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04/26/2016 - 4:38pm
Former grocery store to be razed this summer        Latimer residents gathered to brainstorm ideas on future downtown development during a special meeting held last Thursday at the golf course.      The meeting focused on the former Corner Market building, which was recently purchased by Landon and Anne Plagge. The couple plans to donate the property...
04/05/2016 - 4:34pm
     Officials at Franklin County Conservation are hoping a large capital investment will increase traffic at a popular local campground.      Work is underway on a new bathroom facility at Mallory Park. Once finished, three new stalls with showers will be available to campers this summer. Preliminary groundwork...
04/05/2016 - 3:36pm
     Two Franklin County organizations recently benefited from a special program aimed at beautifying communities across the state.      The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Geneva Community Betterment (GCB) landed grants to help with two projects in Hampton and Geneva. The Chamber will use the...
03/30/2016 - 9:14pm
            Hampton officials believe future role-playing activities at the former Franklin County Jail could violate portions of the city’s zoning ordinance.             Hampton City Manager Ron Dunt informed jail owner Mark...
03/29/2016 - 3:40pm
     Following a week of speculation, plans to build a pork processing facility near Mason City have been officially announced.      Prestage Foods of Iowa formally announced the project on March 21, declaring their intentions to build a $240 million plant that will employ up to 1,000 people.    ...
03/29/2016 - 3:40pm
     The new owner of the former Franklin County Jail says the facility will not be used to host extreme non-sexual bondage.      Mark Gudmundsen answered questions in a follow-up interview after new information surfaced online. Images and videos on MenInChains.com and SlaveBound.com show Gudmundsen in various...
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