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04/24/2018 - 5:16pm
A few pictures of an idyllic New England town was all Maia Zewert needed to know where she wanted to begin her journalism career. Zewert, a 2011 CAL gradu-ate, found a position as a gen-eral assignment reporter at the Lincoln County News in coastal Maine while applying for jobs towards the end of her college career at Iowa State University. “I fell in love with it im-mediately,” she...
04/03/2018 - 4:39pm
Last Friday, South Side Elementary students took part in a school-wide game day to celebrate the implementation of the PBIS program. Through PBIS, students are awarded “bark cards” for showing exemplary behavior. Bark cards are then added to a classroom’s total. South Side Administration made a deal with the students at the...
04/03/2018 - 4:37pm
The memory of an ornery pony is the inspiration behind a Franklin County native’s newest book. Myron Williams, who spent the early years of his life on his family farm on the Franklin-Hardin County line, recently released “Cornfield Chronicles: Featuring Snowball, Pony From Hell.” The book features 29 short stories from his life...
04/03/2018 - 4:35pm
Last week, Franklin County Sheriff Linn Larson spoke with representatives from area churches on what can be done to increase the peace of mind of parishioners at local houses of worship. Larson said it was a chance to begin the conversation for church officials to develop an “all-hazard” plan that addresses various risks churches and...
03/27/2018 - 3:46pm
It's nice to dream of a white Christmas. The holiday season romanticizes snow; it's still early in the winter, commuters haven't spent months trudging through the slush and spray to work yet, and Iowa's cornfields are covered in a pristine and untouched blanket of snow. However, the whopping 14-17.5 inches that were dumped on the...
03/27/2018 - 3:44pm
With obesity now an epidemic in the United States, a team of Live Healthy Iowa representatives stopped in Hampton to encourage Franklin County residents to get out and get active. Last Thursday, Dr. Amy Michelle Willcockson, Live Healthy Iowa Director and Chuck Long, former All-American quarterback at the University of Iowa and CEO and Executive...
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