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05/24/2016 - 3:26pm
     A local woman is challenging the community to raise $100,000 for ongoing renovations at the Hampton Public Library.      Hampton financial agent Belen Krabbe recently announced plans to donate $1,000 for every $10,000 raised for the library wall reconstruction project. Krabbe, who is in the process of earning a philanthropy designation from American College...
05/10/2016 - 4:44pm
     After weeks of controversy, the debate surrounding the proposed pork processing facility was finally put to rest by the city council of Mason City on May 3 as the development agreement between the city and Prestage Foods of Iowa failed to pass a vote for approval.      Last December, Mason City was...
05/05/2016 - 2:34pm
    Remains found yesterday in a wooded area northeast of Hampton were deemed not human by Franklin County investigators.     According to a report released Thursday by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, a citizen found bones while mushroom hunting on May 4. Chief Deputy Linn Larson said the discovery...
05/03/2016 - 3:19pm
     Local tree lovers gathered at Hampton City Hall last Wednesday to learn strategies aimed at combating an invasive green beetle.      John Olds, urban forester for West Des Moines, discussed his department’s plan to stop the emerald ash borer (EAB) from destroying the city’s ash tree population....
05/03/2016 - 3:18pm
     The CAL Community School District is searching for a new administrator following an announcement last week from 7-12 Principal/Activities Director Scott Striegel.      Striegel, who has been with CAL since 2013, recently accepted the 7-12 principal position at Nashua-Plainfield. He will remain at CAL until...
05/03/2016 - 3:17pm
     Since its humble beginnings back in 1966, Franklin County Development Association (FCDA) has grown to become the driving force behind nearly every large-scale business project in the county.      “Economic development is a give and take process that doesn’t happen over night,” said Karen...
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