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06/27/2017 - 4:37pm
The Hampton Fire Department performed a controlled burn on the house of Marvin and Betty Janssen on Thursday, June 22. The 6th Ave. NE house had been previously damaged by fire last year and the Janssens allowed the fire department to use the remainder of the building for training before they rebuild.
06/13/2017 - 5:43pm
     After reading the stories of other veterans in Memorial day editions of local papers, Miriam Boelman wanted to share the story of her great uncle, Joe Hanawalt.      “I feel that his [Hanawalt’s] story deserved to be told just as much as anyone else's,” Boelman said.    ...
06/13/2017 - 5:42pm
     Dan Hanson, the pastor for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, will be going on a trip with the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics, or FASPE, this summer.      FASPE is a set of programs designed to address ethical issues aimed towards graduate students in business, journalism, law,...
06/13/2017 - 5:41pm
     The Franklin County Bluegrass Festival continued its celebration of camaraderie and music this past week, for the third annual festival, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.      This is the third year that the Franklin County Bluegrass Festival has been hosted by the Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa (BMAI...
06/13/2017 - 5:38pm
     In accordance with the implementation of Iowa’s new Election Integrity law (commonly referred to as Iowa’s Voter ID law), Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate made an independent visit to Franklin County last week to discuss questions and policy about the roll out of the new law with Auditor Michele Giddings.  ...
06/06/2017 - 4:55pm
This year's Independence Day could be more explosive than most. Earlier this year the state legislature passed a law that would make firework sales legal in Iowa for the first time in nearly eight decades. However strict rules and regulations still apply. While firework sales are legal, they aren't legal all the time. Instead, the state...
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