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05/19/2015 - 1:05pm
The Hampton-Dumont Board of Education unanimously approved a list of summer projects during a brief meeting Monday night.      Most of the projects will improve entry areas and parking lots at the district’s four school buildings. The total price tag for the five-item list is around $50,000.      Three of the projects will be completed at North Side...
05/12/2015 - 11:06pm
Renovations to a pair of bridges on the Rolling Prairie Trail will be completed this summer following an extended delay.      The Franklin County Conservation Board awarded a construction contract to Peterson Contractors for $213,000 during its April 13 meeting. Original bids for the project had been sought much earlier, but...
05/12/2015 - 11:02pm
 German immigrant rides through Hampton on nationwide tour        If you spotted a strange three-wheeled apparatus meandering through north Iowa last week, you weren’t seeing things.      Minnesota resident Hanna Elshoff visited Franklin County on May 5 as part of her tour of America. The 72-...
05/12/2015 - 11:00pm
     Following more than seven months of planning and preparation, Franklin County is now a certified Home Base Iowa Community.      Gov. Terry Branstad OK’d the county’s application on May 4 along with three other Iowa communities. The designation allows Franklin County to offer qualifying military...
05/08/2015 - 5:35pm
     Franklin County officials declared a state of emergency Friday in an attempt to protect local poultry producers from the threat of bird flu.      There are currently no cases of the highly pathogenic virus in the county. However, officials felt the declaration was necessary to stop bird flu from reaching...
05/08/2015 - 11:40am
              Franklin County officials will hold a press conference today to announce an emergency declaration due to ongoing concerns over bird flu.             There are currently no cases of bird flu in Franklin County. However,...
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