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08/23/2016 - 4:43pm
American Legion Post 183 disposed of 489 American flags on Wednesday, Aug. 17 during their annual flag burning ceremony at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.
08/09/2016 - 3:57pm
     Big changes are on the way for Rainbow Feed & Garden.      Owned by the Westhoff family, the feed and garden business has serviced Hampton for 13 years, but the future of the store is unknown as the Westhoffs prepare to close a deal with Kwik Star to sell the property for the development of a new gas...
08/09/2016 - 3:54pm
     In an unassuming brick building in a residential area just north of Central Avenue, Dr. Larry Alquist has quietly been serving the Hampton community for almost half a century.      For the last 45 years many Hampton residents and members of the surrounding communities have come to Dr. Alquist for their...
08/09/2016 - 3:53pm
     After four decades of staring into the eyes of Hampton area patients, optometrist Dr. Craig Semler is finally ready to start taking it easy. As of August 1, Semler has turned over his optometry practice to Drs. Jarod and Amanda Wood of Iowa Falls.      The Woods own Wood Vision Clinic in Iowa Falls and...
08/02/2016 - 2:54pm
     The Hampton City Council discussed the city's economic future while managing current projects during their regular meeting on Thursday, July 28.      Franklin County Economic Development Association director Karen Mitchell was present at the meeting to update the council about recent developments in the...
08/02/2016 - 2:53pm
Alliant Energy will invest $1 billion at Whispering Willow        Alliant Energy recently announced a $1 billion investment in wind energy focused in Franklin County.      On July 27, under the shadow of a wind turbine on the Kirkwood Community College campus in Cedar Rapids, Alliant Energy and Iowa Gov...
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