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06/23/2016 - 4:10pm
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is recommending no swimming take place in Beed's Lake until further notice due to elevated E. coli levels, it announced Thursday.  The measurements for the water reading in question were taken on June 22 and were in the "yellow" or "caution" category of the organization's assessment levels.   The DNR will repeate...
06/14/2016 - 4:41pm
Hanig withdraws name from ballot        Despite the result of last week’s primary election, sheriff candidates Linn Larson and Rick Rieken will face off one more time this fall.       Larson defeated Rieken 634-559 June 7 to land the Republican Party’s nomination. However, Rieken...
06/14/2016 - 4:40pm
     A proposed multi-million dollar hog processing facility dominated discussion at two separate meetings in Hampton during the past week.      Last Thursday, the Hampton City Council approved a letter of support encouraging the Franklin County Board of Supervisors to begin negotiations with Prestage Foods of...
06/14/2016 - 4:39pm
     The possibility of future whole grade sharing between CAL and Hampton-Dumont gained momentum June 8 during a special joint school board session in Latimer.      The meeting was requested by CAL, which has immediate staff openings that must be filled by August. Board members discussed establishing new...
06/14/2016 - 4:38pm
     Corey Eberling narrowly defeated challenger David Schoning in the June 7 primary race, but that doesn’t mean the incumbent will have a clear path to re-election this fall.      Eberling beat Schoning by 26 votes last week to clinch the Republican nomination for Supervisor District 3. However, Schoning...
06/07/2016 - 11:20pm
    Franklin County Republicans picked Linn Larson and Corey Eberling to represent the party in November during Tuesday’s primary election.     Larson defeated Rick Rieken 634-559 to land the sheriff’s nomination, while Eberling, the incumbent, defeated David Schoning 231-206 for the Supervisor District 3...
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