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08/15/2017 - 7:01pm
The mood was a happy one at Dralle’s Plumbing and Heating on July 27 as papers were signed for Mort’s Plumbing & Heating of Iowa Falls to acquire the company. The new ownership was effective Monday, August 14. The acquisition, termed a good fit by owner Tim Primus, was welcomed by all involved. Service will continue as normal with James Kinkade and Robert Dralle offering their...
08/03/2017 - 10:30am
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association will be the provider of high-speed fiber-optic internet to the Hampton Industrial Park, according to Franklin County Development Association Director Karen Mitchell. Mitchell said that from discussions with the cooperative, work on the project will begin around August 17. “This is awesome news...
08/01/2017 - 4:42pm
Franklin County community members donned their capes and unleashed their inner superhero at the Franklin County Relay For Life on Saturday, July 29. The event raised over $72,000 as of Monday, July 31. Relay For Life is an American Cancer Society charity event that is put on in local communities to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who...
08/01/2017 - 4:40pm
The populations of Thornton, Swaledale and Rockwell increased by thousands on Wednesday, July 26, as eager bicyclists pedaled through the Cerro Gordo County area as part of the 2017 Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). Now in its 45th year, RAGBRAI is a seven-day-long bicycle ride across the state. The ride kicked off...
08/01/2017 - 4:38pm
Starting in January 2018, Briana Lage, of Meservey, will join the new Central Park Dentistry office at 213 W Gilman St. in Sheffield. Lage, soon-to-be-Brayton after her marriage in September, 26, graduated from West Fork High School in 2009, attended Wartburg College for her undergraduate degree and went on to study at the University of Iowa...
08/01/2017 - 4:36pm
The Franklin County Comprehensive Housing Needs Analysis study, revealed in May, came to the conclusion that over 600 units of housing, either in the form of rental, senior or market-owned properties, will be needed through 2025 to both handle current market pressure and withstand future trends. The price of housing affects monthly rent and...
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