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11/14/2018 - 12:20pm
The 160th Franklin County Fair will run Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21. Kicking off grandstand entertainment on Wednesday, July 17 will be a rodeo, put on by Heuer Rodeo Company LLC. Last winter they put on an action-packed series of Ro-deos called “Buckin in the Barn” at the fairgrounds. Friday, July 19 fairgoers will enjoy an evening with Dennis DeYoung and the Mu-sic of...
11/14/2018 - 12:18pm
Jeffrey Vaske, Assistant Director at the Iowa State University Veterans Center, began his keynote speech at the Hampton-Dumont High School Veterans Day by honoring those who came home from the Vietnam War to anger and hatred. “I’m sure many of you in attendance know about how poorly our Vietnam veterans were treated when they came home...
11/14/2018 - 12:15pm
A newly planted silhouette sweet gum tree outside of the Franklin Medical Clinic serves as a reminder of a beloved former employee. Dr. David Dennis, who served the Franklin County area for nearly 40 years, died after a short battle with cancer towards the end of September. To honor him, clinic staff decided to have a living memorial tree planted...
11/14/2018 - 12:12pm
Now officially elected, Franklin County Sheriff Aaron Dodd. Dodd, who was appointed to the position in May following the death of then-sheriff Linn Larson, was formally elected as Franklin County Sheriff in last Tuesday’s midterm election. Dodd, who came to the department as a sheriff’s deputy in 2003, said he’s humbled by the...
11/07/2018 - 12:30pm
Medal of Honor recipient Private James W. Fous died as many knew him: a hero. Fous, a native of Omaha, was killed in May 1968 when he fell on an enemy grenade the save the lives of three of his fellow Army soldiers during his service in the Vietnam War, an action that merited the Medal of Honor. Fous’ death came during the most deadly period...
11/07/2018 - 12:28pm
More than 200 volunteers teamed up in Hampton late last month to help provide food to people in need. Meals from the Heartland, a non-profit that packages food for malnourished people in the state, the United States and across the world, brought its mobile service to Church of the Living Word on Saturday, Oct. 27. Chris Sauke, administrator at...
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