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09/23/2016 - 1:55pm
  Due to the weather and likelihood of flooding, Alliant Energy is postponing the open house scheduled for Thursday, September 29.  They will reschedule as soon as possible. 
09/13/2016 - 5:06pm
     A fire set a Latimer home ablaze on Saturday, Sept. 3, a little before 1 a.m.      Latimer Fire Chief Mike Keehn said personnel arrived to 121 Akir St. at approximately 1 a.m. and did not leave the scene until the fire was fully extinguished at approximately 5:30 a.m. Keehn said the house was engulfed when...
09/13/2016 - 5:05pm
     The start of the new school year, when high school students start preparing to get their licenses or newly driving with their licenses, can be one of excitement and wonder in the realm of independence. But independence without worldly knowledge can some times lead to disaster.      The Franklin County Farm...
09/07/2016 - 1:56pm
The Hampton-Dumont school district went on lockdown today at 1 p.m. after recommendation by law enforcement. This was a precautionary measure to keep students safe due to suspicious activity in Hampton, according to emails sent to all parents. The lockdown was lifted as of 1:25 p.m. Law enforcement officials could not be reached at this time.
09/06/2016 - 5:17pm
     In a cooperative effort to make effective use of Hampton’s pre-existing parks, trails and streetscapes, the Chamber of Greater Franklin County —in conjunction with the city of Hampton — several state agencies and community members have assembled a comprehensive design plan.      The effort...
09/06/2016 - 5:16pm
     The state’s privatized Medicaid program underwent its first quarterly review last week in the Iowa Senate. On Monday, August 29, the Senate’s Health Policy Oversight committee held their first meeting, where they looked over data from the rollout and heard comments from health service providers and Medicaid...
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