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10/17/2017 - 10:28pm
Michael Lynn Rodemeyer Sr., 72, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for three counts of sexual abuse in the third degree at his sentencing hearing on Oct. 12. Rodemeyer was accused of engaging sexually with a minor on several occasions, and was initially facing two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree from the Hampton Police Department, and one count of sexual abuse in the second degree...
10/03/2017 - 4:47pm
Joe Pitsor was recently selected to receive the 2017 Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award. Pitsor has been farming for 81 years. His operation consists of 612 total acres including 310 acres of cropland, 175 acres of CRP and 127 acres used for pasture and wildlife. “The cropland acres are farmed with a corn-soybean rotation, using a no-till...
10/03/2017 - 4:45pm
My Happy Haven, together with its sponsors, would like to announce its first annual fundraising gala, The Chrysalis Ball, to take place on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 5-8 p.m., at the Best Western in Clear Lake. My Happy Haven is a community based non-profit organization comprised of a board of directors and volunteers dedicated to making a real...
10/03/2017 - 4:44pm
Franklin County's Democrats gathered at Mayne's Grove on Monday, Sept. 25 for a meet-and-greet with some of the prospective candidates for the 2018 elections. Starting the meeting with a potluck dinner, the area Democrats socialized before getting to business. Opening up the meeting was state Sen. Amanda Ragan, who thanked the three county...
10/03/2017 - 4:42pm
For the sixth year in a row, the North Iowa Art Studio Tour set up shop across several north Iowa counties, showcasing local talent and inspirational work. Over the course of three days, patrons of art were encouraged to tour the region, visiting 19 artists last weekend, from Sept. 29, through Oct. 1. Representing Franklin County along the art...
09/26/2017 - 5:12pm
The Harriman-Nielsen Fall Festival will bring an afternoon of fun and entertainment to families and friends. On Sunday, Oct. 8 from 2- 5 p.m., the Harriman-Nielsen historic farm restoration site will open it grounds for various fall activities including free concerts, wagon rides and contests. Patrons are encouraged to participate in the event by...
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