Saturday December 20, 2014
12/09/2014 - 12:19pm
Ongoing discussion about Homecoming vandalism, indecent exposure ordinance and infrastructure improvements topped a wide-ranging agenda at the Hampton City Council workshop Monday night.
Hampton-Dumont Liaison Officer Joel Heuer and City Attorney Megan Rosenberg met with the group and examined ways to curb problematic...
12/09/2014 - 12:18pm
The West Fork Community School Board held a public hearing last Wednesday to explain their plans to build a new athletic facility in Sheffield.
The primary reason for constructing a new building has grown from a need to increase space for the school’s wrestling program.
12/09/2014 - 12:13pm
Did you know that Hampton used to be named Benjamin, or that Sheffield was once called Shobe’s Grove?
Those interesting tidbits and many more can be found in a new book highlighting Franklin County’s past.
“Lost Franklin & Grundy Counties” will hit the shelves soon...
12/09/2014 - 12:11pm
Two Franklin County farmers earned statewide recognition during the 96th annual Iowa Farm Bureau meeting in Des Moines on Dec. 3.
Val Plagge, Latimer, and Jay Van Wert, Sr., Hampton, were honored for their commitment to agriculture during a special awards ceremony held during the event. Plagge took...
12/02/2014 - 4:14pm
It was an evening of high spirits on Friday as Hampton businesses opened their doors for the fifth annual Winter Wine Walk.
Organized by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, the ticketed event was a sell out success, sending more than 250 people through the city to visit area businesses and sample various wines...