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08/21/2014 - 12:14pm
              Franklin County Republicans will select a new candidate for Supervisor District II at a special nominating convention Friday night in Hampton.             Three-term Supervisor Jerry Plagge, who narrowly defeated challenger Gary McVicker in the June primary, withdrew his name from the...
08/12/2014 - 5:03pm
A significant capital investment from one regional grain company has transformed the tiny Franklin County town of Chapin into a bustling construction zone this summer.   AgVantage FS, a Waverly-based grain company with locations throughout the area, started work on extensive upgrades at its Chapin facility last fall. Finishing touches...
08/12/2014 - 5:01pm
School administrators at CAL are hoping students and faculty members can build off last year’s momentum and continue academic progress during the 2014-15 school year.   The school implemented a series of intervention initiatives last year aimed at improving student success in literacy, math and other areas. The tactics paid off,...
08/12/2014 - 4:58pm
For Hampton-Dumont Superintendent Todd Lettow, the frenzied rush of a new school year is always a welcomed spectacle each August.   “I truly mean this every year – this is an exciting time,” he said. “It’s always exciting and very hectic.”   Students throughout the district may feel...
08/05/2014 - 3:09pm
A proposed plan to build a 1.85 million-bushel grain storage facility near Rowan could invest up to $10 million in Franklin County if everything goes according to plan.      The Franklin County Board of Supervisors met with NEW Cooperative Grain Manager Mark Walter at its meeting Monday and discussed preliminary blueprints...
08/05/2014 - 3:07pm
New DNR Conservation Officer Jordon Hansen is hoping increased law enforcement will curb a recent wave of illegal hunting, fishing and trapping in Franklin County.      Hansen began his duties in July. His territory includes Franklin and Butler counties, and he will patrol every public waterway, hunting reserve and...
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