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05/26/2015 - 2:23pm
Summer will make its unofficial debut next week when Hampton’s Tuesday on the Town celebration returns for the 2015 season.      The event will once again make its home inside Band Shell Park in downtown Hampton. The weekly celebration will be held each Tuesday in June and features food, live music and local retailers.      Country music artist Tyler...
05/12/2015 - 11:02pm
 German immigrant rides through Hampton on nationwide tour        If you spotted a strange three-wheeled apparatus meandering through north Iowa last week, you weren’t seeing things.      Minnesota resident Hanna Elshoff visited Franklin County on May 5 as part of her tour of America. The 72-...
05/12/2015 - 11:00pm
     Following more than seven months of planning and preparation, Franklin County is now a certified Home Base Iowa Community.      Gov. Terry Branstad OK’d the county’s application on May 4 along with three other Iowa communities. The designation allows Franklin County to offer qualifying military...
05/08/2015 - 5:35pm
     Franklin County officials declared a state of emergency Friday in an attempt to protect local poultry producers from the threat of bird flu.      There are currently no cases of the highly pathogenic virus in the county. However, officials felt the declaration was necessary to stop bird flu from reaching...
05/08/2015 - 11:40am
              Franklin County officials will hold a press conference today to announce an emergency declaration due to ongoing concerns over bird flu.             There are currently no cases of bird flu in Franklin County. However,...
05/06/2015 - 2:55pm
The Franklin County Farmers Market will open for its 34th season on Friday, May 8, at 5 p.m. in Main Street Square. The lot’s owners gave market organizers permission to use it again this year.      Vendors will be backed to the sidewalk for the early markets. Later in the season,  more vendors may make it necessary...
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