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12/06/2016 - 5:02pm
     The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking an easement from the city of Hampton, for 0.12 acres of Harriman Park, that it will permanently need for bridge repairs in 2019.      The DOT is scheduled to work on two bridges in Hampton in 2019. The North side of Hampton, by Harriman Park, will be a $1.9 million project to update the 55-year-old bridge....
11/22/2016 - 5:56pm
County fair wins honors for first time since 1993      Over 3,200 county fairs were held in North America in 2016, according to the Association of Iowa Fairs; of course, 99 of them were held in Iowa. Of those nearly 100 fairs, Franklin County was selected as a “Blue Ribbon Fair,” representing the North Central...
11/22/2016 - 5:54pm
      With snow on the horizon as the holiday season begins, many are dressing warmer to shield themselves from the cold weather, yet some do not have the necessary winter clothing to bundle up in.      This year, the Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Franklin County Community...
11/15/2016 - 6:19pm
     It's been over seven months since the rollout of Iowa's privatized Medicaid program. Governor Terry Branstad set the program in motion last year, signing over the state's administration of Medicaid services to three Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) with the expectation that privatized service would cost less than...
11/15/2016 - 6:19pm
Council proposes yearly inspection fee for ISC’s      After much discussion the Hampton City Council agreed to discontinue its temporary stop signs at 12 Ave. NW and 1 St. NW.      It was the request of Hampton-Dumont High School Principal Steve Madson, via letter to the council, that the temporary...
11/15/2016 - 6:18pm
     Following reports from Latimer residents about basement flooding in town homes, in regards to leakage in drain tile, Franklin County Supervisor Gary McVicker and County Engineer Lee Gallentine (Ryken Engineering and Land Surveying, Inc.) gave mayor and council a report about the state of the drain systems running through town...
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