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02/20/2018 - 6:12pm
Iowa Speaker of the House, Linda Upmeyer, became the first ever chairwoman of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) for the 2018 election cycle last week. Upmeyer, District 54 Representative whose area covers Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, was announced as the chairwoman last Tuesday. The RLCC is a caucus of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) that tasks itself to...
02/13/2018 - 6:11pm
Hampton-based farmer April Hemmes has always been one to go against the grain. She decided to be a fulltime farmer for her family operation in the mid-1980s when the agriculture industry was in a major downturn following the Farm Crisis of 1982. She's a female crop producer in a male-dominated industry. Yet, Hemmes is a leader for farmers and...
02/13/2018 - 6:05pm
Valeria Gonzalez, a Hampton-based bilingual enrollment advisor and success coach for diverse populations for North Iowa Area Community College, is up for a spot on the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa Board of Directors. Through her position with NIACC and her work in the Al Exito program, Gonzalez focuses on outreach and networking with the...
02/13/2018 - 6:03pm
The Centers for Disease Control has recently announced that the season of home-stricken children, adults being forced into absenteeism at work, and the exponentially rapid spread of influenza pathogens is far from over. In fact, the CDC predicted that the worst is yet to come. Local healthcare providers said that the immediate area is not immune...
02/08/2018 - 11:08am
Franklin General Hospital has moved to Level 3 Visitor Restrictions due to the uptick in Influenza cases this week. Level 3 Restrictions are put in place for the safety and protection of our patients, as well as the public.    Level 3 Restrictions are as follows:   ·         ...
02/06/2018 - 6:26pm
Water is a fundamental ingredient for all aspects of life, including sustaining the human body, vegetarian growth, and weather. It's present in everything, from our skin, to the clouds floating overhead, to the vibrant floral blooms that line our sidewalks in the warm months. In a state like Iowa, where the cultivation and sale of vegetative...
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