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07/27/2016 - 4:49pm
Earlier today, Alliant Energy CEO Patricia Kampling and Gov. Terry Branstad announced the utility will invest approximately $1 billion to expand its wind energy operations in Iowa. Alliant Energy is seeking regulatory approval to expand its Whispering Willow Wind Farm in Franklin County and possibly develop wind energy in other areas of the state. The five-year project will add up to 500...
07/26/2016 - 3:51pm
     Authorities have confirmed the name of the victim from the house fire that occurred in Sheffield on Sunday, July 17.      The single story house was engulfed in flames when crews arrived around 10 p.m. on Sunday.      Delores Ann Birdsall, 74, was found deceased inside her residence after...
07/26/2016 - 3:50pm
The Latimer City Council held its regular meeting on July 13, here are the highlights: -  It was decided that the Council will use funds from the Park-Concession savings account to build a new storage shed in East Park to house equipment and supplies for the ball diamond. Funds will also be used to replace the rock under the benches in West...
07/26/2016 - 3:49pm
Franklin County Relay For Life      Cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones gathered together to participate in Franklin County’s Relay For Life on Saturday, July 23.      There was a silent auction, as well as a free-will donation dinner that was served. It was a time for reflection and...
07/26/2016 - 3:47pm
     Twenty years after its debut on Nintendo's Game Boy video game system, "Pokémon Go" has reignited the Pokémon craze in a way not seen since the 90s.      Developed by Niantic and licensed from The Pokémon Company, the free app for mobile phones uses GPS and augmented...
07/20/2016 - 9:45am
Urging Residents to Download FEMA Smartphone App Designed to Help Families Before, During, and After Disasters   Kansas City, MO – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VII office is urging residents across the region to take steps now to prepare their families and communities for extreme heat, by reviewing important...
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