City. Nearly 44 years later, Semler announced his...
07/17/2018 - 4:53pm
A new form of physical therapy has made a splash at Franklin General Hospital. This month, FGH began offering aquatic therapy, to be conducted in the therapy pool at Franklin Wellness Center. Kristin Engels, physical therapist at FGH, said aquatic therapy allows patients to conduct physical therapy routines with reduced stress on the body. “...
07/12/2018 - 4:39pm
With great sadness, we share that Eugene Sukup, beloved husband, father and grandfather, and the founder of Sukup Manufacturing Co., passed away earlier today. Eugene will be remembered by his family and many friends, colleagues, and members of the agriculture community as a leader, innovator, and exceptionally caring and generous person. Details...
07/10/2018 - 5:32pm
The American Cancer Society states that over one million people are diagnosed with cancer per year. For some people, including Hampton residents Karen Ringleb and Norm Holm, that statistic shifts from just numbers into reality when they receive their own life-altering diagnosis. Walking with faith: Norm Holm's story Norm Holm began his journey...
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