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01/20/2015 - 3:05pm
The Hampton-Dumont Board of Education moved one step closer to finalizing improvement plans at North Side Elementary during its meeting Monday night.      The board unanimously approved a $1.4 million spending limit to pay for facility upgrades at the building. All H-D kindergarten classes will move to North Side next fall due to overcrowding at South Side, and multiple...
01/06/2015 - 2:04pm
Farmland values in Franklin County decreased 12.3 percent from the previous year in 2014, mirroring a statewide trend that saw average prices fall in all but six of Iowa’s 99 counties.      The decrease coincided with a drop in corn and soybean prices, according to Iowa State University’s annual Land Value...
01/06/2015 - 2:03pm
Suggested improvements to Drainage District #48 became clearer Monday morning during a special informational session at the Franklin County Board of Supervisors meeting.      Around 15 landowners attended the meeting to hear a presentation from David Cook of McClure Engineering Company. Cook described five improvement...
12/30/2014 - 5:19pm
Powerful June storms, topsy-turvy elections and a streak of frigid February weather were only a few top stories that graced the front pages of the Hampton Chronicle in 2014. Some of those events had a larger community-wide impact than others, but each one left a lasting impression on Franklin County in one way or another.    ...
12/30/2014 - 5:13pm
Hugs and handshakes greeted Supervisor Jerry Plagge Monday morning as he bid farewell to fellow county officials during his final board meeting. Plagge, who served on the Franklin County Board of Supervisors for 12 years, is retiring from public service when his term expires Dec. 31.      “It was really fun the last...
12/30/2014 - 5:11pm
Details about a special program aimed at enticing military veterans to Franklin County became clearer last week following an update at the board of supervisors meeting Dec. 22.      Franklin County Development Association (FCDA) Director Karen Mitchell met with board and relayed new information about Home Base Iowa. The...
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